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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #150 on: November 30, 2018, 09:08:34 AM »
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Great timing!  I just got the first test of Smoke Grenade Launcher Tubes finished up!  They're a bit on the large size, but overall shape looks nice!


https://i.imgur.com/S4dazip.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/gwrj7GQ.jpg

I'll re-size and try again tonight.
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #151 on: November 30, 2018, 09:17:58 AM »
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...but overall shape looks nice!

I'll bet...

They're a bit on the large size...

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #152 on: November 30, 2018, 11:07:57 AM »
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Shouldn't that dress be olive drab or tan?
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« Reply #153 on: November 30, 2018, 01:03:43 PM »
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Shouldn't that dress be olive drab or tan?

No, she is wearing dazzle camouflage fatigues.   :D
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #154 on: December 01, 2018, 12:24:35 AM »
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I resized the M250, and inadvertently discovered how to make things teleport. 


https://i.imgur.com/qJCjD26.jpg


Turns out, they're now too small!  :facepalm:
They still look dang good though!  (and the M250 too  :trollface:)

https://i.imgur.com/Vco9YNC.jpg

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #155 on: December 01, 2018, 12:33:25 AM »
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You need a bigger printer  :D

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #156 on: December 01, 2018, 05:43:54 AM »
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I resized the M250, and inadvertently discovered how to make things teleport. 


Turns out, they're now too small!  :facepalm:
They still look dang good though!  (and the M250 too  :trollface:)

https://i.imgur.com/Vco9YNC.jpg

I like :)

Since we started messing around with these tanks, I've been motivated to start a DODX train .. Have the new 3 pack of DODX flats on order, and picked up six of the M1A1s in the kits .. those will go on my NscaleKits 68" flats. Also just got a shapeways order of an HEMMT, a couple of HMVWWs and picked up the MT flats with the Strykers on them ..  I made a mold of one of the Strykers to be the base of a couple of Stryker variations, such as the ambulance and others ..

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #157 on: December 01, 2018, 09:49:47 PM »
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Ok, finally have the proper proportions for the M250 Grenade Launcher Tubes. 
Here are all the spare parts on a tank with MTL original treads.  (I just can't un-see the filling in between those wheels now.)


https://i.imgur.com/vEoLmNJ.jpg


I think I'm now ready to properly paint my first set too.  Took advantage of MBK's sale and have set #2 on the way as well!

https://i.imgur.com/ViAIo6M.jpg

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #158 on: December 02, 2018, 07:40:28 AM »
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I think you need to add the storage boxes just in front of the turret .. then paint ..  also consider doing the IR identification panels .. I've seen pix of those in place on tanks being shipped ..

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #159 on: December 02, 2018, 11:32:42 AM »
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Yes, I'll just make those storage boxes out of scrap styrene. 

What are the IR Identification panels? 
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #160 on: December 02, 2018, 11:53:59 AM »
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IR (Infrared) panels give a unique signature when viewed with thermal sights, thus a easily way to identify friendlies when using thermals.
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #161 on: December 02, 2018, 05:52:08 PM »
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Yes, I'll just make those storage boxes out of scrap styrene. 

What are the IR Identification panels?

Those are the panels that look like wash boards ..   you could probably make them out of clapboard styrene siding

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_Identification_Panel

https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/wsh/150.pdf

SPECIAL FEATURES    END ITEM IDENTIFICATION:BFVS M2A2 IFV M2A3 CFV; COLOR:GREEN: APPLICATION:PANEL; PANEL POSITION:LEFT REAR; QTY PER EII:1; TYPE INSERT:LOUVERED; INSERT P/N:12379783-1; DIMENSIONS LXW:14.7X21.9; FRAME P/N:12379781-1; DIMENSIONS LXW:15.1X22; INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS:2" WIDE VELCRO HOOK, SELF ADHESIVE OF THE FOLLOWING LENGTHS, 22.5", 17.8"; TOTAL PIECES:2; NHA KIT:2350013985169; ATTACHMENT METHOD:VELCRO AND BOLTED TO STOWAGE BOX DOOR; DE-MIL INSTRUCTIONS:AS STATED; REPAIR WITH TAPE NSN:8135013907410



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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #162 on: December 04, 2018, 07:02:45 PM »
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My new box of DODX 6 axle flats arrived .. more tanks to paint and detail :)  and a very nice box

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #163 on: December 07, 2018, 10:13:35 PM »
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So could you throw a single tank on the inter mountain 60 footer?
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #164 on: December 08, 2018, 12:39:34 AM »
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So could you throw a single tank on the inter mountain 60 footer?

Should be able too, the IM cars have max capacity of 77tons, and the heaviest M1A2 is 73.6tons