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Abrams Redux by enc86 Abrams Redux by enc86
Living in the wasteland can be harsh. Pesky towns not "sharing" gas, do-gooders always picking on you, giant mutated critters the size of busses and a general lack of respect towards you and your friends. if this sounds familiar, than the Abrams Redux is for you. upgraded from a M1A2, the redux has all the old world beauty and firepower but upgraded with the latest in salvaged raider tec. featuring a 120 mm barrel with rail gun attachment, coaxial machine gun, loaders .50, dual .50 commanders turret and back mounted .50 for any tailgaters. The redux features the latest in defensive technology as well, smoke launchers, infrared targeting, raider tec guidance/ radio jammer dome and on board NBC detection suite. Additional wasteland survival armor has been added for encounters with the ones that are dumb enough to fight back.When out in the wasteland and you must kill every last motherclucker, accept no substitutes, get a redux today!

This is my kitbashed Abrams tank, built up in post apocalyptic style. Built from a 1/35 Tamiya "operation Iraqi freedom" Abrams, bit bin details, scratch built details and custom raider figurine. Hand painted with enamels and weathered with art acrylics and pastels. This project was super fun and a good excuse to be shamelessly un-realistic.
I had built the original Abrams kit about a year ago and really was never happy with it. I had messed up a ton of things and I had always considered it a failure. So it sat on a high shelf for a year collecting dust, mocking me.
After all the time and work i put in on my PBR model, I it thought it would be good to work on something a bit more relaxing and a lot less time consuming. Over the last few weeks i have seen some really awesome Abrams models/art and figured it would be fun to tear apart mine and make something I would be happy with. I gave myself a one week time limit and went to work. All in all this was really too much fun and i am happy with how it came out. a few things here and there could of been better but I wanted to stick to my one week limit (kind of like speed paint I guess, see what i could get done on a deadline) anyways hopefully soon ill find a good spot outdoors and take some shots of it with my screaming hawk.
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ARRD-ART Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, loving that RUN! thing. Adds a bit of comic relief I think. Fabulous design!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
thanks man, loved building this one. lol yea, i don't take my self too seriously, so i like to have a fun with my models.
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AdamThung Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
pretty sick color scheme i like the run sign on it nice build man
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
thanks buddy, i really like this color scheme as well and plan on building more in it.
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AdamThung Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
keep at it u should also take a pic of everything uve built that would be epic like bring all the builds outside and create like a war scence would be pretty awesome
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
ill have to at some point!
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EngineBreaker Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Darn right you should run! Great blending of the different shades of brown. Love the rusty cuts too!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
thank you very much, i have used this scheme a few times, and keep refining it.
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Pbohm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome concept!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
thank you very much! i had been working on the overall design in my head for awhile and was able to build it in a weeks time. came out just about how i had pictured it in my head.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Awesome!! 
love the text things!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
thanks buddy, i had wayyyy tooo much fun. wish all project could be this fun.
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Lol!! Yeah!!!
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MASTERPIECE!!! X3
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
XD
not quite but alot better than it had looked before!
thanks buddy!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!
I dig the mad man with the AK47 too :)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
thanks friend!
yea he was pretty cool and fun to make. i had originally wanted to do some sort of tank girl but was really limited on good heads/time. i have to save that idea for next time.
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dropit141 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Woah thats cool
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
well thank you, happy it came out nice.
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Pabs23 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This came out bad ass!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
thanks buddy, i was shooting for badass XD
it really did come out pretty close to how i had pictured it!
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Pabs23 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Well you hit bad ass on the head with this bad boy!
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I imagine any self respecting Raider would happily cut down on Jet just to get enough caps to buy this beauty.

Did you make this model from scratch or did you re-purpose another tank model?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
maybe even give up the buffout! i bet there would be more than a few murders in the camp, trying to get the keys to this thing.

its a re-re-purposed tank model(kitbash) lots of little bits and some scratch building.
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Actually, I just noticed you just said in the comments. Sorry.

Why do I keep doing this!?!
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HonourofMaccrage Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Needs more dakka 'umie!

Very nice job.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
XD

thank you!
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CanRay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Such a fuel guzzler and maintenance intensive vehicle for an apocalypse.  That said, the weapons do really speak of authority!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
well i am sure the raiders have enough maintenance"volunteers " and when you have his thing its hard not to "share" some fuel with them, the raiders can be very persuasive XD
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