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Abrams Redux Collage by enc86 Abrams Redux Collage 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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clem-master-janitor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to do one of these with my daughter's firetruck if she totaled it (she did and tossed it before I had a chance).  How do you know when you're doing the 'Mad Max' style additions that it feels right?  
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
that would be cool! these bashes are always so much fun.

thats a hard question. usually it just clicks (looks good and feels right) thats what takes me the longest in building these bashes, is just deciding where everything will go.

usually i start with a rough idea and some details or gimmicks in mind. then i dig thru boxes of bits, find some interesting parts and throw them into a box, then slowly build everything up.
sometimes its really really hard to tell, i am usually unsure about how everything is gonna look intill i get some primer on it. i guess some of it is luck.
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ColubrineDeuce Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great work here.
Double cannons. Why haven't the done that yet? lol
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
thanks, lol yea was a bit on the nose but had to do it.
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fxdl96 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
very cool!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
thank you, these build are always the most fun.
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shank117 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
remindes me of borderlands
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
thanks buddy, i LOVE BL and this one was definitely inspired by it. Tanks are really something i hope that they put in 3.
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Awesome . 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thanks
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