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Take a brake (leak) T-55 Enigma, MB-220


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Ladies and Gentlemen,

it happens to everybody once in a while... ;)

I just finished a project, which dated back from my Berlin days. The T-55 Enigma was build then, as was the Mercedes Benz and the surroundings.
Sometimes I like to tackle serious events in modelling, but try to give them a humorous aspect, maybe to enhance the view for something monstrous by adding some pure human aspects.
By the time I got the Diopark Benz Kit and the Meng Figures, the plan for this little leaking scene came to my mind. It took me a long time to reach the finish line while painting the figures, not one of my most loved actions.

The T-55 Enigma is from Tamiya, but heavily added with Voyager Etch, the marvelous SKP-Lenses, burnt wheels by MIG, Friul tracks, an Aber barrel and Resin for the Armour bricks, to let them look a little disaranged.
Th Benz is build oob and the kit is a piece of art.

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I hope you enyojed this one.

Cheers Rob

P.S. Hooray to the gods of the Forum, everything is working again.

 

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Yeah Gus, these fabric belts are really the best, but I also like the PE-ones. The bad thing is you can't heat the PE ones over a flame when they are prepainted. That would it make much easier to bend them in position.

When I'm thinking about a real nightmarish PE-challenge I have this project in front of my hurting eyes. I don't know when I dare to start that Halbkette, but for sure I will solder a lot instead of using CA-glue. The thing will be heavily damaged, burned and beaten and PE is perfect for that job.
It seems to me that only the wheels and tracks ar left out, everything else wil be brass and copper and that really gives me the chills :blink:.

Cheers Rob

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Thanks CB, I have no schedule for the 251 ,but I will find lots of excuses not to start that soon, you know, the sun is shining the Figs have to be harvested, the waves are nice for a little surf, the dog has to be walked with, the NFL season opens next week and there are so maaaany other kits to be built :D.

Cheers Rob

P.S. And I'm a PE-coward ;)

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7 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

Best kind of T-55 is a cooked off T-55. 

I love this. It speaks volumes to me. An 84mm Carl G in between the bogies usually did the job. The trick was getting the round in there without hitting the suspension.

Hehe, my one got only treated wit a hot tweezer and some Pigments :D, but it is build like it was hit the way you mentioned.

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18 minutes ago, DocRob said:

Hehe, my one got only treated wit a hot tweezer and some Pigments :D, but it is build like it was hit the way you mentioned.

Awesome job, Rob.  It definitely looks the part.  I was quite respectful of Russkie tanks when I served. They had many many thousands of them.  But with Carl G., we had us a tiny bit of an equalizer, or at least something to make us feel we did. And if we were lucky and held our tongues just right,  it worked just as advertised, too. :)

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