HI guys - and sorry for the delayed response - thanks to each of you for taking some time to leave a comment or two! I appreciate it! and...a Little pressure never hurt anyone!
As for pressure....work has been full of that lately....we've started a new fiscal year....into it less than a month and already fears over backlog, utilization...and so on and so on....so, what better way to address that despair and misery? tedious model building of course! I'm guessing it's a lot less expensive than a therapist!!....and only regarded to as a vice by those around us who wonder..."why does he do it...?"...hahaha!
Well, we all do it for a lot of reasons - - I enjoy the challenge, nobody wondering why you are doing it one way or other, when the "numbers will be updated, and when we can bill", and mostly I suspect, the process, which is 100% directed by us, the model builder! The effort can be wildly ambitious or simple as possible - if it's fun, it's a victory!
OK, yes...you all get the point...and, yes, I have been going at the T-55 - as noted above, it's another Takom, which I'm converting to an AMV - and while Tim lost count on the holes on the stanchions....there are a variety of new and improved challenges for this update. Small, oddly shaped parts, being put together - please have a look:
I don't need not stinking therapist!!! I've got Aber etch parts!!!
Just joking - while not easy, I really like building, then destroying these parts:
the bricks above are from Voyager - I ran out of the cast versions, so, what else? more etch (and they were pretty cheap!)!
So here's a bummer - I like what these details look like - but, they'll be largely screened by the fender skirts - so, what better reason to utilize more damage?:
By adding more damage, you're actually taking away objects that would otherwise block views - and my collection of prototype images suggest that what I've done is actually fairly light on the damage...
and finally sort of a bummer:
Before all the damage, this fender looked pretty good!! - no more....
thanks for having a look -