Ah, the mighty L6. The Italian answer to the T60. The 20mm autocannon wasn't a bad armament for a light tank and would have been hot stuff in 1936, sadly these arrived at the front in 1942.
These are exquisite castings, a different sculptor to the French tanks I think, a bit more delicate.
These are very small indeed. Essentially they are an L3 with a turret. You can just see some of the fine detail in this shot. The models are very simple, hull, turret and double sided tracks. The only thing to watch is that the 20mm barrels are very thin, if concerned about heavy handling, they might be better replaced with wire but I'll only do that if I need to.
A rather fuzzy three quarter view.
You can see the nice suspension here, it is also sits very well as a model and looks like it is raring to go.
I wondered quite a while what colour to paint them, my L3s are in grey green with red brown disruptive camo and the early Italian vehicles for continental service were generally grey green. However, according to Zaloga the L6s were originally intended for use in the desert, and were shipped to Russia in their khaki sand scheme and the crews then daubed mud all over them to make them blend in. That seemed like a good way to go as it meant they would also do for Tunisia. So sand basecoat, brown mud disruptive and then a brown ink wash and light tan drybrush.