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368 hits since 25 Aug 2017
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

Bill; may I make some suggestions?

1: While the Overall look is nice, the overall use of "razor teeth" on AH1's in Europe would've not been seen really. NATO/USAEUR had a thing about that in the 80's…

2: The M1's look good…except…The MERDC green on those M1's are just a little too "lite/bright".

3: Pattern on the gun tube is wrong with the white "divider stripes"

4: I can't see any references where turret numbers for M1's were placed where this one is…Maybe I am wrong.

5: 577 is good…except…You now need a WHOLE mess of antennas!!!! Anywhere between 3-5 on the vehicle itself and a large OE-254 antenna set off about 20 feet from the track….oh and lots of crap on top of the 577 cuz that's how they rolled… wink

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

Quick question. How long did Old Guard take to do the job and get it back to you?

Khusrau25 Aug 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

Pretty disappointing rendition of the turret baskets on the Abrams, they could at least have had them stand clear of the turret sides.

Also not a fan of the 'ultra-clean' look. My experience suggests that most AFV get pretty scuffed up, then add mud, dust, rain, branches hitting te sides, wear and tear of other kinds, replacement parts, and so on.

But table-ready is always good, and you wouldn't be embarrassed to put those bad boys down.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Aug 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

How long did Old Guard take to do the job and get it back to you?

Two months from the day they received my package, until I had the models back to me. I asked for their Collectors painting level. The directions were to match the box art.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Aug 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

The MERDC green on those M1's are just a little too "lite/bright".

Might be the camera/lighting, notice how the green is all over the place in the various photos.

Tgunner25 Aug 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

Just a heads up. The M577 is actually intended to be used as an objective marker, not as a team for game play.

wehrmacht25 Aug 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

Nice clean basecoating but some highlighting and weathering would make these models really stand out.

Personal logo svsavory Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

Nice, serviceable paint jobs. I like 'em.

DanWW225 Aug 2017 3:51 p.m. PST

Perhaps the adage: 'Never judge a job unless you know how much they got paid for it' might apply?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Aug 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

Perhaps the adage: 'Never judge a job unless you know how much they got paid for it' might apply?

$344.95 USD including shipping

ulahtonius Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 1:10 a.m. PST

Just wanted to point out that we used the images as they were provided as a guide from the paper boxes as inspiration, so the artist copied that look. We do have the possibility of weathering if requested. Thank you Bill for the great article and all the gentlemen for the interest.

Shakespear29 Aug 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

How many points does this equal?

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 7:03 p.m. PST

47 points

Dwindling Gravitas03 Sep 2017 5:21 a.m. PST

I think they look pretty Bleeped texting cool tbh … yeah, could do with some dusting up (however, considering we spent most of our time cleaning and P&O'ing them …).

I have to a admit I shuddered at the price :-) but on the whole? Good work!

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