T-80 crazyness.... WIP

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T-80 crazyness.... WIP

Joined: October 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm

May 30th, 2012, 8:19 pm #1

so this is a "white elephant" kit i got from our austin amps club I have been trying to hammer into submission.
I Finally gave up trying to "accuratize" it as the kit is so misshapen that reference was just making me frustrated.
for example, when i was fitting the ERA blocks i would use reference, but then discover that i couldn't put as many blocks on, or had holes because the turret or hull was not the correct dimensions, but the era bricks where.

kinda wished i wired the smoke dischargers now but eh... it needs to be painted.

base kit is the dragon t-80, some photoetch, an RB barrel, miniarm ERA blocks, sector35 tracks.

I used blacken it with the tracks and had several links MELT AFTER i had taken them out and dried them. really weird. I cobbled enough together and the skirts will hie the missing links

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links that melted:
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painting the track pads:
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vignette primed:
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4d printed chairs modeled by my good friend boris!
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some of my inspiration (source, the web.. no idea where form)
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Joined: April 8th, 2010, 4:50 am

May 31st, 2012, 5:11 am #2

The smaller pic of the soldier sitting is Bosnia if I recall.
Jon Fitzgerald built a Dio inspired by that one as well
Keep us updated

AK
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Joined: November 20th, 2004, 12:44 am

May 31st, 2012, 10:28 am #3

so this is a "white elephant" kit i got from our austin amps club I have been trying to hammer into submission.
I Finally gave up trying to "accuratize" it as the kit is so misshapen that reference was just making me frustrated.
for example, when i was fitting the ERA blocks i would use reference, but then discover that i couldn't put as many blocks on, or had holes because the turret or hull was not the correct dimensions, but the era bricks where.

kinda wished i wired the smoke dischargers now but eh... it needs to be painted.

base kit is the dragon t-80, some photoetch, an RB barrel, miniarm ERA blocks, sector35 tracks.

I used blacken it with the tracks and had several links MELT AFTER i had taken them out and dried them. really weird. I cobbled enough together and the skirts will hie the missing links

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links that melted:
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painting the track pads:
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vignette primed:
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4d printed chairs modeled by my good friend boris!
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some of my inspiration (source, the web.. no idea where form)
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Great that you managed to make a good model out of a bad kit. I like the composition of the dio and I like the chairs

AFAIK the pic with the tanker sitting is in the Chechen city of Grozny

Pat McGrath
Work to become not to acquire
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Joined: October 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm

May 31st, 2012, 2:25 pm #4

also i modeled the 3d chair, the figures name is boris. he is my "chair model"
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Joined: September 24th, 2003, 2:52 am

May 31st, 2012, 10:31 pm #5

so this is a "white elephant" kit i got from our austin amps club I have been trying to hammer into submission.
I Finally gave up trying to "accuratize" it as the kit is so misshapen that reference was just making me frustrated.
for example, when i was fitting the ERA blocks i would use reference, but then discover that i couldn't put as many blocks on, or had holes because the turret or hull was not the correct dimensions, but the era bricks where.

kinda wished i wired the smoke dischargers now but eh... it needs to be painted.

base kit is the dragon t-80, some photoetch, an RB barrel, miniarm ERA blocks, sector35 tracks.

I used blacken it with the tracks and had several links MELT AFTER i had taken them out and dried them. really weird. I cobbled enough together and the skirts will hie the missing links

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links that melted:
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painting the track pads:
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vignette primed:
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4d printed chairs modeled by my good friend boris!
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some of my inspiration (source, the web.. no idea where form)
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I think you are doing a much better job than mine.
If you want to view my T-80BV, go to Armorama, then
Forums, then 4 pages previous in forums. It is titled
Zvezda/DML T-80BV Chechnya.

I filled the gap between the clam shells to omit
the dirt skirts. I also omited fuel drums.

It did not do very well at the AMPS im Indiana.
I failed to cover a seem on the main gun.

Please keep posting your tank. It looks very
good from here.

Cheers,

John
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Joined: August 8th, 2010, 8:05 pm

June 1st, 2012, 12:51 pm #6

so this is a "white elephant" kit i got from our austin amps club I have been trying to hammer into submission.
I Finally gave up trying to "accuratize" it as the kit is so misshapen that reference was just making me frustrated.
for example, when i was fitting the ERA blocks i would use reference, but then discover that i couldn't put as many blocks on, or had holes because the turret or hull was not the correct dimensions, but the era bricks where.

kinda wished i wired the smoke dischargers now but eh... it needs to be painted.

base kit is the dragon t-80, some photoetch, an RB barrel, miniarm ERA blocks, sector35 tracks.

I used blacken it with the tracks and had several links MELT AFTER i had taken them out and dried them. really weird. I cobbled enough together and the skirts will hie the missing links

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links that melted:
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painting the track pads:
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vignette primed:
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4d printed chairs modeled by my good friend boris!
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some of my inspiration (source, the web.. no idea where form)
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Great polishing!

Stephen J. Pringle
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Joined: October 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm

June 1st, 2012, 1:51 pm #7

I think you are doing a much better job than mine.
If you want to view my T-80BV, go to Armorama, then
Forums, then 4 pages previous in forums. It is titled
Zvezda/DML T-80BV Chechnya.

I filled the gap between the clam shells to omit
the dirt skirts. I also omited fuel drums.

It did not do very well at the AMPS im Indiana.
I failed to cover a seem on the main gun.

Please keep posting your tank. It looks very
good from here.

Cheers,

John
yours looks pretty good! dont beat yourself up
its a dog of a kit and you should get a "modeling purple heart" for finishing it.
I swear they will release a new one once i am done with this thing
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Joined: October 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm

June 1st, 2012, 1:51 pm #8

Great polishing!

Stephen J. Pringle
thanks, its a good test of the current 3d printers, they turned out pretty good. not as "smooth" as a resin cast, but will work for me.
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