M1A1HA Abrams (something a little different)

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6 years 10 months ago - 6 years 10 months ago #1 by gmoss1
Hi everyone

I have built Trumpeter's USMC M1A1HA Abrams to depict two (2) different vehicles. The first one is Platoon Commander, 2nd Platoon, C Company, 2nd Marine Battalion, 1st Marine Division. This tank operated in Bagdad as part of OIF. For this one I used Echelon Decals (ammo box decals from ACM). The second one has been dressed in NATO camo scheme. The smoke dischargers were the spares from the Dragon M1A2 SEP kit (my next project) and stowage items were from my spares box. I have recently ordered a stowage set so I can add few more items.

This is my first real attempt at using paint chipping techniques, so constructive criticism is most welcome...

Thanks for looking..












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6 years 10 months ago #2 by Bishop
Another great M1 I really like the idea of two different vehicles. You probably need to fix that turret in place as the effect is lost in the turret angle shot, but that's just a twist of the turret. The chipping looks very effective from what I can see, the lighter colour shows the top coat nicely worried and the metal looks to be fine as well. Watch making the chips too large unless you want to show serious damage, and remember to have the chips make sense. That is, put chipping where you'd expect ware to be. Subtle is definitely best and you've achieved that nicely. Great build

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6 years 10 months ago #3 by Fritz
ha ha its like the 'Harvey Dent/Two Face' of tanks, nice!

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6 years 10 months ago #4 by Steve
That was a very cunning plan to do the model that way!!! - 2 for the price of one!

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