Thread: Marine M1A1 Abrams Tank
5th Apr 2019, 10:45 AM #1
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.
Last edited by bill z; 5th Apr 2019 at 10:50 AM. Reason: Trying to add pictures
5th Apr 2019, 03:28 PM #2GOLD MEMBER
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5th Apr 2019, 05:26 PM #3
Wow Bill; That is one beautiful model.
Great detail along with the timber selection mixture.
PS - please moderates could this superb model be redirected into The Toymaking “MODEL” section, thank you.
10th Apr 2019, 08:33 AM #4SENIOR MEMBER
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great make and use of timber always good to see a nice replica
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