Trumpeter PLA type 62 light tank

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Jan Persson
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Trumpeter PLA type 62 light tank

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Not really a lot of reference pictures out there, but managed to find a few like this

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The kit it self is really nice, although a few issues like soft plastic and separate track links comes to mind :shock: . That aside, it is almost just to shake the box and the kits seems to fall together by it self :D .

BTW, anybody got a good SBS to make separate tracks? I find it quit scary.

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Re: Trumpeter PLA type 62 light tank

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Can't say I've seen this kit being blogged before, so I'm looking forward to yours :D

My method for individual track links is to glue a run together and then wrap it around the wheels before the glue has set. Ideally you should be able to remove the tracks as a whole afterwards to paint them separately.

Not my tank, but here's how it looks: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=528&start=90#p8280

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Interesting model s it is rarely seen in the forums. When it was released I wanted one but I haven't still bought my sample. Maybe one day when the stash is low enough again. :lol:
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Nothing to add to Philipp's method for the indy tracks assembly.
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Re: Trumpeter PLA type 62 light tank

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First part of the build is fairly straight forward, everything fits perfectly so far.

Construction of the tracks where not as scary as I expected, think I will be able to fix them ok once everything i painted and cover the small mistakes with mud 8-)
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I'd say the tracks worked out nicely :)

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Looks good so far. You could give a bit more tension to the tracks just under the sprockets.
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Definitely a different looking T series.
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Mark Aldrich wrote: 21 Feb 2019, 19:31 Definitely a different looking T series.
A T-54 with the size and firepower of a T-34/85, what's not to love? :lol:

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And rumour has it, the armor of a VW beetle :shock:

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Weird seeing no fuel tanks on the fenders
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