Armor

Painting the Academy M1A2 Tusk II 1/35 scale

by ByeongeoSoo Kim © Modeler Site

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The Tank Urban Survival Kit (TUSK) is a series of improvements to the M1 Abrams intended to improve fighting ability in urban environments. Historically, urban and other close battlefields have been the worst place for tanks to fight. A tank's front armor is much stronger than that on the sides, top, or rear. In an urban environment, attacks can come from any direction, and attackers can get close enough to reliably hit weak points in the tank's armor or gain sufficient elevation to hit the top armor.

 


There are lots of reviews of this Academy new kit and many of them include construction details, so I’ll focus myself on the paint and the weathering as aim for this tutorial, using images as visual guide.

 


Construction

To detail the model I used the following DEF Model products.
DEF Model DE35015 M1A2 SEP ABRAMS Basic PE set (for Academy kit)

DEF Model DM35070 Modern U.S. military Equipment set

DEF Model S35001 T158 Tank Track links

 


As my aim, is the paint, most of the images of the construction were omitted in this tutorial, since they are actually basic and the reader probably knows them.
The tracks have many parts and it’s necessary to follow the instructions the manufacturer supplies. With patience their construction was relatively straightforward.
Don’t separate the links from the sprue, just the parts that join them, otherwise, construction will become complicated.


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