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All Bout Da Bones
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Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 01:46 PM UTC
Don Haney shares with us a story of "All Bout Da Bones"... an M1A1 Abrams from 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1-64 Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, a vehicle used during the April 7th, 2003 Thunder Run into Baghdad, Iraq.

The moment I saw Don''s build log of this fantastic 1/35 scale model on our forums, I knew it would make an amazing feature article. Don was kind wnough to accept my invitation and write a full build story for Armorama. Thanks Don!

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Texas, United States
Member Since: June 27, 2010
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 05:33 PM UTC
Don, you have created an incredible work of art that honors the men who fought during OIF 1. Your work will be viewed and enjoyed by many for years to come. I am stationed at Fort Stewart and look forward to the reopening of the museum. Please let me know if you will be attending the opening, I would like to shake your hand.
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Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 06:35 PM UTC
Don, I have to remove my hat, sir, in front of this beauty. My compliments for an exquisite execution. Thank you for sharing your precious building experience.
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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: November 03, 2012
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 06:39 PM UTC
wow..Don amazing work!
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England - North, United Kingdom
Member Since: February 20, 2007
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 08:22 PM UTC
Modern stuff is not my usual area of modelling interest, but I too doff my hat to you in recognition of a superbly completed model. True "museum quality" and great that it is going to be displayed there.

- Steve
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Illinois, United States
Member Since: November 20, 2012
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:49 PM UTC
Dang that is one sweet build! Especially love the wear and tear and overall attention to detail, really outstanding sir!
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New Jersey, United States
Member Since: January 09, 2008
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:23 PM UTC
Enjoyed watching this one get built, glad to see it as a feature.
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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
Member Since: January 19, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 02:48 AM UTC
Great looking build and a very well article, congrats on your medals as well!
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Lower Austria, Austria
Member Since: November 02, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:27 PM UTC
This one is clearly a labour of love, all that detail work is paying off and the finish is amazing. A exellent piece of work,very acurate and precise to the real thing.

Congratulations, you did a great job. Are you an artist.

Greetings and respect,
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Texas, United States
Member Since: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 10:37 AM UTC
Stunning Works fella!
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Napoli, Italy
Member Since: April 17, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 12:26 PM UTC

Hi Mario, Hi Don,

Don, you have provided a great article with useful reference pics, and definitely you made a great job !

I like very much the stowage arrangement and the weathering.

Thanks for posting !
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: February 22, 2005
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 01:45 AM UTC
WOW...just WOW.. makes want to go build my M1A1....
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United States
Member Since: August 15, 2014
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:17 PM UTC
Outstanding build Sir...love it and the information you've provided will be very helpful to me.....thank you