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Greetings! First build in 15-20 years!
United States
Joined: June 24, 2016
KitMaker: 4 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 05:15 AM UTC

Last time I built a model - the internet was not invented - or at least I did not really have access to it

I've had a Russian T-62A sitting in my closest forever so I wanted to get back into model building as I use to do it all the time as a kid. I particularly like Russian armor of all eras.

Had a fun time with this build and primarily got tips gleaned off the internet.

I've had an airbrush for quite some time so I used that for painting.

Enamels, Acrylics, Pigments - were a mix of Vallejo, AK and Tamiya.

+'s - First time using an airbrush on a plastic kit, did an ok job layering the paints. Wash, rust and chipping turned out well. Mud effects look cool. Broke one of the turret handles, so I heated it up on the stove, bend it, and made it look like it was bent and scratching the turret.

-'s - Used mud to cover up some exposed fit lines. Need to learn to use putty properly for gap filling - gun barrel specifically, used some putty but over sanded it down. Washes, need more control as there are some spots where it does not blend as well as I like.

I'd give myself an 80 on this build. I learned a lot for my next model!

Look forward to sharing more builds with everyone as well as getting tips from everyone here!


Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 4,648 posts
Historicus Forma: 7 posts
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 05:56 AM UTC
Welcome to the forums! There's a lot of guys like you and me who quit building years ago and recently started again. So you're not the only one re-learning thw hobby.

Your T-62 looks great! I look forward to seeing more of your builds in the future.

Best Wishes,

Staff MemberContributing Editor
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
KitMaker: 3,971 posts
Historicus Forma: 6 posts
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:46 AM UTC
Welcome back to the hobby, and great looking return.
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 8,156 posts
Historicus Forma: 3 posts
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:56 AM UTC
G'day Andy.

Welcome to the Kitmaker family, and welcome back to the hobby!

Nice job on the T-62, it looks great. I'm sure you will find answers to all of your questions here, and no end of advice.

Cheers, D