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Iranian Chunma (T-62)
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 02:04 PM UTC



Here is another build Iím starting or should I say dusting off one that has been started a while back. During the 80ís North Korea supplied Iran with their copy of the T-62 know as Chunma Type GA. It is essentially a lower hull from a model 62 with a turret from a model 72 built under license in North Korea. One thing that separates the Chumna from any other T-62 is the lack of mounting points for mine clearing equipment on the hull and the DSKH being replaced with a KVPT 14.5mm. Iím rebuilding the fenders from the original build I started in order to add some battle damage. Iím also going to rework for fuel drum mounts so I can add the drums after everything is painted. This should be hopefully a quick build since most of everything is already done, just need to make some tweaks.



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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 02:38 PM UTC
OH YEAH! im ready if you are man! Im really excited to see you get at this bad boy. what you got there already is sweet! ill be following along man.

Gary
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 03:07 PM UTC
Thanks Gary, I just took one I started last year and removed the parts I don't need. I just had to remove the fender again and move it foward just a bit since the rear mud flap was sticking out too much.
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 09:49 PM UTC
I'm ready to follow this thread Christofer
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 11:48 PM UTC
Sounds like the start of an intresting log. Count me in.
Thanks
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 11:59 PM UTC
hay Christopher is this going in the same dio as the BTR ? if so then man this i can't wait to see
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 02:47 AM UTC
Thanks everyone for the comments. I have one of the fenders almost completed lastnight and will have some photos posted later today.

Dave I'm not sure if I'm going to use this in the dio or the M60A1 I have on the way in the mail. I have 2 Iran Iraq war dios planned.
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 03:46 AM UTC
This is one interesting build, good luck with it Chris.
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 05:26 AM UTC
Christopher,

I like such unusual projects like this. I will follow this with great interest.

Andreas
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 02:24 PM UTC
Here is a quick update on the build. I have one of the new fenders completed and shifted foward just abit. One thing I have done is left off the fuel tanks on the fender. These things are made from sheet metal and easy to damage. I did leave the two fuel lines running into the hull in place. I cut thin strips of masking tape to make some sort of jerry rig that the crew may have done to cap off the lines.




Second new fender in progress

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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 07:03 PM UTC
Great restart Chris !
I like the left off fuel tanks. It will give a unique look at your build.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hi Christopher,

I love the idea of leaving off the fuel tank. im ready for some more...please!

Gary
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 08:18 AM UTC
Thanks Olivier and Gary for the comments. Don't worry budy, I'm going to be posting some more pictures tonight and I think everyone is going to love some new things I have done.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:59 PM UTC
You ask and you shall receive. Here is the latest update on my progress so far.



I have completed the fuel tank fender. Iíve added the two non-conductive supports that the fuel tanks would sit on. Talk about a bad day if static electricity would shoot through the fender and ignite the tanks. Iíve also taken on the fuel tanks and added some dents and hole into it. The bottom of the tank was blanked off so no light could show through.





From here I moved to the front hull and added the distinctive dual splash guards made from plastic strips.



The tool box fender was made in the same fashion as the first one. Iíve added some damage to the fenders and made sure the middle tool box matched the dents in the fender.



My last real area to work before I can move onto the turret is the rear hull. Here Iím rebuilding all the straps for the fuel drums so I can paint them separate from the rest of the model. One of the drums is from the Tamiya German fuel set and will have the middle cap open with a hand pump in place.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 02:19 PM UTC
Looks great Chris...Good luck...
BBD468
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 02:41 PM UTC
Hi Christopher,

Great update! dude, how did you beat up the fuel tank? looks awsome! What thickness of styrene did you use for your fender? Now thats some scratch building!

Gary
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 03:53 PM UTC
Thanks guys

Gary I just used my good old handy dandy dremel and small grinding bit to ding the tanks. Afterwards I sanded everything smooth since the bit left behind small bits of plastic. Trick I learned I build planes every once in awhile. The fenders I used .015 sheets with .015x.030 for the strip that runs along the sides. The interior supports are .015x.156 cut to shape.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 08:48 PM UTC
Oooh yeah :-D

I really like builds like this! Can't wait to see your progress!

Jurjen
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 01:00 AM UTC
This is some seriously interesting scratch building Chris- very realistic. Can't wait to see it all painted up.
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 01:36 AM UTC
Chris I don't know which one I love more the BTR or the T-62 !!!!! You killing me
Dave
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 01:40 AM UTC
Excellent work Chris! Theres nothing better than a beaten up Russian tank. The missing fuel cells is very creative!

My only critique would be regarding the damaged front fuel cell. The holes you have created in my opinion show off the thickness of the plastic too much and don't look right. Maybe its just the photos i'm not sure. But in reality I think the metal would be very thin and would shred up a lot more.
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 02:33 AM UTC
Thanks everyone for following and commenting. I have to say I love both models I'm building. I'm just trying to kick myself in the butt to finish the T-62. I got tired of seeing it sitting on the shelf just collecting dust.

Rob it is hard to tell from the photos, but I actually grind the underside of the tank down to the point were light will shine through. Then I just took my knife and punched holes into it.
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 02:34 AM UTC

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Thanks everyone for following and commenting. I have to say I love both models I'm building. I'm just trying to kick myself in the butt to finish the T-62. I got tired of seeing it sitting on the shelf just collecting dust.

Rob it is hard to tell from the photos, but I actually grind the underside of the tank down to the point were light will shine through. Then I just took my knife and punched holes into it.



Ahh ok Chris, I did wonder whether it might just be the photos hiding the thickness of the plastic.

What ever happened to your other T-62 build?
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 02:50 AM UTC
Yes the other T-62, well it too is sitting on the shelf collecting dust. I have so many models sitting that I have started and like many other modellers out there, I buy a new model and loose interest in the ones I have started. I'm trying to breathe new life into the ones I have started, but it's so hard with all the great new kits coming out now.
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 08:14 AM UTC
Hi Chris, I'm following this one, looking good so far.
I didn't know Texas acquired so many T62's. You guys
planning a coup?

I'm drooling.
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