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Need set of panels on front of M1A1 turret
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 04:49 AM UTC
Not sure what they are but they didnít come with the Dragon Abrams I build not sure why they are missing but Dragon is impossible to get anything from.
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 06:14 AM UTC
Which kit number? Are you talking about the big rectangular panels? Can you not scratch those from .020" styrene sheet?



oyoy23
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 09:53 AM UTC
Copy itís the Dragon kit which was missing the panels and yes I could scratch them just donít want too. The should have been in the kit but Dragons quality control is very good.
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 10:36 AM UTC
Which kit number do you have? Not all Dragon kits came with the CIPs (Combat Identifier Panels). Also, I thought you bought it second hand? If so, maybe the seller took them out, like the tracks.
oyoy23
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 02:53 PM UTC
Thatís a very good point for sure since this is the second item missing but thatís the chance we all take buying at shows.
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 11:33 PM UTC
Are they shown in the instructions? If not they werenít included in the kit.
oyoy23
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 12:42 AM UTC
Yes itís cyber Hobby kit 9125 and they are shown to be with the decal set which they are not in there.
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 01:50 AM UTC
Not to be an ***hole but in the time you have spent thus far you could have easily made them as Gino suggested. Good luck.
oyoy23
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 02:32 AM UTC
Yes which I am working on now thank you
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 03:01 AM UTC
To be fair, he still needs the decals for the stenciling in the center of the panels.
oyoy23
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 03:52 AM UTC
Yes that would be correct unless I attempt to paint it.
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 03:58 AM UTC
You could use the smallest stencil decal that you have. Doesn't have to say the right words. Obscure them later with dust/dirt, etc. so some wording is visible but not legible!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 09:25 AM UTC

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To be fair, he still needs the decals for the stenciling in the center of the panels.



Get some clear computer decal paper and print the "THIS SIDE OFF" lettering yourself. Painting it will look like crap as no one can paint the lettering clearly that small.
oyoy23
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 01:17 PM UTC
Thank you Curtis for the parts I really appreciate the help so I can finish this kit.
Epi
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 11:58 PM UTC
Did you get what you need. I have the IFF panels in photo etch and in decal form if you still need. I also have plenty of "THIS SIDE OFF" decals to spare.

Do you need decals for Abrams?

To tell you the truth, I have a crap load of Abrams parts from the Dragon and RFM kits.
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