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Robin Gronovius08/03/2018 17:13:50
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Posted by Mick Charlesworth on 03/03/2018 13:57:15:

Afternoon gents,

Scottie I’ve got two current choices, the solder wire and the model railway piping. Going to mock them both up, just need some etch for brackets and making a u bolt. Lee thanks, no pressure then 😁.

More progress made, this is a very old kit and looks like it was designed to have a motor in? I’ve started to fill all the gaps and holes with plasticard and filler. On with some etch now


Yes, the Academy M60 series kits are clones of the original Tamiya kits. They came in motorized and static versions of both the M60A1 and M60A2. In the mid 80s, Tamiya retooled the upper hull, turret and added tracks from their M247 Sgt. York ADA vehicle to produce an M60A3TTS/M60A1 RISE/Passive 2 in 1 kit. This is the kit the Academy one is basically a copy of.

Mick Charlesworth08/03/2018 20:46:36
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Jim I can certainly relate to that 😥 thanks for that Robin I thought it must have been.


John Race08/03/2018 21:52:06
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Mick .

That sinking feeling you get when that happens with a slip or over sanding I know to well !

Certainly getting the better of the beastthumbs up


Mick Charlesworth10/03/2018 08:33:58
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John you’re not wrong, when I chopped out the two rear supports I held it up to the light and there wasn’t much plastic left 😁😁😁


Edited By Mick Charlesworth on 10/03/2018 08:34:34

Si Benson10/03/2018 08:38:11
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Coming together nicely I see. Can’t beat a bit of kit chopping to add excitement smile p


Mick Charlesworth12/03/2018 19:57:09
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Hi Si, thanks for having a catch up. What started as a fill in project has developed a bit to the point everything else has been put back. All the etch is now fitted and my representation of the hydraulic unit also fitted, pipe work next. Next up wheels, crew and personal gear.



Scottie12/03/2018 21:18:38
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​very nice work the additions are looking good.


Robin Gronovius13/03/2018 16:21:47
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Looks very good, you are doing a great job on the kit!

Road of Bones13/03/2018 17:55:09
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Looking very nice indeed Mick- you’ve certainly pushed it on apace!

Mick Charlesworth14/03/2018 16:06:19
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Many thanks guys for keeping up with this. Today I’ve started on the plumbing, still quite a bit to do on the back end yet. Pipes to finish, bracket to finish and some filling to do and secure the light on the right now the glue attaching it to the fender has set v


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