M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams (1/72)
These M1 Abrams were seen during winter maneuver exercises in Germany.
I liked the worn NATO/bronze green over the CARC tan with the white winter camouflage, so i chose this scheme because I think it's a change from the "usual" M1's because it offers good contrasts.
The T-Model kit (Tk7310-G) comes from the 2014 Tiger Model Abrams and the gold edition includes an aluminum barrel, figure, PE parts and a lot of accessories.
In addition, you can build any version of the M1, since all the necessary parts are included - a lot of material for the leftovers box!
I wasn't particularly impressed with the quality of the parts.
A bad fit was ubiquitous, requiring filling, cementing and sanding - I had to adjust almost everything.
The running gear is kept very simple and cannot convince.
Some parts I replaced or built myself.
The new parts of the remote weapon station and the additional armor were flawless.
I also used Orange Hobby antennas (G72-179-48) and a .50 barrel from Master (GM-72-002).
The stuff in the turret basket comes from various manufacturers.
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