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
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
Saturday, 22 November 2014
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Saturday, 23 August 2014
I've been doing a bit more on the T-90A recently.
|Left side turret stowage bin|
|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.