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My latest.

Built OOB with some added stowage I made myself. Painted with SMS paints, mainly.

Here is the full video build (took me longer to make this than the kit) with most things explained.

 

 

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Very nice! I wish I could build armor that well. Model on! B)

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Very nice looking T-62.  Well done.

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19 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Very nice! I wish I could build armor that well. Model on! B)

 

16 hours ago, Jim B said:

Very nice looking T-62.  Well done.

Thanks, appreciate it.

 

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You did a great job on that old monster!  It looks ready for a parade.  Or the invasion of Prague.  Some trivia about the Tamiya T-62:

The kit was released back in the 1970's and had a lot of well-known errors, according to "Der Experten" armor builders.  The biggest error:  the turret is too low. So is the whole tank. Maybe because Tamiya measured a burnt-out/wrecked T-62 with a collapsed suspension.

That didn't matter, since it was the ONLY 1/35 scale T-62 kit until 2009, when Trumpeter started releasing T-62 kits.

Verlinden did a detail set for the Tamiya T-62, with a full engine/interior, photo-etched brass storage bins, and a whole new resin turret with interior parts.  It was mastered by the expert modeler Charlie Pritchett.  But the turret was a direct copy of the Tamiya part, so it was too low just like original!  

Another expert armor modeler, Jose Rodriguez, built his T-62 just like you did:  out of the box with a few fixes. Here's his fun review of it. "...my wife would whack me on the back of the head if she were to know that I blew over $50.00 in a plastic tank."

http://hyperscale.com/features/2002/t62jr_1.htm  

And here's a review of the Verlinden detail set (which cost more than the kit)

https://butterfingeredmodelbuilder.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/tamiya-135-t-62-with-verlinden-damage-set/

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Very nice looking tank!  I really struggle with armor kits, so my hat is off to you.

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