Posts Tagged ‘T-55A’

Tamiya 1/35 scale T-55A Medium Tank [Completed]

Posted on December 30th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the new year only hours away, I’ve just barely made a self-imposed deadline to post my final completed scale model project for 2017. So the Tamiya 1/35 scale T-55A medium tank has the honour of rounding up my year of miniature and scale model kit …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Tank Tracks and Wheels]

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

It looks like I’m on track (… groan, pun intended) to finish my first Tamiya AFV project before the year is over. This second to last step before the T-55A tank is finally completed involved attaching the track and wheels onto the lower hull. A key d…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Tank Commander]

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting black isn’t easy. Prior to painting the T-55A tank commander’s uniform, I haven’t had any significant practice painting black apart from an Ork Warboss’s loincloth. That was painted a long time ago i.e. three years ago to be exact. Since then,…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Tank Commander]

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Painting black isn’t easy. Prior to painting the T-55A tank commander’s uniform, I haven’t had any significant practice painting black apart from an Ork Warboss’s loincloth. That was painted a long time ago i.e. three years ago to be exact. Since then,…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Streaks of Grime, Early Onset of Rust, Diesel Stains and a Realistic Log]

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

So it begins. Weathering proper for the T-55A medium tank. And it’ll be a while before I get the hang of things. Before this, my miniature figurines never needed much if any weathering while the W40K stuff  was more forgiving since they don’t conform …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Streaks of Grime, Early Onset of Rust, Diesel Stains and a Realistic Log]

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

So it begins. Weathering proper for the T-55A medium tank. And it’ll be a while before I get the hang of things. Before this, my miniature figurines never needed much if any weathering while the W40K stuff  was more forgiving since they don’t conform …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Decals and Wash; prep work before the weathering process]

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

Before the weathering process for the T-55A even begins, there were some prep work that needed to be done first. There is no set way to prep for weathering and in this case it involved the application of decals, the painting of a key non-metallic part …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Decals and Wash; prep work before the weathering process]

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

Before the weathering process for the T-55A even begins, there were some prep work that needed to be done first. There is no set way to prep for weathering and in this case it involved the application of decals, the painting of a key non-metallic part …

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 – 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 …

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 …

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 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…