Curt B

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  • Curt B posted an update 1 year ago

    @boris-kamp This was a 1/35 scale Dragon 3535 model kit M1A1 AIM Abrams tank, completed in December 2015. The mine plow was from the Tamiya M1A1 model kit. some scratch building was done to replicate some of the stowage on the tank. This model was built to replicate the tank “Answer To This”, which was involved in the April 2003 US Army…[Read more]

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    • That looks awesome @curtisbasner! I love the detail on it. Have you in any way been involved with the Thunder Run back then? The model looks great if you ask me and the pictures are nice too, especially if you have them in larger format, do you?

      I think your background info combined with the great M1A1 Abrams can make for a great showcase article…[Read more]

      • Curt B replied 1 year ago

        Thanks, Boris, you are very kind. No, I was not involved, have never been in the military; I have some physical disabilities from my youth that would have prevented my being part of any of our military services. I do have higher resolution versions of each of the photos I sent to you. Where would I send them? I know that trying to send them…[Read more]

    • Ah, I just read your other post, I will put this up in the showcase! only question is if you do have higher res pictures if possible, if not it’s okay. And can you list me what accessory’s you used in this build?

      • Curt B replied 1 year ago

        If you send me your personal e-mail address to, I’ll send you all the accessories used and all the high resolution images there, for you to do with as you please!

      • Curt B replied 1 year ago

        Boris, for “Answer To This”, I used:

        Dragon M1A1AIM Abrams, 3535,
        Tamiya US M1A1 with Mine Plow 35158 (just for the mine plow)
        Tamiya 1/35 Modern U.S. Military Equipment Set 35266 (for various stowage items),
        Paint color was Model Master Acryl Sand FS33531(4720),
        Live Resin 1/35 M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, LRE35144, (for the Commander’s…[Read more]

      • Curt B replied 1 year ago

        Boris, I can send the remainder of the images I sent previously at the resolution of these 2, if this is what you want. Just let me know! answer-to-this-ft-stewart-model-6067answer-to-this-ft-stewart-model-6069

        Boris, I can send the remainder of the images I sent previously at the resolution of these 2, if thiBoris, I can send the remainder of the images I sent previously at the resolution of these 2, if thi
        • @curtisbasner, okay, hope your physical disabilities don’t limit you to much in daily life.

          Thanks for the list of items you used, I will add them and link them to the showcase!

          those last two images are amazing, how could you think they might not be suited for plublishing (-: ?

          Please do the following with them:
          – give them a descriptive name…[Read more]

          • Curt B replied 1 year ago

            Boris, thanks for the ‘wetransfer’ thing. I am sending all of the larger larger images right now. I’ll send along descriptions of each image after they all make it over. Glad you like the larger resolution pictures. Regarding my physical issues, I’ve dealt with it since I was 12 years old, so over 45 years. I’ve been fortunate that it hasn’t…[Read more]

            • You’re welcome! great, have not received anything as of now, will get here soon I guess. that’s good! I can image yes, wel you can perform your hobby, that’s really important (-:

              What do you think of my question in my previous comment regarding the Bradley build?

    • Hi @curtisbasner I still have not received anything, could this be?

      • Hi Boris,

        I tried sending the large resolution images, and received an error. I have been quite ill these last few days, and have not had the chance to try to send again. I am going for some tests today, and hopefully, once those are complete, I can try to send the large resolution images again. I am really sorry about this… It was not my…[Read more]

        • Hi Curt,

          Sorry to hear that! I wish you’ll get better soon, don’t even think about trying it again, your health is more important.
          I’ll patiently await your reply.

          • Hi Boris,
            Let us see how things go, regarding the Bradley build. I am awaiting the arrival of vehicle specific decals, which might not arrive un this coming weekend. I have more news on my health. I had an MRI (don’t know if that acronym makes sense to you) this morning (Wednesday), and it was detemined that my left leg is broken. So, we will…[Read more]

          • P.S. Boris, I have tentatively requested the opportunity to build another M1A1 Abrams tank for the Fort Stewart Thunder Run exhibit, which I hope to begin after the Bradley is done. This new model is the C22 M1A1 C22, called the ‘Columbia 2’ by her crew. I should, if I decide to through with that build, be able to do a full blog on the build…[Read more]

          • P.S.S. Boris, I am finding that even after living for almost 10 years of neurological pain, which I use narcotic pain medications to address, that the pain of a broken bone far exceeds the nerve pain I have lived with for all that time. The bone break is terrible, but oddly enough, they do not do much in terms of prescribing medication for the…[Read more]

            • Hi Curt,

              Sorry to hear that )-: I hope you will soon receive clarity about the longer term, that would be good to know.
              I’t’s good to hear you’re still looking at things from a positive perspective, keeping your mind positive will do wonders, keep that in mind!

              About the US system, yeah it’s pretty bad, especially compared the the Netherlands…[Read more]

            • Hi Curt,

              How are you doing these days?
              Still looking forward to your content, would you resend the pictures etc that failed the first time?

  • Boris Kamp posted an update 1 year, 1 month ago

    @curtisbasner Welcome @curtisbasner! great to have you aboard. Are you looking to post some content yourself?

    • Curt B replied 1 year ago

      Hello Boris. Yes, I hope to have some armored vehicle models that would be worthy of posting on your Showcase. I am very impressed with the quality of the models displayed there!

      • Great, looking forward to your showcases! What’s your preferred era? Thanks! we did our utmost best on these model (-:
        p.s. let me know if you run up to anything that does not work or needs improvement, I developed this all by myself so can add/change where necessary. Feature requests are welcome too.

        • Curt B replied 1 year ago


          I am super impressed with the Showcase models! I will be sure to let you know if I find any issues with the site, as I plan to be here a lot 🙂

          As I wrote to Heico, my favorite era is really modern tanks. I really like IDF vehicles, but I’ve built a few M1 Abrams (I have 5 more Dragon kits of the M1A1, M1A2 V1 and V2) and a British…[Read more]

          • That sounds great! I would love to have you here on a regular basis 😄 The site is more than 1 year old, but is still missing active members for it to really pull off. You are a verh welcome addition.

            Great that you like modern era, really my genre as well. The Israeli armour is awesome! I really like it.

            Have you seen my F-117? I built it many…[Read more]

            • Curt B replied 1 year ago

              I just looked at your F-117. Wow, great job! It so happens that I have the same kit myself, but have not gotten around to building it. I must admit that I am still afraid of building airplanes…to many chances to mess them up. But I’m sure I will take advantage of the work you did when I finally get around to building mine! My kit has…[Read more]

    • Thanks! It’s an really easy kit, fits great like all Tamiya kits. Cool that you have the Humvee as well, I did not )-:

      Sounds like a great kit! Don’t be afraid of those things, the more you’ll say that to yourself and keep postponing, the more difficult it will be (-:
      Just buy a smaller 1/72 Tamiya or Hasegawa aircraft kit and start building, the…[Read more]

    • @curtisbasner did you recieve my last comment (-: ?

      • Curt B replied 1 year ago

        Yes, I did get your last message. I’ve been busy with modeling, but planned to get back to you soon. I may have mentioned to you (I did to Heico) that previously, I built an M1A1 AIM Abrams tank (Dragon 3535) for the Ft. Stewart (Georgia) April 2003 Thunder Run into Baghdad, Iraq Exhibit, which is opening, officially, this month (…[Read more]

        • Curt,
          No problem at all (-: was just wondering.

          That sounds awesome Curt, great action from your side, I really respect it that you put all that effort in volunteering to build that for them.

          Sounds really like a challenge in order to build 100% exact replicas of those two vehicles, I’m very interested in your pictures, please share them…[Read more]

          • Curt B replied 1 year ago

            Just sent a description and a bunch of pictures of “Answer To This”. If you think they are of sufficient quality for the Showcase, by all means, please put them there!

  • Curt B became a registered member 1 year, 1 month ago