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brian638
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 01:52 AM UTC
Ian shares a number of photographs and how he replicated his realistic finish on his Trumpeter T-64BV as seen during operations in Donetsk.

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Thanks!
billflorig
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Hawaii, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM UTC
Ian, awesome build. I'll have to get my Trumpeter T-64BV out of the stash ang get building!
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 05:01 PM UTC
Thanks Bill! It is a nice kit, just a TON of parts.

Best wishes,

Ian
andromeda673
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 05:45 PM UTC
nice job!!!!! very well done
ULIX-VM
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Puerto Rico
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 07:49 PM UTC
the t-64 the first tank use of self-loading system.
michael9319
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Denmark
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 07:53 PM UTC
Great build! Tanks from this conflict certainly have a lot of soul.
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 08:13 PM UTC
Yeah! Great work. The smiley and the teddy - kinda quirky-ironic yet that's what really gives this model personality. Super!
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 08:15 PM UTC
Thank you Michael and Andromeda 673. Michael, you are correct; vehicles from this conflict are excellent subjects to model. Plus, there are so many reference photos available on the Internet. Echelon Decals has done an admirable job of producing decals for some very interesting vehicles from both sides in this conflict. These vehicles and crews undergo a lot of hardship and heartache.

Best wishes,

Ian

SaxonTheShiba
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United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 08:20 PM UTC
Thanks Frederick. Here is the inspiration photo for the bear. (For illustrative purposes only, no infringement intended).

Best wishes,

Ian

Karl187
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 09:58 PM UTC
Ian- I am pretty much blown away by this build. The BV is my favorite of the T-64 variants and it is just amazing to see it built and finished in such a unique way as this. The overall green paint work and white identification stripes are really nicely done and chipped to look well worn- the various colors on the ERA blocks also draw the eye nicely around the tank. The weathering is pretty top notch too- the whole thing looks pretty battered, weary and dirty. The stowage, teddy bear, smiley face artwork and the carefully constructed soldier standing on the rear deck also really add to the overall piece. Thanks for sharing it with us!
voryah
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Iran / فارسى
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
Great job !
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 01:07 AM UTC
Karl and Voryah---Thanks so much for the kind words. Karl, I agree about the T-64. I always loved the lines of that one, especially the shape of the turret and how it looks with the small diameter road wheels. It was always kind of over-shadowed by it's big cousin, the T-72.

Best wishes,

Ian
Monte
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 05:18 AM UTC
Fantastic job Brian. The teddy bear just makes it! Love it!
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 05:47 AM UTC
Thanks, Monte. Fashioning "Ted" was really a fun part of the build.

Best wishes,

Ian