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T-90a yes another one
dvarettoni
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 02:59 AM UTC
well is seams that we have a more then one T-90 build going on so I hope that I can do this one justices the other builds look great. I have to say that the Meng kit is outstanding I have built only one other kit from them it was the MERKAVA Mk.3D and that was a great kit but I have to say that this one is far better the quality of the molding and detail is the best I have ever seen, and the instruction book is outstanding so far the kit is just going together like a Tamiya kit well enough said now on to the pis thanks


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thanks all for looking can't wait to get back at it
dave
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 06:29 AM UTC
Nice work so far Dave, keep the updates coming..

Keith.
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2013 - 07:35 AM UTC
Looking good, Dave!

Boy, you rip 'em out, too! I think the plastic was still warm from the molds when you got this one.

I'm gonna have to start following your builds over here in Russo-Sov Land, since I hardly ever just surf over to this forum.

I'll be looking forward to seeing this and your BRDM-2 next week.

Happy modeling!
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 - 04:56 AM UTC
Hiya David! Another T-90 is always a GOOD thing....Im in bro! Ill be honest, i shoulda waited for the Meng kit. The Zvezda kit isnt too bad, but there is alot they coulda done much better. The overall fit on my Zvezda T-90 has been real good, but the lack of PE and some lack of detail and a couple other little things has been a bit disappointing. Its still been a fun build and im really lookin forward to yours....keep it comin fella.
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 - 05:21 AM UTC
Looking good so far, Dave. Can't wait to see this at the club meeting Wednesday evening.
dvarettoni
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2013 - 09:17 AM UTC
thanks all
Gary i have the Zvezda kit and a the pe set to go with it but after reading up on this kit i had to get it and i'm having a ball with it
thanks dave
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2013 - 04:42 PM UTC
Hey Dave! Why am I not surprised that you got the Meng T-90! Look forward to seeing it.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 01:34 AM UTC
Rebecca,

I don't want to hijack Dave's thread, but it's good to see another member of the gang here on Armorama!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 02:18 AM UTC
We're slowly taking over!!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 - 02:48 AM UTC
got to love it thanks all will have it there tomorrow
dave
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 01:11 PM UTC
ok so I got to the point were you are aupeosed to start the tracks but I usely wait to the end of the build to do this but with a meeting this week I went a had and did a small run to show the club I have to say that I was a bit hesitant at first but the track went together quiet well


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and here are some pic for h rest of the build so far


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thanks all
dave
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 02:48 PM UTC
Dave,

I was really impressed by the tracks that you brought to our meeting. If Meng does as nice a job with their new Leo tracks, then that's gonna be one fine kit!

The rest of this T-90 is just about as impressive.

Meng sure has set the bar high!
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 10:13 PM UTC
That is a very interesting way they have gone for the track assembly. They are looking great Dave- as is that engine!!
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:45 AM UTC
pics are a great help for track assembly,thanks
dvarettoni
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 05:26 AM UTC
hay'll have an update for you


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I'm not shore that I'm going to keep the engine in I might show it separate

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hope you'll like it thanks dave
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 09:53 AM UTC
Hey, Dave,

This is coming along very nicely. I'll be looking forward to getting a first-hand look at it next week at our club meeting.

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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 11:30 PM UTC
Looking good Dave!
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 03:26 AM UTC
hay all sorry that it has been some time. have an update for you


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ok I do have a question for you all about the paint what do you think ????


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this is duck green ????

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I did a test bed for the camo


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well that it for now I'm going to work on the test bed and see how that works out any comments are much needed thanks
dave
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2013 - 02:08 AM UTC
Dave,

It's hard to tell from the pictures you posted, but the Duck Egg Green color chip on the instructions (or box?) appears to be more olive than your paint sample.

In these images of a T-90 on Prime Portal, the color does appear to be much closure to what your paint sample looks like, though. The color is paler or whiter in the first image, but my guess is either a flash was used or that it's fading from exposure to UV and weather. The hue in the second image actually looks pretty close to your painted sample, especially once you dull-coat it and add some light weathering.





So I guess it's up to your "eye".
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2013 - 02:23 AM UTC
Nice progress, Dave. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you have next week at our meeting.

In regards to the color, I wouldn't put too much trust in the accuracy of the colors shown in the instructions. The limitations of printing coupled with how commonly artist profiles are wrong probably means that the color profiles are only approximate at best.

I'd try to find more photos like Jeff has posted to judge the range of shades of the Duck Egg green. FWIW, I agree with Jeff's observation that you test piece looks a lot closer to the actual photo than the color profile in the instructions.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2013 - 05:01 AM UTC
Dave,

Another couple images I saw recently from a completed BMO-T posting on M-L :





To me, your Duck Egg Green is close, but your Russian Green is a little too dark.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2013 - 05:20 AM UTC
thanks all I think that I'm going to stick to the colors and see how it comes out ?????
dave
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2013 - 05:16 PM UTC
Hi Guys;

IMHO Olive Drab, Sand Grey or Pale Sand, and Black. The Black sometimes looks like a Scale Black, the color can vary depending on which Region the vehicles operate in.
The BMOT sure would be nice in 1/35 setting next too the Tos-1. OH TRUMPETER

CHEERS; MIKE.
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 03:49 AM UTC
hay all small update I did go with the tan and I think that it's going to come out ok here are some pic

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thanks dave
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 04:56 AM UTC
ok all there is another update


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thanks all dave