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scratchmod
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 03:58 AM UTC
Hi all. I found a few pics of this rusty T-55 with dozer blade and crane. Need help with the correct T-55 XX of this type of tank.



First question....does any one have drawings / schematics and other better pics of this tank. My search on the web didn't help much.

Next question....does anyone make a conversion of this tank ?!?

I would like to build this rusty hulk, and maybe do it as a resin set.

Any help would be great.

Rob
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 05:09 AM UTC
Well
If the engine deck hatches at the right of the beast are its own ....it's a probably russian T-55.But it's hard to say....
Looks like this...

that is a T-55 based prime mover but I haven't nomenclature.
Probably it's a variant of VT-55
Zac Sex did a work to depict this beast(if not the same beast).Links over ML don't work...so you need to get AFV modeller article or the entire Mag.
I need to get some infos but maybe you can found something over WWP T-55 special and recovery vehicles n17(I think)
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 05:25 AM UTC
Im pretty sure thats an IMR on a T-55 chassis. Man I'd love to see you tackle this beast!

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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 05:37 AM UTC
http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product1628.html

Chris...is right!!!!
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 06:03 AM UTC
hi rob
Help (mail) inbound

chris
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 06:14 AM UTC
I looked for IMR M2A pics

http://kr.blog.yahoo.com/shinecommerce/1150.html?p=1&t=3

It looks built on a t72 hull

(it could be a very cool work Rob)
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 06:46 AM UTC
Thanks a bunch for all the help guys, lots of valuable info. Mauro that link is great for ref on the crane itself, thanks.

I have been wanting to rust this beast up for some time, so it will be up soon.

Rob
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 07:06 AM UTC
Glad to help you Rob.
If i find some other pic in eastern modeller sites, i'll surely give you.

Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 08:55 PM UTC
Wiki pic:


another pic


Pics on armour kiev:
http://armor.kiev.ua/Tanks/Modern/imr/

The wreck in your photo has been abbandoned in Tchernobil. Here some other pics of your exemplar
http://chornobyl.in.ua/imr.html

Other reference images found on line








You can find some other photo in those albums:
http://www.panoramio.com/user/3307217?with_photo_id=23346334

Try to look for other references writing ИМР or ИМР на базе танка Т-54-55 in Google withe bar


Cheers Rob
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 09:49 PM UTC
AFV Modeller #44 Jan/Feb 2009 had a artcile on a conversion to an IMR by Zach Sex.
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Posted: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 09:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

AFV Modeller #44 Jan/Feb 2009 had a artcile on a conversion to an IMR by Zach Sex.



http://shop.afvmodeller.com/customer/product.php?productid=17440&cat=256&page=1
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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 02:59 AM UTC
Here you are another interesting site.
http://army.lv/ru/imr-2m/742/482#info

The Zachary Sex work has been published also on an italian modeller magazine:



I have that magazine but unfortunatly i don't have a scanner

I can't promise you, but perhaps i can try to give you this reference
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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 03:16 AM UTC
Thanks for all the info and links Mauro, it's a big help.
I am sure when I start this project there will be a conversion set released

The weathering on those abandoned vehicles is what caught my eye, and would love to paint one. There is also another tank I want to build and will post that up later.
Back to the work bench and try to get my T-69 ready for painting. Will post the final interior build pics tonight.

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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 03:35 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks for all the info and links Mauro, it's a big help.
I am sure when I start this project there will be a conversion set released



I'm lokked for info but i didn't find it


Quoted Text

The weathering on those abandoned vehicles is what caught my eye, and would love to paint one. There is also another tank I want to build and will post that up later.
Back to the work bench and try to get my T-69 ready for painting. Will post the final interior build pics tonight.



I know and I like a lot your T69 work so surely I'll see your progress


meanwhile i found the Zachary Sex article

http://olivier.carneau.free.fr/kits/russie/imr/index_gb.htm

Very glad to help you Rob

Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 05:17 AM UTC
Mauro, That's perfect, thank you.
If I can get my hands on good drawings of most of the components then this would make a good conversion kit

Rob
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Posted: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 08:32 PM UTC
others wa

http://dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=1682 (48 pics)

http://dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=1602 (over 100 closer pics)

i hope to see your "rusty monster" soon

cheers
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 04:05 AM UTC
Holy Mauro, those pics are fantastic. That is the most I have ever had of one vehicle. I would be a fool not to build it. I will study the images and all the details and decide if I want to do it to be cast in resin.
I can't thank you enough for the help you have given me. I had searched through google with and with out the nomenclature but didn't come up with what you found. This has made my day

Rob
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 11:41 AM UTC
Well Rob, i'm very very glad I could help you.

I like a lot sharing references and I appreciate who do it.

During the time I found a list of eastern site which are in my humble opinion a sort of "modeller's glod mine". This is a short list of them:


http://www.fotovalkirumodelism.com/index.php?cat=7

http://translate.google.de/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fserkoff.narod.ru%2F&sl=ru&tl=en&hl=de&ie=UTF-8

http://www.fotovalkirumodelism.com/index.php?cat=5

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/photo/viewcat_cid_131.html

http://dishmodels.ru/wlk_main.htm

http://thetankmaster.com/

http://www.battlefield.ru/en/home.html

http://www66.tok2.com/home2/tankguy/index.html

http://www.o5m6.de/

http://svsm.org/gallery/walkarounds

http://rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/

http://army.lv/ru/oruzhie/Vse-vidi-oruzhiya/Suhoputnie-voyska/Tanki/631

http://groll.ru/index.html

http://walkarounds.airforce.ru/armour/index.htm

http://www.brdm2.estranky.cz/

http://www.brdm2.estranky.cz/fotoalbum/tanky

http://mhrfweb.makett.org/MHRF/

http://www.photoka.info/

http://kr.blog.yahoo.com/shinecommerce/

Surely you've already known many of this sites. Anyway I hope you like-it and as I said, i can't wait to seeing your next projects

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 04:06 PM UTC
Mauro you never cease to amaze me with all the searching and links you provide.
Thanks bro.

Ciao
Rob
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