Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Floki » Sun May 15, 2022 7:27 pm

I might be able to resin print you a Elvis head. Not sure what is out there
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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Stikpusher » Sun May 15, 2022 8:52 pm

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They were still using the WWII tanker helmets at that time
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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Stikpusher » Sun May 15, 2022 9:07 pm

So I’ve made a bit more progress over the past few days…

First up, I added the engine rear and top deck areas, the biggest visual difference between the M48/M48A1 and all of the follow on variants. Much closer is appearance to the preceding M46 & M47, than the A2, A3, A5 and M60 family engine decks…

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Then earlier today I added the road wheel arms, shocks, and final drive housings

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More to come in a day or two….
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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Stikpusher » Mon May 16, 2022 7:38 pm

Had a short workbench session today.., I glued on all the road wheels and did the basic construction of the fenders. The sprocket wheels are test fitted but not glued in place until I add the tracks. I’m deviating fro. The instruction a bit now by concentrating on the hull before I start on the turret. The instructions by this point have you bouncing back and forth.

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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Stikpusher » Tue May 17, 2022 7:03 pm

Today I got in a few good long bench sessions and finished up the hull.

First up I added the BII tools and PE detail bits to the fenders, glued on the tracks, then glued the fenders in place

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then later on I added the tow cables to the fenders, and the last detail items to the glacis area

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Now it’s all ready for priming the hull… I have another project that I want to prime, so two projects during the same priming session, and then I can start assembly on the turret later in the week.
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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Gary Brantley » Wed May 18, 2022 10:31 am

Good progress Carlos! You're well on the way. What is that large, tube-like thing just to the driver's left? :hmm:
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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Stikpusher » Wed May 18, 2022 12:59 pm

Thanks Gary. Those tubes are heater exhausts for the internal vehicle heaters. A definite necessity for any vehicles in Europe for much of the year…. :hmm:
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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Medicman71 » Thu May 19, 2022 11:53 am

It's coming along nicely Stik!
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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Stikpusher » Thu May 19, 2022 8:24 pm

Thanks Mike!

Since I had the airbrush up and running today, and the primer mixed properly, I also airbrushed on a coat onto the hull of this one after finishing with the Crusader AA session.

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I just left the driver periscopes undone as those are clear and I need to do an interior silver coat on those first.

Now I need to start on the turret assembly…
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Re: Elvis Tank, Dragon M48A1

Postby Stuart » Fri May 20, 2022 4:27 pm

Awesome, I'm liking how you assemble everything and then prime it as a whole. When I get my Neo I'll have to have a go with that.

What type of tracks are those?
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