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Tamiya T62. Yep, that one.

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Tamiya T62. Yep, that one.
Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 3:53 PM

Wow, how to start?

I finished assembly of the Leo last night and was still awake and in the model room. That's a problem. So I went digging through the stash, and pulled out all the T62 stuff I had been accumulating since the Trump T62 kits came out. Why? Well, all the AM stuff for the Tamiya kits got real cheap then, and some of the AM stuff is pretty good. So what I have here is almost two whole T62 kits, a large Verlinden set which includes a drop-in engine and turret, both resin, lots of etch and some more resin bits. I also have at least two Eduard etch sets, one really old and one pretty new, several gun tubes from different makers and a resin mantlet cover. I think I have about $30 worth of stuff here, by weight about the same price as a T-bone.

So since the worst and most visibly bad part of the Tamiya kit is probably the turret, I thought I'd see how the kit and resin turrets compared. Soo-prize, soo-prize, they're virtually the same. Just grand. Also noted was the serious shrinkage at the base of the resin turret, making it concave, with the "ring" about 3mm smaller in diameter than the hole in the hull top. Hmmmm.......

In a frenzy (it's getting late now) I clip off the edges of one of the kit turret lower halves and slide it onto the base of the resin turret, and by gosh if it doesn't go right on, giving me a good flat surface, the correct ring to match to the hull, and most assuredly best, raising the resin turret by about 1.5mm, making it look more like it should. So after about 20 minutes with some Aves 2-part putty, here I am:


Still to do is contour the bottom of the added putty to look like the bottom of the turret and match textures, but this might look a whole lot better.

Scuze me while I trim on this sow's ear over here.....

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 4:00 PM

I see Leopards... Hmm

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 4:04 PM

I think a Tiran 6 is in order, sir.

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, August 6, 2015 11:10 AM

Fixed.....  oops.

I have an extra set of Friul T72 tracks, so I'm thinking Syrian, or something from the Balkans maybe? I though about a Tiran, but want to keep it cheap as possible, since I'm not exactly starting with a top-quality kit, and the Friuls are on a Tamiya T72 that I don't particularly like anyway.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 6, 2015 11:26 AM

T-62 service was pretty widespread in the Middle East. I know the Iraqis had T-62s with T-72 tracks on them. Not sure about the Syrians as I have not checked any photos for that. The Egyptians tossed out the Soviets as their supplier long before they started updating the T-62 family. I dont know of any Balkan countries offhand that used the T-62. I did not come across any in my time there... but that does not mean much.

 

BTW, that turret looks like a big improvement on the kit turret. And thanks for fixing the photos. I like Leopards, but I love the Soviet Cold War stuff...

 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, August 6, 2015 2:06 PM

I figured anything from the '70's was out for sure, so no Egyptian or Syrian from that time period, and no Tiran since all those came from stocks captured in the 73 war, but current Syrian might work, and I keep seeing pics of absolutley hammered examples that look like good subjects. Still researching, but I may yet end up pulling my one set of T55/62 tracks out, but I was hoping to save them for something else. We'll see, I've got plenty of time.

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, August 10, 2015 10:13 AM

Speaking if time, this is gonna take a while: blending my addittion to the turret base and toning down the crazy texture done by Verlinden.

First "layer" of Mr.Surfacer 500 on:


Lots of smoothing and layering to do yet, and I really don't want to lose the nice details on the turret.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, August 17, 2015 8:13 PM

Oh, I am so following this thread! :D

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 7:31 AM

Cool, nice texture going on there! 

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 11:52 AM

http://www.coquinaria.it/forum/core/images/smilies/bow.gif While the original project turned out great, that turret upgrade is definitely going to be a real plus.
 

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:23 PM

Hello all, back in town, and I've been so tanked (har har) from catching up at work after a week-plus absence that I haven't even turned on the light in the man cave, much less had the *** to go in there and model. Gaak.

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:32 AM

"Moe Joe" got auto-censored?  Hmmm......

Okay, no worries. I did however scrape it up last night and take the plunge. Somethiong about my wife being on the phone all night, catching with the girlfriends got me motivated to do some modeling. so I jumped i and did the hull mods included in the Verlinden bag (bucket more like) and bot the hull halves together, or rather what's left of them after getting them prepped for the resin. I also knocked up a pair of adjustable idler mounts from a couple of Trump T72 parts and di some filling of various gaps and holes with Aves 2-part putty.

I figure that since I'm not planning on having the engine on display, I can get away with just the parts supplied by Francois, and paint later. Hope that works....

Anyway, pics so far:




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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:45 AM

Yep, chalk that one up to Manny. Looking really good, lots of mods going on.

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, August 27, 2015 11:51 AM

VonManstein? Really?

And, yep, lots of mods. In fact, not much kit left.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 27, 2015 12:14 PM

Lots of mods= my favorite kind of modeling.

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:16 PM

GMorrison

Yep, chalk that one up to Manny. Looking really good, lots of mods going on.

http://1389blog.com/pix/anim-question-mark-smiley-75.gif  Any idea where he went to after getting banned?

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:31 PM

disastermaster

 

 
GMorrison

Yep, chalk that one up to Manny. Looking really good, lots of mods going on.

 

 

http://1389blog.com/pix/anim-question-mark-smiley-75.gif  Any idea where he went to after getting banned?

 
 

He has joined a merry little band of modelers on a site named the same as a particular brand of canned lunchmeat. There are also several other current and former FSM types there...

Tags: Spam

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, August 28, 2015 12:24 AM

stikpusher

 

 
disastermaster

 

 
GMorrison

Yep, chalk that one up to Manny. Looking really good, lots of mods going on.

 

 

http://1389blog.com/pix/anim-question-mark-smiley-75.gif  Any idea where he went to after getting banned?

He has joined a merry little band of modelers on a site named the same as a particular brand of canned lunchmeat. There are also several other current and former FSM types there...

Well.........  http://www.animateit.net/data/media/smiley712/white-flag-25.gif  I give up.

It isn't hormel or armour as in lunchmeat or planet as in tanks.

Any more clue ins?

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 28, 2015 3:10 AM

disastermaster
 
 

Any more clue ins?

 

 

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, August 28, 2015 3:44 AM

stikpusher

 

 
disastermaster
 
 

Any more clue ins?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like I'm gonn'a have to sleep on this.

Apparently I'm whack-a-moling all around the meat of the site with.............                      

             MONTY PYTHON?


http://www.robrob8.com/games/images/whack.gif

(not to mention hijacking this thread)

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 28, 2015 2:31 PM

I tried sending you a PM, but that does not seem to be working...

spamodeler dot communists

I don't know if there is some kid of nannybot preventing me sending a hot link back channel or what. The Feldmarschall is there along with a few other new and old faces...

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 28, 2015 2:38 PM

Nice Avatar, Stikpusher...

So is it CORdoba or corDOba?

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 28, 2015 3:16 PM

GMorrison

Nice Avatar, Stikpusher...

So is it CORdoba or corDOba?

 

You sir, are in a position to demand nothing.... I ,on the other hand, am in a position to grant... nothing. WinkWhistling

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, August 28, 2015 3:24 PM

stikpusher

I tried sending you a PM, but that does not seem to be working...

Thanks for trying stix. This more definitive clue worked. Now I'm going to see what's going on over there.

Thanks for the patience. I was googling for spam modeler......

                                        http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/faulkes/well-duh-smiley.gif~original

                                                   http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b232/gluetank/Animated/th_1-Animated-Disastermaster.gif?t=1296616998

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 28, 2015 5:37 PM

Youre quite welcome. I hope that anybody here who looks, likes what they see and decides to join and participate. You just  might like Spam...

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, August 28, 2015 6:00 PM

I can see this is going to be another one of your stunning builds. I'm starting to wonder how you power through all of these builds. So far I estimate you build 3 tanks to every one of mine, and your details are better lol.

Dangit lol.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 28, 2015 7:44 PM

Not to mention that this is not straight OOB. There is some serious surgery going on to fit all these add on parts... Definitely not shake & bake!

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 31, 2015 4:14 PM

fuel cell plumbing... oh the fun... Whistling Seriously though, this really looks great!

 

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:55 AM

Oh yeah, I can't wait.....Bang Head

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