Miniart makes a tank crew that you can use…
mine is more in a setup of the kyiv russian tank parade, it’ll have an open engine. I didn’t knew they did an ukrainian tank crew.
Doing a great job on this. Looks great and the plastic strips work and look really good
Masterbox, ICM and Miniart, all based out of Kyiv, have released a lot of Ukrainian military figures, along with civilian refugees.
Started working on the tracks. I find these tracks to be very well detailed and put together. The jig helps greatly with putting the end connectors on the tracks, still have to be careful, as the pins are still delicate and one wrong move will snap them off.
This is the issue I found with the Voyager PE set. It supplies you with parts to replicate the guide disc that goes inside the drive sprocket, but once you put it in (or at least the way the previous builder did). The drive sprocket becomes too narrow for the tracks to go in.
So I had to remove the disc and replace it with the plastic part from the kit in order to fit the tracks.
Just keep that in mind when buying the PE set.
One set done.
I’ll be painting these in a flat black base with a metallic gray topcoat. The original tracks are more of a lighter shade, but I think this arrangement will produce a good color.
Double pin tracks on an actual T-90A.
Well done, tracks are looking nice. Paint plan sounds right
Tracks are done, Base painted in flat black. Tomorrow I’ll tackle the metallic grey top coat.
I also painted the road wheels and drive sprockets. I’ll paint the lower hull as soon as I am done with it.
I think it’s starting to look the part. I think a lot depends on where you plan to go with it. Weathering, base etc.
I personally like Tamiya dark iron as a base coat and a little thinner on the metallic grey at least from what I see on this end which might not truly reflect what you see 1:1 on your bench. So much of the nuance that helps it look good is lost through the digital media.
I was thinking of using Dark Iron as a base as well, but after seeing imagery from the current war in Ukraine and seeing a log of tanks using these double-pin tracks, I decided that this route would yield the results i wanted.
As one should.
Started working on the turret. Had to use .035” rod to repair the mounts on some of the storage boxes; nothing too complicated.
Added the IR “Shtora” lights.
Pre painted the front plates and red lenses and will attach them once the turret is fully painted.
Have you thought about using the color “Steel” with some dark iron to tone down the shine?
Maybe some Steel and haze gray.
Another update of this almost forgotten build.
Been working hard on the rear engine deck area, including the movable engine cover.
Folding the brass PE heat shields on the engine and making sure everything looks the part.
The front headlights were a bit of a pain, but managed to get them together.
Also, worked on the side skirts (left) of the tank. These had a few parts, but everything went in flawlessly.
I’ll tackle the other side tomorrow. Need to also focus on the commander’s cupola and the machine gun. Getting closer to completion on this kit.
As a bonus; I was trying out some washes on these two pieces of flooring from an old Tamiya M577. Tamiya XF88 Dark Yellow 2, satin clear coat and topped off with a liberal coat of AK Interactive brown wash for OIF Vehicles (AK121), it actually came out pretty good IMO.
I’ll use it as a platform for placing ammo crates and supplies on another project.
Well? Stick a fork in it. It’s (almost/not quite/ quasi) finished. Needs a few details, but overall it is done.
Not too shabby for a hand-me-down $30 kit…
Clean build, nice results.
Very nice … I also like it without the external tanks as well.