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T-62
« on: December 07, 2009, 09:58:07 pm »
Found T-54/55 and T-72/90 threads but not for this vehicle.

My Secret Santa present showed up and it is the 35th scale Tamiya kit.  Problem is I don't have much (hardly any) 35th scale stuff anymore so at a loss what to do with it.  Any other country ideas that I could mark it as?  Convert it to an APC type vehicle (didn't the Israeli's already do this)? Scaleorama it into some massive 72nd scale vehicle, possibly sci-fi?  Something else I haven't thought of?

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Re: T-62
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2009, 10:01:19 pm »
72nd scale vehicle - like that idea!
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Re: T-62
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 02:20:51 am »
The Israelis did indeed have T-62s.
The Tamiya kit goes together nicely, looks good, but has some innaccuracies, but who cares, eh? :party:
You could add new stowage baskets and skirts, and do an updated T-62 of an Eastern European country, or African?
I built mine as a South African AWB vehicle with T-72 type stowage (spares box) and side skirts (plastic card, in sections), but I had lots of 1/35th items then.
You could lose the tracks/wheels/sprockets, add big side skirts, and create an Israeli Hover Tank on the planet Zigoria? :drink:
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Re: T-62
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 04:33:03 am »
I think the Israeli Achzerit APCs are based on T-54s rather than T-62s, and most of their other heavy APCs are based on Centurions, but of course, that doesn't stop you from doing a whif T-62 version.

I've considered using a 1/35th tank to provide running gear for a big vehicle if the Gerry Anderson GB ever gets selected: it's a lot of dosh if you're not using most of it though. Fortunately, a CC Lee cheapo one came along... ;D
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Re: T-62
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 07:32:00 am »
Heck, if you have the parts and/or the inclination, scale-o-rama it to 1/144 and state that this is what the Soviets did with the plans for the Ratte that they captured at the end of the war...


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Re: T-62
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 10:22:54 am »
I would have to scrap up a lot more wheels to do something like that.

Just wish the 35th scale parts box was bigger.  Would love to add an APC turret to it, maybe a Bradley or Saradin or Fox.  That could be cool.  What parts I have in the bin are mainly WWII stuff and definitely lacking in turrets.

Leaning more towards some type of 72nd scale sci-fi vehicle.  Was thinking Bolo but would need more track units and running gear.  Plus it would be a little small for a 72nd Bolo.  Maybe some type of large mining or agricultural vehicle.  Or I could just add several types of turrets :wacko:
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Re: T-62
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 10:16:13 pm »
Forget about the hull and turn the turret only into a scale-o-rama hover-tank or UFO thingie.

Then you could use the hull and suspension to build something else.
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Re: T-62
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010, 04:42:09 pm »
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Re: T-62
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2010, 06:10:36 pm »
I would have to scrap up a lot more wheels to do something like that.

Just wish the 35th scale parts box was bigger.  Would love to add an APC turret to it, maybe a Bradley or Saradin or Fox.  That could be cool.  What parts I have in the bin are mainly WWII stuff and definitely lacking in turrets.

Leaning more towards some type of 72nd scale sci-fi vehicle.  Was thinking Bolo but would need more track units and running gear.  Plus it would be a little small for a 72nd Bolo.  Maybe some type of large mining or agricultural vehicle.  Or I could just add several types of turrets :wacko:
You can still do a Bolo - just halve the scale twice again, so to make it 1/288 scale.  This would make it a 14,000 ton monster that will still fit on your shelf ( and technically, a Mk XX Cognitus, the first true Bolo).
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Re: T-62
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2010, 09:09:07 pm »
The Wiki article on the T-62 mentions that the US Army obtained a number of T-62s for OPFOR training.  They were re-engined with Caterpillar diesels, and fitted with MIL-STD radios and antennas.  You could say that the upgrades extended to rearming, with the 105mm L7 for instance, and that the tanks were sold off to some fourth party, a PMC or other mercenary outfit.
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Re: T-62
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 12:58:02 pm »
Make it into a scalextric car :wacko:
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Re: T-62
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2021, 01:53:13 pm »
Upguning T-62

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Re: T-62
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2021, 06:18:33 am »
Neat  :thumbsup:
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