M1a1ha which version to do

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M1a1ha which version to do

Joined: March 16th, 2008, 1:06 pm

August 11th, 2012, 4:19 pm #1



Hi all,

I have the Dragon M1a1ha kit 3533. I was thing of upgrading it to Afghanistan leval
But after reading of the difficulty of the needed etch kit
Would this be a suitable kit to do a Aussie M1?

Geds
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Joined: September 13th, 2003, 7:20 am

August 12th, 2012, 1:11 am #2

G'day Ged,
You can use any M1 kit you want to do an Australian version. Just depends on if you want it to be accurate.
If accuracy is the case there are two ways you can go.
Kit bash DR3535 with DR3536 + scratch building.
Or DR3536 + ACM35853.
http://www.armscorpsmodels.com.au/ACM35853.html
Cheers Jason


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Joined: December 5th, 2006, 11:49 pm

August 12th, 2012, 5:40 am #3

Ged- I would advise you to go and get Dragom's #3535 M1A1 AIM kit. It is the best. The older Dragon kit is just not as good. I used one for my USMC conversion and it made life a lot easier. You should go and get the PSM USMC M1A1 Abrams conversion set. It has all the needed pieces to make a proper MArine Hawg. I started my build long before this set was released. The M257 SGL's in the PSM set are ready to go and no kit bashing or fixing needed. If you want go to the Construtive Comment group and look up Charlie-42 from a couple weeks ago. You will see what I am talking about.
Good luck
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Joined: November 28th, 2005, 7:50 am

August 12th, 2012, 6:12 am #4


Hi all,

I have the Dragon M1a1ha kit 3533. I was thing of upgrading it to Afghanistan leval
But after reading of the difficulty of the needed etch kit
Would this be a suitable kit to do a Aussie M1?

Geds
Get the later M1A1 AIM from Dragon.
I have done the USMC conversion, it too is posted in the CC forum, under USMC M1A1.
The Voyager set is a lot of work, but you don't have to use all of the set if you don't want, or, as Joe said, get the Perfect Scale Modelbau set.
Shane

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Joined: March 16th, 2008, 1:06 pm

August 12th, 2012, 7:31 am #5


Thanks for the info guys. I have found a picture of a
Marine M1 on the beach with marines diving of the Pearson
Plow so will look at this. Will start to save up to do a
Afghan and Aussie M1.( plus practice my etch work!!!)

Cheers
Geds
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