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BerndM

Revell M60 A1 with ERA 1:72 2nd updade/lower hull

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Hi guys !

My entry for this GB will be Revells M60 A1 kit in 1:72 scale.

Pictures from the kit later on.

 

Cheers

Bernd

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RevellsM60 is a fine kit but not an easy build. For a small 1:72 scale tank it is quite complex.

I have build the one with the dozer blade a few years back and even the blade is a little model in it s own right.

Can t wait to start.

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Hi Bernd. Great see you in this GB. I too am looking forward to following your project. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix 

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Thank you Stix. The kit is for longer in my stash and this GB is a good opportunity to build it.

I hop that this also bring back my interest in 1/72 scale tanks and AFV builds in general.

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2 hours ago, Plasto said:

Good choice of subject Bernd..

Thanks for watching.

The M60 is a beast and looks even more menacing with the reactive armor plates on.

It is not decided yet if i do it oob or with some aftermarket stuff. PE parts are available from Hauler and there is a resin stowage set from Black Box out which looks fantastic.

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The Revell kit.

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This is the desert storm variant there is also a green italian Version on the decal sheet.

versionb

A cold war warrior

versionc

An austrian tank

decals

The small but very nice decal sheet.

All in all a very nice kit wich builds well. The stowage basket on the rear of the turret is clearly a point were plastic molding is reaching the end of it s possibilities.

There is a mesh wire in but i have an idea for this if this fails a PE set from Hauler is available.

 

Cheers Bernd

( btw are my pictures too large ? )

:bye:

 

 

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My Revell M60 A3 with the M9 dozer blade from 2014:

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It went well together but i was never too happy with the outcome of my paint job.

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1 hour ago, Silenoz said:

What's there not to like on this one?

Thank you.

The camo scheme could be a bit finer and my drybrushing was a bit too much.

Despite this it sits proud in my collection. Sometimes it turns out different as considered.

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Impressed with the MERDC paint job, I struggled to get it right on my 1/35 Tamiya M60 A1. 

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Your Revell M60 A3 and M9 dozer blade from 2014 was excellent Bernd - I remember it well! :clap2:

Kind regards,

Stix

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14 hours ago, Yetifan said:

Impressed with the MERDC paint job, I struggled to get it right on my 1/35 Tamiya M60 A1. 

Thank you.

I think 1:35 scale tanks are a bit more difficult to paint thanks to the larger space, i struggle everytime to make it look good.

 

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36 minutes ago, PlaStix said:

Your Revell M60 A3 and M9 dozer blade from 2014 was excellent Bernd - I remember it well! :clap2:

Kind regards,

Stix

Thank you Stix :)

This was well before Photobucket turned my topics into some sort of "Stealth" modelling:rage:

Nowadays my stuff is hosted by Flickr.

 

Have a great day

Bernd

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That looks a gem of a kit  bernd, and you previous m60 with the dozer blade looks superb, revell do some really nice 72nd kits, great choice this I look forward to it

Glynn 

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Looks like a good kit.

 

The MERDC schemeconcthecearlier model looks fine as well...

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9 hours ago, Plasto said:

Looks like a good kit.

 

The MERDC schemeconcthecearlier model looks fine as well...

That sounds very good. Thanks for commenting.

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16 hours ago, Hewy said:

That looks a gem of a kit  bernd, and you previous m60 with the dozer blade looks superb, revell do some really nice 72nd kits, great choice this I look forward to it

Glynn 

Thank you Glynn :)

The dozer blade in the kit was a little model in its own right. The M60 is my most complex tank in this scale.

Nowadays you can read a lot of complains about products from Revell and indeed they have hits and misses but the 1:72 sclale AFV kits from them are a real force on the market.

Good build for a good price.

 

Have a great day

Bernd

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Hi all. Here are some pictures of the start of my build.

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At first i have started to complete the lower hull with it s distinctive shape. Note the seam in the middle that needs to be cleaned before i continue with the suspension.

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The headlights and their guards are on. 

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The needed holes for the armor plates are drilled out. I have learned that parts like the headlight guards can be better cleaned when they are dry and on the hull.

The carpet monster will stay hungy:D

 

Cheers

Bernd

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Good start Bernd, looking forward to this after seeing the work you did on the dozer blade version. 

 

Dennis

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Thank you. i have started to assemble/cleaning the drive sprockets which are a four piece affair per unit. fiddly stuff !

Also i have noted since i have build my last tanks in 1:72 scale the kits must have become somewhat smaller. Now i need an optical aid !

 

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24 minutes ago, BerndM said:

Also i have noted since i have build my last tanks in 1:72 scale the kits must have become somewhat smaller. Now i need an optical aid !

Funny how that happens isnt it.

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7 minutes ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Funny how that happens isnt it.

Indeed pretty stunning. This aid is a lens worn like a base cap. makes me looking like a freak and my better half has always a funny time.

This thing has even a light installed !

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Great to see you get this underway Bernd. It looks very well detailed for 1/72. Looking forward to seeing more.

Kind regards,

Stix

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