Hey folks, I figured I’d do a short build log for a change rather than doing just finished models:
Finally found the time to work on a vehicle I’ve been meaning to do since the start of the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine last year. I didn’t want to crack open a Trumpeter super-kit yet, so when I got my hands on this old Dragon T-72 kit, I knew it was a good opportunity to work on a Ukrainian tank.
After reading up on all the bad reviews on the kit, I was surprised to see that it went together with very little fuss. I did decide to use some spares I had to improve some of the smaller detail. I also added the missing front plate with ERA on the lower hull but I don’t know how I’ll go about gluing that yet. The ERA themselves are 3D printed. Still, I wish I had a replacement gun barrel - the kit is much oversized
After this, the model went through my typical process of priming + basecoating:
Here she is as of this evening. I was also inspired by the recent Ukrainian Flork memes, so I had a friend print an STL of someone who made them for free! (Credit to RattapoomK, link to the STL below)
STL: FLORK set