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T-55AMV
T-55AMV
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by: Jacob Hederstierna-Johnse [ HEDERSTIERNA ]

Introduction

This was actually my first ever build of a Takom kit, and those of you who have been following the build blog, will know that itís a really excellent kit, with only minor issues in the assembly part.

I chose to build a well used vehicle from the Syrian civil war, and I got lots of inspiration from pictures found on the internet.

Painting and weathering

I primed the entire model with Chaos Black from Citadel (Rattlecan) and all the base colors were from the Tamiya range. All the details, such as tools, tracks, AA machine gun, wire, etc., were finished in Humbrol colors.

The weathering was achieved using washes/filters of different oils, Humbrol colors and white spirit, which were gradually build up in thin layers. Mud and dust was made of pastels and various products from AK Interactions.

The only marking on this vehicle is the writing on the front fender, which was copied from the decal sample with a soft white pencil. I really hope our Arab speaking friends here on the forum wonít be laughing too much.

Iíve had a really good time with this project, and it certainly wonít be my last Takom kit in my stash. I highly recommend this kit for both modern AFV builders and modelers like myself, who just want to build something not Dunkelgelb as a base coat.

Hope you like the pictures, and please do comment or ask and Iíll do my very best in answering.

Blog Link
T-55AMV Blog

SUMMARY
Highs: A very high level of detail. Individual track links.
Lows: The protective cage around the head lights is unusable.
Verdict: Takom has provided us with a superb kit, with excellent engineering and lots of crisp and sharp details. Thereís very limited clean up and the parts fit almost perfectly. It will appeal to a wide range of modelers as this type of tank was widely used.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 2042
  PUBLISHED: Aug 26, 2016
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.11%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.46%

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About Jacob Hederstierna-Johnse (Hederstierna)
FROM: NORDJYLLAND, DENMARK

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Comments

Fantastic! Thank you for sharing
AUG 26, 2016 - 05:36 AM
That is a phenomenal piece of work you did there! Bravo!
AUG 26, 2016 - 08:26 AM
the world famous soviet/russian mbt t-55. over 90,000 can were produced.
AUG 26, 2016 - 09:07 AM
Once again, beautiful job.
AUG 26, 2016 - 09:33 AM
Thanks guys, I'm really glad you like it 😊 Jacob
AUG 27, 2016 - 10:16 PM
Hi, beautifully done and great to have this particular kit reviewed and built. Thanks. Kip.
AUG 29, 2016 - 02:12 AM
Thanks Kip😏 Jacob
AUG 29, 2016 - 08:29 AM
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