Posts Tagged ‘tamiya’

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 …

Bolt Action: Full scale model wars

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Full scale model wars
Quite some time ago I participated in an event and I noticed that two of the players were using some tanks that seemed a little on the large side. Melbourne’s favorite French sons Julian and Enzo had come out to play and they had bought some 1:48 scale tanks. Initially I had a kind of reservation about using a larger scale, after all 1:48 is a lot bigger than 1:56 and therefore harder to transport, easier for your enemy to shoot at and easier to break as 1:48 tends to be an actual model as opposed to a toy. But then I noticed the exquisite detail these models offer as well as the fact that your models actually look like they could fit inside the tank.

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Bolt Action: Full scale model wars

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Full scale model wars
Quite some time ago I participated in an event and I noticed that two of the players were using some tanks that seemed a little on the large side. Melbourne’s favorite French sons Julian and Enzo had come out to play and they had bought some 1:48 scale tanks. Initially I had a kind of reservation about using a larger scale, after all 1:48 is a lot bigger than 1:56 and therefore harder to transport, easier for your enemy to shoot at and easier to break as 1:48 tends to be an actual model as opposed to a toy. But then I noticed the exquisite detail these models offer as well as the fact that your models actually look like they could fit inside the tank.

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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…