Here we have a little crazy story: imagine you have these kits at your disposal:
Tiran 4 late version – miniart 37041 scalemates
kmt-9 mineroller – miniart 37040 scalemates
some copper wire and your typical “bits-and-pieces” box
What would any normal sensible person do? Build the Tiran 4 as normal and get another kit for the kmt-9, like a bmr-1? Most likely something along those lines. Problem is, I am not really normal. Thus I thought it would be a good idea to convert it “back” into a regular t55, add the kmt-9 and build a rebar cage with the copper wire. So now we are here. Of course it is not ideal, but for what I had at my disposal I am really happy with how it turned out. Next step will now be painting.
The tracks and turret are kept removable for easier painting, they look a bit weird at times because of that, but it will be fixed later, or at least I hope so.
Sandbags, bricks and all of that will also be added later to again simplify painting for now.
All in all it was a nice experience, even though the modifications were painful at times. For certain using a “normal” T55 would have been much easier, but do I look like I like it easy.
I intend to try one of those a little crazy paint schemes you see from time to time, but I am still not sure.
Any of you have an opinion or a concrete idea for the paintjob? I would be very happy about a comment. Otherwise you can also contact me here, in case you don’t want it to be published.