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T-20 Komsomoletz

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Having always had a soft spot in my heart for diminutive AFVs the T-20 Komsomoletz, released by Mirror Models earlier this year, was an easy call for first place on the build pile. The kit is superbly reviewed by Robert Blokker, a link to this review is at the end of this text. I don’t really need to add anymore except that it builds up quite easily other than a bit of extra filing on the track links for an easy fit. Lots of small detail parts along with a complete interior and engine, so my advice would be to just take your time and enjoy the build. The kit provides the option of two versions; Model 1937 and 38 early, I went with the original Model 37 version. The only significant change I made was to lengthen the fenders for a true early Soviet vehicle. To do that I used some styrene strip and a bit of patience.

I prefer to add a figure just to give a bit of scale and was fortunate to have an Alpine sculpting hanging about to which I added a Hornet head. The weathering was a combination of pigments, washes, and other ‘product’ (sounds a little like hair care!) to give it a more natural look before it hits the display case.

T-20 Komsomoletz review by Robert Blokker Live links
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About the Author

About Rick Cooper (clovis899)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I have been modeling for about 30 years now. Once upon a time in another century I owned my own hobby shop; way more work than it was worth. I tip my opti-visor to those who make a real living at it. Mainly build armor these days but I keep working at figures, planes and the occasional ship.


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