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T-62A Tamiya - Finished Build
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United States
Joined: June 24, 2016
KitMaker: 4 posts
Armorama: 3 posts
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:29 AM UTC
Hi Everyone,

Posted over on the new introductions forum, as I'm new

Back to model building after a 15-20 year absence.

I had a 1/35 T-62A in my closest for just about that long.

I'm a big fan of Russian vehicles - all eras.

I had fun building this one.

When I started building there was really no internet so thankfully I was able to pull up tips easily. Glad I'm here.

-Mix of manufactures for the paint and weathering effects - Vallejo, AK, Tamiya. Acrylic, Enamel and Pigments.

-Air brushed base with a few layers. First time modeling armor with an air brush so I need some practice.

-Wash and rust effects turned out Ok but washes and rust I could see the thinner I used in some spots.

-Dulled down chipping with a wash.

-Broke one of the turret handle but turned out as a plus. Heated it up, bent it, and made it looked like it had snapped.

-Wanted over all beat up effect - tried not over due it.

-Used some mud to cover up a joint gap - not good - but gave me the effect I wanted.

-Filling joints with putty is an art. Tried it on the gun barrel but not perfect. Plus I over sanded.

All in all a fun build. Tough choice deciding on my next one

Thanks for reading

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California, United States
Joined: April 26, 2016
KitMaker: 362 posts
Armorama: 285 posts
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:47 AM UTC
Hey Andy , welcome aboard, this site is really nice I also am working on tankmodel that I have had in my closet for years. I have gained a lot knowledge in the short time since I enlisted. Nice tank.....
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Joined: May 25, 2013
KitMaker: 544 posts
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:01 AM UTC
isn't T-62 and t-55 has same fuel lining ?
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 20, 2015
KitMaker: 304 posts
Armorama: 293 posts
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 02:12 PM UTC
Welcome back to the hobby. You did a great job, I like the well used look. Can't wait to see some more work from you.

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Joined: March 14, 2013
KitMaker: 278 posts
Armorama: 278 posts
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 04:50 PM UTC
nice to know that you restarted modelling.
I would suggest to make some small improvements on your T-62.
I see a lot of mud on the hull, but no any on the tracks. I would make them muddy too, at least the recesses.
I suggest to paint some details as the lenses of the lights.
The teeth of the driving wheel should show steel color, not silver.