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Trumpeter 1/16 T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA

Old 06-13-2021, 06:38 PM
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Default Trumpeter 1/16 T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA

I ended up getting like a $30 discount on this Trumpeter T-72B1 1/16 kit due to a crushed box. No pieces have been damaged that I can see in the kit from the box crushing. The kit was already on the way to me before finding out I wouldn't have a job in a month.

I do really hate my tank ADHD though at times. I told myself that it was going to go on the shelf as a future project since I have an entire Heng Long T-72 lower with metal tracks and running gear to mate it to. Then I started my work on call rotation which totaled 20hrs of Microsoft Teams meetings in the past week. As it stands I am required to be in these meetings, but in some case have very little input. Not wanting to completely waste my time sitting in my home office...out came the new kit. I told myself I would just cut and clean some parts...but then...

I started another project.

Holy hell there are a lot of little ERA blocks to place on this kit and 98% of them are single blocks. I can say that this upper is much more detailed than the Heng Long upper of the regular T-72. It wasn't without issues though. Some of the instructions on which direction the blocks are supposed to face are contradictory so I just said screw it and placed them how I thought they were supposed to be in some cases. Also, some of the mounting points for the blocks are literally missing and you have to guess exactly how the block is supposed to mount. Then there are about a half dozen blocks that have to be modified in some way (usually remove the mounting bracket on one end) to get them to fit in the spot the instructions tells you to put them. Overall the effect is quite nice. I also haven't figured out why Trumpeter couldn't have molded the hatches so that they could open and close. They are all static in the close position. That will be something I will have to modify because I want them to work. Test fitting to the lower is not shown, but initial assessment of the fit to the lower is quite promising. Anyway...here is how it sits at the moment.




Old 06-13-2021, 07:19 PM
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I got 2 of the same Trumpeter models the first one I ordered from Canada was in a Michigan warehouse in 2020 the guy did not want to come across the border and get it cause he would of had to be quarantined for 2 weeks so he canceled the order and refunded me the money .
I then found one in Texas got that one then a few weeks latter the first one I order shows up ended up the first guy got a friend in the states to pick it up and shipped it wait I already got my money back I emailed the guy by way of ebay were I first ordered it that I would pay for the Tank.
Never got a payment request from the guy so a year latter I still have a Free 1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA . I did mine a little different I set up the front just like the original T-72 then added the blocks just like they did on a in the field add on package .
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:38 PM
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Tankme is this going on the metal lower hull you picked up last January.
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:45 PM
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Nope. Going on the one that my other T-72 one came off of.
Old 06-13-2021, 11:52 PM
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Cool model, interested in seeing what is required to fit it on a HL lower hull.
Old 06-14-2021, 02:32 AM
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Very nice guys! About to launch the same project on my bench (blame Tank Biathlon on TV) plus a Challenger 2 with Chobham Armor.
Old 06-14-2021, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by borealis View Post
Cool model, interested in seeing what is required to fit it on a HL lower hull.
The sides of the HL hull needs to have approximately 1/8" removed from the top at this point in order for the Trumpeter upper to fit. The width is spot on and so far the length looks good also. I have removed the HL rear plate and will be replacing it with the one supplied with the Trumpeter kit. It glues to the outside of the hull tub so it won't affect rigidity of the hull at all. I will also be replacing the front add on plate with the Trumpeter plate since it is an add on to the hull also.

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