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Old 07-15-2010, 08:38 AM
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Hi all,

I was giving the opportunity to build one of the pre-release kits of Tamiya's BT-7. Lovely little kit!! As is sometimes the case when working with these test kits certain items may be absent. In my case, this kit was missing the photo etched parts (exhaust screen and intake screens), ploy caps for the wheels/gun, parts numbers and certain instruction steps.

I can share with you a few pictures now, the entire project will be available in the October 2010 issue of Military Modelcraft International.

A shot of the vehicle before paint. You can see where I built the exhaust screen from brass mesh and plastic strip. I also added the intake screens (difficult to see) and added a little Mr. Sufacer to the hull to simulate a rougher cast texture.

And a few final shots of the vehicle - it was finished as used by the 24th Tank Brigade during the Soviet invasion of Poland, 1939.

Thanks for looking,
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:47 AM
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Can you compare this kit with Zvezda and Western Express ones?
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:49 AM
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Hi Rick!

Very nice build, I like the paintscheme (very new to me, never seen one like this before). Nice to see you on the forum
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:29 AM
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Ooohhh!! Me want one!!! I was browsing my usual spending spots just yesterday trying to find it.
I love the aged look of this little tank.
Rick, as always a top notch build. Wonderful.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:46 AM
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As always, fantastic work!

Were those tracks link-and-length or individual links? As a confirmed Tamiya junkie I'll probably take a shot at this one when it becomes available...

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Old 07-15-2010, 12:48 PM
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Hey guys - thanks.

Dive...I haven't built either of the kits you mentioned so I really couldn't compare. All I can say is this one really brought a smile to my face.

Arthur - thanks man, it's good to be back on the front page.

Antonio - After you finish the Dingo, then you can build one of these!!!! Got your email....and replied. We have much to discuss. Have a great vacation.

Andy, yep link-n-length. They are pretty sweet as well. There is a little alignment issue to be mindful of when linking the tracks...they are directional specific. I didn't have instructions for this part of the project (part of the joy of sample kits) so I learned the hard way. I'm sure the instructions will be clear about this.

thanks again guys,

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Old 07-15-2010, 02:03 PM
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I love seeing builds of this kit. I'm so psyched on getting one as soon as it comes out! Your buld is awesome. I love the camouflage and the weathering.

When I'm getting my hands on this one I'm going to convert it into a Finnish BT-42 SP gun.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:29 PM
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Looking great.....Wonderful work Rick...
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:47 PM
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Dear Rick.

...excelent job on this new one...great weathering effects!

Thanks for sharing with us!

Best regards!

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:56 PM
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Well it's not the kit that looks good, it's you!!!
LOL, you are like super-model[er] that makes anything look good and the rest of the women look ordinary, LOL. Not that we are a pack of women [though we sound like it sometimes, booyar!!!] you have done masterful job yet again . Thanks for posting .
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