RFM M1A2 SEP V2 build

Thanks Reynier and Nikos :+1:… Now I like those … It’s a nice bit of colour with the green body, sand wheels and some individual sand parts like the RWS … Also like the 40mm boxes on the rear basket … Would that be Forest Green ? Or NATO green ?

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NATO green. or CARC 383A.

Or…

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Those tanks were painted a water based green color over the tan main color for an exercise in Germany or Poland I think. Nato green from Vallejo or the French equivalent of Nato green would be the closest color. You can add some tank to whatever Nato green you use though.

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I think the Tamiya NATO green works well for this… nice contrast with the AK Interactive CARC sand.

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Another option is Green FS34102, which is a shade brighter than NATO Green.

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Thanks guys … will be going for the AK NATO green and CARC Sand/Tan additional bits.

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Another minor discrepancy in the parts … On the sprocket ring there are the small connection holes as seen on the instructions on piece c8 and it shows them facing outwards which is confirmed on Olivier’s @Bison126 A2 walk around on his site.

However, RFM have put the indentations on the wrong side as the only way the sprocket rings fit is with the holes facing inwards…

Not a big deal, just means time now has to be spent drilling out small indents at each correct point on both rings…

I also had to make up one of these as one snapped as I removed it from the sprue …

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Johnnych01,
Coincidentally, I have almost completed an M2A3 Bradley, depicting it as a vehicle on exercise
in Europe. According to my reference source, Tankograd’s ‘Iron Brigade’ book, the green is a
washable paint over the vehicle’s original CARC Tan. The green itself is noticeably brighter than
NATO Green, roughly equivalent to AK’s RC083.
Paul

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Like these ones…

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Thanks Paul & also again Reynier … I have all the AK greens mentioned so will check them out although the AK RC083 Green does look nice.

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1 drilled and one to go… Lucky I’m working from home today :rofl:

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Do you think that they would leave the lower hull behind the road wheels CARC Tan as well ? if they dont bother painting the wheels on most, would they go to the effort of painting around and behind them in an area thats is hidden for 98% of the time ?

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Yes, they usually leave the lower hull and behind the road wheels sand.

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Cheers Gino. While you are about, on the Comds weapon station, if the M2 isnt fitted … does the ammo belt feed trunking stay in place from the ammo box to where the gun would be ? ? I cant find any decent images

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Do you mean on the CROWS?

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The belt can stay or be removed. It has a removable pin on each end that holds it in place.

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Sorry Nikos, yes, the CROWS … and thanks again Gino.

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I have this one, no .50 cal no belt

This one shows the belt placed atop the ammo box

like this one, but this has a .50 cal

no gun, no belt

notice the different color weapon stations

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I think the CARC Sand colored CROWS would stand out and give the vehicle a good contrast, along with the lower hull and roadwheels; same with the gun shield on the loader’s station.

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Nice shots Nikos — thanks … general paint plan is : AK green 083 for upper hull and turret. CARC Tan/sand on the running gear, the CROWS , (no external turret MGs fitted) the AC unit and the spare road wheel …

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Roadwheels now have the rubber painted…

Also added some upper hull detailing and fixed in the engine decks.

May try and get the hull together and primed later.

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