1/35 Cyberhobby orange box M1A1
This dates from 2013.
A miserable kit that very much did not want to go together I recall it being a struggle to the end. That being said it did have some nice features like anti-slip on the bow, the decal sheet, and the mine plow. I put a set of AFV Club tracks on it as the length and link parts from the kit were so bad as to be unusable. The bustle rack and the side racks were scratched with .030 brass rod for the same reason, and the turret needed somewhat extensive filing and several glue and clamp stages to complete. Figures are Verlinden.
It's been long enough I don't really recall all of the mousetraps I encounterd with this but there were alot of them. This was the model I discovered pre-shading on, a technique I use to this day on models with a lighter finish