Thanks Dan! I have 3 more in my stash:
- T-55A which I am planning to be an Operation Danube version
- T-55AM, to be a Russian Marine version
- Tiran 4, I haven't selected a scheme yet.
The Type 59 looks nice. I might add it to this build.Quoted TextVery nice. The super detailing and realism in paint.
Thank you, sir!
I was reviewing photos on my phone and found some WIP pictures for the AMV. Here are the photos I took when I made the left mud guard retaining rod.
I got a nice gauge brass rod from my stash(unfortunately, I don't have the exact gauge). Since it was slightly bent, I'll show a brief SBS on how to straighten it.
I learned this technique of straightening rods online (thank you, whomever you are). I roll the bent rod on a hard surface using the flat end of a tweezer.
Here's the result.
I used a Xuron 90 degree wire bender.
And here's the bent wire.
Using another Xuron needle nose pliers, I hold the wire right next to the molded detail to get the approximate distance of the bends.
Once I am satisfied with the overall shape, I glue it on to the fender. BTW, I have pre-drilled a hole. Also, since the brass wire is very soft and flimsy, I coated it with thin CA to make it firm. If I am not mistaken, this is the technique that Calvin Tan uses to make 1/35 rifle straps out of paper.
Here's how it looks all weathered up.
Same procedure for the left fender which you can barely see in this photo.
Hope this helps.
Those tracks and cable look sexy real! And nice detail touch with the fender spring.