This looks like a win-win situation!
Those tracks are some of the best I've seen. Please elaborate on your technique.
Thanks Dan! I have 3 more in my stash:
- T-55A which I am planning to be an Operation Danube version
- T-55AM, to be a Russian Marine version
- Tiran 4, I haven't selected a scheme yet.
The Type 59 looks nice. I might add it to this build.Quoted TextVery nice. The super detailing and realism in paint.
Thank you, sir!
I was reviewing photos on my phone and found some WIP pictures for the AMV. Here are the photos I took when I made the left mud guard retaining rod.
I got a nice gauge brass rod from my stash(unfortunately, I don't have the exact gauge). Since it was slightly bent, I'll show a brief SBS on how to straighten it.
I learned this technique of straightening rods online (thank you, whomever you are). I roll the bent rod on a hard surface using the flat end of a tweezer.
Here's the result.
I used a Xuron 90 degree wire bender.
And here's the bent wire.
Using another Xuron needle nose pliers, I hold the wire right next to the molded detail to get the approximate distance of the bends.
Once I am satisfied with the overall shape, I glue it on to the fender. BTW, I have pre-drilled a hole. Also, since the brass wire is very soft and flimsy, I coated it with thin CA to make it firm. If I am not mistaken, this is the technique that Calvin Tan uses to make 1/35 rifle straps out of paper.
Here's how it looks all weathered up.
Same procedure for the left fender which you can barely see in this photo.
Hope this helps.
These are so so nice! I've really enjoyed this thread and can't wait to see more.
I fookin love your Iraqi T-55 at the top of the page, it looks very good indeed good sir, a very nice worn and weary looking T-55.
Very nice. The super detailing and realism in paint.
Hats off to you Sir!
Nice looking 55s!
Exceptional work! What brand/color did you use for your top coat? I'm looking forward to starting mine. Just a few more hours, on the AMV and a wingy thing for a break.
Joseph, a big THANK YOU for such an enjoyable build log ! The Etchmate track tip and the rubber part of the road wheels painting tip, a BIG time saver also. Mucho thanks for that too !
Any ideas on your next project ????
Thanks again !
Your weathering looks spot on. I felt a tacky spot, on my turret. I'm hoping the humidity doesn't stall my build. Next up, I think I will build the AM2B. Just have to put some tracks, on a jagdpanzer.