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The pictures above are of my latest piece. it is an M1A1 Abrams Tank I built for my Nephew. He is a former US Army Sargent and "Tanker" who had 2 tours in Iraq. This piece represents 120 hours and over 1000 pieces. the base is made from a piece of "live edge" Walnut with the end caps of Cherry.

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WOW really, really nice work. I especially like the track showing the pins
 

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That is a great piece of work. With all those detailed pieces I'm amazed you were able to complete it in 120 hours.
 

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Very cool!! And an awesome job of building it!
I'm more familiar with artillery, although I had friends on Sheridan's and M60A1 Patton in my day.
 

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Outstanding piece.
 

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Excellent work, I would have guessed it could take 120 hours just to make the tracks.
 

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Bet your nephew got a big band out of that. Nice job.

T & J model?
 

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Man, that's awesome right there. What are you using for glue? Super glue or wood glue?
 

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littleblackduck-I started with their drawings, then went off of photos of his unit.

steve-I use a combination of adhesives. CA insta-set gel, CA thin, Tite bond red, blue, green and tried the "rapid set" i like it.

awsum55-I have done tracks before. I have a device I built and do 80 percent of the cuts on the table saw. The filing and assembly was done by the fire place watch some playoffs and just clearing my head at the end of the day
 

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I agree with what everyone here is saying: WOW! Incredible detail. I love the way you used the different types of wood to bring out the details. I am sure your nephew will treasure this piece and it will be an heirloom for generations to come. When you make pieces like this, so you apply any kind of finish?

Thanks for sharing, and very well done!
 

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Superb model Chief, love the details….
A credit to your craftsmanship and very honouring to your nephew.
 

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Great model build, very detailed. And it honors your nephew.
 

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This is an absolutely beautiful piece. Most impressive! What kind of woods did you use, and did you apply any finishes?
 
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