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T-72B & African Crew

by Andrew Judson

 

T-72B Soviet Main Battle Tank

images by Brett Green

 


Zvezda's 1/35 scale T-72B is available online from Squadron.com

 

Construction

 

It has been a while in the building, but finally it is complete.

Zvezda's 1/35 scale T-72 tank is a nice kit to build out of the box although the instructions were a little vague in places - especially about the placement of detail parts.

 

 

I basically built the kit per instructions but I left the upper and lower halves separate until the whole model was painted.

 

 

Painting and Weathering

 

I used Tamiya Dark Green as the base coat and then various earth tones to continue the weathering.

 

 

The dirt in the wheels and also on the front and rear was reproduced with fine grit as used in the bottom of bird cages, bonded using white glue.

Final weathering was completed using the Mig Productions weathering pigments.

 

 

African Tank Crew Figures

 

The 1/35 scale figures from Warriors are just terrific.

They assembled like a dream, as per usual. As with the companion Set No. 1, the figures really do capture the impression of the subjects. Top job Warriors!

 

 

I modified the arm of the tanker resting on the machine gun as it needs to be lowered to suit this vehicle. It was not a difficult task, however.

Painting was all done by hand using Vallejo acrylic paints.

I was happy with the overall result representing a generic African tank somewhere in the field looking very dirty and weather beaten.


 

Product Summary

Zvezda T-72B Russian Main Battle Tank

Warriors African Tank Crew, Set #2

Thanks to Squadron for the review kit
and to VLS for the review figures.

 

Additional Images

 

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Model and Text Copyright 2003 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 September, 2003
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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