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Trumpeter T-62 Mod 1972

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:11 PM

Ohhhh, that looks sharp!!! 

Thanks for the info about the muriatic acid. I'd heard of people using it on metal tracks but not what they'd look like afterward. 

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    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:55 AM
Thanks gents. I like the Cold War Russian stuff too, very purposeful designs. I've got green on, will post pics asap.

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:05 AM

It's coming along very nicely. 

 
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:04 PM

Looks fantastic Russ. I built the old tamiya kit many years ago. I love the T55/T62 series, there is just something about them.

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    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Monday, October 12, 2020 12:04 PM

I think I'm about ready to paint:

 IMG_4023 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_4022 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

I haven't decided if I'm going to use any stowage, still browsing for pics.

 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:37 AM

I got busy at work so not a lot of progress to show, but a half hour here and there has gotten the turret moving along.

 IMG_3995 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

The turret grab rails in the kit are plastic, nicely done and in scale but I'm pretty rough with things so I made a jig and bent up four using brass rod. The rest of the brass visible is kit-supplied. The snorkel tube container is the old Verlinden item, lnot used in my Tamiya build. It's actually better then the Trump kit part(s), so I went with it.

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:37 PM

Those are Friuls, after a good soak in muriatic acid. The kit tracks are good, but Friuls make me happy.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 5, 2020 11:28 AM

Nice work!!! 

I little confused though- are those tracks Fruils? They look plastic to me. Do they make plastic track links now or are my eyes messed up? 

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:29 AM

GreySnake
I don’t think Egypt had that version of the T-62 during the YKW instead were using mod. 1967’s instead. All the pictures I can find of Egyptian T-62’s show the early version without the mount for the AA gun the mod. 1972 has. Of course I may be wrong as Soviet tanks get confusing.
 

I think you're right, and the AA MG is really nice too, nice enough that I want to use it. So......  I dunno.

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, October 3, 2020 7:15 AM
I don’t think Egypt had that version of the T-62 during the YKW instead were using mod. 1967’s instead. All the pictures I can find of Egyptian T-62’s show the early version without the mount for the AA gun the mod. 1972 has. Of course I may be wrong as Soviet tanks get confusing.

 
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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:44 PM

WATCHING.

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Trumpeter T-62 Mod 1972
Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:29 PM

Just because it's been in the stash for a while, and I was pretty curious to see it next to the Tamiya T-62, I dug it out and got at it. Some of it's pretty good, some I scratch my head over, but all in all it's light years ahead of the old Tamiya kit, no news there. I'm using a set of Meng road wheels, adding a few weld beads here and there and a bit of PE along with the fret that's in the box, but I'm not planning any major mods.I'm also using Friuls, makes my world round....

My plan was to build it as an Egyptian tank fron the YKW, but I think it's too "new" for that one, gotta look up some book stuff.

Hull so far:

 IMG_3773 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

 IMG_3772 by Russel Baer, on Flickr

It's been largely enjoyable, and I'm building it fully equipped, complete fenders even.

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