It is Xact T-80U. I bought it several years ago, it’s really good looks. I was hoping to release various items to Xact, but I wonder they had exhausted with the first few items? Unfortunately, I have not seen signs of activity for the last few years.
When I start to assemble, the hardness of the plastic is my own preference.
It’s regrettable that a caterpillar was twisted in a box. I fixed it by pressing with a finger, but is this the limit? There are many tracks hidden by the side armor, so if a flat surface down, there is no problem. Even so, the Caterpillar is the life of a tank, I wanted Xact to be put more care. I also had a Trumpeter kit, I wonder I have both a belt and a link tracks in that kit, but there’s not such a nice story.
Very light thick wire rope of vinyl material is attached. It is a material I have never encountered before. It is a kind of material used for Christmas trees or Christmas leases. I stuck them with instant adhesive for the time being.
A fine marking mold can be seen on the reserve fuel tank.
Behind the AFV body, various parts are pretty complicated and it is more difficult to assemble than it looks. It might have been better to install the wire rope a bit later. But at the very end, I can not install it messed up. Well, it may be fine if parts are misaligned but firmly glued.
The caterpillar has a moderate tension and was naturally flattened even though it did not adhere to the road wheels. This caterpillar was glued with instantaneous adhesive. I think that the adhesive for ordinary plastic could also be used. I definitely have a memory of the belt is connected with the plastic adhesive. I did not remember much though I worked a few days ago.
Unfortunately, it was impossible to move up and down as the barrel was fixed. Horizontal shooting position is a good-looking appearance. There is another option to put a plastic board at the root, and was a little more upswing is better, maybe.
I postponed the most unwilling work. It is a work to make a fender cover by creating delicate curves of parts of a single piece of brass plate. I softly bent it with a round metal bar on the eraser or bent it little by little pliers and it went well.
There is no simplicity like the KV tank or T-34 in the WWII, both turret and body have many parts. Especially, the turret is about half of all the assembling process and it is an unexpectedly hard task. The parts are small and hard, but it seems a good sense of precision.
I finally bought Fire HD 10 at the Amazon sale. I’m afraid that it seems to be all my life tied up with Amazon, such as video contents and music.
The gun barrel is very long and it seems to be powerful anyhow, seems to be a strong tank. After completing the assembly, you can use the belt caterpillar as long as the mold is good, I think it’s no need to change to connected plastic tracks.
Basically, I am planning to paint camouflage after coating with a black and white gradation. There were a lot of complicated parts, so I blew black painting completely for prevention of missed spots.
It’s getting colder so I will hesitate to airbrush paint by opening the window.
It is in the middle of two color camouflage painting. The painting instruction is the color mixture of Tamiya acrylic paint. Because I’m Creos paint user, I choose Mr. Color #321 light brown and #303 Green FS34102. There is a gradation of light and shadow, it does not have to be chosen so nervously.
The decals included in the kit are quite simple and have only numbers. Since there is no particular explanation as to where the number to paste, let’s arrange it by myself referring to real AFV photographs.
Fujimi’s new year lucky bag, a special IJN 10000 yen set arrived. Ya! lucky! I want to say so, but I am very sorry for the items, personally. Battleship Yamato’s pre-commissioning maintenance Diorama set, battleship Hiei, aircraft carrier Taiho, heavy cruiser Chokai only 4 boxes only. Hmmm, maybe I thought that I was mistakenly sent as a set of 5000 yen, so I checked the slip but it’s right. Apparently, Yamato Diorama is a problem that the price is 21,000 yen. Really? This kit includes Yamato at the time of commissioning and aircraft carrier Hosho. Even if diorama’s bonus parts are attached, 20,000 yen is too high. I did not have much experience of ship models, I was planning to make Yamato after raising my skill, but I guess that the kit will come in such an unexpected way. Should I buy an optional photo-etched parts and make it with equipment in 1939, or should I make a diorama with reference to kit box photo? I don’t know how many people are saying it is a lucky rare item, but I guess it was pressed as inventory disposal. If there are about 8 boxes of ordinary kits and one set of photo-etched parts, then a calendar. Is it too greedy? I think that there were many customers who anticipate about these contents from the past trends. It was grumbling on a Fujimi’s lucky bag that has bingo and trash. Penny wise and pound foolish.