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robw_uk
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 07:44 PM UTC
my TAS-44m will be something like:

44m tas plan by Robert Worth, on Flickr

thinking of changing the barrel, perhaps for a T55 (ie post WWII Soviet one) and the engine deck config (closer to T35-85 I think)
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC
Excellent choice, gentlemen!

The Scud carrier will be 1/72 for sure.
Which scale will be the TAS-44M, Robert?

robw_uk
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:39 PM UTC

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Excellent choice, gentlemen!

The Scud carrier will be 1/72 for sure.
Which scale will be the TAS-44M, Robert?




I am building on the Hobby Boss 1/35 TAS-44M... going to be a WHIF prodution version modified in -line with Hungary's move in to the Warsaw Pact and then use din the uprising
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 10:37 AM UTC
Robert, that is a nice story you'll tell with your build!
robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:13 AM UTC

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Robert, that is a nice story you'll tell with your build!



thanks - T-55 barrel purchased BUT now wondering if the hull and turret need "modernising"... dont like the angular nature so will have to think....
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:08 PM UTC

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Robert, that is a nice story you'll tell with your build!



thanks - T-55 barrel purchased BUT now wondering if the hull and turret need "modernising"... dont like the angular nature so will have to think....



Maybe an upgrade in two steps? One immediately after the war and then a new gun some years later (when the T-54 or T-55 guns became available)?
Look at the Soviet object 268 and 704 designs, they are angular.




The story could be that after the war it made sense to do a major upgrade of the TAS, later there was a need for a heavier gun but there was no point in reworking the whole hull. Maybe it was a temporary solution while waiting for something designed by the Soviets or intended for second line units.
/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:15 PM UTC

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Robert, that is a nice story you'll tell with your build!



thanks - T-55 barrel purchased BUT now wondering if the hull and turret need "modernising"... dont like the angular nature so will have to think....



Maybe an upgrade in two steps? One immediately after the war and then a new gun some years later (when the T-54 or T-55 guns became available)?
Look at the Soviet object 268 and 704 designs, they are angular.




The story could be that after the war it made sense to do a major upgrade of the TAS, later there was a need for a heavier gun but there was no point in reworking the whole hull. Maybe it was a temporary solution while waiting for something designed by the Soviets or intended for second line units.
/ Robin


Thanks Robin, makes sense... will start imagining next week (need to do some final building on my current projects before starting a 3rd) but i can at least start drawing/designing
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 03:48 PM UTC

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Excellent choice, gentlemen!

The Scud carrier will be 1/72 for sure.


Thanks mate!
That`s right - the carrier will be in 1/72. I have the rocket (leftover from TOXSO kit), so I have to stitch a greatcoat to the button.
robw_uk
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00 PM UTC
slowly trying to get my head round this... looking to make a more curved "cast" turret (T-47/T-44/T-54 like) so done a test of this, creating a curved edge and then gluing thin plastic round it... think i may start with the turret (the turret ring will stay the same as the kit so will use the top & bottom as guides and build round it (so cant have hatches open as you would see the original turret shape)......

roll on the start of this build
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 03:56 PM UTC
Will be interesting to see the result, Robert!
What I would also suggest is using Milliput to create those curved areas.It is a wonderfull material that I use very often.
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Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 04:06 PM UTC
I do have that. only used for sandbags so far.have thought of it for complex curves
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:40 AM UTC
I start my ZIF-55.
I'll use 2 donor kits:
-D sprue from HobbyBoss kit #83845(ZIS-151) for engine, radiator and clutch housing
-MiniArt's ZIS-5 Family Wheel Set(#35196) for the wheels.
The rest will be scratchbuilt.
Building order will be:
1.Power unit
2.Chassy and suspension
3.Compressor with cooling,air and fuel tanks
4.Body


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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:47 PM UTC
Yovchev, you switched on the turbo again. Hearing.
How about the set of tools used with this type of compressor? You are well received.
robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:21 PM UTC
everytime i look at my plans i change my mind... now thinking the hull and turret need to be not as tall (not much, lower profile etc) and the turret needs to be slightly further back (looking at the plan I have the drivers hatch wont open past the turret if it is vastly changed.....

i need to get round to attacking the plastic on this...
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Here's my starting point:



T-55's engine by Miniart, Minigun barrels, wheels for armoured car, ammo boxes and couple of fuel barrels. Everything else will be scratch built. I'm taking advantage of the "any genre" and making a Mad Max inspired combat vehicle built from various sourced parts.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 02:09 AM UTC

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Here's my starting point:



T-55's engine by Miniart, Minigun barrels, wheels for armoured car, ammo boxes and couple of fuel barrels. Everything else will be scratch built. I'm taking advantage of the "any genre" and making a Mad Max inspired combat vehicle built from various sourced parts.



nice... I have been trying to get my hands on that engine (or one like it)... but am just going with a design of the engine deck instead
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 01:08 PM UTC
Now that is a change from the 109 Pasi. Good to see you on board here.

Need to get my digit out and start drawing up plans and stuff. I'll be away in June, so I need to get cracking.
stsankov
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 05:00 PM UTC
I started yesterday (it was Labor-day after all ), but didn't make pictures. Tomorrow will show the first steps.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 08:51 PM UTC
So you worked on Labor-day, but there is no evidence


ayovtshev
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 09:31 PM UTC
Here is my progress:


petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
It is labour Day next Monday here in Queensland Australia. In our weird way, Labour Day is celebrated on different days in the different states in Australia.

Svetoslav, I'll take your word on having done some work.

The first steps of another fine build I am sure Angel.
stsankov
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 03:34 PM UTC
Sorry guys, only pictures.
I have a lot of work to do. I have an important tender and the deadline is tomorrow.
Explanations - next week.










ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 04:51 PM UTC
Excellent!!!
Good luck with the tender!


petbat
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 06:23 AM UTC
Very Nice Svetoslav
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 09:10 AM UTC
I'll be using this....
scratchbuilders-2018_01

to try to make something like this...
scratchbuilders-2018_02

That's Trumpeter's T-55 model 1958 with BTU-55 (#00313) in 1/35th scale.

The plan is a what-if assault tank designed for the hypothetical Soviet assault on Western Europe. I'll probably use a 122mm gun from Dragon's old ISU-152/122 kit.

I want to use the kit's dozer blade. I could see this being used to assault fixed positions, using the gun to blast bunkers while the dozer is used to clear razorwire and barricades. I just need to make sure the main gun will clear the blade.

I need to finish up one or two other builds before starting this one. I look forward to watching the other builds in the meantime.