This post is on my latest project, my M1A1 Abrams. I have been working on this model for a while, and I am now finished! Here are some specs:
- Kit Brand: Academy.
- Model Scale: 1/35.
- Model Of: M1A1 Abrams.
Over all this has been a very nice kit to build, all the pieces went together well and look good. Detail on this kit is also very good, except I noticed there are a lot of ejector pin marks.
Here are a few pics.
I used Model Master spray paint for the base color of “Desert Sand.” To weather the tank I used Vallejo acrylics and washes.
I found out the hard way that the decals for this model are a little delicate. I ruined the main decals for the turret and the “WarPig” decal for the barrel, so I used a sharpie marker for the square like markings on the turret, and I hand painted the “WarPig” on the barrel.
The kit came with two marking options. A US Army or US Marine tank, both of which served in Iraq 2003. I chose the Marine markings. I also want to make a diorama or a cool base for this model sometime soon.
In this last picture you can see how I flowed washes into the engine screens to make the detail pop out!