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an artillery piece?
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: March 05, 2009
KitMaker: 392 posts
Armorama: 378 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 07:44 PM UTC
Here is my 1/35 Takom AK-130 gun turret. as with most Takom kits the plastic is great, but the instructions need work. some dodgy assembly sequences aside I really had fun building it.

some things to watch out for if you are going to build one. the railing around the base should be assembled and fully cured BEFORE adding it to the base. I was left with some challenging seams to deal with. there are 2 photo etch parts on the gun, leave them off. they disappear under paint , but when you elevate the guns they scrape off the paint leaving you with bare brass showing through. I eventually glued everything as you see here to keep from having paint scraped off every time i move them. there are a couple of tricky mold seams on the main turret piece due to it being slide molded. other than those minor issues I had fun building and painting it.

main grey colour is a mix of Tamiya Kure grey and dark sea grey. deck colour is a mix of Tamiya linoleum and panzer grey. the red is Mr.color russet. when the Varyag visited Vancouver in 2011 I was able to get a few shots of it. Obviously for a foreign port visit it was as shiney and clean as they could get it. I went with a darker shade of grey because I think it looks more menacing.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2013
KitMaker: 1,253 posts
Armorama: 915 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 09:37 PM UTC
Good job there. Personally I like more the original colours, but in any case yours looks great.
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 22, 2012
KitMaker: 344 posts
Armorama: 315 posts
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
Very nice work and thanks for the tips and paint mixes! Happy to hear that the kit goes together well. I only wish Takom had included some stencils.

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California, United States
Joined: April 28, 2011
KitMaker: 193 posts
Armorama: 188 posts
Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 05:36 PM UTC
Excellent work! It is a super interesting piece. I feel like it could also be used in a Star Wars scene too! Nicely done.

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New Mexico, United States
Joined: May 19, 2020
KitMaker: 382 posts
Armorama: 202 posts
Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:22 AM UTC
Looks great, love the grimy appearance!
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 17, 2003
KitMaker: 15,332 posts
Armorama: 7,296 posts
Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:23 PM UTC
Looks great.