login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

Яusso-Soviэt Forum: Cold War Soviet Armor
For discussions related to cold war era Russo-Soviet armor.
T-55 mod. 1963 test-build (MiniArt)
MagisterBibendi
Visit this Community
Kyyv, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: November 16, 2016
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 90 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 07:05 PM GMT+7
All welcome! I start a new blog - a test build up early T-55 from MiniArt. The model will soon be on sale
pleasant viewing













JSSVIII
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: March 28, 2007
KitMaker: 967 posts
Armorama: 876 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 10:11 PM GMT+7
Nice start Dmytro, I have been waiting and hoping that Miniart would release a T-55, now finally, the wait is over.
76grenze
Visit this Community
United States
Joined: January 20, 2008
KitMaker: 12 posts
Armorama: 7 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 02:03 AM GMT+7
MiniArt has included the drivers instrument panel and the hull machine gun, absent in the T-54 series. It just keeps getting better.
ayovtshev
Visit this Community
Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 171 posts
Armorama: 167 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 03:28 AM GMT+7
Still I miss the "guitar",the gearbox with the main clutch ,both planetary mechanisms,the fan,the radiators...These would complete the engine compartment, which is now half full,half empty.
Otherwise-I have a new top-of-the-wishlist kit.
pgb3476
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Joined: March 11, 2007
KitMaker: 837 posts
Armorama: 836 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 04:41 AM GMT+7
I too am hoping for a transmission...
m4sherman
Visit this Community
Arizona, United States
Joined: January 18, 2006
KitMaker: 1,245 posts
Armorama: 1,196 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 02:37 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Nice start Dmytro, I have been waiting and hoping that Miniart would release a T-55, now finally, the wait is over.



My thoughts exactly.
guni-kid
Visit this Community
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: July 21, 2007
KitMaker: 367 posts
Armorama: 364 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:46 PM GMT+7
Wow, that interior is the stuff that lets the heart beat higher! Can't help thinking that it's time for retirement for the good old Tamiya kit...
MagisterBibendi
Visit this Community
Kyyv, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: November 16, 2016
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 90 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:07 PM GMT+7
Thank you for attention,
next steps









sgtreef
Visit this Community
Oklahoma, United States
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 5,606 posts
Armorama: 4,010 posts
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 12:30 AM GMT+7
Looking good.
How is the plastic, soft hard in between?

I have built a few MiniArt buildings but no kits as of yet.

Cheers

Jeff
RobinNilsson
Visit this Community
Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
KitMaker: 2,539 posts
Armorama: 2,258 posts
Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 01:13 AM GMT+7
I would say that it is medium to hard but definitely not brittle.
Plastic hardness tested on sprues from Miniart 35225 (D7 dozer):
I could bend a short section of sprue frame in a 90 degree angle without breakage, after a few minutes it had flexed back to 45 degrees. Taking off the flash on the sprue with a needle file was easy and resulted in a smooth surface.
Cutting with a knife/scalpel could cut too deep.
/ Robin
MagisterBibendi
Visit this Community
Kyyv, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: November 16, 2016
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 90 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 05:37 PM GMT+7
next progress







MagisterBibendi
Visit this Community
Kyyv, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: November 16, 2016
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 90 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 08:23 PM GMT+7
next steps of build up















Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: February 13, 2002
KitMaker: 5,134 posts
Armorama: 2,601 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 08:49 PM GMT+7
Wow! Am I seeing fuel cell lines on the right fender?

Mario
Vodnik
Visit this Community
Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 26, 2003
KitMaker: 4,111 posts
Armorama: 3,710 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 06:54 AM GMT+7
Correctly shaped barrel! FINALLY!!!
marcb
Visit this Community
Overijssel, Netherlands
Joined: March 25, 2006
KitMaker: 754 posts
Armorama: 741 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:45 AM GMT+7
Love it!!
phantom8747
Visit this Community
Alabama, United States
Joined: March 09, 2015
KitMaker: 253 posts
Armorama: 245 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:22 AM GMT+7
Looking forward to that kits arrival in USA.
JSSVIII
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: March 28, 2007
KitMaker: 967 posts
Armorama: 876 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:29 AM GMT+7
Looks really nice inside and out!
MagisterBibendi
Visit this Community
Kyyv, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: November 16, 2016
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 90 posts
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:17 PM GMT+7
assembly is finished! further - painting





























JSSVIII
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: March 28, 2007
KitMaker: 967 posts
Armorama: 876 posts
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:23 PM GMT+7
That looks like a fantastic kit Dmytro, even the headlight guards are done very delicately. I'll have to leave the comments about the accuracy of the kit to someone who has more knowledge about the details of the T-55, but I'll be getting a couple for sure! I hope Miniart has plans to do many of the variants based on the T-55, maybe even the Slovenian M-55

Looking forward to the painting process, what color scheme will you be using?
MagisterBibendi
Visit this Community
Kyyv, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: November 16, 2016
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 90 posts
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:31 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

.....Looking forward to the painting process, what color scheme will you be using?


thank you, camouflage will be like on boxart
I started painting: base layers and decals











Ramanathan
#477
Visit this Community
Pest, Hungary
Joined: March 21, 2007
KitMaker: 88 posts
Armorama: 86 posts
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:43 PM GMT+7
... instantly falling in love with this kit(where is the heart smiley??) and I know what my credit card will say to that...

Dmitry, very nice, professional build & paint, congratulations!
cheers,
Zsolt
JSSVIII
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Joined: March 28, 2007
KitMaker: 967 posts
Armorama: 876 posts
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:42 PM GMT+7
Very nice, I love the camo! Reminds me of the French WWII schemes.
Blindato
Visit this Community
United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2015
KitMaker: 6 posts
Armorama: 6 posts
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 05:53 AM GMT+7
Another amazing kit from Minimart! Hats off to a company that details the underside of the seats in the turret! I feel sympathetic to the loader, he seems to have precious little space to pop those 100 mm shells into the breech?

Andrew
MagisterBibendi
Visit this Community
Kyyv, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: November 16, 2016
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 90 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:32 PM GMT+7
further work on weathering, the model is almost ready












MagisterBibendi
Visit this Community
Kyyv, Ukraine / Україна
Joined: November 16, 2016
KitMaker: 90 posts
Armorama: 90 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:04 PM GMT+7
Final photos