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.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

T-72B1 Model 1985

Homemade conversion of the Revell T-72M1, with the resin turret from Armory (created from my master).

Saturday, 23 August 2014

1/72 T-90A : Part 5

I've been doing a bit more on the T-90A recently.

Left side turret stowage bin
The left side stowage bin. I used the top plate from Modelcollect and the front section from the Revell piece. Both kits lack the details on the side so I scratchbuilt these.

Gunner hatch 'nadboi' anti-radiation cladding

The Revell mantlet is soft and doesn't capture the folds of the real thing. I used a resin copy of one I'd scratchbuilt for a T-72 and further modified it with MagicSculp putty.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

1/72 T-64B

I've been working on Modelcollect's T-64B. I'd planned to refine some of the detail around the driver's hatch but found it easier to replace it.

The sand coloured details are from Revell's T-72M1 kit.

Along with the Modelcollect part.

Monday, 7 July 2014

1/35th T-72B : Glacis

I'm backdating the Trumpeter T-72BA kit (mislabelled as a T-72B model 1990) to an earlier version, the model 1989.

I've been focusing on the lower hull and upper hull front.

The general shape is good but I've sharpened and refined some of the details.

The Trumpeter glacis is that found on earlier variants, that on later A and B version having thicker armour.

The main external difference on the later glacis is the cutout area around the driver's periscope.