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Kit manufacturer: Trumpeter
Armored vehicle type: Tanks
Year of issue: after 1960
Country of origin: United States
Model scale: 1:35
I present to you my second model, Abrams M1A1 HA (Heavy Armor), by Trumpeter.
A few words on the model. This is an old kit of a Chinese manufacturer. The kit, in addition to the tank, includes a mine plow TWMP (Track Width Mine Plow), I decided not to install it, and also an installation for crossing water obstacles, DWFK (Deep Water Fording Kit), which also has not been installed, because pipes sticking out spoil this not the most elegant tank.
I was not very pleased with the kit. The ability to assemble – four and a minus. Plastic and the quality of the casting three points. Trucks are half-composing, of disgusting quality, in addition, very thin. I’s good that there was an alternative in the form of vinyl trucks, which were also not brilliant, and very tough. Because of the fact that the kit is not very new, almost all decals crumbled in my hands right immediately after removal from the water.
Additions and painting of the tank model
The model was assembled “out of the box”. From myself I added: imitation of observation devices from the CD surface (which I have by tradition partly filled with paint), the cable at the stern, the antenna from the molding tree, as well as the tower body kit and the contents of the kit of the basket behind the tower by Academy and Tamiya.
The model was painted using an airbrush, with acrylic paint Tamiya.
Trucks and all the small things were painted with acrylic paints Hobby Color by Gunze Sangyo and Ho-Ma. The model was poured with two layers of glossy varnish “Ho-Ma”. (Under a wash, and after applying the decals, or rather, of what was left of them). Chips were painted with oil paint Ladoga. Also I used the washer AK and pigments MIG, for a light dusting.
It seems to be all. Waiting for your comments.