T-80UD SOVIET MAIN BATTLE TANK SKIF 1/35

This T-80 tank, I had a lot of difficulties until completion. Using etched parts in earnest. Built from September 2009 to April 2010.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI bought T-80 for overseas mail order about one year ago. It was a fairly good buy for only 20 EUR.
(2009/09/12)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGParts are tightly filled in the plastic bag and heavy. The green color is vivid like the grasshopper.
(2009/09/12)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI can’t understand the assembly instruction was written in all Russian. I was relieved that the 15-page instruction manual is a very detailed explanation.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGMolding is not sharp. Some parts are deformed.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI’ll work hard to use Eduard photo-etched parts as much as possible. Without using it, the total quality of this kit is very low, I presume.
(2009/09/12)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGThe part to which the photo-etched parts are assembled will work by priority. It is confusing to decide the work process concurrently reading the instructions on the etched parts and the instructions on the kit. It would be better to take notes or marking on the instruction directly that I complete the finished works.
(2009/09/12)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI’m considering detailed parts are basically not fit.
(2009/09/17)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGIt’s my first time to assemble like the photo way. It’s to trash box when I cannot unite the underparts…
(2009/09/17)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI managed to unite the parts and shaped box. Because various parts interfered, I ground and sliced many points to match each of them.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGThe belt caterpillar of the attachment is divided into two parts for one side as same as the Tasca Sherman firefly.
(2009/09/25)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGAt last, I bonded the lower and upper parts. I want to start the assembly of the turret.
(2009/10/16)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI did not understand well the installation of the dozer braid on the body to refer the instruction.
(2009/11/01)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGA panel and a spare fuel tank look good to use the photo-etched parts.
(2009/11/01)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGOriginal rear fender parts were removed and attached photo-etched parts. Slightly I made battle damage.
(2009/11/01)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI mistook the degree of the barrel, the right position of the ledge is above but mistook to place it horizontally. The barrel was broken to turn right above by force. After all, I shove everything off and constructed the new ledge with the plastic board later.
(2009/11/10)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGAll photo-etched parts are attached.
(2009/11/10)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI think 90% of the photo-etched parts were attached.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGThe first impression that I completed assembling, T-80 is smaller than the M1 Abrams. Height is also low, the livability of the crew might not have been good.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGA spare fuel tank and the pulling wire were changed effectively. I don’t recommend the included rubber wire ropes.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI exchanged the buckle and straps of ammunition cases.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGI buried a strange gap with the putty.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGAs I mentioned, I broke the main gun and recovered with plastic parts.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 MAKINGThis model is good photo-etched parts practice for me. Next time, I hope my skill will be higher.
(2009/11/13)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 PAINTINGI’ll paint 3 color camouflage and the first is light gray.
(2010/04/04)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 PAINTINGLight gray and red-brown, black camouflage is very strange looking. Maybe it’s suitable for battle in a city.
(2010/04/10)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 PAINTINGI dropped the turret to the floor, and parts have broken when sweeping the room. Instant adhesive power is weak against impact shock. It’s lucky as minor trouble.
(2010/04/12)

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAt last, SKIF T-80UD was completed. T-80 originally developed based on gas-turbine engine, but concurrently the diesel-engine version was developed. T-80 equipped with the diesel engine is this UD. It is operated Russia and all over the world as Pakistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Cyprus, etc.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO51 caliber 125mm smooth-bore gun seems to be a powerful impression of a present age tank. The crew is three. It might be the roles of the commander, gunner, and driver. Only three crew seems to be very busy.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOPainting on stiff rubber caterpillar was difficult.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI could not get the Google Image like this camouflage. I may be mistaking the pattern…..

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOMounting two spare fuel tanks seems Russian tank image.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOMany reactive armors are attached on the armor. It’s a peculiar feature of the present age tank.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOSo good texture did not go out because the light was too large, though I use the epoxy transparent patty for the glass expression. I might cut out the transparent plastic panel…..

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI did the washing and pastel painting as usual.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTONot so many decals and it’s well attached and no silvering.

RUSSIAN TANK T-80UD SKIF 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt takes much time to complete all between long interval. Many parts were broken and repaired. After solving many troubles, I love this kit very much.
(2010/04/15)

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