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New Miniarm T-55 details
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:40 AM UTC
Miniarm it appears have just produced a detail set for the Tamiya T-55, among the many useful parts is the much desired engine deck wading rail! Overall a pretty awesome looking set, I hope Igor doesn't mind me sticking these photos up here (originally posted on panzer35.ru):





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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 11:13 AM UTC
Looks good; a nice, useful set. Thanks for the intel!

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 05:04 PM UTC
I really like this set, well detailed pieces yet simple.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 05:54 PM UTC
thats strange they add the pluming for the drivers wash but not for the fuel tanks ????
dave
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 06:06 PM UTC
Very nice indeed, thank you for the info and photos!

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 09:15 PM UTC

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thats strange they add the pluming for the drivers wash but not for the fuel tanks ????
dave



I second that ! Even Accurate Armour did at least the connexions on their Enigma conversion.
But the good news is the wading rail. I hope they will sell it in a mini set adn not only in the comprehensive one shown in the pics.
Thanks for sharing Rob.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 09:42 PM UTC
Thanks for spotting Rob!
It looks incredibly useful, me too I've noticed the wading rail and driver wires.

Anyway, lack of fuel lines aside, since they've made a new gun mantlet, they could correct a Tamiya kit flaw. In Tamiya kit the gun looks to low than usually it appears on the real tank when it is parked or during its transfers


I hope this set won't be too expensive
afv_rob
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 11:11 PM UTC
I guess with the plumbing they figured the MIG set is cheap enough so most will use that, or some lead wire.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 03:27 AM UTC
At last resin bits for making a perfect Peruvian T-55, replacing the DSh-K mount with another set from the same brand of course and opening the hole for the glacis machine gun. Some Syrian and Iraqi T-55 also have that loader's cupola, that's just perfect if modelling an specific vehicle. Well done Miniarm!. Best regards.

José.

P.S. The plumbing for the fuel tanks may be missing, but that's just 1/3 of the fun just my personal opinion.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 03:35 AM UTC

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I guess with the plumbing they figured the MIG set is cheap enough so most will use that, or some lead wire.



Or the Legend set, which also has fuel tanks but you could use the extra ones on another project.

LF1219 T-55 Fender Fuel Tank set

Cheers,

Christophe

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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 09:37 AM UTC
The wading rail seem a bit strange. Wonder were Tamiya part D18 are on the Miniarm photos?



/E
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 09:46 AM UTC
Hi Erik

Well spotted!!.. i have scratchbuilt a few fordimg cover mounts and you need to thin, file kit parts to allow fitment. looks like Miniarm made it too small... should fit just behind air cleaner hatch, as per your pic. Very difficult to make it fit between torsion bar and air cleaner hatch.

Andy
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 10:00 AM UTC
Howdy Andy,
How's the T-builds going these days?

What are your opinion regarding D41? I get the feeling that it should be moved a mm back under the turret. Adding a strip of PC between it and D18 of course.

Or cutting D41 in two and moving just the air cleaner hatch a little bit back ward? Have you figured out what measurement that's off?

Cheers,
/E
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 10:28 AM UTC
Hi Erik

nice to hear from you, well something that myself and Tim Roberts agreed on a few years ago was that the area aft of the oil cooler hatch and the fan cover was too shallow, in effect the whole engine deck from the radiator covers needed moving back slightly, but as you suggest moving the engine hatch cover towards the turret a mm or 2 would allow enough room. Miniarm need to rethink this etch part in my opinion.

Regards
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 07:03 PM UTC

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Hi Erik

nice to hear from you, well something that myself and Tim Roberts agreed on a few years ago was that the area aft of the oil cooler hatch and the fan cover was too shallow, in effect the whole engine deck from the radiator covers needed moving back slightly, but as you suggest moving the engine hatch cover towards the turret a mm or 2 would allow enough room. Miniarm need to rethink this etch part in my opinion.

Regards
Andy



...frame corrected

Best regards,
Igor
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 09:46 PM UTC
Hello Igor

Thats great news, i for one will purchase quite a few of these sets if as you say they have been corrected. Also nice to see that these forums and others like it are used as a tool for collecting reference.

All the best
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 12:22 AM UTC
Great news.
No it's possible to make a "real" soviet T-55.
Tamiya gives more an czech version of T-55,without russian hatches and some other little parts..
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 11:58 AM UTC

Does this set contain rear tow hooks ?

I can see in the pictures it has re-worked fron ones, but cant see the backplate, anything for the backplate ?
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 12:28 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Does anyone have a link for miniarm as I need to oreder one of their track / drive sprocket sets & may get this new one as well.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 04:21 AM UTC
Mike
here is the company website link
http://www.miniarm.com/

They don't have a online shop but give you the names of their distributors worldwide.

Olivier
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 11:15 AM UTC
Oliver,

Thank you very much for that I will have a look & see who is closet to me & the costs

Cheers Mike
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 03:45 AM UTC
Dear Andy
I've got one of these sets on the way, so will let you all know what it's like, should be here next week.
Best Wishes
Tim