Thank you for the kind words chaps, apologies this one has not been updated for a while, got distracted
A wee top up for you, assembled the second run of tracks...... phew lol and test fitted to the running gear and WOW they actually have the right track link count of 81!! some other manufacturers can learn here........
threw paint whilst the going was good, Panzer aces track primer followed by an application of graphite pencil on the inner faces followed by migments graphite powder.....
Cheers Paul, it's for my benefit, I start a project and come close to the end and become distracted by something new, then beat myself up for not finishing stuff! I need to break out of the groove at some stage, but until then it's my mantra lol
Hi Vlad . I've been looking at the reviews on this kit (all thumbs up ) and they mention the option of rubber pads for the tracks . From what I read this kit provides decals for Victory Day Parade (2008-2012) in Russia so with that in mind the rubber pads could be used for a tank with those markings . Paint looks great ! Them track are impressive . Gotta be great not needing any glue . Looks like a superb kit and the cost looks like a value also . Talked myself into it now so I think I'll order one !
CarlRF, thanks for popping by an the info on the pads, that satisfies that question once an for all, as to this kit, great, brilliant, lots of fun, there are one or two areas that require a bit of extra work due to the casting processes, but nothing to moan about. If modern Russian stuff is your bag or you just want a really nice kit out of the box, this is yer donkey.
Thank you Lui, kind words and much appreciated.
JT thanks fella and welcome along, the tracks aint finished yet lol gotta get em mucky
Oh my! A T-90! With Tank figures... A real treat! About the colours. The green you want is called Russian dark green by Vallejo. That is a very good match. 4BO-green was used only in WWII. in 1947 the colour changed to a ''new'' 4BO-green named ''1947 4BO-green'' so don't trust on colourphoto's made in the fifthies. 4BO-green is a mid green colour with a bit of yellowish glow in it. I have the Akan (now a benchmark in the Russian modeling community) colours. I unfortunally don't have modern Russian vehicles colours in my stash (yet). The lifecolor 4bo-green is way to light. I have four different 4bo-green colours in my stash to compare (lifecolor, Akan, WEM and Vallejo).
Storming through fire goes Our KV heavy tank From the heartland it rolls To smash the Nazi flank
Crowed by heroic men Never showing fear As they carry out commands Of their homeland dear