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M1A2 Abrams SEP V2 TUSK II Blog
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 10:17 AM UTC
Hi Darren - thanks for the clear build summary - nice work on what looks like a good kit - I appreciate your summary, covering just enough and solving a problem or two along the way

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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 10:01 PM UTC
Stage 15 to 18 - The Skirts
The skirts for the model can be assembled clean or with all the armour currently available. I went for the full armour package, but it could also be held at the ‘ERA’ type boxes as well if so desired. The skirts went together perfectly despite a few holes needing to be drilled, no drill size is mentioned in the instructions but again 0.5mm seemed right. Academy has also provided the option of using photo etched elements during the build process should you desire, I chose not to as I felt the photo etch did not provide something that the plastic had already provided. I attached the skirts to the model and I was again pleased with the ease of fit to the model. The armoured skirts do give the Abram’s a more brutish look.