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M1A2 Abrams wreck...my first modern tank
newfish
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:37 AM UTC
Rob immense work mate!, it looks so realistic!, dont apologise for the amount of pictures this build is very educational!

Keep up the stunning work!

scratchmod
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 11:18 AM UTC
Steve, your way to kind. I'm glad to hear you like the demo, next time I will not forget my spray gun and won't be so nervous either.
Jaymes, if you don't mind the pics then here are some test shots of the skirts and turret on the hull.

















I used day light lighting this time so the pics are some what better. The remaining weathering will be done towards the end of this build using my usual rust, pigment and pastels.
The wheels will be a challenge for me since they are made out of Aluminum and I've never done a wreck that had this.
Stay tuned for more boy's

Rob

P.S. Sorry that I haven't posted anywhere else, but I do look at what you guys are building and writing. Once I start some thing I'm on a roll and don't like long breaks.
Blaze24
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 11:32 AM UTC
that is some intense weathering. Great work so far
newfish
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 12:16 PM UTC
Rob great work it looks so effective. Thanks for all the pctures I am due to start building an m48 wrecked soon for a campaign i posted a pick earlier in the build!.

keep up the good work!

seb43
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 06:10 AM UTC
This really awesome Rob
The salt technic is great, sorry my ignorane what is HS technic???

I am waiting for the alu painting stage, since a lot of grey need to be used.

Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 09:04 AM UTC
Great work Rob,

Seb it is hairspray, same as salt, instead of salt, use hairspray.
seb43
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 10:44 AM UTC
Thanks Marty
Do you have a tutorial for me ???
Cheers
Seb
scratchmod
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 12:04 PM UTC
Thanks guys
Seb here is a link for you.
http://www.migproductionsforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3293
I found it very helpful, I hope it helps you too.

Rob
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 02:13 PM UTC
Wow!! It's looking great--the effects you can achieve look amazing.
seb43
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 03:58 PM UTC
Thanks for the link Rob
I hope to see the painting job in the aluminum part.
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 07:41 PM UTC
WWWOOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!!!

That's like....crazy sweet man! This is gonna be ridiculous when it's done!

Matt
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 07:44 PM UTC
Do you have any more pics of "322"? That's something I'd love to tackle....someday.

Matt
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 11:07 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I was with 2nd LAR Bn (Light Armored Recon) during OIF. I tons of pictures of LAVs, destroyed Iraqi Armor and trucks...and also other angles of that exact M1A1. Anybody interested can email me...I'd be more then happy to share.



hi Tony
id love to see those pics mate, did you get my email
mark
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 12:39 AM UTC
Rob,

This is coming along exceptionally well -- you really have captured that burnt effect without overdoing the rust aspect. I know there is still a way to go with this, but I expect the finished result to be quite outstanding!

Cheers,
Ian
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 03:08 AM UTC
Hi guys and thanks for the support. Matt..sorry, that's the only pic of "322" that I have, If I find another then I'll post it for you.
Just another quick up date. I did some work to the rear of the turret and started applying some rust. The pics don't show the rust very well, I'll have to use daylight bulbs next time. I also added some color to the rear of the tank. I started painting the wheels in a ghost gray color and will start painting them some time today. I'll post some pics of the wheels for you Seb. I've never painted burnt Aluminum before so this will be interesting.















Well, that's about all that was done so far..

Rob
scratchmod
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 03:09 AM UTC
oops
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 05:03 AM UTC
HI Rob, nice work.
Why did you say oops?
scratchmod
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 06:10 AM UTC
Hi Martyn

I hit the post button twice so I deleted the double post.

Rob
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 09:44 PM UTC
It looks very cool Rob! Don't forget to remove the rubber from the spare wheel, as this would melt.

Lars
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 12:50 AM UTC
Very nice!You have some particular strange and awesome skills.
I just love all your work.
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 09:03 PM UTC
Wow Rob! You really caught the look of a wrecked beast! I especially like how you did the sideskirts.
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 06:12 AM UTC
This is great, love what your doing, hoping to see it when its complete.
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 12:04 PM UTC
Sorry for not up dating this one. Glad you guys are still looking. Paul this won't be as good as your awesome m1, it's my first, thanks for the compliment.

Rob
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 01:30 PM UTC
OK guys I started back on the Abrams wreck last night and did some work today. I worked on the tracks and glued the hull onto a simple base. I just have a few things to do and then it's finally done.
The pics are not the greatest, I'll use a better camara and lighting for the completed pics.
Here is how she looks so far.









I should wrap up this build some time tomorrow, then I will be able to concentrate on the T55's

Rob
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2009 - 10:55 AM UTC
Nice work Rob, great work on the Abrams.