Resin detail accessories for sale
The resin accessories
shown above are castings made from original masters/patterns, sculpted and fabricated from epoxy putty and sheet styrene.
These are designed for use on the 1/24 scale R/C Marui M1A2 Abrams tank. It is also suitable for the 1/25 scale Franklin Mints
M1A1 Abrams die-cast. The accesory parts serve as a starting point that you will need to assemble, detail, and paint prior
to use; thus some modeling experience will be needed.
The 1/24 scale Abrams
tank crew accessory set includes the following pieces:
4x water cans
4x ALICE Medium
2x duffel bags
2x 20mm ammo cans
3x CIP thermal ID
1x turret Auxiliary
Power Unit (APU)
2x MRE cases ***newest
version supplied*** (paper self-assembly item)
1x spare road wheel
Material- The resin used is white polyurethane used for commercial casting purposes from silicon
molds. Occasionally, an air bubble will be present on the castings; they can be easily filled with putty. If I see any air
bubbles on parts I sell, I will endeavor to fill or sculpt any lost details. Paper items are printed on high quality inkjet
paper that should be sealed with a protective overspray prior to use.
Surface preparation- The castings will arrive with the pour stubs intact. This can be carefully
removed with a razor saw and 200 grit sandpaper (emery paper) in a figure 8 pattern. This can be further polished with 400-600
grit paper as well.
When sawing or sanding
resin, it is important to take care with sharp tools and wear a dust mask. Inhalation of resin dust is dangerous. Dispose
of casting stubs and resin dust properly.
Painting- The resin readily accepts hobby acrylic or enamel paints. It is best to wash the resin
pieces in a mild detergent to remove all traces of sanding dust and oil from your fingers. A black or white spray primer provides
better adhesion. Tamiya makes spray paints in realistic military colors. Stencils can be obtained from Tamiya or Verlinden
as dry transfers or decals.
Attachment and detailing - The simplest method to affix the resin crew gear is to glue it to your
tank. But it is quite easy to attach soft twist wire to the accessories so you can remove and rearrange the gear as you wish.
Steel wire can also be bent and glued in place to form attachment clips on the gear.
The crew gear can
be further detailed. I suggest the following:
1) ALICE Rucksacks
- add compression straps
Road Wheel - add a rubber tire (ex: a butyl bicycle inner tube)
Cans - add carrying handles
cases - add shipping straps
- add rivets to the corners
Click here for completed examples from the "Accessories" section of this webpage
|Suggested placement of detail accesories for one Abrams tank.
If you find problems with the resin castings, please notify me within 2 weeks of delivery via e-mail. I will
do whatever I can to rectify the problem. However I cannot accept returns if you cut, sand, paint or modify the parts in any
way; so please inspect your purchase at the earliest opportunity. Please study the pictures carefully before purchasing,
and feel free to e-mail me with any questions.
The price is $45 which includes USPS 1st Class Priority shipping to USA adresses
with delivery confirmation. Unfortunately, I cannot take international orders; due to recent problems with customs and the
inability to track lost packages.
I accept personal checks. If you wish to purchase my resin accessories, please e-mail me, so we can exchange further information. Typical turnaround time is about a week; I will cast up the parts while waiting for
your check to clear at the bank.
you for your interest in my work!
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link below to purchase: