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Academy 1/35 M1A2 Abrams SEP
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 06:21 PM UTC
Pete Becerra builds and reviews Academy''s Academy 1/35 M1A2 Abrams SEP v2/TUSK I/TUSK II.



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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 07:31 PM UTC
A great build and comprehensive review by Pete, as usual... Thank you.

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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 07:54 PM UTC
Thanks for posting this up Colin.
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 09:43 PM UTC
Thanks for this review. I've been thinking of which kit to buy because I need a TUSK I variant.
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 11:13 PM UTC

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Thanks for posting this up Colin.



Cheers, Pete.
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 01:41 AM UTC
Great job Pete. It came out great and shows how Academy has stepped up their game.
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 04:23 AM UTC
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 04:23 AM UTC
Hello Pete,

It is good to see more examples of your modeling expertise. I appreciate the time and effort that you have taken to share your this information with us.

Respectfully,
Allen
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 05:38 AM UTC
Looks great! Thank you for the details in the review. Did you have any issues with the kit tracks? Mine were a bit too long, even before adding the styrene link part.
Epi
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 08:26 AM UTC
Hey Russ,
I did have trouble with the tracks. They were/are a hair to long, hence the floating track around the sprocket and trying to glue them down to the sprocket
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:53 PM UTC
that's a great review, thanks!!! high five for the written word!!!
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 04:58 PM UTC
now thats what i call a real review ! informative and straight to the point ... and no bias ! well done sir.. more like this please
Epi
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 01:42 AM UTC
MARK C.,
Man, that means a lot sir, thanks for the great comment I really appreciate that. To me, that means that my writing is getting better.

Next build review will be the RFM ODS 1991 M1A1 Abrams. That one will be dear to my heart since I was there and saw these beast first hand during that war.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 06:45 AM UTC
Nice work
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 12:43 AM UTC
I also had to remove 2 track links to get the proper tension. Otherwise great kit, will build mine with DEF Models MCR mount set.