Ok, here is a dedicated thread to this build. Quick recap:
Kit is Tamiya T-62A with a SP Designs conversion into a T-62M m2005 as show at the IDEX 2005 show.
The T-62M m2005 is a upgrade for the various older T-62 batches to include K-5 level ERA mounted on the front of the turret, K-1/3 ERA on the hull and sides, sideskirts, New smoke mortar arrangement, mounting posts for the T-80U style AAMG, T-72 type tracks, and new electronics/fire control if desired. So far there are only 1 or 2 "show piece" vehicles converted. The Russian Army is not planning to buy them, so they are a export program.
My build also has new headlight guards made from wire and other wiring details. I decided to add a SKIF KMT-6 mine-plow as well, for fun. I had to add the IR searchlight connecting rod detail and barrel mount and instead of adding the rear fuel barrels or their support posts, I scratchbuilt the mounting points for the support posts, just for something different.
After the first coat of paint, all the pinholes showed up. So I thinned out some Squadron Green Putty and spread it out over the pinholes and it filled them in quite nicely.
There was some sanding involved.
And the headlight guard / ERA mounting.
So I repainted, preshaded, highlighted, and detail painted. I added the fuel lines for the external fender fuel tanks.
Now I have started the shading. Then some work with new weathering techniques...
Off to work... (All of this is for Andreas...enjoy! )