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Meng Abrams TUSK II
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 03:20 AM UTC
Afternoon All.

Well the next sand colour offering will be this -

Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 03:22 AM UTC
Cracked on with the lower hull over the weekend, goes together a dream ...

Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 03:24 AM UTC
And stole the Drivers tub from an old dragon kit to add some detail to this area..

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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 07:13 AM UTC
What kit did the interior come from?
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:35 PM UTC
Came form an old Dragon kit
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:57 PM UTC
The first generation Dragon Abrams kits came with a partial interior; driver area and upper turret details. They are really good to use as a base for a full interior. I have used a few to do full interiors from them; see my M1A2 SEP w/full interior for details. I still have a few of the interior sprues to use on future projects as well.
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 12:06 AM UTC
Very nice thanks for that.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 10:39 AM UTC
Looks good mate, can you post more pictures? may be like step by step? Thanks Jay
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 11:13 AM UTC
Picked up the Meng kit yesterday.Nice kit.
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 08:00 PM UTC
Certainly can Jay.

Paul

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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 02:11 AM UTC
Well had fun over the weekend completing the drivers tub. Lot of assumptions to make it look busy but it sits well once its closed up.

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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 02:38 AM UTC
The driver's area looks good. Great job on it. I can't wait to see the rest of your interior.
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 02:56 AM UTC
Gino

Many thanks - the interior is going to pretty limited to some gear in the turret I think and not much else
hliu24
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 06:11 AM UTC
Nice! Did a lot of works to make it fit?

Jay
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 08:05 PM UTC
Jay

No just a bit of surgery to the underside to get over the wheel arms in the lower hull.
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 10:12 PM UTC
Sorry no updates recently have been cracking on with this.


Did some additional detail to the inside faces of the reactive armour plates
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 10:14 PM UTC
And detailed up the interior of the turret adding lighting.



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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 10:53 PM UTC
In addition I am going to add the mine plough which I have detailed up a little.



Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 12:54 AM UTC
With construction completed and all closed up I primed then post shaded the various components.



Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 01:10 AM UTC
With the preshade done and dry it was with the main event - I mixed a quantity of Tamiya Dark Yellow with a tad of gloss white as the base sand colour this was lightly sprayed over the main areas.
For even more contrast I added more white to certain areas that catch more of the sun.
Over the top of this I spray a coating of Tamiya Clear yellow diluted with Pledge Varnish to blend the colours in and create a semi gloss finish for the washes. The washes were done with MIGS dark brown and brown in localised areas and streaks were added to the vertical surfaces.
For the plow I wanted this to be battered and well used so this was initial sprayed Nato green before applying the above over a coat of hairspray - this was then removed in certain areas to expose the green below - certain areas were then polished with MIGS Graphite powder. An was then added to certain areas and some pigments added.

Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 01:39 AM UTC
The same was done with the turret this was then preceded with some light chipping to well worn areas..


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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 03:05 AM UTC
Looks really good and nice weathering/wear you've got going there.
Bricksy1969
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
Thanks Craig
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 05:03 AM UTC
Paul, I really like your simple, no nonsense painting technique. Your results are outstanding.

Regards,

Eric