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Tamiya T-55A with CMK resin interior kit
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 11:30 AM UTC
Hi Matthew

You're doing an outstanding job so far. I like it a lot

I have just some doubts about the hatch that you've enlarged.

It seems to me larger than the original one







anyway, congrats indeed
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 11:54 AM UTC
The only problem I can see is, how do you intend to show off the interior once complete? I've tried my had at a few full interiors and realize that I spent three weeks to build something no one will ever see. Great job on super detailing the exterior. Looks promising.
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 01:28 PM UTC
Matthew, I will follow this one closely, I have the same kit with the same upgrades waiting for some bench time...
I added the Aber PE sets...
I guess when I'll start my build I'll have tons of questions and you'll be working on some other kit by then...

Anyway by the looks it seamed pretty straight forward...
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 07:05 PM UTC

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I am doing the fuel tank lines at the mo, and you need 3 hands and the patience of a saint, lol





...Actually I REALLY understand what you mean

I spent lots of time doing them on mine t-55 . The problem is that there's little room to operate. If I did another time I wouldn't mount before the turret base extensions



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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2011 - 04:30 AM UTC
This is a superb build. The interior is brilliant looking and I hope the hatches you plan to open allow a decent bit to be seen, although like you said- you get some satisfaction just knowing its there! Great work on the exterior aswell.
Any thoughts on a camo scheme?
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2011 - 05:58 AM UTC

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This is a superb build. The interior is brilliant looking and I hope the hatches you plan to open allow a decent bit to be seen, although like you said- you get some satisfaction just knowing its there! Great work on the exterior aswell.
Any thoughts on a camo scheme?



Nope, no thoughts on paint yet,

Probably a very sun faded green, but not sure



If you wanted to reproduce a Polish t-55 the correct color would be similar to an olive drab.



http://pwm.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=205&t=8900
I have some pics of them, let me know if you need it
Czech T-55s have slightly different engine deck (engine hatches are equal to the russian ones), camo schemes are more intersting. Anyway I have lots of t-55 pics so, as i said, if you need I can give you some reference pics

Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2011 - 06:06 AM UTC
A very outstanding job!
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2011 - 04:49 PM UTC
Did you have to do anything special to make the T-72 Fruils work with the Tamiya drive sprockets?
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011 - 02:03 AM UTC

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This is a superb build. The interior is brilliant looking and I hope the hatches you plan to open allow a decent bit to be seen, although like you said- you get some satisfaction just knowing its there! Great work on the exterior aswell.
Any thoughts on a camo scheme?



Nope, no thoughts on paint yet,

Probably a very sun faded green, but not sure





If you wanted to reproduce a Polish t-55 the correct color would be similar to an olive drab.



http://pwm.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=205&t=8900
I have some pics of them, let me know if you need it
Czech T-55s have slightly different engine deck (engine hatches are equal to the russian ones), camo schemes are more intersting. Anyway I have lots of t-55 pics so, as i said, if you need I can give you some reference pics

Cheers



:[]-- Nice pic you have there Mauro... this exact tank is placed in the city of Poznan (western Poland) and this very tank is exactly the one, where my personal picture was taken (see my profile)
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011 - 02:12 AM UTC

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A very outstanding job!



Thx Spider

This is the engine deck layout I am heading towards, simply because it seems to be the easyist to replicate



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That's the engine deck of a t 55 belonged to the Polish army. It's kept in a Polish Army museum in Poznan. That's the same exemplar with tactical number 1955 that I posted before
Here you can find a walkaround of it
https://picasaweb.google.com/polar123tank/T55_Poznan_Cytadela#

Here
http://picasaweb.google.com/polar123tank?showall=true#100
you can find some other Polish t-55

If you're going to reproduce a Polish made T-55, you should take care to the gun mantlet. It's slightly different from the russian one

Polish made:


Russian made:


As you can see it looks a little smaller and less corrugated


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I have spent some time on the engine hatch, in an effort to reduce the opening size,

I lined both openings with plastic strip, and put a double layer on the air filter hatch, I used super glue for doing this, plastic cement just results in a goey mess when working with thin plastic strip

I will leave you all to guess how many times I glued my fingers to the hatch, and glued my fingers together



Well, you've fixed very well, congrats
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011 - 02:38 AM UTC

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This is a superb build. The interior is brilliant looking and I hope the hatches you plan to open allow a decent bit to be seen, although like you said- you get some satisfaction just knowing its there! Great work on the exterior aswell.
Any thoughts on a camo scheme?



Nope, no thoughts on paint yet,

Probably a very sun faded green, but not sure






If you wanted to reproduce a Polish t-55 the correct color would be similar to an olive drab.



http://pwm.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=205&t=8900
I have some pics of them, let me know if you need it
Czech T-55s have slightly different engine deck (engine hatches are equal to the russian ones), camo schemes are more intersting. Anyway I have lots of t-55 pics so, as i said, if you need I can give you some reference pics

Cheers



:[]-- Nice pic you have there Mauro... this exact tank is placed in the city of Poznan (western Poland) and this very tank is exactly the one, where my personal picture was taken (see my profile)




Yes that's it Marian!

here a little walkaround of it
https://picasaweb.google.com/polar123tank/T55_Poznan_Cytadela#

Is it perhaps yours?
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