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Old 05-26-2008, 10:41 AM
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T-54 Model 49

Hi Guy`s,

Well after the interest in these turrets [ and discussions on ML] i decided to jump in at the deep end and have a go at it myself. This is where i am at now. Altered the commanders cupola to the earlier type. Using WW2 production tracks, and the excellent "correct" sprocket to accomodate the T-72 track onto T-54/55. Will add just the engine to this,May use the CMK one, although i think a Calibre 35 one is lying around somewhere?. All deck will be in place with a few lids in the open position. Will again use the etch fenders from Part. It will be an upgraded one so will have a go at the wading rail around the engine deck !













Thats all for now
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:05 PM
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Andy, these T-builds of yours are killing me...just wonderful stuff. Definately looking forward to following along this one.

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Old 05-27-2008, 12:25 PM
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Hi guy`s
Things have got out of hand never planned on another build, but here i go again. Maybe i need therapy?. By the way the ww2 production tracks dont fit the sprockets properly, so had to use some MK`s. Had a go at reworking the commanders cupola to the earlier type too. Thanks to John Murphy for the WW2 tracks and sprockets.









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More amazing stuff Andy! How can you not love the look of the T-54/55 series?
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:03 AM
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:28 AM
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Man those MK tracks are pretty but I hate putting them together thus I prefer Friuls. I also noticed that you went from what looks like a modified plastic barrel to a metal barrel. What (manufacturer) barrel did you use? Kit is looking real good.

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Hi all

Managed a few hours modelling today, again another rework on the engine deck. This time its an upgrade, and will be fitted with the wading strip over the radiator, oil cooler and fan flap. The barrel is a Modelpoint offering that i found at Euro last year. The kit barrel you saw in the first pics was actually for another build, but needed the uncovered mantlet for this build and a different barrel has to be used for the Model 49.









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Hi all

Managed a few hours modelling today, again another rework on the engine deck. This time its an upgrade, and will be fitted with the wading strip over the radiator, oil cooler and fan flap. The barrel is a Modelpoint offering that i found at Euro last year. The kit barrel you saw in the first pics was actually for another build, but needed the uncovered mantlet for this build and a different barrel has to be used for the Model 49.

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Did the model 49 always have an uncovered mantlet? Great looking beast thus far.

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Andy,

I love to watch you work these kits, cutting, scratching, patching, blending, and more. Just fabulous.


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