John Groves, Chili, New York
John explains: “Occasionally taking the road less traveled road is good for the soul. I already have a properly built M1A1 Abrams. So, when I acquired the Academy M1A1, I thought to build it differently. If the U.S. Navy had this awesome tank, what would it look like in maritime colors? Exactitude can be wearisome — taking a step away from compliance is really a good thing!
I can hear rivets popping from the rivet counters already. Great build and great paint job!
very cool, nice use of artistic license.
I'm a big fan of "what if...."
Coolest color tank I've seen yet!
It's your world. Build and enjoy.
Wow!! Love it! Great idea and execution, John! Always good to have some fun with things! I could see taking this a step further by making it into a DD tank with propellors, swimming skirt, protected TC riser, etc. etc. Keep up the good work --- nice job!
WIth Regards and Aloha, Johnny B.
GREAT JOB! You'd never see it if it were next to the ocean!
I am never limited by accuracy of the eyes. Often the mind has better visions. Go for it John. This is so nice to look at. I have a number of models painted my way, and they have been receiving praises from fellow modelers :-)