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Author Topic: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!  (Read 921 times)

Offline NickNascati

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An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« on: August 08, 2020, 02:45:38 PM »
All,
      I was browsing in a local dollar store yesterday, and came across a bag of cheap army men.  In the bag was a knock off Timmee M48.  I took the tank, gave it a wash of dark, forest green, then a heavy dry brush of earth color.  I added some sandbags, and a crude, scratch built .50 cal mg.  I think it will look perfect with my Gringo 40s Marines. Here is he result -


Offline mikedemana

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 08:32:02 PM »
Can't be that price! Good find and good sprucing up of the model...

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Offline Mako

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 06:29:31 PM »
Looks great!

Love the M48.

How does it scale out with 28mm figures, and/or against the real world model?

Offline NickNascati

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 08:06:20 PM »
Here is a photo of the tank next to a Black Scorpion cowboy.


Offline Mako

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 10:28:57 PM »
Cool !!!

Thank you for taking the time to take a few pics and share them with me. 

Looks like they go together well, as suspected.

Offline NickNascati

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 10:42:08 PM »
They do seem to be tough to find though.  I went back to get another for a friend, and there were none there.

Offline AzSteven

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 05:27:22 PM »
I've used those TimMee tanks for gaming before - they scale very nicely.  They are being made again and are available on Amazon (more than $1.00 each but still pretty cheap).  There is also an armored car they make that works well as-is or modified for sci-fi or near future gaming.

Offline Easy E

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 08:51:02 PM »
I have several of these, but have not painted them up.
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Offline NickNascati

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 12:00:38 AM »
I thought the base plastic color was fine.  I simply washed it with a dark forest green, and they dry brushed it.

Offline Bushbaby

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2020, 11:28:12 PM »

Offline vodkafan

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Re: An M48 for $1.00 plus time and paint!
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2020, 09:26:24 PM »
I got given one yesterday! I measured it against specs from 2 different websites and the hull does scale out around 1/56, although the gun is a little short. The worst part is the configuration and look of the wheels. I might have a play around and see what I can do with it. 
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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