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Re: T-55A
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2017, 06:45:55 PM »
Great detailing , Nice and Clear photos.
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Re: T-55A
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2017, 07:33:08 PM »
Thanks Guys,

Not really fussed bout super scale Mal re hand hold or grab handle sizes, all my tanks are regular runners, battle days and shows knocks that kind of item around to easily so I do the best that I think works and looks similar to the real thing, most times it passes. Thanks for the input.

So the next bit is just some simple back end stuff.

Mesh over engine vents, non supplied in the kit, some is correct some ain't, most ref pics I've found show "chicken wire" near enough for me.

So around the back end and up the side









Thanks for lookin

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Re: T-55A
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2017, 06:56:17 AM »
Looking good Damo!  8)
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Re: T-55A
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2017, 09:44:55 AM »
Thanks for lookin wobb,

Righto the next bit. The instructions are somewhat vague on the turret detail so after a fair bit or research I've sort of got it to where I'm pretty happy. I've also been fiddling about with some detail swapped plastic for metal grab rails, made the MG mags stand off the turret more in line with how they are mounted. Put some lights on and did a bit of inner hatch work, not far to go now til paint time.

















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Re: T-55A
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2017, 03:34:29 PM »
Great progress mate , coming along nicely.
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Re: T-55A
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2017, 11:54:29 AM »
Even at this stage before any painting or weathering, I am surprised by how realistic this model looks.
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Re: T-55A
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2017, 01:47:08 PM »
Yep good work Damo Fiddly fiddly  8)
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Re: T-55A
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2017, 05:52:09 PM »
MY MATE you take this hobby to another level!love it horar be all you can be in the army!!!

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Re: T-55A
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2017, 03:31:46 AM »
Started building mine this weekend, what a pain! Instructions are awful and henoarts are wrong for a lot of things.

You've got a cracking looking tank, hoping to iron out all the faults and get it like yours! Have solved he gearboxes issue - mount and bolts all odd placements.
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Re: T-55A
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2017, 07:09:45 PM »
Thanks chaps for the kind remarks.

Ad, Google is your friend, there are thousands of pics of these things, hence just about any combination of placement of details can be right. So go for gold and build your beast and be sure to post your build thread.

Final detail, some power conduits at the pointy end, sadly most of which will disappear in the paint work.



And base colour on....





Cheers Damo

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Re: T-55A
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2017, 02:49:05 PM »
Very nice. What's the mantlet cover made out of - is it flexible?

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Re: T-55A
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2017, 04:59:33 PM »
Hi Mal, Thanks.

.1 Its similar to a spray jacket type of material though not nylon, it's a bit heavier than that.
.2 Yep it is flexible. It came from Hooben as kit part TF1, it comes sewn in a cone shape.

Try their web site if you're lookin for a cover for your Cent.





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Good luck, the other option is contact B_Man he's an Australian registered distributer

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Re: T-55A
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2017, 07:55:59 AM »
Hi Damo
Actually I'm sort of planning on making a pertex cover for the Cent - mostly due to the fine grain, plus it's OD - though if something better comes along.....
I couldn't tell from the pics whether your cover was a moulded part or something else - the wrinkles looked real.

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Re: T-55A
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2017, 10:28:03 AM »
Cheers Mal, it did take a fair whack of fiddling, still not entirely happy but like most detail on this thing it will disappear with paint and weathering.

Damo