“Outback Roadblock” 1/35th Australian M1A1
Or maybe I should have titles this one "None Shall Pass". This being my third post here at iModeler, you may notice a pattern with my builds. Anyway, this is Dragon's M1A2 SEP kit converted into an AUS M1A1 with an Arms Corps Models conversion, Echelon decals, and acrylic paints. The crew are kitbashed from a variety of figures, I believe the heads came from a Trumpeter set. Painting the older Australian DPCU camo uniforms was a lot of fun (it's now been replaced by the Australian Multicam Camouflage Uniform-Multicam in Aussie colors!..and that would be not a lot of fun to paint), The local fauna was sourced from Mantis and Legend, and the road signs were created via Powerpoint, my inkjet printer, and brass tubing. I have soft spot for Aussie, Kiwi, and Canadian subjects and I'm not sure I could get much more Australian than this!
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