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Before and After
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:11 PM

Picked up this soft plastic M-60 at a local thrift shop for a nominal sum .The kind we had as kids that came in a bag with army men ,flag jet and sometimes a half track I intend to use it as a flat car load on my train table.  

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:12 PM

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:22 PM

Was it that typical waxy poly plastic? And if so, how hard was it to get the paint to stick?

(I've built a fair number of Imex kits in that same type of plastic, which is why I ask. Surprise)

Looks darn good though! Yes

Greg

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:39 PM

It's actually an M48, not an M60. Nice work on fixing the main gun tube

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:52 PM

Well I used  Painters Touch red oxide primer followed by Tamiya Deep Green .I used some Microscale Stars I found in my decal stash .I used a piece of aluminum tubing to repair the damaged cannon .

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, October 14, 2022 2:12 AM

Nice job on that, Eugene. I love it when inspiration strikes me in much the same fashion lol. 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, October 14, 2022 6:30 AM

Just a silly little thing ,but it was fun!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 14, 2022 8:25 AM

That's cool, I'd never have thought of reconditioning the old toy. Should look good as a flatcar load.

Looks like the front left fender is a little messed up. You might try making a tarp out of some tissue and laying it over the warped area like it was just pulled off the top of the tank. I can't imagine a tarp on a AFV being transported would be that unusual.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, October 14, 2022 12:38 PM

Yes I can make a fender or chock it up to wear and tear!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, October 14, 2022 7:57 PM

My tanks lost plenty of front and rear fenders. Losing a right rear fender is the worst; you'll get beat to death by giant chunks of mud flying in the air and hitting you in the head as the tank commander.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, October 14, 2022 8:15 PM

Not an ideal scenario!

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 16, 2022 12:04 PM

Eugene Rowe

Not an ideal scenario!

Yeah, the first time I got smacked on the back of the head, I was like, "What the heck was that?"

We were traversing through farmer's fields, so the thick chunks of mud were almost the size of a football.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, October 16, 2022 12:21 PM

Not fun!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, October 16, 2022 2:21 PM

Hey!

 Did they tell you it was Canine Approved ?

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, October 16, 2022 3:19 PM

Lol!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 17, 2022 6:43 PM

Lol, never thought about just cutting off the fenders but it sounds good to me! 

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