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Old 12-08-2009, 09:26 PM
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Modern US armor newbee help!

Hello!
I'm stuck in a bit of a rut with my modelling so I want to do something completly different.
I just finished watching the tv show Generation: Kill. I would like to build an Abrams tank from the initial part of the invasion. My bigest problem is that I have mostly built axis armor to this day. I know Dragon have some kit(s) out and I thought I'd go with one of those. What's the best one to go with? What aftermarket on vehicle stowage, accesories and such would you recommend?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:34 PM
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The Dragon kits you want are either the M1A1 AIM (#3535) or M1A2 SEP (#3536) kits, depending on whether you want to do an A1 or A2. They're typical Dragon superkits with a zillion parts in styrene, PE, etc., more like a "premium edition" versus a "smart kit". They can be a bit tricky to build, but are probably the most accurate OOB Abrams out there. Dragon has some older-mold M1 versions out there so don't be fooled by those.The Tamiya M1A1 isn't bad either and probably needs some work by rivet counter standards--but you can find those relatively cheaply. Italeri has one that comes with a resin engine and some other bits, and Trumpter has several versions too, but I'm not sure what they're like.

Any modern stowage would work. I know Legend makes one for M1s.

Echelon makes several decal sheets with lots of great OIF options.

Good luck!
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Thank you so much. I just had a look at the M1A2 SEP yesterday and think that I'm going for that one!
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i think you should forget the whole Abrams idea and get a real tank kit the British Challenger! only joking good luck with the abrams
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i think you should forget the whole Abrams idea and get a real tank kit the British Challenger! only joking good luck with the abrams
Haha! Talking like a true english man!
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