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Takom T-55 AMV Finished

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Takom T-55 AMV Finished
Posted by ogrejohn on Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:11 PM
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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:29 PM

Nice start! I really like these Takom kits. I'm building the Merkava Mk.I right now, and I have this kit in the stash. I looking forward to seeing your progress.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by ogrejohn on Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:18 PM

Thanks Bruce! I like the Takom kits fot the most part. I don't like their over large attachment points on some parts. 

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Posted by ogrejohn on Sunday, July 14, 2019 6:24 PM

Miniart tracks. This is enough for one side run. 3 attachment points and all those pins.

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You wind up with tracks that are workable and fairly durable.

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Takom calls for 92 links per side but I used 91 and the sag is a bit much in my opinion.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:00 PM

That is a bit of a sag alright. Otherwise, nice work so far.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:08 PM

Ohhh looks cool!

Loved the Takom T30/34, great fit. The tracks on it weren't workable but did provide a great little jig to help the builder assemble them.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:57 AM

It's really looking nice so far. Look forward to seeing it completed. 

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Posted by ogrejohn on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:34 PM

Thanks Mike! I think I'm going to pull at least one more link out.

Gamera, many thanks! This one came with regular indy links but I wanted to try the Miniart tracks.

Greysnake, thank you kindly! 

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Posted by ogrejohn on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:37 PM

The hull is done and now it's on to the turret.

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:26 PM
Now that’s starting to look really good! Did the kit include all the photoetch?
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Posted by ogrejohn on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 4:06 PM

Thanks Greysnake! Yes, the PE is included in the kit. 


 

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Posted by ogrejohn on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 4:13 PM

Turret is done. The spacing of the ERA blocks on one side of the turret is way too wide. My fault as I wasn't paying close attention. Having to build each frame and then put each block on is not so fun. Any how, it's ready for primer.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 08, 2019 8:06 AM

Whoa! Looks good! I can see what you mean about the ERA bricks though. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, August 08, 2019 10:13 AM

Very nice job!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 08, 2019 3:30 PM
Looking good! I don’t envy you attaching the ERA blocks to the frame.
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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, August 08, 2019 7:13 PM

I like it OG! I'm looking forward to seeing some paint on it!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by ogrejohn on Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:39 AM

Thanks Gamera! I thought about trying to fix the spacing but figured I'd probably make it worse. 

Thanks German Armor!

Thanks GreySnake! Not just the blocks. Each frame is 2 pieces then 2 blocks on each frame. Tedious at best. 

Thanks Bruce! Primer is on.

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Posted by ogrejohn on Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:43 AM

Primer is on and I might get the base coat on tomorrow. Tracks have already got their primer and base coat on but I didn't get a picture of them. You can see them in the background.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:15 PM

That's some tedious work with those ERA blocks. So yeah, the spacing is off, but it still looks cool as heck!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by ogrejohn on Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:09 PM

Thank you kindly Mike! 

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Posted by ogrejohn on Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:35 AM

All done. Not a bad kit. Fit was good for the most part. Using the Miniart tracks worked out well and were a lot stronger than I thought. Issues I had are the turret ERA blocks and frames. Pay attention and have care and they should work out well. I didn't and the spacing is way off on one side. The brush guards for the headlights are almost worthless and if I had it to do over I'd just build new ones. The DShK AA gun is a bit fiddly but is nicely detailed. All in all only minor issues and most problems were of my own making. 

 

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:13 PM

That is one nice looking model. Love the camo scheme. Congrats.

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:13 PM

Very nice finish on this one, OG. And I have to agree, I like the camo pattern too. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:14 PM

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: Northern Nevada
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:31 PM
Nice tank, congratulations!
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Posted by ogrejohn on Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:59 PM

Thank you kindly M1 and Bruce!

Thanks Mike! Nice looking T-90K. The T-55 is my attempt at a Syrian vehicle. I kept the weathering light. Only a little chipping with a more dusty look.

Thanks HighDesert!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 19, 2019 11:18 AM

She looks pretty friggin' good to me! I too love the camo. And I wouldn't know if the ERA bricks were a little off, nice work on them. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by ogrejohn on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:17 PM

Many thanks G! 

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:06 PM

Nicely executed, OJ.

Apprentice rivet counter.

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 26, 2019 3:13 PM
Very well done and the love the camouflage.  Now I’m tempted to pick up one of those Takom kits.

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