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M48A5 Korea, Early '80s

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 4, 2019 1:19 AM

What a great thread.   So much info and not to mention the great build.  

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 4, 2019 9:32 AM

The MERDC scheme looks sharp. Whose paints are you using?

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, November 4, 2019 9:40 AM

Thanks guys.  So far so good.

For the paints, I am using Testors Model Master enamels.  The colors are as follows:  green = Medium Green (FS34102), tan = Dark Tan (FS30219), sand = Armor Sand (FS30277), and black = Flat Black (FS37038).  Once weathered and toned down a bit, they should look spot on for the MERDC Winter Verdant scheme.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 4, 2019 11:34 AM

HeavyArty

Thanks guys.  So far so good.

For the paints, I am using Testors Model Master enamels.  The colors are as follows:  green = Medium Green (FS34102), tan = Dark Tan (FS30219), sand = Armor Sand (FS30277), and black = Flat Black (FS37038).  Once weathered and toned down a bit, they should look spot on for the MERDC Winter Verdant scheme.

 

Cool! Going to have to write those down for when I attempt a MERDC scheme. Thanks!!! 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:37 AM

Finally I am back at it on this one.  Its crazy how life gets in the way.  I had a week-long business trip to Germany and then the Thanksgiving holiday was upon us, etc., etc., etc...   

I have a question at this point.  Hopefully the guys who were there (John, Rob) can answer it.  

For the bumper numbers, was the background white or sand?  In the below pic, it looks white.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:26 AM

I would say sand/buff. I can’t remember if it was ‘84 or or ‘85 when we were told to add a “buff” background for the bumper codes. The paint we were given was some GI stuff, and literally was labeled ”buff” along with the NSN and all the other GI labeling info on the can. Before then, the bumper codes were stenciled directly onto the MERDC paint color of the areas. Some of us painted the backgounds and others painted the bumper codes using stencils we made in the HHC mechanics bay. They had a stencil cutting tool in there. 

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:15 PM

Sand backgrounds, but can be even that almond appliance spray paint color from a rattle can bought from the PX and not neccessarily Army issued paint.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:34 PM

No idea on the bumper numbers but glad to see you still moving on this. I was scrolling though the posts the other day and wondered if something came up and you had to drop it.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:57 AM

Thanks for the color clarification and encouragement guys.  I hope to have it done soon and will post more pics.

 

 

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:34 PM

I have completed my M48A5 in Korea, late '80s.  I made the bumper numbers myself using computer decal paper over sand paint.  It is marked as a tank from B Company, 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.   AKA - B Co, 2nd Tank.  

It is hard to see in the pics, but I extended the MERDC camo onto the sides of the lower hull below the fenders.  For weathering, I used a dark brown wash and then a lighter sandy-brown drybrush to bring up the details.  Let me know what you think.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:49 PM

I can't attest to how authentic your build is, but it sure looks good. Love the camo. It came out great.

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Posted by minitanker on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:55 PM

MERDC looks just right. Nice job. PaulE

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:49 PM

Thanks guys.  It was a fun build.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:14 PM

We have one of these in our city park, such a cool tank. Very nice work. Well done.

BK

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:08 AM

Looking very sharp in the lightly weathered finish! Ready for the NKPA hordes.

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:06 PM

Thanks guys.  The lightly weathered look is what I was going for.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:30 PM

The MERDC came out really well. Nice work!!!

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, December 16, 2019 7:03 AM

Thanks Gamera.  I like how it turned out as well.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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