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Phantom
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Ok, so there is a small story attached to this: yes i know, i usually build sci-fi kits and i have a stack of military kits around here so i decided to take one to work with me and sit and build it rather than keep buying books off of ebay, which was costing me even more than model kits.

so i'm roughly getting an hour a night to work on this kit in less than perfect conditions to say the least but it's a slow burner and in three week i have managed to complete most of the hull and i have also completed most of the turret. work has been slowed by the fact that i wanted to add some additional plumbing for the external fuel cells which was fabricated out of 30 amp fuse wire which you can just about see in this picture in the top left corner.

I wanted to do this tank as one that had been captured by the Mujaheddin during the war with the Russians in Afghanistan however the mono-chrome green colour is putting me off when i look at the option to paint it as a Syrian tank but i will stick with my original plan as i have bought some afghan rebel figures as well.

I originally didn't want to build the trumpeter kit as i had built one of their early kits a T-55 which i had built to resemble a North Vietnamese army tank from the Vietnam war. that kit was a nightmare with huge gaps that needed a ton of plastic-card and filler and it put me off of trumpeter kits altogether but over the last two to three years i kept hearing everyone singing their praises, whilst i was thinking this was utter madness, so in the end i cracked this kit open from the stash and i must admit it is a marked improvement from their earlier kits.

Sorry their is only one progress shot but photobucket was being a pain in the rump yesterday:



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after about a week's worth of work i have managed to get through most of the turret although there are still lots of little items to add on, i hope to have this part finished for the end of this week.



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The turret is now complete along with all those annoying PE parts as well although i did miss some out due to where i was working at the time. I hope to be giving the kit a coat of primer tomorrow some time.



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Nice work,I have the mod 72 and the mod 62. Did you add the fuel tank plumbing?

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Carlpig49 wrote:
Nice work,I have the mod 72 and the mod 62. Did you add the fuel tank plumbing?


hi mate,

yep i added it myself using 30 am fuse wire, which was reasonably simple to do.

one brief update due to photobucket being a royal pain in the @$$ yet again, this is the heavy machine gun the Dshk with ET PE ammo can added.



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ok, so here is an update primed in matt black car, which is all i can do right now as i am waiting on parts coming from around the world, hopefully they get here before xmas.



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ok well while i wait on other items coming through the postal system from all around the world to complete this kit i have the masterclub indy links to assemble which are proving to be a right pain.

they keep breaking and i think the next time i do this it will be with the fruil link tracks



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well finally the airmail package arrived from Australia with the PE stuff that i needed ( i must remember to thank the carrier pigeon that brought it here lol)

i am still waiting on replacement tracks and hopefully they will be here soon

and now a quick update with regards to the turret PE



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well i have resprayed the kit with a white primer coat adn began painting the kit in rust colours as i plan to do this as a worn out, captured T-62.

I'm still waiting on the replacement for the replacement tracks, so this is where i have now got to.





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as you can see i have made a custom paint for the T-62 which has been applied sparingly so as to allow the rust to come through, you can probably still make out the mask sol solution which was applied using the sponge technique, which i still have to remove.



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As you can see i have moved along now and i'm in the finishing stages. here you can see that i have added a dark grey wash to tone down the green paint work as well as following that with a tan wash made from oil paints.

in these pictures you will also note that the wheels haven't been treated yet, once this has been done i can finish by using pastels:







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Nice work.

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