T40 Orlik 1:25 wintercamo

Discussion in 'First Impressions Kit Reviews' started by josve, May 25, 2007.

  1. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Another package arrived today :)

    Publisher: Orlik
    Designer: Goral/Fuczek
    Scale: 1:25
    Size: 161 x 89 x 78 mm
    Parts: 1417
    Sheets: 9
    Format: 210 x 297 mm
    GMI: 5
    English instructions available at www.orlik.konradus.com

    The kit.
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    The kit contains 14 pages.
    One page of written instructions in Polish
    Four pages of instructions/drawings
    Two pages with formers
    And seven pages with parts.

    Instructions
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    Formers
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    Parts
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    There are two ways of making tracks.
    You can do the easy way and with individual links.
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    This is a small tank
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    Laserparts are also available, but not tracks as I was hoping for....
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    Summary.
    This kit seems very nice with almost photoreal print.
    There are no interior,so it will be rather easy to assemble.
    The colors are very nice and crisp and clear with a nice weathering effect.
    Instructions are good I think.English instructions available at Orliks site.
    So all in all this looks like a great kit!!
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

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    Always watch your build threads with anticipation Josve!

    The weathering on this one makes me anxious to see it, it looks a little over the top to me, but since I don't do AFV I know looks can be deceiving.:grin:

    No insides................... this will be a snap for you!

    john
  3. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    I bought this kit from papermodelstore last month and I must agree, Johnny, a beautiful printing on this one!
    I am truly impressed with how it looks.

    I am already intrigued by the winter camo look on tanks as witnessed by my Ba32/64 build.
    Hopefully I will be able to get back on that this weekend and get it going.

    Thanks for sharing a look at this with us Johnny!
    This will make for an interesting build some day, I am sure!

    Russell
  4. cgutzmer

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    Looking forward to this one too! I really like these orlik kits.
    Chris
  5. josve

    josve Active Member

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    I'll see if I can squeeze it in.....on my to do list :)
  6. charliec

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    The Orlik model looks quite nice - I agree with others that the weathered winter camouflage is interesting (and a change from green).

    Looking closely at the model I have a concern about the attachment of the swing arms - the swing arm is pretty substantial but it's relying on a quite small contact area to support the weight of the model and the roadwheels. This issue has cropped up in other models - the Halinski Tiger is one. I don't know if there's a good solution for this problem but it's certainly something to be aware of in the build.

    I think I would build the tracks with individual links - there isn't a lot of difference in the amount of cutting out to do with either style.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  7. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Shhhhhhhhhhh........
    Now I'm just whispering to you guys.....

    Tell you a secret?
    The Orlik T40 have great fit :)

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    So now I'm putting it away for a while!!
    Got to finish another project......
  8. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    That is a really good looking tank!
    I love the winter camouflage!8)
    I'm going to have to dig this one out eventually and build it!
    First I must finish a bunch of overdue projects.:roll:

    Looking really good so far, Johnny!
    I'm looking forward to your build thread on this one, in the future, or at least a few more pics along the way!:twisted:

    Russell