T-55A

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My new project is a Russian T-55A by Tamiya. I am doing this for the benefit cancer build running on Modelers Alliance and there is a time limit. I have from now until January 31 to complete the build so wish me luck. I have already made some progress. The wheels are done and I have started putting the photo etch on the lower hull. Here are some progress shots and thanks for looking in.

Terry 8)















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oh this will be nice, is the verlinden set the Etch?
 

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spud said:
oh this will be nice, is the verlinden set the Etch?
Verlinden and Eduard. Kinda need parts from both to do the whole thing.

Thanks!
 

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andrei383 said:
cool project, looking forward to it!
Thanks for looking in on it

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Still one of the best T-55 kits on the market. Off to a great start with the PE. Can't wait for say, Trumpeter to come out with a new T-55 kit....indi links, pe etc.
 

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scratchmod said:
Still one of the best T-55 kits on the market. Off to a great start with the PE. Can't wait for say, Trumpeter to come out with a new T-55 kit....indi links, pe etc.
How about AFV or Dragon!

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Wicked project, looking forward to watching this come together
 

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Leighbo said:
Wicked project, looking forward to watching this come together
Thanks for dropping by!

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Big-John said:
Nice start Terry, I'll be following along!
Thanks for looking in. I should be able to work on it tonight.
 

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WigWag Workshop said:
This is on my build list, will be watching

-Steven
Thanks for looking!
 

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Not much bench time last night, but some stuff got done. Got the exhaust done. I realized that I needed to get the tracks done before doing any more PE. I purchased Trumpeters individual track links to replace the kit rubber band tracks. They look really nice, but they have to be glued together. I am using Tamiya liquid cement to assembly the track and they are going together pretty good. Here are a couple pictures. More later.

Terry



 

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Ferris928 said:
Very nice! :)
Thanks Ferris! Hope to have more progress next time

Terry 8)
 

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Worked 3 hours and never got off the left rear fendor. And still got the handle wrong on that rear box. Here is what things look like.

Terry







 

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I set to work painting the wheels and tracks on the side that is complete. First I painted everything Nato Black.



Then starting with Black Green working my way to a Yellow green I painted and shaded the wheels.





I then went back and highlighted bolt heads and high points with Yellow Green.



To tone everything down I applied an Olive Green oil wash. When the wash dried I dry brushed everything with light olive oil paint. Tracks were finished with Model Master Exhaust and then dry brushed with silver.









There is still some weathering still to happen toward the end, but this a good place to stop. Thanks for looking and comments are welcome.

Terry
 

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love the colour of the wheels t youve nailed the weathered look,,and the handle looks fine to me bud
 

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Damn how can you paint with the tracks in place?????? looks Fantastic tough :D
 

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