Orlik T-40 model build

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by The Hermit, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    seeing that with several of my past models getting killed eaten stepped on
    and viciously stared at by kitty...

    i have not been wanting to post with how close i am to actually finishing a model...

    i think she can read my posts...

    i will tempt fate

    especially after the arizona disaster..

    kitty ate it

    then i stepped on it.. trying to get kitty 8(

    i think i am 75 % done

    we will see if i get to finish :thumb:

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  2. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member


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  5. modelperry

    modelperry Member

    I kinda like the worn look of this tank! Good job Hermit! Conquer the kitty!

  6. redhorse

    redhorse Member

    I like the worn look too, plus I just naturally like amphibious tanks. It looks great!
  7. josve

    josve Active Member

    Najs!! The T40 is a pleasant build that won't give you any surprises :)
    For maximum reality....just add around 2000 rivets :)
  8. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    sweet treads! How long did they take? :)
  9. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    prolly a month or so...
    working on and off

    i just finished the second one today and of course here are some pictures

    of it and the tank guns which are done as well

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  10. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    here is the tow cable i made, the wire is tough to work with
    any one have a internet source for wire that is good for using in models?

    like tank tow cables and the like?

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  11. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    for some reason i cannot get my thread to update any more~~:eek:
  12. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    Is there a wires faq?
  13. josve

    josve Active Member

  14. exzealot

    exzealot Member

    Looks great! I especially like the tracks - very intricate.

  15. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Agreed that wire is a bitch to work with. As an alternative I've used cotton or linen sewing thread soaked in acrylic varnish. Just run the thread through the varnish and wipe off the the excess. Twist up the tow cable or whatever from a number of threads - 11 -13 seems about right for tow cable. Repeat the varnish treatment with the twisted bundle - wipe off excess and leave to dry. The varnish gets rid of the "hairiness" of the thread and the second varnishing glues the bundle together.


  16. The Meatcan

    The Meatcan New Member

    wow! that looks really great. Excellent work!
  17. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Next time you look for thread, choose upholstery thread, very strong filaments and has less fuzz on it. I also use this thread when I make sailing ships, Great for standing and running rigging. When using it as cable, double it to the size you need and twist it, using a nail as an anchor and white glue it or use super glue to set it.
  18. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    thanks for the comments guys
    its really coming close to completion
    but my hands have been hurting so bad for the last couple months that i
    have not found the will to start on it again

    im going to make a push to finish it over christmas and hopefully it will come out allright with the dio i have planned for it

    thanks guys
  19. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    model completion!!!

    i have finally finished!

    here are the completion photos

    it was alot of fun, i really enjoy orlik models

    now i can start another long tank build sign1

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  20. stickyFingers

    stickyFingers New Member

    i like the treads. You just have to be very patient. That's not my best quality.


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