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M1 A1 Abrams

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This model represents an M1A1 Abrams of the 3rd Infantry Division deployed in Iraq 2003 during "Operation Iraq Freedom".

The kit is Dragon's M1A1 AIM.I added the plow from trumpeter M1A1 USMC kit plus the silver jewelry chain.The extra stowage and gear is from Dragon,Tamiya,Plus Model,Eduard,Trumpeter, scratched or printables. The figures are from AFV club - Hobby Fan.

It was painted with Vallejo AIR acrilic 075 sand(Sand FS33531). Added some filters with yellow/buff and weathered it with oils and pigments.The chips are done with a 2B pencil.
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About the Author

About Paul Toma (tomapaul)
FROM: BUCURESTI, ROMANIA


Comments

Great model!I hope I can build and paint this nice!
APR 21, 2009 - 08:21 AM
Thanks a lot guys!I really appreciate all the kind words! Guerry, I use 1.5atm - 2.5 atm.The acrylic paint was thinned with water and a few drops of isopropyl alcohol.The fact that the paint dried quickly didn't bother me.I just had to clean the nozzle 2-3 times. Matthew, YOU where the main inspiration for me. Thomas, those where really good stories... Thanks again everybody!I had a lot of help during the build from you guys. Happy modelling to all!
APR 21, 2009 - 08:29 AM
Just a masterpiece.
APR 21, 2009 - 08:59 AM
Totally awesome Paul. I'm just now getting into modern armor and my first Abrams and yours is a work of art. Every aspect is done to perfection. Rob
APR 21, 2009 - 12:50 PM
Tom, I saw that happen during M728 CEV Gunnery with the 197 SIB at Ft. Benning in the late '80s. Instead of a magazine, the AC Engineers had a roll of toilet paper fall in and kept the 165mm out of battery. I told them that the only difference between the Active Component and the National Guard was that for us, it would have likely been a cooler!!
APR 21, 2009 - 03:07 PM
Hello Paul, you've done a superb job on the painting (not to speak of the building of course). I really like the weathering, just what was needed on the right spots. Congrats !
APR 21, 2009 - 11:48 PM
Paul, Hands DOWN. This has got to bt the best Abrams I have EVER seen
APR 22, 2009 - 05:02 PM
Tom, I saw that happen during M728 CEV Gunnery with the 197 SIB at Ft. Benning in the late '80s. Instead of a magazine, the AC Engineers had a roll of toilet paper fall in and kept the 165mm out of battery. I told them that the only difference between the Active Component and the National Guard was that for us, it would have likely been a cooler!! [/quote] This guy would keep his girlie mags rolled up in the ammo honeycomb in the bustle of the M60. He also ran over an M60 MG it looked like a banana. A grunt dropped it, when the tank pulled out of a hide position in front of him and scared him and this nut (my buddy) ran it over. Tom
APR 22, 2009 - 05:12 PM
Thanks everybody!
APR 25, 2009 - 12:40 AM
Tom - I had a CEV Driver who threw his LBE just outside his drivers hatch while we were in the field. The TC/Gunner traversed the Turret, and the overhang caught the LBE and the driver's .45 against the hatch, and bent the 45 into a "banana". Of course, the .45 is a little bit cheaper than a M60 MG, but I think my driver drilled for a couple months "for free".
APR 27, 2009 - 06:30 AM