Bashed together this Bradley turret to see if it resembles what an M2A1 turret should look like. Still need to plug a few holes and add the smoke launchers. I may even add the antenna guard on the side, but don’t know if it was there on the A1.
Excellent. I have the part already cut and ready to install. I’ll have to plug the hols for the smoke launcher rounds and the side ones that were for the .30 cal ammo holders. thin strip of round styrene and some strapping around some of the extra .30 cal ammo cans that go on the side of the M2 will then replicate the cans that were usually strapped down there.
It’s certainly coming along. Nothing wrong with your hole plugging method, but I use a faster, less smelly method:
Stretch out a piece of sprue from the same kit. Snip out the middle string until you’re left with two tapered pieces. Slather liquid cement on the taper and insert it forcefully into the hole. After a few hours you can slice the stub off with a chisel blade, often with absolutely no sanding. In fact in most cases it’s very difficult to see where the hole was initially.
This is really good advice - using plastic from he sprue of the same kit.
Plugging holes, slicing slivers to fill other gaps - because it’s the same plastic any sanding doesn’t suffer the resistance of two different materials.