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July 19, 2013
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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!
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.
AdamThung Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
pretty sick color scheme i like the run sign on it nice build man
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
thanks buddy, i really like this color scheme as well and plan on building more in it.
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
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
ill have to at some point!
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!
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
thank you very much, i have used this scheme a few times, and keep refining it.
Pbohm Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome concept!
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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