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Trumpeter Mk.5
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 01:43 AM UTC
well having had a situation that everytime i picked up a model something went wrong, i have finally managed to get some building done on this little puppy and there might even be a chance that i get it finished in time lol.




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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 05:25 PM UTC
Top notch work Bogi and Tamas!
Real joy for my eyes

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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC
Well done, Tamas.
I think things are doing well. Congratulations.
Kalin
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 12:04 AM UTC
I could spend some time at my bench and had a little progress on the hull of the Trumpeter 1/35 scale T-72B Mod 1990 kit.

Lots of a/m parts added from the ET Models set, the details look very promising now. I tried to use such exhaust cover in the past w/o good result, but now I like what I see.

Still a lot to do, but as busy I am at work it will happen probably in August.



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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 03:41 AM UTC
Kalin, Tamás, tanks a lot.
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 01:47 AM UTC
Hi BOgi,

This gun looks absolutely stunning! All my greatest congrats, you did a fantastic job indeed!

Have a nice weekend!

Tamás
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:21 AM UTC
Bogi, it looks unique. At first I thought it was real. I do not know what to say ... a perfect work. Congratulations.
Kalin
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:18 PM UTC
Finished.
I spent five days in cleaning, gluing and preparing for painting. Lot of time, considering that I am on vacation, spending much time on the workbench.

I used this photos as a guide



I decided not to paint it but to sand it, finish I am playing for a while now.
So, finished model








Good luck to everybody with ongoing builds.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 05:02 AM UTC
Hi David,

It Is interesting subject you choose. Good luck with the build!

Tamás
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 03:53 AM UTC
Ok so i'm late to the party with an overly ambitious plan that probably wont get completed in time lol. so let battle commence with trumpeter's ISU 152K

so here are my opening shots of the box being opened on saturday along with the saturday newspaper along with my early construction phase, namely building the road wheels.


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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 08:30 PM UTC
Hi,

A good progress recently on my Trumpeter T-72B Mod 1990. Could build up the fenders and many tiny parts on the hull front and back. The zip boxes are being prepared to be glued onto the turret this week, than detail up.
It seems to be 75% finished now but still a lot to do on the model. Very detailed kit from Trumpter, but I also added many PE and resing parts from the ET Model AM set (for example the meshes over the engine department and the resin smoke granade launchers). Lovely AM set from ETM!

More to come later.

Tamas







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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:26 PM UTC
Planning for a very long weekend is to finish the build. We have a 3 days Buddha celebration, holidays or whatever up to 17th of July.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 09:59 PM UTC
Thanks Robert. As I see that is 21cm barrel but the rest is the same. How are you progressing with your s.F.H.18?
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
Hi BogiBG.
Like the subject you've chosen. Found some great photos this morning on Missing-Lynx.
A little inspiration for your build...



Have a nice weekend all.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 12:25 AM UTC
My entry photo

I took this photo yesterday but I was lazy enough to post it.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 - 05:49 AM UTC

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Well done, Tamas! Impressive work! Would it be Hungarian?
Good luck!
Kalin



Hi Kalin,

No, the H.D.F. never had this version but many other older ones. Actually I have built a Hungarian T-72M model last year using (a still) existing vehicle as reference from a combined Tamiya (turret) - Trumpeter (hull) and Eduard PE set and it is quite realistic, but this one gonna be a Russian tank.
Painting scheme is not yet decided but as it is quite similar look like the T-90A (I have a Meng kit in the stash), I will probably paint in single colour, whereas the T-90A gonna receive three-colour camo.

Tamas

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Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2019 - 08:36 AM UTC
This was going to be my starting picture

but after I put the suspension together and turned to the wheels, I found I'd managed to lose the tyres. As a result, this goes back in its box until I either do a grand tidy-up and find them or bite the bullet and get some replacement wheels.

Here then is my new starting pic
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 - 05:20 AM UTC
Well done, Tamas! Impressive work! Would it be Hungarian?
Good luck!
Kalin
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 07:00 PM UTC
Gents,

Slow progress on my built as I ordered the ET model PE upgrade set and had to wait a bit to receive.

In the meantime I have improved the turret with Surfacer 600 to imitate fabric look. I had to use two different pieces of clothes because the first attempt was way to big to for the 1/35 scale but finally it looks very good.

I have under-scribed the cladding to improve depth and now it looks as it was applied later onto the kit and not molded together with the turret. I love it.







Since the photo was taken I have glued 200+ ET model PE cladding fasteners to the turret and onto the hull, too. The Trumpeter kit also includes them but the ET models version looked easier to be removed from the etch-frame. It was very easy and fast so I encourage everybody to apply the photo etch fasteners - it is worthy on the finished model.

Tamás
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC
Heavy weathering! You got it ... I think you should often do it.
Congratulations on the outcome of your work.
Kalin
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 03:59 AM UTC
Thanks Tamas!

Yeah-a lot of dirt on this KV-1...
I am aware the KV's did not live long enough to get into that battered state.Yet this particular vehicle served for almost 18 months before being damaged beyond repair(off course within this service time there were 2 major repairs/overhauls).

And thanks Robert!
The fact that I am building it as a jubilee present gives me the motivation to do the (d.mned) heavy weathering.
Lucky me- a man turns 50 only once in a lifetime

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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 - 03:17 AM UTC
Thanks Angel for the heads up.
I think a two weeks weathering should be your standard. Amazing result so far. Hats of for you as the self declared impatient but scratchiest patience builder.
The KV just looks Superb!

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:03 PM UTC
Hi Angel,

It is a nice DIRTY build :-)

Looking for the final stage photos!

Tamás
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:28 PM UTC
Nice clean build sofar,Robert!

Although I'm not a big fan of heavy weathering(too lazy for it) I spent last 2 weeks adding filters,oils,various muds and dusts to the KV-1 I build for my brother-in-law jubilee.

I have watched several times all series of Adam Wilder's splendid KV-1 weathering videos, so I copied some of his weathering steps and applied some changes to others.

This is where I am now:


What remains are wheels and tracks...but I have almost one and a half months to do them...

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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 03:01 PM UTC
So I made start with the kit. Build is pretty straight forward, fit is good.
Finished the front carriage and wheels. Sprayed with Mr. Color Black primer 1500, base coat with Tamiya German Grey, finished with semi-gloss from Mr. Color.
Pictures



The rubber wheels have some flash, will use a new razor blade to remove that.
Next assembly will be the gun itself.
More to come soon.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan