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Amazing large scale M1A1
seanmcandrews
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 06:29 AM UTC
https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=201&t=18880

Came upon this while searching for images of the counter sniper/anti material mount for the mantlet 50 cal. Can't wait to see some paint on it.

Sean
Scarred
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 06:45 AM UTC
Gonna have to sit back, get comfortable and read this.
Kenaicop
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 07:15 AM UTC
Iím not worthy...

In a weird way, thatís a good reference for a 1/35 scale kit
seanmcandrews
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 07:25 AM UTC
It's funny you say that , he writes he's been using 1/35 scale kits as reference because the Hooben kit is so basic.

Sean
knewton
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New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 08:05 AM UTC

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It's funny you say that , he writes he's been using 1/35 scale kits as reference because the Hooben kit is so basic.



Thatís how Iíd do it, too. Lacking access to the real deal, Iíd scale up from 1/35, then use references to detail parts.

Thanks for the link, it is a good read.
Kenaicop
#384
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 05:15 PM UTC
Iíve spent many years working on the real deal M1A1 and many more modeling it. So, what the hell are those brackets on the back of the turret, inside the bustle rack?
seanmcandrews
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 11:13 PM UTC
do you mean these channels?



no idea

Sean
Kenaicop
#384
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
Yes! Lol Iíve never, ever seen anything attached to them
seanmcandrews
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 07:50 AM UTC
My first thought was they were a holdover from the base model prior to the introduction of the bustle rack and designed to accept webbing straps but upon further investigation it seems this isn't the case. inquiring minds want to know !

Sean
Kenaicop
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2020 - 06:48 PM UTC

Quoted Text

My first thought was they were a holdover from the base model prior to the introduction of the bustle rack and designed to accept webbing straps but upon further investigation it seems this isn't the case. inquiring minds want to know !

Sean



Hmmm, you may be on to something
seanmcandrews
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 02:30 AM UTC
These eyelets are what was on the base model, not those channels.




Sean
Bravo1102
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 04:59 AM UTC
You know, they look like the brackets you put on the wall for hanging shelving.

They even have the hole and slot for putting a screw in and pulling it down to lock it.
LonCray
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 01:00 AM UTC
I dunno, the way they're hung makes them look like Tiger I spare track hangers. Maybe they're used for ice cleats or something like that?