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MiniArt 1/35 T-54-1 build review
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 12:07 AM UTC
Hi, guys!
UPDATE

T-54 base coated with "Russian" green:





Brown color added:



Then the dark yellow:



Model photographed against the instructions manual; pretty close, but not identical


After the paint was dry enough to handle, I dry fitted the AA MG to see the final looks:




I still have a few things to do around this model, so stay tuned! More updates soon.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:26 AM UTC
Hi, guys!
Not much to show today, over the week-end being engaged in "social events". Yet I ha the time to apply the gloss coat before decals and washes:


More updates soon.
Thank you for following!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:34 PM UTC
Looks great Gabriel!
Szmann
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 12:21 AM UTC
John, thank you, bud!

UPDATE
Decals applied; easy job, a little under 6 minutes session:



I also highlighted and painted a few details. After close analysis of the pictures, I foud there is need for some touch-ups:



Thank you for following!

More updates soon.
Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE

I installed the tracks and the towing cables. None of those went very easy, but I'm happy with the way trey're looking at the end.








I still need a few touch-ups before the final gloss coat, then I'll be ready for weathering.

Thank you for following!
More updates soon!

Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 01:26 PM UTC
Coming out great Gabriel.
And thanks for the reply back awhile, that is one heck of a kit.
Only thing's I ever built from MiniArt was there buildings.
Which I found to be good as compared they were Vacuum formed.
I might have to get this kit, thanks for the walk thru the build.



Cheers


Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 04:28 AM UTC
Jeff, thank you very much.

Yes, if you have the time and patience to put together over 900 parts, then it s a "must have"! The fit is almost perfect, the level of detail amazing, the instructions with very few mistakes and the accuracy top high! Once completed, it looks impressive.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 04:31 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE

Slow progress here due work overload:
I applied a subtle wash on the underside of the tanks and tracks, as well as on the turret:





The difference between before and after isn't all that obvious, but the small detail is popping out better now. Perhaps I'm going to add some pin-wash to the joint lines and bolt heads.

Thank you for following!

More updates soon.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 04:28 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE

Matte coat applied:




Masks removed, all details added and the build finished before weathering with chalks and oil:














Thank you for following!

Hopefully I will publish the last pictures of this build tomorrow. Simultaneously I'm working on the YouTube video build - expected to be ready in three to four weeks.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:59 AM UTC
Getting really close to the finish line Gabriel, nice work!
Szmann
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:36 PM UTC
John,thank you! Yes, I'm almost there.

Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 04:25 AM UTC
Hi, guys!
FINAL UPDATE

Finally all done!
"Paint chips", "scratches", "rust", "dust" it's all there with moderation, because I wanted to represent an used AFV, but not in combat. Please enjoy the following photo gallery:










A feature with the build and a step-by step description of it will be published soon on the site. I'm also working on the building and painting videos for my YT channel which are going to be also published, probably in this blog.

Thank you everyone for following ans specially to John and Sasa for their involvement and their help.

Happy New Modeling Year!

Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

My second video on the series dedicated to this build is now ready. A third and last one will follow.

Thanks for watching!

Gabriel

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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 06:53 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

Finally, the last installment of T-54-1 series it's available now.

Please enjoy!

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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 07:03 AM UTC
Love the build and the kit great work!
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 07:18 AM UTC
Thanks, Greg. It was a nice building process, indeed!

Cheers!
Gabriel