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M911 & M1A1

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The M911 is the resin kit from Hobby Fan, and the M1A1 is from Tamiya. The instructions did not show the colour, so it was based on a real one. Tamiya’s Desert Yellow was mixed to the rate of 1 Desert Yellow to 3 White. Oil paint was used to rub off the colour, and weathering with set A,B of Tamiya and pastel. The lights and priority lights are from a mass of resin, so we had to pierce a hole, and then replace with a transparent piece of plastic. The fuel tank area has two options (a large tank and a small one), but we chose the small tank in order to add another axle. Computer electric wires were used to make an air pipe from the tractor to the trailer, we also added the chains for the trailer because the kit does not include any. Notice: in the instruction, the arrowhead’s direction of rear-vision mirror is opposite side compared to the real one. Rear-vision mirror was made with a decal. The tires would connect with the ground because the chassis was twisted (producer’s fault), therefore, the whole axle had to be rebuilt.
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About the Author

About Dung Lam Quoc (hondacivic)
FROM: HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM


Comments

Cause i didn't know anything about tank, just follow the instruction , and there no decals in the tractor kit
MAR 19, 2009 - 12:04 AM
I'll bet you did, like years.
MAR 21, 2009 - 06:52 AM
[quote]...the unit markings on the tank almost indicate that it might belong to the Marines, ...[quote] The Abrams has "L-43" and "VII2CAV" on the top portion of the Engine grates. Could be these almost indicate it's an U.S. Army tank, too. A quick check on http://www.desert-storm.com/soldiers/army.html indicates that the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment from Nuremberg, Germany deployed during Desert Storm, and from what I can infer from this site, the 2CAV was part of VII Corps. Of course, the info on the internet can be wrong and/or the decals provided in the kit can be innacurate. But I'm from the Guard, so what do I know?..
MAR 21, 2009 - 08:00 AM
I am in the middle of putting one of these babies together myself, and I have to say I agree with the lack of accuracy of this kit. I haven't even got into the trailer yet, but the tractor is 'interesting'. It's almost like there are 2 versions, an M911 and M911A1. I found as many large formated pictures as I could of the real thing and put them with the instruction sheet and I have to wonder how these photos were interpreted for the master? That said, the kit is EXTREMELY detailed, with some of the most finely molded resin parts I have ever dealt with. I got the kit "third hand" and all the parts were cleaned up, so it made/makes assembly that much easier. It really is a labor of love, and I hope to have the tractor fully assembled and ready for paint by our next club meeting. Beggars can't be choosers, and this kit will most likely never see the light of day in styrene form. Mark Lopiccola
MAR 23, 2009 - 11:55 AM
Hi guys, First of all, WHAT A MODEL !!! Thought a long time about buying one myself, but the price is a little bit TOO much !! Second, this trailer was used during Desert Storm since the US Army bought some for transport of their heavy equipment !! Please fololw these links: LINK ( look at bottom of page ) LINK
MAR 23, 2009 - 09:50 PM
The 64ton Talbert trailers were indeed used during operation Desert Storm but towed by contracted Civilian tractors not the M911 Oshkosh tractor. Gr, Marcel
MAR 24, 2009 - 12:38 AM
I found some new information that kind of backs my M911A1 theory. In the Tankograd 3001 book - "US Tank Transporters" - there are photos of TWO different M911's! See pages 48 and 49. Page 48 shows the M911 FOR EXPORT, while page 49 shows the US Army version. Why Oshkosh does this baffles me. The changes "seem" minor, but they are easily identifiable. The current US Army HET they supply to the Brits and the US have identifiable differences as well. If anyone can address these "modifications" I would be interested to know - for curiosities sake. And yes, I think Dung Lam Quoc did a great job - if I didn't say so the first time.
MAR 24, 2009 - 05:20 AM
Thanks all guys for helping me to show the informations
MAR 25, 2009 - 01:56 AM
That is so cool, how long did it take
MAR 28, 2009 - 11:13 AM
Hehehe, i built every night in 2 months
MAR 29, 2009 - 03:52 AM