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Russian T-40 (S-Models kit)

January 22 2017 at 8:27 AM
Andrew Lang  (Login andrewjnlang)
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Response to WEEKLY UPDATE - 22.1.2017


Here is my simple, unambitious model of the Russian T-40, using the nice S-Models kit. Most of the changes/detail additions are evident from the photos – I still have to make the headlights and add a few other details. I wanted to improve the moulded-on look of the tools on the trackguards and the rather solid-looking air intake: I’m not sure that the EB screening that I used for the latter is quite right, but it was the best that I had to hand. In contrast, I’m quietly satisfied with the way that the scratchbuilt 12.7mm DShK MG turned out.

The track teeth are the usual S-Models ‘ridges’, but are particularly prominent on this kit. I improved the look of the lower track run by removing the short sections between each roadwheel, cutting/filing the gap in which the roadwheel would run and then cementing the section back in place. The part will retain adequate strength if you only remove one section at a time and use plenty of liquid cement when replacing it. It’s also important to guillotine the section out with a craft knife: a saw will remove material, even if only a small amount. Not much else to say about the build, but at least it has the right number of roadwheels…

Andy Lang

T-40 (1)

T-40 (2)

This message has been edited by andrewjnlang from IP address on Jan 22, 2017 8:28 AM

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  1. Nice. - Dave Rhodes on Jan 22, 2017, 8:56 AM
  3. Nice Detail - Peter Marshall on Jan 22, 2017, 11:03 AM
    1. T-40 etched brass - Andrew Lang on Jan 23, 2017, 3:49 AM
  4. Thats nice, - Jörg Fiedler on Jan 22, 2017, 11:39 AM
    1. Thanks Jorg - nice webpage - Andrew Lang on Jan 23, 2017, 3:50 AM
  5. a vast improvement - paul bishop on Jan 23, 2017, 1:20 AM
  7. That is some great work! - Andrew Smith on Jan 23, 2017, 10:02 AM

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