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Louie N13 Aug 2012 12:44 p.m. PST

I had 5 QRF M60 tanks from QRF. They were purchased years ago when I had my first thought of this project. I ordered them from Wessex games. I broke the barrel on one turret and QRF was nice enough to send a replacement. I was surprised when I got not just a new barrel I got a whole turret with the barrel in it as one piece.

This is when I realized QRF had remodeled their M60A3 tank. I ordered a whole tank to compare with my older ones. The model was nice, but bigger than the older mold. The tracks where re done but made the vehicle much taller than before. It stands a bit taller than the QRF M1 now. The turret was also bigger.

The images below show the current QRF M60A3.

These images are of the older mold of the M60 tanks.

kyoteblue Inactive Member13 Aug 2012 2:29 p.m. PST


Tankrider13 Aug 2012 4:38 p.m. PST

Don't recall any A3's in US service mounting a searchlight.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2012 4:38 p.m. PST

Does anyone make an up-armored M-60 in 15mm? Say like the Sabra package the Turks use?

Nandalf Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 9:32 a.m. PST

Forget that, we need some Magach-6's ;)

I'm glad the mini is a bit bigger; with scale creep in the realm of 15mm bigger is better!


HobbitHoghton Inactive Member15 Oct 2012 12:03 p.m. PST

Looks to me as though the searchlight is a separate piece.

HobbitHoghton Inactive Member15 Oct 2012 12:13 p.m. PST

Looks like the searchlight is a separate piece. A quick google appears to show Egyptian, Greek and US National Guard A3s with searclights (assuming that they are correctly captioned photos).

Louie N16 Oct 2012 11:01 p.m. PST

The searchlight is a seperate peice and I assume leaving it off would make a A3 with the thermal sight.


SirFjodin Inactive Member22 Jul 2013 2:40 a.m. PST


Just finished painting 15mm M60A1 Patton tank from QRF. Because M60 was in US Army service from 60's to 90's and still serve of some countries even now, it was tough decision to choose color scheme for it. M60 could be painted in Brown Violet for 60's, MERSC camo for 70's-80's and NATO camo for 80's, 90's and 00's. I wanted to use this model for various periods, so I decided to paint it in MERDC camo, so it can be used for 70's-00s and even for 60's if you dont mind wrong camo pattern :)

Searchlight was also included to this models pack, but I haven't mounted it. I plan to buy one more M60A1 and 2 M60A3 to make a platoon of 4 tanks: M60A1, M60A1 with searchlight, M60A3, M60 A3 with commander.

As it was mentioned by Louie N, years ago QRF have M60 with tracks like these:


But after M60 was remodeled rigs was added to tracks. Perhaps to make M60 more taller and close to Battlefront M48 Patton:


So I decide to remove the rigs (very simple operation), and make my M60 closer to original version, because its more historically correct :)

Tomorrow I plan to post more photos of M60A1 in different angles withs Peter Pig 15mm US Marines to show you its size.

My blog blog:

SirFjodin Inactive Member22 Jul 2013 6:11 p.m. PST
Jemima Fawr Inactive Member26 Jul 2013 7:02 p.m. PST

Lovely work. If you wanted a ballache, you could have gone for the early-80s experimental Dual-Tex scheme:


Or the vomit-inducing late-70s MASSTER camouflage:


Louie N21 Aug 2013 8:17 a.m. PST

Sorry for not having seen this earlier.

You did a very good job painting up a classic combat vehicle.

SirFjodin Inactive Member19 Oct 2013 4:35 p.m. PST

Thanx. And I really like your vehicle reviews.

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