T40 Orlik 1:25 wintercamo

Discussion in 'First Impressions Kit Reviews' started by josve, May 25, 2007.

  1. josve

    josve Active Member

    Another package arrived today :)

    Publisher: Orlik
    Designer: Goral/Fuczek
    Scale: 1:25
    Size: 161 x 89 x 78 mm
    Parts: 1417
    Sheets: 9
    Format: 210 x 297 mm
    GMI: 5
    English instructions available at www.orlik.konradus.com

    The kit.

    The kit contains 14 pages.
    One page of written instructions in Polish
    Four pages of instructions/drawings
    Two pages with formers
    And seven pages with parts.



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    There are two ways of making tracks.
    You can do the easy way and with individual links.
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    This is a small tank

    Laserparts are also available, but not tracks as I was hoping for....

    This kit seems very nice with almost photoreal print.
    There are no interior,so it will be rather easy to assemble.
    The colors are very nice and crisp and clear with a nice weathering effect.
    Instructions are good I think.English instructions available at Orliks site.
    So all in all this looks like a great kit!!
  2. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Always watch your build threads with anticipation Josve!

    The weathering on this one makes me anxious to see it, it looks a little over the top to me, but since I don't do AFV I know looks can be deceiving.:grin:

    No insides................... this will be a snap for you!

  3. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    I bought this kit from papermodelstore last month and I must agree, Johnny, a beautiful printing on this one!
    I am truly impressed with how it looks.

    I am already intrigued by the winter camo look on tanks as witnessed by my Ba32/64 build.
    Hopefully I will be able to get back on that this weekend and get it going.

    Thanks for sharing a look at this with us Johnny!
    This will make for an interesting build some day, I am sure!

  4. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Looking forward to this one too! I really like these orlik kits.
  5. josve

    josve Active Member

    I'll see if I can squeeze it in.....on my to do list :)
  6. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    The Orlik model looks quite nice - I agree with others that the weathered winter camouflage is interesting (and a change from green).

    Looking closely at the model I have a concern about the attachment of the swing arms - the swing arm is pretty substantial but it's relying on a quite small contact area to support the weight of the model and the roadwheels. This issue has cropped up in other models - the Halinski Tiger is one. I don't know if there's a good solution for this problem but it's certainly something to be aware of in the build.

    I think I would build the tracks with individual links - there isn't a lot of difference in the amount of cutting out to do with either style.


  7. josve

    josve Active Member

    Now I'm just whispering to you guys.....

    Tell you a secret?
    The Orlik T40 have great fit :)

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    So now I'm putting it away for a while!!
    Got to finish another project......
  8. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    That is a really good looking tank!
    I love the winter camouflage!8)
    I'm going to have to dig this one out eventually and build it!
    First I must finish a bunch of overdue projects.:roll:

    Looking really good so far, Johnny!
    I'm looking forward to your build thread on this one, in the future, or at least a few more pics along the way!:twisted:


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