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M1A1MstrGn
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Indiana, United States
Joined: February 08, 2017
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 12:19 PM UTC
Greetings from Indianapolis, Indiana! I go by M1A1MstrGn on the forum here. I started modeling with my Father when I was 8 or 9 back in the early 1960s. Then my only modeling interest was WW1 & WW2 aircraft in 1/72 scale, then later in 1/48 scale. Then I added modern aircraft. My Dad & I made over 275 1/72 planes which hung from nails on the walls of my bedroom. We also had about 50 1/48 aircraft in our "model factory" back workroom. I joined the US Army as an Armor crewman on M60A1 tanks where I discovered 1/35 scale Armor models. However, due to Army moves, a divorce and life in general my last model project was around 1979 or 1980. I'm retired now and have one or 2 last projects I intend to work on; the M1A1 HA tank I was on during Desert Storm (A Troop, 1/4 Armored Cavalry - 1st Infantry Division) & perhaps one other; an old M1 which I was on during the Winter REFORGER while I was stationed in Fulda, W. Germany in the 11th Cavalry. We "painted" camouflage patterns on our tanks with whitewash like the Germans did in WW2 (& still do.) These tanks looked really interesting!
I really enjoy seeing all the great works here. I especially enjoy seeing the projects by modelers overseas.
Keep up the good work, fellow modelers!
varanusk
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ARMORAMA
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 02:38 PM UTC
Hi Jeff, welcome to the forums! It is always nice to see people with direct experience in armoured vehicles.

Do not limit yourself to look, share your models as well! A winterwashed M1 would look great for sure. I did not know it was used.
Namabiiru
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 05:35 PM UTC
Welcome, Jeff! Any photos from 11th Cav?

Recon
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: October 19, 2002
KitMaker: 1,571 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 07:48 PM UTC
Welcome!

Mike
M1A1MstrGn
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Indiana, United States
Joined: February 08, 2017
KitMaker: 22 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 03:36 AM UTC
Thanks to you all! I will try to post some 11th Cav (maybe others) pictures. I'm not real computer savvy. (I call them "confusers") I have a photo or 3 of tour whitewashed tanks on my FaceBook photos page but I'm new here. I'll be learning every day here!