Thursday, 22 October 2015

Modelcollect T-64B

More progress on the T-64B.
The kit part for the rear hull grill has the wrong number of horizontal slats so I cut them off and made replacements.

This is a fitting for securing the tracks when transporting the vehicle. The kit piece is much too small.

The right side fuel cells are incorrectly sized. I chopped them up and corrected them.

Test fitting all the hull parts.

The various pieces disassembled.

The first one off the production line is nearly ready!

Friday, 26 June 2015

T-80U from Modelcollect

Some sprue shots. It also includes both hard and flexible track and a turned metal barrel.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


This is a fairly unusual vehicle, the SU-122-54. It's a resin kit from OKB Grigorov and includes many fine details such as photo-etched parts, a turned metal barrel and clear resin items where appropriate. I finished it as a scrapyard / abandoned vehicle to give some variety to the plain green finish.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Kits, old and new

Back in 1996 I managed to get hold of a very short-run kit from an early incarnation of the Ukrainian company ACE. I can't imagine there are many of these around and recently I found the box, hidden at the back of my stash! It was a very crude kit and I never did finish it.

Another kit from around that time is the Matchbox T-80B. I bought this in 1995 and it was essentially a copy of the Dragon (DML) 1/35th kit. Although quite inaccurate, I have a soft spot for this kit as it's what got me back into modelling after a break of several years. Long out of production, it's since been repackaged by both Monogram and Revell but I was pleased to get hold of an unopened one from eBay. Funny timing as I also just got hold of the Modelcollect kit, a far more accurate model!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Scrapyard T-72A model 1978

I've been quiet on the blog lately, busy with a few projects. Here's one of them, a scrapyard vehicle converted from Revell's T-72M1 kit.

The engine deck cover and turned metal barrel are from Zedval.

The glacis plate is a resin coy of a scratch-built item to replace that of the T-72M1 kit.

The turret is  based on a modified one I'd corrected for the Revell kit.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Time for another T-72

This one will be a little different from the others I've built so far!

I cut this front fender section from the Revell kit and added the mudguard hinges.

Idler wheel mount.