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Old 09-02-2011, 04:28 PM
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RPM T-60 - says RPM on the box but may as well be scratch built

Here is my latest, an RPM/mirage t-60. This is my first soviet tank, and has me hooked on the bear

I have added and updated tons to this kit, just now adding all the little finishing touches before modeling.









some updates, finishing up the turret, the MG is from a russian company called model r
I had to order it form a model shop in russia, that was an adventure






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Old 09-09-2011, 06:33 PM
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ITS DONE
well, the modelling part.
I have added the last bits I am going to add. If i don't stop i'll get terminal advanced modeling syndrome
the figure has been adjusted and will fit nicely in the turret, I made a little bed of milliput for him to sit in, I ma painting him this weekend.
Not sure exactly what will go into the storage bin yet, but I have some time to suss that out, adding rags and tools can be done after painting has started/been well on its way.

the figure, ready to prime and paint


added MG, wires for light (and a loose one for the horn that someone broke off.. he he)


added the tow clip thing to the right side, left is lost to battle damage. I may put a chain hanging here form my stash, but once again it can wait till after paint.


back, I have seen several configurations of plates/no plates as well as exhaust stuff. this is the config i am going with, decided to leave the armor off of the back. you can see the little details and wing nuts I added here as well...




now for some paint...
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What etched set did you use? It all looks great - I bet that turret was fun!!

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:36 PM
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A lot of the etch is in the rpm kit, they reboxed the mirage kit and included etch, a pretty good deal.
Other stuff is from my bits box.
The whole thing was fun in it's own way
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:51 AM
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It's a nasty kit, but to date it's the only kit of the T-60. It was originally an AER Moldova kit, but the moulds have been around. The RPM photoetch is a great addition.

There's nothing fundamentally wrong with the kit except that all the detail and all the small parts have to be replaced. Happily there are decent wheels, accurate tracks and better weapons out which combine nicely with the RPM photoetch.

You have done some very nice work on this. I will be interested to see what it looks like with paint.

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:14 PM
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Huh, there is a mirage kit, this isn't it?

Not that it matters much
I am sure miniart will come out with one right after I am done.

I got primer on it, but it just highlighted some issues... Which I have fixed mostly.
The screen in the engine has some plugged parts, I guess I'll cut them out for more battle damage ;(

Thanks for the kind words!
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:29 PM
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A light brushing on the screen (only on the screen) with acetone will clean the paint out of the holes. Then...a very light re-prime.

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Huh, there is a mirage kit, this isn't it?

Not that it matters much
I am sure miniart will come out with one right after I am done.

I got primer on it, but it just highlighted some issues... Which I have fixed mostly.
The screen in the engine has some plugged parts, I guess I'll cut them out for more battle damage ;(

Thanks for the kind words!
They are deserved.

So here: http://ampsnz.hobbyvista.com/article...th%20scale.pdf
Trevor Aldred went through the pile, and sorted them out.

There are actually two kits, and I'm all wrong. The one to go for is the AeroPlast kit, not AER. The RPM kit is the AeroPlast kit with photoetch. It is crude, but not that bad. The shape is good.

The other comes from who knows where? Perhaps AER, maybe Zvezda. I have seen it in other boxes. It iis hard to forget, yet I managed to. It is hands down the worst tank model I have ever seen, so I block it out.

Anyway, Trevor's article is worth knowing about. Kits of early-war Red Army tanks are few and far between. Some are good. Some are excruciating.

Carry on. So far it's awesome.

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Old 09-11-2011, 09:11 PM
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thanks so much for that link, thats some great information. I really like these little soviet tanks, so it will come in very handy
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:14 AM
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Scott, the other T-60 is indeed Zvezda and has the distinction of being one of the worse 1/35 kits ever produced. I built it about 17 years ago. I still have it as a matter of fact. My kit had a severly short shot turret but I managed to fix it. Oh well. I too have the RPM kit with all the P.E. and it really isn't that bad at all. I have Friul tracks for it and the barrel is easy to fix with brass tube. The MG must be sourced though.

Ranchhand, nice job on yours. Looking forward to seeing some paint on it. What is your first name by the way (I hate addressing people by callsigns)?

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