login   |    register
Яusso-Soviэt Forum
Russian or Soviet vehicles/armor modeling forum.
REVIEW
Trumpeter 1/35 T-64 Model 1972 MBT
BigSmitty
Visit this Community
Minnesota, United States
Joined: October 01, 2008
KitMaker: 597 posts
Armorama: 439 posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2012 - 03:24 PM UTC
Karl Hoy provides an excellent in-depth review of Trumpeter's Soviet T-64 Model 1972 main battle tank.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
todorovicandreas
Visit this Community
Austria
Joined: May 01, 2007
KitMaker: 608 posts
Armorama: 593 posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2012 - 04:46 PM UTC
Thanky you very much for this awsome review! I want one!

Best regards,
Andreas
SovietBoy22
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: September 04, 2011
KitMaker: 461 posts
Armorama: 452 posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2012 - 07:26 PM UTC
I agree, excellent review and has made me want to get this kit even more.
Thanks
Euan
Spiderfrommars
Visit this Community
Milano, Italy
Joined: July 13, 2010
KitMaker: 3,845 posts
Armorama: 3,543 posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2012 - 08:20 PM UTC
Congrats and thanks a lot indeed Karl

As usual you've written an incredibly exhaustive review.

The kit looks very good. Having a metal gun barrel and some PE parts is great, but me too, I would have preferred to have workable track links. I don't know if I get this release or if it would rather to wait the "1974 one" which Trumpeter has already announced.

...and of course, now I'm waiting for the blunt opinions of Russian modellers...

Thanks again
Karl187
#284
Visit this Community
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: October 04, 2006
KitMaker: 3,094 posts
Armorama: 2,942 posts
Posted: Monday, September 03, 2012 - 11:03 PM UTC
Hey guys- thanks for all your kind words, means a lot to me! I'm glad you liked the review.

I'll hopefully get started on a build log in the next few days. Just one thing to clear off the bench before I start.

Mauro- I know what your saying about the later versions. My plan is to do this early one and then, hopefully, Trumpy will release a BV with all that lovely ERA plating and I'll do that too! If you happen to find anything from Russian modellers could you post it here? I'd be interested to know their take on it.
Spiderfrommars
Visit this Community
Milano, Italy
Joined: July 13, 2010
KitMaker: 3,845 posts
Armorama: 3,543 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 12:38 AM UTC

Quoted Text

If you happen to find anything from Russian modellers could you post it here? I'd be interested to know their take on it.



I'll do it for sure

SDavies
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: January 09, 2010
KitMaker: 979 posts
Armorama: 959 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 01:23 AM UTC
Great review and I want this kit soooooo much
Nito74
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,378 posts
Armorama: 4,721 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 01:43 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Great review and I want this kit soooooo much



Me too ....
Every version... my greed for plastic is sick ..
sabre1866
Visit this Community
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: February 12, 2009
KitMaker: 93 posts
Armorama: 89 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 06:39 AM UTC
Ooh plastic heaven. That fills a hole in Russian tank lineage
RuloMxy
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Joined: March 05, 2009
KitMaker: 154 posts
Armorama: 137 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 06:59 AM UTC
I have now two very happy Miniarm turrets and tracks. The only thing missing is a new photoetch set to be able to make two super detailed T-64s.
Nito74
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,378 posts
Armorama: 4,721 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 08:50 AM UTC
Crap... I'll need to rob a few banks to rest my plasticohlism !

Bronco, Dragon, Trumpeter, Meng, AFVClub, Tristar don't stop releasing new kits.. even having 3 or 4 kits on my bench I can't keep up...
Spiderfrommars
Visit this Community
Milano, Italy
Joined: July 13, 2010
KitMaker: 3,845 posts
Armorama: 3,543 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 - 09:21 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Ooh plastic heaven. That fills a hole in Russian tank lineage




...I hope that they fill the other "holes" soon...







Anyway, that's a great start
HK_sends
Visit this Community
Nevada, United States
Joined: November 25, 2005
KitMaker: 43 posts
Armorama: 10 posts
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2012 - 05:51 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Ooh plastic heaven. That fills a hole in Russian tank lineage




...I hope that they fill the other "holes" soon...







Anyway, that's a great start



+1!

-HK sends
jointhepit
Visit this Community
Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 3,829 posts
Armorama: 881 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 07:59 AM UTC
building the kit I only had some trouble mating the fenders to the sides, the 2 sides (seperate pieces) didn't quite sit flush with the glasics, had to file and do some clamping to get them to sit right, then fuelcels came loose, had to fix that, with hairdrying it helped bending them in place, also to watch are the pe parts on the front between hull and glasics, they shoud be bend down ,not up as I did

pe part for ammo for gun also very fragile

hope some extra pieces can be used to pimp my long due T72 project

greetz