Here, in all it's glory is a completed Roskopf 1/100 model T-54 which will obviously also do double and triple duty as a T-55 and possibly even a T-62 during upcoming games of BATTLEGROUP: REFORGER and eventually BATTLEGROUP: NORTHAG.
Same process as the PT-76. Primed, sprayed tan, blue tac, sprayed green, remove blue tac, tracks painted, washed with GW "Nuln Oil", dry-brushed, decaled, sealed, and ready for action! Took a few days to do everything so that tells me I really need to get faster with this process. There are 5 more like this guy waiting for their treatment - and a whole ton of APCs and specialist vehicles after that!
Subsequent models will have a ditch-bar and some may have fuel barrels on the back or even aerials. I haven't decided yet but the good people at Roskopf even included a mount for the radio aerial.
The T-54/55 was one of the most widely produced tanks in the world and you can read the fascinating history behind this cold war legend here.
Aside from working in really any country of the Warsaw Pact that I want, I can double this guy as a Chinese tank, or even Syrian or Egyptian for some games set in the Far East or Middle East.
|next to last week's PT-76!|
|On the advance!|
|Moving down the tank trail|
|looks cool outside|
|love this dusty picture from field exercises!|
|radio aerial mount clearly visble|
|engaging hostile targets! T-55 breaks from cover and advances!|
Up next- more T-55s? Possible the new BTRs? Who knows? And just when am I going to start the important work on those Mi-24 Hinds anyways? Because they're sorely needed at the front!