Thought it was about time I posted something on this great web site. Managed to get this kit to a nearly finished state. Just needs a flat coat. I'm thinking of using
Tam's flat coat from the spray can, anyone had experience with this stuff? Keen to know what people thought of it.
About the kit. It is a M1A1HA Marines tank from OIF period. I liked the idea of the dark camo to show up the sand weathering. Also had a go at anti-slip using Tamiya textured paint, dark earth I think it was. I just masked the areas up an dabbed it on with a paint brush. I wanted to use Rustoleum textured paint but couldn't find the right one here in NZ. If anyone has found a textured spray paint in NZ I'd be keen for some, got a Challenger 2 waiting in the wings.
The shackles and antenna mounts are from RB models. I think the shackles are a bit over scale. I had to make the nuts from plastic card. Ration boxes are J's Work items, they come pre-cut. The tow bar is from Trumpeter. I had to lengthen it so it would fit! Everything else on the tank came in the box.
Thanks for looking, hope to be around this website again soon.
Thanks for your reply. The lenses are a clear item painted clear red and the recess it sits in was painted chrome silver. All glued in with P V A. All the gear sitting on the tank is glued on with P V A.
I tried to pm you about a couple of weeks ago but it wouldn't work. Have there been any issues with this or was I doing something wrong?
Not that I'm aware of mate, I get a few PMs a day (even though it says I'm at 875% full ) flick me an email mate, Part of the message is hidden for the guests. Please log in or register to see it. or Part of the message is hidden for the guests. Please log in or register to see it.
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Hey Richard, nice to see you finally post something on here. Looking good alright. I have a trumpeter m1a2 on the way from hobbyeasy with some other items (I know the trumpy one isn't as good as the tamiya but it was only $10 NZD so I couldn't say no) and I hope it comes out looking any where near this good.
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