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M.Brindos

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I've actually read that you can get resin, white metal, and PE aftermarket tracks in 1/72. I've yet to see anyone use them, and I haven't seen them yet, but I've heard they are out there. Not a ton of variety, but they do exist. I also hear the PE type is a PITA to use lol. Go figure.
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you are off the chain Mike, and its going to pay off!
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looking awesome Mike,

love the separation you've achieved with the scribing and texture on the turret.

to reduce the bleed through with the lights might a layer of tin foil work glued to the surface before painting?
it might just knock the transparency of the plastic down a little without adding too much thickness?

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to reduce the bleed through with the lights might a layer of tin foil work glued to the surface before painting?
it might just knock the transparency of the plastic down a little without adding too much thickness?

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Tin foil might be fiddly to apply on such a small thing, spraying it silver then black then silver again plus camo paint on top should work pretty well as well [smile]
worth experimenting with I reckon, I've seen people use tin foil on larger models on the inside like Millenium Falcons and the tin foil works a treat ! [smile]


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Bleed through? Hadn't thought of it. A couple cotes of Krylon should be more than enough to keep the lights form bleeding though. I haven't had any problems with the method so far, but now that you have me thinking about it, I've only used these Pico lights on 1/35 tanks molded in OD plastic. Well I guess we'll see what happens, eh?

I should have considered that sooner lol.
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Great ideas going on here!

Will be the most detailed 1/72 tank I've ever seen!

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Thanks, Doc!  [smile]

First, my apologies for not updating sooner. I haven't gotten much done really. I've been working on another project for my Dad because his birthday is at the end of this month. Since he likes to browse through these forums to see what I'm working on, I have to keep it under wraps for now. I'm sure you guys will likely think its pretty cool though lol.

Now as for what I've gotten done with the T-90, I basically figured out the answer to my question about how to replicate those screens that I sanded off. Now I'm not sure if these there are cooling fins under the screens, or if this is just another type of Dazzler from the one we commonly see, but I've gone with the fins because I can replicate those. Oh, and they are not IR searchlights as I assumed at first. Many pictures show these lighted up bright red and a lot of you guys already know the IR doesn't light up in the visible spectrum. Anyways, all I've got to show is where I last left off. The Dazzlers are fitted but not glued on yet. I had to work very carefully to get these aligned and they still fit a little wonky. I'm not sure if its because I modified them, or if they just don't line up quite well on their own. Hard to tell since I modified them first.  :/


Fins added but not trimmed or cleaned up.





So that's where I am at the moment with this build. The Dazzlers are just dry fitted, but I think I'll get them sorted out. I had the same issues with the older T-90B kit with the searchlight on that one as well. It just didn't want to line up right without a lot of tedious adjusting and careful trimming - even then, it still didn't line up quite right. I guess this is my own shortcoming showing up with these kits. Just can't align these bits lol.

Well, that's it for this. I'm still working on these things, but I've been working a lot of extra time at work and I'm about burned out. We're taking a little trip to the ocean this weekend so that, I hope, will recharge the mojo.

Have a great evening, afternoon, or whatever, wherever you are today.  [smile]
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you made that work in 1/72? you shrunk yourself way down didn't you? fantastic.
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You're doing the right thing Mike, enjoy the break and come back with a fresh mind.
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good work Mike [smile]
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Enjoy the ocean and some time away.
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Have a great weekend :-)
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Wow Mike this is real engineering in miniature mate !

1/48 armour would give me the chills, but 1/72 is a whole other challenge

Enjoy the seaside buddy

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THANKS MATES!!  [biggrin]

I'll be back Monday night.  [smile]

Honestly, this kit doesn't really need much in the way of detailing. So far most of the parts have been really well cast with plenty of detail for this scale. That doesn't leave me with too much to detail lol. Some of you have seen what I did with the 1/72 Dragon Churchill Mk III that I did for my brother's birthday. Aside from the Dazzlers being modified on this build, I really did more work on that Churchill lol.

This is a pretty nice kit that Revell has put together. If you're ever in the mood for small Russian armor then this kit would be a good choice.

Have a most excellent weekend my friends! I'm off to forget my problems for a while!  [biggrin][biggrin][biggrin][biggrin]
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saw this and thought of this build [smile]




and then there is this [biggrin]


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