Abrams X

My nearly finished 1:35 Amusing Abrams X. Still need some more mud.
More or less build out of the box.
Painted fist black overall, then Tamiya Nato-Green.
US stars painted, not decals.


Very nice! I’m curious what part of that massive rear grill is the exhaust. The center section on the current Abrams is often soot black/slightly rusty or even painted flat black to hide the soot and I’m wondering what the counterpart on the Abrams X might be - or does the powerplant not belch black soot on the X? Yes, I’m presuming somebody has seen the thing actually running and not just sitting at a show.