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FEATURE Cutaway T-62
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 09:32 AM UTC
Dick Francis walks us through his exceptional build of a Cutaway T-62. Don't miss this one!

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Kharkov
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 09:48 AM UTC
Fantastic work, and so much of the T-62 interior matches the T-55 interior, love it.

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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 09:50 AM UTC
Amazing work Richard, love that it's a miniature museum exhibit.
cagkancakir
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 10:16 AM UTC
Just fantastic indeed, I like the idea, and your way to do it.

CC
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 10:21 AM UTC
Outstandidng work, I can only dream of building that well.
Jim
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 05:54 PM UTC
SWEET Jesus! Incredible!
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 08:41 PM UTC
I've already seen it...A stunning job!
Karl187
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 01:52 AM UTC
That is really something- amazing work.
Jurjen
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 03:57 AM UTC
Stunning!
HILBERT
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 07:34 AM UTC
Uuhhhhmmmm....
ironpig
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 10:06 AM UTC
Jim

That has to be one of the most outstanding builds I have ever seen and I look at a lot of them.
Mox1983
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 10:54 AM UTC
Superb work Richard! I was thinking of doing the same to the Tamiya T-55 with Skif parts, engine from Trumpeter Chinese rocket tank and some Eduard sets. Better to use these spare parts than get the expensive CMK sets, no?
Mox1983
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 10:56 AM UTC
Oh, and one question - didn't see it in the text, but what is the loudspaeker on the turret for? Propoganda? Also, didn't see the radio set in the turret.
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 03:17 PM UTC
Dick,

Now you need to build a cut-away of a 1/72 scale T-64.

EXCEPTIONAL, sir!
FlorinM
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 05:46 AM UTC
Nice,I guess. But it has a critical flaw. You did not take into account the thickness of the armor!
Imek46
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 06:42 AM UTC
Welcome.

Models looks very nice, but the scene is a little unrealistic to me. Because l"ve never seen such a tank exploded on the monument. And if the wole model should be more rusty, both outside and inside. This does not mean that the modeler did lot of work.

Your Imieliński Zbgniew from Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 03:24 AM UTC
Amazing stuff there Dicky!!! I'm happy to see you have this up here!!! Some incredible scratch work!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 06:20 AM UTC
Thats just ridiculously Fabulous Dicky!!! IMPRESSIVE brother!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 08:23 AM UTC
Outstanding work Nemo. Loved the build on MSC and great to see and read it here.
scratchmod
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 08:26 AM UTC
As far as armor thicknes....um it's a model right. Looks close enough for me. If that is an issue then I think we all need to put away our kits because EVERY model is out of scale when it comes to that, don't care who you are or what AM items you use, still not correct. As far as an actual vehicle cut a way like this, yes there are a few in museums ....with out rust. Hats off to Dick for all the hard work and and doing what many would never attempt to do.
Kuno-Von-Dodenburg
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 03:52 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice,I guess. But it has a critical flaw. You did not take into account the thickness of the armor!



Yes I'm sure yours is MUCH better.

Why not post it up and show us all how it should be done?

- Steve
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 09:35 AM UTC
Hi Everyone;

Just Ignore Comments like these
They dont need a responce,

Jim; FANTASTIC WORK, !! Im Really Impressed

HAPPY MODELING; MIKE.
Saber7
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 03:42 AM UTC
Well Done! Looks great...
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 11:46 AM UTC
Even when I do not like at all "cutaway" models, I really must admire Mr Francis' job
On the other hand, I have to agree with Florin that the armor thickness was not taken in account.
I am more than ready to "ignore" the -for me- marginal difference in the turret back armor, but just doing a simple math the armor thickness of the turret side should be slightly more than 4mm in 1/35, and that is noticeable.
I don't think its a fatal error, but its a flaw anyway, one that does not diminish the great job done and the huge amount of detail added.
Seeing that some people usually cry and write lines and lines about some kits for a misplacement of 1 or 2mm in a bolt or a handle or about a "not enough rounded" shape, I believe that Florin's comments are not to be blamed. He just placed his opinion, and is as entitled to do so as any of us... His manners weren't worst than others we can find from time to time.
Also, remember that its not neccesary to be a great violinist to be a good music critic, nor to be an excellent football player to be a good coach

Just my 2 centavos
DickyF
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 08:14 AM UTC
I've learnt a great deal..................