login   |    register
Armor/AFV: Modern Armor
Modern armor in general.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Any Iraqi M1A1 decals out there?
Grindcore
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: September 23, 2006
entire network: 379 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 06:55 PM UTC

Does anyone know if there are any 1/35 markings for an Iraqi M1A1 Abrams operating in Mosul?

I've been watching the video of the Aid worker rushing out to grab the little girl and thought that would be a cool diorama.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFbPGtj4u0U

corsutton
Visit this Community
Oklahoma, United States
Member Since: June 17, 2005
entire network: 541 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
Echelon has all kinds of M1A1 markings from Iraq. I don't know exactly what unit that tank was with, but there are all kinds of markings available.
Cookiescool2
Visit this Community
Georgia, United States
Member Since: May 09, 2014
entire network: 273 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2 Posts
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:37 PM UTC
As far as I know there's no company that makes tank markings for Abrams in Iraqi service, and the Echelon decals are for Abrams in American service. Here are some examples of the markings present on Iraqi Abrams


jasegreene
Visit this Community
Florida, United States
Member Since: October 21, 2013
entire network: 705 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:31 PM UTC
This too is something I have wanted to do for sometime.Does not seem to hard to build with just heavy weathering from heavy months long urban combat.
Grindcore
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: September 23, 2006
entire network: 379 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 01:51 AM UTC


It would be a nice set for Echelon, Archer or Star to put out.

A comprehensive sheet for all the recent combatants would be well received I bet.
corsutton
Visit this Community
Oklahoma, United States
Member Since: June 17, 2005
entire network: 541 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 02:07 AM UTC
Sorry, I didn't realize the tank was in Iraqi service. That will be harder to find, I am sure.
Tankrider
Visit this Community
Oklahoma, United States
Member Since: October 07, 2002
entire network: 1,240 Posts
KitMaker Network: 71 Posts
Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 03:08 AM UTC
Guys,
There will be some Iraqi crews M1A1 decals coming out soon, probably with a M1A1 book containing images for reference.

As me no more as I can't say much else...

John
Grindcore
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: September 23, 2006
entire network: 379 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 05:54 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Guys,
There will be some Iraqi crews M1A1 decals coming out soon, probably with a M1A1 book containing images for reference.

As me no more as I can't say much else...

John



No questions, well, maybe one. What would be a good kit for an Iraqi Abrams?
chefchris
Visit this Community
North Carolina, United States
Member Since: February 06, 2006
entire network: 1,537 Posts
KitMaker Network: 71 Posts
Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 07:19 AM UTC
They received 140 refurbished Abrams until 2012. A lot were damaged in Mosul. 6 had full armor penetrations and 28 were damaged. A figure set and decals would be great!

Chris
Grindcore
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: September 23, 2006
entire network: 379 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 07:48 PM UTC
I just got the Iraqi Abrams book from Sabot publishing, it is awesome. Comes with decals just like I was looking for.

I wish they had some more in action shots, but I understand we modelers are probably not the top priority of things to worry about while taking back Mosul.

Probably use a Dragon M1A1 for it, just need to add a phone box on the rear.

Raliman
Visit this Community
Portugal
Member Since: June 15, 2015
entire network: 51 Posts
KitMaker Network: 5 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC
What´s the best kit to build most OOB an Iraqi Abrams ?