Posts Tagged ‘AFVs’

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Road Wheels]

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

There are more ways than one to paint the road wheels of a tank. Among the choices available to scale modellers are to use an air brush/spray can in conjunction with a commercial road wheel template or to hand brush the rubber sections separately from …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Primer and Basecoats]

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Even before any significant layer of paint has been applied, it already feels like I’ve achieved a lot of progress in the Tamiya 1/35 scale T-55A Medium Tank. The key phrase here is feels like because all I’ve actually done up to now is only prime and …

Why I finally took the plunge and delved into the world of AFV scale modelling

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

For the longest time I couldn’t bring myself to work on Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) scale model kits seeing that they represented, above all, human suffering in times of war and conflict. Although scale model kits are supposed to be just a fun and …

Why I finally took the plunge and delved into the world of AFV scale modelling

Posted on September 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

For the longest time I couldn’t bring myself to work on Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) scale model kits seeing that they represented, above all, human suffering in times of war and conflict. Although scale model kits are supposed to be just a fun and …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 3 of 3]

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having had it easy all this while with the assembly process of miniature figurines, I used to bitch and moan about how the Knight Models metal figurines can sometimes be a real challenge to assemble. But looking back now, it was precious experience gai…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 3 of 3]

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having had it easy all this while with the assembly process of miniature figurines, I used to bitch and moan about how the Knight Models metal figurines can sometimes be a real challenge to assemble. But looking back now, it was precious experience gai…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 2 of 3]

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Assembly of the Tamiya T-55A medium tank continues with the addition of a variety of parts on its upper hull. Adding details that greatly enhance the tank’s overall look, these parts consist of fender fuel tanks, fuel drums, storage boxes, headlights, …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 2 of 3]

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Assembly of the Tamiya T-55A medium tank continues with the addition of a variety of parts on its upper hull. Adding details that greatly enhance the tank’s overall look, these parts consist of fender fuel tanks, fuel drums, storage boxes, headlights, …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 1 of 3]

Posted on August 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A key difference between miniature figures and scale model armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) is that the latter’s build (or assembly) forms a significant part of the overall process. If you were to include photo-etched and/or scratch build parts as wel…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 1 of 3]

Posted on August 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A key difference between miniature figures and scale model armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) is that the latter’s build (or assembly) forms a significant part of the overall process. If you were to include photo-etched and/or scratch build parts as wel…

Tamiya 35257 – Russian Medium Tank T-55A [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I guess it was just a matter of time before I caught the AFV (armoured fighting vehicle) bug. And the T-55A medium tank is as good a starting
point as any, with it being a part of a series of tanks (the T-54/55) that is the
most-produced in military hi…

Tamiya 35257 – Russian Medium Tank T-55A [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I guess it was just a matter of time before I caught the AFV (armoured fighting vehicle) bug. And the T-55A medium tank is as good a starting
point as any, with it being a part of a series of tanks (the T-54/55) that is the
most-produced in military hi…