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TOPIC: Build #2: T-55A - D O N E

Build #2: T-55A - D O N E 13 Aug 2019 02:13 #1

Well what defines 'Workhorse' any clearer than 'The Worlds most mass-produced tank' ?

defence.pk/pdf/threads/worlds-most-mass-produced-tanks.165406/

Tamiya's superb kit, some decals and off-we-go:

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Might get some etch too, not decided yet :idonno , more soon, but not that soon - need to finish the IL2 first :java


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T-55A 13 Aug 2019 06:03 #2

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T-55A 13 Aug 2019 07:27 #3

ij001 wrote:
Well what defines 'Workhorse' any clearer than 'The Worlds most mass-produced tank' ?

It sure does scream "WORKHORSE!!"
This should build up into a super nice build....Welcome aboard!!
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T-55A 14 Aug 2019 19:48 #4

Neat choice! Are you going to go with the kit tracks? I will be interested in seeing how you get the ‘sag’ in them.
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T-55A 15 Aug 2019 15:30 #5

iambrb wrote:
Neat choice! Are you going to go with the kit tracks? I will be interested in seeing how you get the ‘sag’ in them.

Mornin' Bruce
I'll be using my tried & tested Superglue'n Swearing method. Usually works quite well but no guarantees, right ?

Some photos later today hopefully. Best from NZ.

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T-55A 15 Aug 2019 17:20 #6

ij001 wrote:
iambrb wrote:
Neat choice! Are you going to go with the kit tracks? I will be interested in seeing how you get the ‘sag’ in them.

Mornin' Bruce
I'll be using my tried & tested Superglue'n Swearing method. Usually works quite well but no guarantees, right ?

Some photos later today hopefully. Best from NZ.

Ian.

Ahhh.....good one
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T-55A 16 Aug 2019 00:08 #7

Great choice!...following :popcorn

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T-55A 17 Aug 2019 09:29 #8

:popcorn :popcorn :dude

Love these tanks - can't wait for more.

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T-55A 18 Aug 2019 09:26 #9

T-55 is a great choice for this along with the Tamiya kit.


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T-55A - main construction done 18 Aug 2019 20:33 #10

Such a beautifully engineered kit:


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IMHO one of Tamiya's very best. All the lower hull, suspension and wheels have been primed & 'shadow coated'. All the turret primed - but I'll leave off the (Czech) stowage bins, rails etc until after the camo - next I'll apply the same black shadow coat. Upper hull still needs a second primer coat followed by the same shadow coat.

Need to park-this for a week or two whilst the (Eduard) etch makes its' way here to Middle Earth, in the meantime I'll dig-out something with wings, and possibly in 1:32 to play with.

AFN



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T-55A - main construction done 18 Aug 2019 20:46 #11

:soldier
I told you photobucket sucks...



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T-55A - main construction done 19 Aug 2019 08:16 #12

That was quick...but not surprising, being Tammy and all.
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