This is the building of this interesting and rare model: the 7TP twin turret, by Mirage. I'll add a snow plow blade constructed from drawings and profiles I found in the literature. There are no known photos (yet. ..) about this version, but the literature states its existence ...The kit:
The kit is very primitive and raw, but nothing that a little work does not resolve ....
|The slits of the turrets are closed...|
|Surgery in progress...|
For building of the blade, I reworked the drawing of book, just extrapolating that to a vision in 3 planes; Done this scheme, print in scale 1/35 and these profiles served as a model for the scratch of my blade ...
|Using the plans...|
|Making racks and joints|
|Building the elevator device|
|Elevator device done...|
Well, painting time...First of all, primer to promote best adherence in the kit. Automotive enamels after the primer, starting with sand-yellow. The camo stripes was made with green and brown. After the paint dries, a fine layer of Future, to prevent the silvering in the decals.
|Cammo with green and brown over yellow|
|Weathering with oils and pigments...|
|7TP twin turret - Polish Light tank with snow-plow|
See you in my next project !!!