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Destroyed T55 project
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, January 11, 2021 9:45 AM

With the holidays and life in general, bench time has been pretty limited as of late. I have started a new project though.

I am working on a destroyed T55 somewhere in the Middle East (Iraq maybe?). I intend it to look something like these; with the turret separated from the hull from a catastrophic ammo explosion.

I am using Tamiya’s T55A kit.

 

I am adding a whole bunch of left over parts from MiniArt T54/55 kits that I have built and acquired. These kits have a bunch of leftover sprues with lots of parts ion them since MiniArt mix-and-matches sprues to get the different versions. An example, just one kit.

 

I am also using the Mig T55 Burn Out resin set.
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Here it is so far. Tamiya parts are dark green. MiniArt parts are gray. Mig’s parts are the cream resin ones. White is scratch parts by me.
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Next up is some paint on the interior, then working on the exterior. I will be replacing the fenders over the tracks with pieces from MiniArt, as well as most of the fittings and fixtures on the exterior since they are superior to the Tamiya parts. Roadwheels will be a mix of the Mig burned out ones w/out rubber and some left over Verlinden ones with badly worn rubber. More to come soon.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 11, 2021 12:13 PM

Oh a very cool project! This will be great to follow! 

 

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Posted by Pawel on Monday, January 11, 2021 2:05 PM

Oh yeah, that will be a good one! I have to show it to my friend who was a T-55 tanker back in the early nineties! Maybe even he could help you, should you have any questions.

At work he told us how he got a really nice place to sleep, atop of the personnel heater, because he was the only one short enough to fit there!

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

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Posted by TigerII on Monday, January 11, 2021 8:26 PM

Yes definitely a nice project to follow. 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:38 AM

Awesome Gino! Looking forward to more. Yes

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:53 AM

Super cool. Definitely watching.

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:54 AM

    There was a cartoon of  Iraqi tank commanders recieving flight pay because their turrets would launch when we hit the tank. That was during Desert Storm aboard the Ranger no less. Neat project.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:20 PM

Thanks all.  I hope to get some more work done on it soon.

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:15 PM
Very interested to see how this turns out.

 
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Posted by Keyserj on Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:09 AM

Gonna have to keep my eye on this project, should turn out to be a super cool build!

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 10:42 PM
Keyserj wrote the following post 2 days ago:

Gonna have to keep my eye on this project, should turn out to be a super cool build!

 

I totall agree and will be watching this one...

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:10 PM

Thanks all. I have been working on it a bit more. I decided to change tack on the engine. Instead of the solid, drop in engine area from Mig, I had a MiniArt T55 engine as well. I built up the MiniArt engine and modified the hull to fit it.

I also made the rear wall out of thick aluminum foil and destroyed it as if it was in an internal explosion. I made it by pressing the foil down over the kit part to duplicate it. I also punched holes in the driver’s wall and the tank on the right side wall.

This is how I am sort of seeing the final product, something like this.

Next up is to start the burned-out, rusty, sooty painting process.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:05 PM

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:09 PM

This looks like it's going to be epic. 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:33 AM

Very cool Gino, I love the busted-up bulkheads... 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:33 PM

I have finished the interior painting and finishing.  I added some loose debris inside; empty shell casings, wire, ammo cans, and various bits and bobs.  I sprayed a thin coat of a rust color overall, then liberally coated them with rust colored and black pastel chalks.

This is what you will see w/the hull closed up.  I plan on leaving the deck plate over the engine off and thrown to the side a bit mangled.  The right rear door over the cooling fan will be blown open, and the upper grills will be blown off/opened as well.

On to the turret.  I added some wires and then gave it the same finishing treatments as the hull.

Next up is to add all the exterior details...then destroy them.

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Monday, January 18, 2021 3:03 PM

Fabulous work so far. The rust looks real enough to me. Can't wait to see more!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 4:55 PM

Very cool, looks just how I'd think a burnt-out tank should look.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 18, 2021 5:21 PM

Awesome work. The damage looks very realistic.

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, January 18, 2021 6:45 PM

Seriously looking awesome!

Side bar please; can anyone tell me the diameter of the actual external fuel tanks on the T-55. length is not an issue, but I could really use the diameter dimension; inches or metric works. I can recalculate as needed.

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Posted by TigerII on Monday, January 18, 2021 7:29 PM

Awesome work so far Gino. Your use of pastels and wires really give this burnt out T-55 that realistic look. 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, January 18, 2021 7:54 PM

Thanks gents.  I like how the rusting and damage are coming along so far.    More to come soon...hopefully.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 18, 2021 9:07 PM

Nice! Very nice! Where are you going to put the penetration?

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:45 AM

Thanks Stik.  I'm thinking about melting a hole in the side of the turret from a SABOT round.  It may help explain why the turret came off as well.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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