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Destination Unknown

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**As seen in the September 2013 DMOM contest!**

This is an original Tamiya M1A1 pre-"mine plow" and add-ons, with only the Tamiya Loader's ring being added from PE. Most of the stowage items are form the Tamiya set, with the helmet bag, water bottle and the heavy Kevlar vest being scratch made.

This is a model of the actual tank I served on in Desert Storm, D31 “Destination Unknown”, 4/8 Cav, 3rd Armored Div.
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About the Author

About Damon (didgeboy)
FROM: WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES

I have been "building" models, collecting and starting mostly, since I was a kid and really started getting into it in my teens. The Tamiya kits if the 80's were what did it for me. I actually became a tanker in the US Army just to get a chance to study the Abrams up close (and drink German beer). I...


Comments

Nice work! looks fantastic, and thank you for your services!
DEC 27, 2013 - 04:17 AM
Damon - nice job. Also, Thank You for your Service.
DEC 27, 2013 - 06:24 AM
Thank you Tom for getting this up, nice surprise to wake up to. Here are a few actual photos from the real deal to compare with. Hope everyone had a Happy Christmas and wishing all of you a very Happy and prosperous New Year. Cheers.
DEC 27, 2013 - 06:34 AM
Nicely done! I like the irregular texture. Do you remember what caused all those stains on the front of the hull?
DEC 27, 2013 - 10:25 AM
yes, fuel spills and lots of dust. The HMMT guys loved to adjust the pressure just as you started to pump the gas. Tons of fun those guys. . . .
DEC 27, 2013 - 12:08 PM
Wow. We got our @sses reamed for spilling a few drops in Iraq.
DEC 27, 2013 - 01:28 PM
They used to spray diesel to keep the dust down.
DEC 27, 2013 - 02:52 PM
Outstanding, trooper....drive on!
DEC 29, 2013 - 01:28 AM