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    Default Marine M1A1 Abrams Tank

    My son served in Iraq with the US Marine 2nd Tanks as a tank commander. He loved that weapon system. It did almost everything except fly.

    Most all of the wood was cut locally, sawed into lumber and dried right here. After drying, I planed and jointed the wood used in the tank. Just some dowel pins were purchased. I could of made those also but justdidn’t.

    Using Texas ash for the main body and Texas red oak for the wheels, tread and highlights, I made the replica from a PDF pattern I purchased. It was challenging to make over 80 tank treads, that when linked together, ranin a straight line.

    When my son first saw the tank after completion, he commented about the detail. He said that even the wheel spacing was correct.

    Here are some pictures.
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    Brilliant.

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    Wow Bill; That is one beautiful model.
    Great detail along with the timber selection mixture.
    Cheers crowie



    PS - please moderates could this superb model be redirected into The Toymaking “MODEL” section, thank you.

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    great make and use of timber always good to see a nice replica

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