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Massimo Tessitori
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« on: August 31, 2017, 01:52:54 PM »

Hi all,
I would share some photos of one of the models that I've built in recent time.

This is a T-80BV of Trumpeter, 1/35.
The model is built out of the box, apart for the crew that was obtained from a box of Soviet tankers of Dragon, whose positions were widely reworked.
This type of uniform was utilized in late '80s and very early '90s, so I can attribute this tank to that range of time.






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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 09:18:58 AM »

Good job, Massimo! After having great fun with the Terminator, I think I will make more modern Russian tanks, sooner or later. Now I am in WW1 mood...
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 01:59:31 PM »

Hi Otto,
very interesting biplane, is it a Pfalz in wide scale? The body of the pilot is particularly convincing.
I have many kits of planes of ww1 still to build, the thing that discourages me is to deal with the wiring. What system will you use for your one?
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 02:34:38 PM »

It's a Wingnut Wings Pfalz D.IIIa 1/32. I already built another one, it's one of my favourite subjects:


On 1/32 biplanes the main problem with rigging is not the wire, but the turnbuckles. I used 0.13 mm and 0.08 mm fishing line. I made the turnbuckles by following the tips I found here:
http://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page8.html





Gas-Patch models makes 3D-printed metal turnbuckles: they are beautiful but expensive.
In my opinion, making the turnbuckles makes sense in 1/32 scale. Up to 1/48, you can effectively simulate them with little drops of white glue, working them with tweezers to make them look like eyelets.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 03:42:38 PM »

Hi Otto,
your model is very beautiful.
I think to have seen the site of Wingnut models and a collection of marvellous models.
The tip on the turnbuckles is interesting, but all my biplanes are in 1/72. the thinnest wire available seems to be 0.08 mm for fishing or similar.
I've bought some thin elastic wire for fishing too, I think it could give good results but I am not confident into the durability of a gum wire. Have you any suggestion for this?
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 04:05:28 PM »

Massimo, I opened a new topic on this theme here:
http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/board/index.php?topic=2289.0
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