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Cutaway T-62

finishing up
Next up was the completion of the externals. This proceeded pretty much OOB – exceptions being modifications to the rear cowling of the exhaust fan outlet:

Sectioning the two pairs of road-wheels adjacent to the sectioned area:

Making up the ever-elusive external fuel tank plumbing – this was achieved using single core 0.3mm wire and leaving the insulation intact to represent the rubber bridging pieces. Jubilee clips were added:

One of the rear fuel tanks was left off to add a little interest and ‘empty’ straps were constructed:

The fenders were made up and the left hand side one was sectioned again ensuring the positions and angles of the cuts matched the hull:

Some aftermarket resin additions were added along with kit-supplied etch engine screens and the whole ensemble was ready for external paint.

The major drawback of producing a cutaway is the fact that you leave yourself with some pretty large holes for masking for paint-work. Using a combination of card, sponge sections, tin foil, styrene off-cuts and tape, all the gaps were eventually covered and the interior was protected:

Tamiya Primer and a Lifecolour Matt Green blow-over covering took care of the base-coating.

Details were again added by brush using LC & GW products, some Mig pigments were added and the completed paintwork received a Buff Oil wash to fade the panels and add dust. Thus completing the build:

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About Dick Francis (DickyF)


Amazing stuff there Dicky!!! I'm happy to see you have this up here!!! Some incredible scratch work!!!
DEC 18, 2012 - 03:24 AM
Thats just ridiculously Fabulous Dicky!!! IMPRESSIVE brother!
DEC 18, 2012 - 06:20 AM
Outstanding work Nemo. Loved the build on MSC and great to see and read it here.
DEC 18, 2012 - 08:23 AM
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.
DEC 18, 2012 - 08:26 AM
Yes I'm sure yours is MUCH better. Why not post it up and show us all how it should be done? - Steve
DEC 27, 2012 - 03:52 AM
Hi Everyone; Just Ignore Comments like these They dont need a responce, Jim; FANTASTIC WORK, !! Im Really Impressed HAPPY MODELING; MIKE.
DEC 27, 2012 - 09:35 AM
Well Done! Looks great...
DEC 29, 2012 - 03:42 AM
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
DEC 29, 2012 - 11:46 AM
I've learnt a great deal..................
JAN 03, 2013 - 08:14 AM
Really, really impressive build
JAN 03, 2013 - 04:17 PM