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Old 01-22-2014, 09:33 AM
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ABRAMS M1A1 mineplow +TUTORIAL

Hi all !

This is my latest stuff, non still 100% but almost finished.
For who'd like to see the tutorial, that's in progress here :

TRUE-EARTH BLOG





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Nice work....

I love your combination of weathering and highlights. I was the driver on one of these with the mine plow back in the day.... ahh that brought me memories....

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Hi David,
that's fantastic, i really don't wonder what a pride to drive such a cadillac...
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... in the meantime, published also parts 3-4 of the tutorial :

TRUE EARTH BLOG
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that's fantastic, i really don't wonder what a pride to drive such a cadillac...
It was a lot of fun!

By the way excellent step by step on your blog.

One thing I wanted to suggest was to feel free to add plenty of scratches and chipped paint on the mine plow. Those things always took a beating. And since the mine plows were not always on the tanks it was quite common to see different stages of weathering on them.

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It was a lot of fun!

One thing I wanted to suggest was to feel free to add plenty of scratches and chipped paint on the mine plow. Those things always took a beating. And since the mine plows were not always on the tanks it was quite common to see different stages of weathering on them.

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You mean the Army didn't make you guys do busy work and keep those thing in tip top shape when not using them? In the Navy, if we were not using something, it was cleaned, treated and stored away.

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repainting plows after every use??? now that would be totally uneconomical even for U.S.
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You mean the Army didn't make you guys do busy work and keep those thing in tip top shape when not using them? In the Navy, if we were not using something, it was cleaned, treated and stored away.

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"Stored away" usually meant on a pallet in a corner of the motor pool. About maybe once a year the mine plows and mine rollers would get sent to be painted.

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"Stored away" usually meant on a pallet in a corner of the motor pool. About maybe once a year the mine plows and mine rollers would get sent to be painted.

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Exactly, but before putting it on that pallet it would have been hosed down and if it wasn't going to be used again right away, it would have been treated. At least in the Navy. Every piece of equipment in the Navy has Preventative Maintenance requirements which include cleaning and treating. Depending on the equipment these requirements may be performed daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, or annual. But if you are useing those plows regularly then painting them would be useless and no corrosion work would really be neccessary as well as the dirt does the work for you.

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Hi Dave,
you're correct. Looking back at the finished model, i noticed that the mineplow deserved a more worn effect.
Lucky enough it's a continuous learning process...

About the discussion, i do not think we can draw a parallel between the procedures of the army and navy, or even from department to department, each command has its own regulations.
As a mountain infantry officer, I lived on my skin these illogics.


Published tutorial parts 5-6, now TRUE EARTH BLOG
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