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Abrams by enc86 Abrams by enc86
My finished 1/35 Abrams. this kit was pretty fun, but i did have a few missteps and mistakes along the way.in the next couple of days ill do a write up of those in my journal( lol there is a few of them) In the end i am happy with the outcome,tho i could of done better. my biggest goal for this tank was to make it look different than the other Abrams models i have seen on DA, and i would say mission accomplished. sitting on my shelf it definitely catches the eye.

the kit was a 1/35 tamiya Abrams "operation Iraqi freedom". the figurines were stock with the kit, and most of the equipment came with the model as well. a few things( the m-4 and ration boxes ect) were from random kits i had laying around. the decals are a weird mix of Abrams, merkava, and strike noir gundam decals.
the main body color is Dark ghost grey, and the secondary colors are navy aggressor gray and euro grey. after my last three models being "historically accurate" it was fun to get to go hog wild and paint this beast up weird.

ohhhh and mind any rabbit hair you see, a rabbit might of tried to eat the Abrams.
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bigshoe79 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I really like the urban style paintwork
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
thanks!
i was never quite happy with it tho and transformed it into this enc86.deviantart.com/art/Abram…
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prokhorvlg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
thank you, i really wanted an eye catching Abrams.
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prokhorvlg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it sure is very detailed!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
i was unsure about the colors but they grew on me.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aggressor grey is so badass
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
yea dude! i really fell in love with the colors i used on this one. in the future i am going to to a challenger 2 in futuristic colors as well.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that would look badass
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shank117 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my god this is a badass paintjob i just cant get over it
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
thanks buddy, thought you might like this one.
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know you put alot of time in this one :nod:
Well done :thumbsup:

The colors would be good for city camo.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
thank you
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the battlefield greyish colour,very unique ^^
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
thanks dude, i realy wanted a unique Abrams
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I think the navy-grey makes it look pretty futuristic X3
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
thats what i was hoping to accomplish
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it works for me X3 I have a diecast one, it is the Iraq operation desert camo version lol
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
nice
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is that supposed to be on the panel to the right of the gun? (looking at it from this angle)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
the "cip" panel or are you talking about the vents on the hull
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess the panel.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
there are decals from a gundam kit. i think one says "phantom pain"
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gotcha
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FarawayPictures Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Nice model.
If you have a rabbit it's more likely to cover everything in poop!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
thank you, and i lucky they didn't. tho one tried to chew on it
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develray Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
U build this in a kit? Cause iv seen models that look exactly like that tank crew and everything.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
yup its a kit, tho you have seen a tank model in this color? i thought i was the only one.
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develray Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not everyone uploads there stuff online my friend. my friend ( his mom dosent want his name on the internet..paranoid bitch. ) has a collection of tank models.

And id have to check again his might be a slightly different color, but its pretty close either way.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
well he most likely has the same kit. lol i kinda tried to go outta my way to make it so it would have a very unique and un-traditional color, but you never know, great minds think alike.
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