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1/16 Scratch-Built M1A1 Abrams Tank

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Special Ops Models, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi All,
    Don't know if a lot of people saw this. It is 1/16 scale (M1A1 Abrams Tank)
    I Scratch-Built this about 17 years ago.
    It's Titled "Another One Bites the Dust"The T-62 Turret is also Scratch-Built
    It took 8 months to build it.
    I am thinking of building another one , but a M1A2 Abrams..Maybe in 1/9 scale..
    Hope you like it..

    Feedback is always welcome.

    Cheers,
    Andy Meyers

    Attached Files:

  2. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    wow that is lovely!

    who makes the figures?

    thanks for sharing

    mark

    :)
  3. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Mark,
    They where Modified Verlinden Figure's, also did some scratch building on the Helmets. At the time Verlinden was the only one that had Modern Figures.
    I started building this when "Desert Storm" started
    Glad you like....Thanks.

    Cheers,

    Andy
  4. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work, Andy!!!
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    What a monster! ~Gary
  6. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks , it is big , But my 1/9 scale Sherman is even bigger.



    Andy
  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Andy, that is impressive! Well executed and I hate to admit it, but I love the touch of the familiar orange cooler in the back bin. Fun piece!

    Jay H.
    OKc
  8. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jay,
    I saw a lot of Abrams Tanks with orange cooler's , so I had to put one in.
    It adds some color to the model.
    Did you see the "Ritz Crackers"

    Andy
  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow! Andy - great job!!!

    All the best,
    Dan
  10. Panzer Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Andy

    What type of ammo casing is the US Tanker holding?
    Mrosko
  11. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    It's an Abrams round.
    The Drive has a marker and wrote "Eat This Saddam"

    Andy
  12. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Didnt this appear in FSM?

    I think I recall seeing this years ago in Fine Scale Modeler years ago.

    Was impressed then, and am impressed still.

    On my long term projects wish list is a BMP-1 in a similar scale, opened up. (Glutton for punishment, that project)

    Still this is an impressive 'Feat of Arms'

    thumbs up
    cheers
  13. WPS Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Andy, in one word .....beautyful.....

    second, the figures are very nicely resculpt and interact well.

    groet Willem
  14. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Guy's,

    Jamie.....You have a very good memory..Years ago that was in Fine Scale Modeler.
    You should try to build the BMP-1....That would be a cool project in 1/16 scale.

    Thanks Groet, for the compliment's..Glad you like it..

    Cheers,

    Andy
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Great work Andy, very impressive at this scale. Loads of lovely little details to draw the eye. I saw the Ritz crackers and also a Playboy hiding behind a box of .50 cal ammo.
  16. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you Tony...You saw the Playboy......

    I found that when Playboy had a cover with all the Playboys published.
    So I went back to the year Desert Storm started and scaled it out.

    Some day I would like to Scratch build a Challenger Tank. Another big project for my list of stuff to do some day...........

    Cheers,

    Andy
  17. Panzer Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Andy

    120mm ? there is nothing left of a 120mm round after it is fired but a small butt plate that is why I asked the size and make of ammo.
    How soon on the 1/9th dude?
    Mrosko
  18. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Chris,
    I will make a note of that.
    So when you Scratch Build your Abrams Tank you will fix that..

    About the Seal figure: I am working on it...Be patience.....It will be out soon.

    I do this part time. It's not my full time job. I had to finish up a Very big job for a client of mine ..... Priorities first.

    Andy
  19. Panzer Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Been There done that!

    I did it when I helped design the Dragon kit years ago, I had no ideal that the 120mm round disintegrated? I was used to seeing the big steel casings laying around from the old 105mm rounds.
    All the best!
    Mrosko

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