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Augusta Tank Works

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Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:17 pm

Took a break from VN stuff for a bit to focus Team Yankee: North Korea. These are the Tanks I got when KB Toys was going out of business.
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:19 pm

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Real model in tan next to the refinished "toy".
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:26 pm

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One of the main things that had to be done was to add a bustle rack to the turret. The toy's turret rotates farther forward than the real tank does. To help counter balance the look I added the rack.
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:28 pm

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Here is the comparison. Real model vs "Toy".
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:36 pm

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U.S. Tank Company. Eventually all will have the Viz panel on the turret. Still deciding if I want the NATO camo or just keep them solid green.
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Postby Blackhorse 11 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:37 pm

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U.S. Tank Company. Eventually all will have the Viz panel on the turret. Still deciding if I want the NATO camo or just keep them solid green.
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:44 pm

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The North Korea Tank Company. I kept most of the original camo that came on the toy. Only thing I did was paint gray squares and rectangles to give it more of a digital pattern. Painted one of the turret front panels green (Tank ID number will be added later), and added North Korean flags. Even though they are the same M1 toys on the U.S. side, the storyline says these are the NK1 Chinese made knock-offs. :whistle
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Dan » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:35 pm

They look pretty good. 1/72nd I take it?
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Mishima » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:38 am

Yes, very nice.
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:02 pm

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Not bad for a $1 tank. You can still find them for $5 at some hobby stores.
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:11 pm

Thanks guys!! Yup, its 1/72. Almost exactly to scale too. I was very surprised at the level of detail. Plus they are die-cast metal so they can take a beating on the game table.
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Blackhorse 11 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:15 pm

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Here are all 3 tanks; the NK-1, Original desert camo toy, and the refurbished tank.
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Smitty14 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:52 pm

Those turned out really cool. Can''t beat turning a cheap toy into something useful and that will look good on the table.
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby jimmi » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:15 pm

Brilliant !
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Re: Augusta Tank Works

Postby Darby » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:19 am

Ya, pretty cool!
Can you tell us some about those buildings on the right in the upper photos?
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