This may be the most fun I've ever had building a model.
It fit together like no model I’ve ever done before. The plastic was soft and supple, the fits were all 100% exact, the detail is phenomenal, the part count is proper, the instructions always clear, it was fun all the way and never the least bit frustrating, even applying the miniscule clips on the back of the turret.
It even had detail on the underside, a rarity among the tanks I've done so far-
The light assembly was the kind of thing that I usually do terribly but this one fit flawlessly together-
I finished the main assembly in only a week-
I can't recommend this kit highly enough.
Next step- Turning it into the T-55 from GoldenEye...
Welcome to the wonderful world of Tamiya "stress-free" modeling! They may not always be the most accurate, and they're usually soft on details, but as you've shown, they can build up to be a good looking tank. Best of all, they do it without causing eye flutter, nervous twitches, or premature baldness!
Thank you! I'm curious, what else is on that list?
My short list is is only short if you compare to every model that is.. or was... available The first thing that come to mind are 2 more Tamiya kits.... 1/48 me-262 and 1/32 F4U-1A Corsair. Add the WNW Albatros D.Va and Roland VI and I'll call hat my top 5... at the moment
Bill- Indeed, the tank from the movie seems to have some unusual additions. I recognize the reactive armor bricks, though their arrangement on the turret I've not seen elsewhere. The skirts seem common and the rear turret drums don't seem too odd to the amateur who knows nothing of tanks (me), given the propensity for loading tanks with every possible bit of stowage. The pipes on the sides of the turret though I haven't seen in any form. Any idea what they are, or are supposed to be?