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ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 11:45 AM UTC
János Skultéti shares some pictures of his build of Rye Field Models M1A2 Abrams during a Reforger exercise.



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HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 01:28 AM UTC
It looks pretty good. The biggest issue is the historical accuracy aspect in the name and coloring though. First, the last REFORGER exercise was held in 1993. The M1A2 wasn't fielded until after that; about '95. Also, no straight M1A2s were painted in overall green. All M1A2s, with the exception of a few at the Armor schoolhouse, were painted sand.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 02:19 AM UTC
Dear Gino!


Thank you for your comment, indeed.
The image on the link also has such a tank. Specifically, this image was the basis, though it was made on the Allied Spirit in 2018. I got involved in the names. But a good subject because almost only yellow Abrams can be seen everywhere.The historical correspondence (formed, signs) was not really important here, but rather the interestingness of appearance. There are differences between the image and the model, such as the machine gun at the top of the tower or the painting.
Looking at many of the painted pictures, I saw that the solutions actually differ from one formation to another.

https://cdn.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/photos/1801/4091674/1000w_q95.jpg

https://defence-blog.com/army/taiwan-looking-acquire-m1a2-abrams-main-battle-tanks.html

https://military-database.de/2018-allied-spirit-viii-jmrc-hohenfels-paderborn-sennelager-gemeinschaftsgalerie-video/
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 09:08 AM UTC
The tanks in the Allied Spirit 2018 photos are actually M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams, which are very different tanks. They are also a sand tanks that has been over-sprayed with temporary green/white water-based paint for the environment. M1A2 SEP V2 tanks come in both sand and 3-color NATO camo.

You can call it what you like since it is your model. My only point is that it is not historically accurate as a REFORGER tank.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 09:17 AM UTC
Szép munka, különösen a sár tetszik, meg a perspektívikus fotózás, amitől életszerűbb a makett.
Nekem a Dragon M1A2 SEP V2 van meg, remélem hasonlóan látványos lesz ha egyszer belefogok.
Csak így tovább!

Tamás
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 12:13 PM UTC
My only point is that if the tank's hull is that dirty then the sides of the turret should also be that dirty. Tanks wear what they drive through and it's spread fairly uniformly over the whole vehicle. Clumps of flying mud thunking down on the roof are completely normal and following another tank pulling roosters of mud a cause for concern in the following tank. In those cases even the crew in their turret hatches are subject to a good smearing of whatever they're currently driving through. So, the top and sides of your otherwise dirty tank are too clean -and green.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 12:14 PM UTC
In interior photo #1, isn't the loader's seat post meant to fit into that piece slightly above and right of it?

That's the step down into the turret.

Great build!!
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:35 PM UTC
I'm not much on modern armor but I am lots on good models - János, great work! Now I want to build a "Jedi Knight" (are Abrams still called that?)! That mud and melting snow look chilling.
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 05:42 PM UTC
Dear Frederick,

Thank you very much, glad you like it. I'm not very at home on the M1, they are smarter than me here. The Jedi Knight you build will surely be very beautiful. I wish you much joy and success in building.

Cheers:
         John.
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 01:39 PM UTC
Looks good.