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T-55 mod. 1963 test-build (MiniArt)
MagisterBibendi
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 07:05 PM GMT+7
All welcome! I start a new blog - a test build up early T-55 from MiniArt. The model will soon be on sale
pleasant viewing













JSSVIII
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 10:11 PM GMT+7
Nice start Dmytro, I have been waiting and hoping that Miniart would release a T-55, now finally, the wait is over.
76grenze
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 02:03 AM GMT+7
MiniArt has included the drivers instrument panel and the hull machine gun, absent in the T-54 series. It just keeps getting better.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 03:28 AM GMT+7
Still I miss the "guitar",the gearbox with the main clutch ,both planetary mechanisms,the fan,the radiators...These would complete the engine compartment, which is now half full,half empty.
Otherwise-I have a new top-of-the-wishlist kit.
pgb3476
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 04:41 AM GMT+7
I too am hoping for a transmission...
m4sherman
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 02:37 PM GMT+7

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Nice start Dmytro, I have been waiting and hoping that Miniart would release a T-55, now finally, the wait is over.



My thoughts exactly.
guni-kid
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 07:46 PM GMT+7
Wow, that interior is the stuff that lets the heart beat higher! Can't help thinking that it's time for retirement for the good old Tamiya kit...
MagisterBibendi
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 08:07 PM GMT+7
Thank you for attention,
next steps









sgtreef
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 12:30 AM GMT+7
Looking good.
How is the plastic, soft hard in between?

I have built a few MiniArt buildings but no kits as of yet.

Cheers

Jeff
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 01:13 AM GMT+7
I would say that it is medium to hard but definitely not brittle.
Plastic hardness tested on sprues from Miniart 35225 (D7 dozer):
I could bend a short section of sprue frame in a 90 degree angle without breakage, after a few minutes it had flexed back to 45 degrees. Taking off the flash on the sprue with a needle file was easy and resulted in a smooth surface.
Cutting with a knife/scalpel could cut too deep.
/ Robin
MagisterBibendi
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 05:37 PM GMT+7
next progress







MagisterBibendi
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 08:23 PM GMT+7
next steps of build up















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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 08:49 PM GMT+7
Wow! Am I seeing fuel cell lines on the right fender?

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 06:54 AM GMT+7
Correctly shaped barrel! FINALLY!!!
marcb
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:45 AM GMT+7
Love it!!
phantom8747
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:22 AM GMT+7
Looking forward to that kits arrival in USA.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:29 AM GMT+7
Looks really nice inside and out!
MagisterBibendi
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:17 PM GMT+7
assembly is finished! further - painting





























JSSVIII
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:23 PM GMT+7
That looks like a fantastic kit Dmytro, even the headlight guards are done very delicately. I'll have to leave the comments about the accuracy of the kit to someone who has more knowledge about the details of the T-55, but I'll be getting a couple for sure! I hope Miniart has plans to do many of the variants based on the T-55, maybe even the Slovenian M-55

Looking forward to the painting process, what color scheme will you be using?
MagisterBibendi
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:31 PM GMT+7

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.....Looking forward to the painting process, what color scheme will you be using?


thank you, camouflage will be like on boxart
I started painting: base layers and decals











Ramanathan
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 07:43 PM GMT+7
... instantly falling in love with this kit(where is the heart smiley??) and I know what my credit card will say to that...

Dmitry, very nice, professional build & paint, congratulations!
cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:42 PM GMT+7
Very nice, I love the camo! Reminds me of the French WWII schemes.
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 05:53 AM GMT+7
Another amazing kit from Minimart! Hats off to a company that details the underside of the seats in the turret! I feel sympathetic to the loader, he seems to have precious little space to pop those 100 mm shells into the breech?

Andrew
MagisterBibendi
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:32 PM GMT+7
further work on weathering, the model is almost ready












MagisterBibendi
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 10:04 PM GMT+7
Final photos