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Need info on DShK gun and ammo for T-55
zokissima
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 09, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 08:50 AM UTC
Hi all,

I have recently began construction of the Tamiya T-55, and wish to add some small detail where I can. Aside from the obvious ares of fuel lines, foil fenders, etc, I wanted to add the ammo boxes to the turret sides, but the Tamiya offerings have the straps moulded on, and if I were to sand them off, it would destroy the ribbed detail.

THus, I"m wondering where I can get a set of these boxes without the straps moulded on?

ALso, as to the DShK machine gun, is it accurate enough, or is there a better aftermarket offering, and if so, which one?
clay_cliff
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Lima, Peru
Joined: April 07, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 08:58 AM UTC
Tank has some DShK, with different mounts, and the ammo boxes:

Clicky

You can modify the kit provided ammo box (one is spare) and get resin copies. Hope this helps. Best regards.

Josť.
chefchris
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 05:47 AM UTC
I second Jose on the TanK stuff - MIG also does a set. Then theres AEF designs......... (I also think these are overscale)

Blast also makes some nice ones that are "bagged" (6) that comes with their T55 update set.

Chris
zokissima
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 05:52 AM UTC
Thanks for the info guys. I hadn't even thought of casting my own. Gave it a shot last night, but used plastecine for moulds, so if they don't turn out too nice, I'll see to purchasing a set.
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