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PostSubject: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 pm

Hi guys,

As a way of introducing myself I thought I would post some pics of my extensive rebuild and conversion of the HL M1A2. I am converting it to an M1A1 HA with the TUSK I upgrades including Belly Armor.
















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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:56 am

Nice Details looks great

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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:36 am

Great photography. The work looks almost 1/6 but we know it is 1/16. It is truly a work of art. I saw some of the work in progress at the UK forum.
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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:02 am

Damned... That borderline OCD Smile

Great detail though.
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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:43 am

Thanks guys for your kind words. I'm not sure if it's OCD or just plain crazy but I enjoy it!!!

I've been modeling 1/32" aircraft for many years and had been looking for a larger scale that allows more detailed details and I think I've found it. This also satisfies the beauty of my modeling railroading passion, that being the ability to operate the model in a realistic manner. Smile

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PostSubject: 10/27 Update   Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:46 am

Hi folks,

Here are a few pics of the build progress to date.

Completed the mounting bolts and rivets on the ARATs. Glad that is out of the way all 868 holes drilled for the stems of the simulated bolts and rivets. cheers






Moving on to the Fwd Hull, Headlights, Lift Rings and Tow Bar. I am shamelessly using details from the Trumpeter M1A1 kit. No need in reinventing the wheel! Cool The Headlights have been extensively reworked but the Tow Bar will be pretty much OOB.






More to follow, thanks for looking in!
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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:42 am

I have begun reworking and detailing the turret. I am using the Trumpeter M1A1 kit as an After Market detail set.

Not sure what the recesses marked in red are for but they do not belong so I filled them in with styrene stock. I have removed most of the molded on detail and will replace it with parts from the Trumpeter kit.










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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:04 pm

Super attention to details!

And yes.. OCD! Look at those reactive armour "additions".
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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:42 pm

Thanks Jarlath!

Just having fun...... Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:56 pm

Here are some new pictures of turret and bustle details.










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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:52 am

Here are some pics of the Loader's M240-7.62, mount, shell bin and gun ring.

Thanks for looking in,
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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:06 am

Hi guys,

I've been busy adding the details around the Loader's Station needed to start the added armor that surrounds the station.
Mainly the armored electrical conduit and Loader's Hatch  hold open latch.








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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:37 am

Wow! Nice fiddly bits Barry! thumbs up

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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:11 pm

Thanks Dean,

It's the part I like best. It can be frustrating at times but it challenges my skills and teaches me patience.

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PostSubject: Re: M1A1 HA, TUSK I    Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:13 pm

Here are some pics of my latest progress, Loader's Station Armor.

Moving on to the Commanders Cupola and Weapon Station.

Cheers for now,
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