Home > Discussion Groups > Allied

Message posting guidelines:
1.

Full real names must be used at all times.

2.
A valid e-mail address must be provided. (This is not optional)
3.
Images must be posted at low resolution (72 dpi) and no larger than 760 pixels wide, and copyright/trade mark owners must be credited whenever reasonably possible.
4.

From 20 April, registration is compulsory if you wish to post messages on the Discussion Groups. For further information, please see the following message: http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=47208&messageid=1113823018

Please read our Community guidelines before posting.
By contributing to this discussion group, you indicate your agreement to the Terms and Conditions of Use.
Posts that violate the guidelines or Terms and conditions of Use of the Missing-lynx.com discussion groups will be erased, and repeated violation of this policy may result in termination of the violator's account.

Advertisement

  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  

BT-5 how-to....?

May 16 2012 at 8:55 AM
  (Login Rathgeb)
Missing-Lynx members
from IP address 46.14.236.103

Hi all

Since I would like to build a reasonably accurate BT-5 tank, I was looking for the Rhino Models conversion kit for the Tamiya BT-7 kit. Now Greg Harker told me that this conversion was more or less a copy of the Italeri BT-5 upper hull.

- Can anyone let me know what would be the best way to build a BT-5?
- What are the main inaccuracies of the existing kit(s)?
- Would the Tamiya BT-7 kit be of any help?

Turret, wheels and tracks do not bother me, for the time being, since I ordered a Komplek Zip BT-5 Mariopol turret, as well as aftermarket BT-2/BT-5 wheels and BT-2/BT-5 tracks. So my main concern is the hull.

Thanks for you help, cheers,

Peter


(PS: Visit my Soviet tank photo galleries - for the moment containing only BT tank and T-26 photos - at: rathgeb.smugmug.com)

 
 Respond to this message   
AuthorReply

(Login antoperd)
Missing-Lynx members
150.244.5.50

A lot of work...

May 16 2012, 1:31 PM 

According to the plans in Mil.Mod from 1994, the hull is too long, causing a weird wheel spacing. The Rhino is an upgraded copy of Zvezda and sitll have the incorrect wheel spacing. I'ii try to put some photos of my project... Oh, the bt-7 from Tamiya is only good for the turret; the rest is quite different.

regards!!

 
 Respond to this message   

(Login Rathgeb)
Missing-Lynx members
83.78.160.52

Thanks, Antonio...

May 16 2012, 2:12 PM 

... that's a pity. So I think I will have to wait until Tamiya makes a BT-5. Or maybe someone will make one in Resin.

Cheers,
Peter

 
 Respond to this message   

(Login antoperd)
Missing-Lynx members
150.244.5.50

btw: the marioupol turret...

May 16 2012, 1:42 PM 

Is from Oruzhejnik (sorry) or from Komplekt Zil? I,ve searched in Soga Miniatures web site and found one un the former brand, but not in Komplekt Zil... How is it? I have the Komplekt Zil bt-5 wheels and are wonderful, and also the tracks from Masterclub, fully workable and true to scale but a nightmare to build... but i did not know that there was a turret! I have one from a german brand that I can not remember now and is chunk of resin and I am a little scared of the quality of MR Modellbau...

regards!

 
 Respond to this message   

(Login Rathgeb)
Missing-Lynx members
83.78.160.52

You are right.

May 16 2012, 2:10 PM 

You are right, Antonio - the turret is from Oruzhejnik. I bought a couple of Komplekt Zip items from Soga, so I got it wrong.

I have not yet received the turret, but from the photos on the Soga website it looks wonderful.

Cheers,
Peter

 
 Respond to this message   

(Login pexi2002)
Missing-Lynx members
194.126.24.53

Tamiya 7

May 17 2012, 4:04 AM 

Hi Peter,

Tamiya BT-7 kit would get you started rather well. The hull nose would be the most demanding task to build (Zvezda B-5 does not help for an accurate BT-5). And you do get easy/good tracks and driving wheels...



Cheers,
Pekka

 
 Respond to this message   

(Login juy1)
Missing-Lynx members
62.33.202.3

Re: BT-5 how-to....?

May 20 2012, 3:10 AM 

Hi Peter,

I built a BT-5 using Rhino hull & Tamiya turret, scratch-built & aftermarket stuff in 2011 (WIP pics were posted on Contructive comments subforum). In my opinion Rhino is NOT a copy of old Zvezda's kit. However it suffers from several issues, such as wheel distance, rear mudguards, poor air-intake grill and minor stuff.

I used one of ZiP's wheel set, but had to replace the bolt heads with smaller ones.

 
 Respond to this message   
Current Topic - BT-5 how-to....?
  << Previous Topic | Next Topic >>Return to Index  


Terms and Conditions of Use
Report abuse