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JimboHUN
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Budapest, Hungary
Joined: May 07, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:30 AM UTC
Klaus Eberl shares with us his latest build - an M1A1 AIM where he mated the Dragon M1 Panther II hull with the M1A1 AIM turret.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
andromeda673
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: July 30, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 06:24 PM UTC
incredible work, and fantastic job on the weathering, the paint work, and the stowage, one of or if not the best M1A1's I have set eyes on.

Vodnik
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 10:02 PM UTC
Very nice model!

But because the Panther II hull was used without required modifications, it is not M1A1. The biggest difference between M1IP (and M1 Panther II) and M1A1 hull was the addition of the NBC system to the latter - with associated panels on the left side of the hull. Unfortunately this model has the storage box of the Panther II hull there.
Bravo1102
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: December 08, 2003
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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 04:58 AM UTC
The weathering matches the M1 I served on back in the day. Throw a new 105mm gun on it to solve the lack of the hull mounted overpressure system.
dexter059
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Region de Valparaiso, Chile
Joined: July 28, 2005
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Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016 - 09:09 AM UTC
Thanks for your comments guys.

Sorry if I didn't catch in time the modification needed on the left side of the hull for the NBC system and associated panels, as stated so well by our friend Vodnik. At least paint job ended well though, worked as a test bed for applying the weathering products

Next Abrams will be properly done using a complete kit right from the box.

Cheers!
billflorig
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Hawaii, United States
Joined: January 20, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:28 AM UTC
Klaus, great NATO 3 color camouflage! I have three kits that will carry the same scheme. How did you mask each color? Best, Bill
dexter059
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Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 02:52 AM UTC
Thanks Bill, NATO 3 tone was done freehand using a 0,3mm airbrush, following the pattern on kit instructions.

Cheers
kipanderson
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 17, 2005
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:05 AM UTC
Hi,
kipanderson
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:06 AM UTC
Hi, congratulations.. great work. Hope we see more.
Modelrob
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 02:07 PM UTC
Excellent work. The weathering is just right.

Robert
dexter059
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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 02:19 AM UTC
Thanks for your comments guys