Polish T-55 in Czechoslovakia in 1968

JaCkyL

Active Member
Jan 3, 2007
94
143
33
41
Lublin, Poland
www.ztslublin.pl
Hello
Another dug out of the closet model. As it usually happens with me I always have several projects. The title T-55 GPM was to be assumed model of a typical relaxation holiday. To what so far is glued together created about 3 years ago now it was his turn to finish. I watched myself what paper mached long ago and found it a shame something like this show. The decision was made about painting.
So it was not so simple I chose painting of Czechoslovakia in 1968, "Operation Danube"

The biggest problem is the development of GPM wheels, a thick bandage spoils the whole effect model. Once paper mached these wheels are not looking for conformity with reality, now it is for me unacceptable. It was a colleague walked in possession of the wheels of the BAT-M with model-whom, laser-cut parts and remnants of the cutouts. They will be useful!


I also have a small, but very useful booklet Top-shot Kagero with a photo documentation of the T-55.
A long time ago I equipped also in laser caterpillars, also manufactured by GPM, the time to use them.



Model today looks like this:



Poor wheel will land in the garbage.


Regards :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: DanBKing

JaCkyL

Active Member
Jan 3, 2007
94
143
33
41
Lublin, Poland
www.ztslublin.pl
Long ago begun barrel-extra fuel tanks. I corrected by. images, and somehow it now seems. All screws in plastic profile model is cut to size. No more delamination a laser cut "nuts" money down the drain.


Basic tanks and fuel system. I had a bit of a puzzle as to be located fuel lines. There are too many images on the Internet. All cables with copper wire, rubber combined with rubber insulation from the wires. Any hose clamps from the mainstream of aluminum foil.

Detail:



:)
 
  • Like
Reactions: DanBKing

JaCkyL

Active Member
Jan 3, 2007
94
143
33
41
Lublin, Poland
www.ztslublin.pl
Suspension practically over, contained in the model dry, it must be movable, until the paint. Everything keeps on toothpicks :)
In the last picture profiles with which I do all the screws in this model.




Regards :)
 

JaCkyL

Active Member
Jan 3, 2007
94
143
33
41
Lublin, Poland
www.ztslublin.pl
Continued wheels. They reached all of the wires on each side imitation rubber lugs on the bandage wheels.
In addition, comparison of wheels with cutouts glued a long time ago and the new based on the parts of the models Modelkom

Placed on dry, so a little crookedly. We will have to play with the wheels set straight because right now it is cramped. All wheels and suspension as standard for me I put on toothpicks.





Model-kom vs. GPM



Yet feed wheel here added only screws and so.


The drive wheels is again a mix of wheels from the BAT-M Modelkom and the production of GPM, much more is Bat-m.


;)
 
  • Like
Reactions: DanBKing

JaCkyL

Active Member
Jan 3, 2007
94
143
33
41
Lublin, Poland
www.ztslublin.pl
Small steps forward all the time.
I made a grid over the engine and any cover. Everything is open, though not always exactly closes. It has to be, I will not combine, model, and so will be presented with open lids.





:D
 
  • Like
Reactions: DanBKing

JaCkyL

Active Member
Jan 3, 2007
94
143
33
41
Lublin, Poland
www.ztslublin.pl
I am again ;)
Something stirred by my T-55, so show.
Most came from the front - fenders, lamps and other trinkets. Hinges flip fenders made from aluminum, paper certainly would not withstand the opening and closing. One day I would have it stick permanently.






On the back I glued already fixed barrel and a total of a little more ;)


Today:

:D
 
  • Like
Reactions: bigpetr

zathros

-----SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR----
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Apr 6, 2013
11,936
7,169
228
Fantastic, I am in awe! Do you have liquid Electrical Tape in your country? It makes for very realistic rubber when painted in thin layers on paper wheels. The bottles look like this in the U.S.

Liquid Tape.jpg
 

DanBKing

Dan the Man
Feb 29, 2012
1,782
1,493
113
Netherlands
OMFG!!! :surprise::surprise::surprise:

The detail that you are adding to this model is unbelievable!!!!!
I love seeing good detailing work like this.
You attention to detail is mind-blowing!!!
You have my respect, Sir!! :bowdown:
 

Gandolf50

Researcher of obscure between war vehicles...
Staff member
Moderator
Jan 28, 2013
1,355
1,589
96
New Mexico USA
Fantastic, I am in awe! Do you have liquid Electrical Tape in your country? It makes for very realistic rubber when painted in thin layers on paper wheels. The bottles look like this in the U.S.

View attachment 148270
Ahhh...That is exactly what I need for another beta build in the works!!!!! I can now shelve the idea of a mold and black silicon for some treads I have to create as a continuous band! Thanks!! :)
 

zathros

-----SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR----
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Apr 6, 2013
11,936
7,169
228
Great!!! This stuff actually has many uses, like water proofing, hand/rub rails. I made a road surface but painting the paper road on a sheet of paper,, painting the road, and using some (I believe) 200 grit sand paper just before it dried, and that left the texture in the surface. Lots of uses. Also works great as insulation for wires, especially for hard to reach areas. :)
 

JaCkyL

Active Member
Jan 3, 2007
94
143
33
41
Lublin, Poland
www.ztslublin.pl
All the time forward ...
Two pieces boxes :) Added "clips" any photoetched elements that probably would have been nicer, but I'm stubborn and try to do as much as possible himself.



He made exhale, a total simple item added only cover and holes in the main element. Cover made of aluminum.

And so it looks together, not glued boxes.

Regards :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: DanBKing

JaCkyL

Active Member
Jan 3, 2007
94
143
33
41
Lublin, Poland
www.ztslublin.pl
The theme of today's episode is the tower.
Skeleton at least modest.

Sheathing stuck in the air, without any major problems without undue effort to: D Everything will still be sanded, painted and so on. Do not do as I do: D From the center of virtually all skin stuck strips of thin paper into the printer.



I stuck on the base covers, a little detail. Some details completely reworked in relation to the cut-outs, and and so not everything is as it should be. I have a lot of photos, which does not accelerate work ...




Glued some time ago "yoke" or cus, whatever it is - fixing works. Of course, it does not fit. Will be cut.

Do mojego teciaka posiadam drewnianą lufę dostępną w GPM. Fajna, tylko ma jeden feler... Poprawimy.

At the end of the tower to the frame, of course dry, does not have any attachment.


Best regards :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: bigpetr and zathros

zathros

-----SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR----
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Apr 6, 2013
11,936
7,169
228
For this kind of model, pain is more than enough. For cars, motorcycles, the liquid tape method adds much realism, that would be lost in a model that has such little rubber, and paint is more than enough. :)