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Armor/AFV: Modern Armor
Modern armor in general.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Building the Polish PL-01 Light Tank (TAKOM)
BootsDMS
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC
Absolutely love this vehicle; thanks Donald, all very useful and crystal clear.

Brian
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 07:17 AM UTC
My 11 year old son just commented that the PL-01 looks as if Tesla had continued the CyberTruck design concept into design of tanks.
https://www.tesla.com/cybertruck?redirect=no
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 07:17 AM UTC

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Absolutely love this vehicle; thanks Donald, all very useful and crystal clear.

Brian


I'm glad that you like my work, see guys this is why I do this. I like to hear from you , whether you like it or think I screwed up.
Regards.
Donald

Ps. I have the Takom M9 ACE coming up after this one is finished. That is if I don't mess it up. It is really nice.
Tank1812
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC

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Absolutely love this vehicle; thanks Donald, all very useful and crystal clear.

Brian


I'm glad that you like my work, see guys this is why I do this. I like to hear from you , whether you like it or think I screwed up.
Regards.
Donald

Ps. I have the Takom M9 ACE coming up after this one is finished. That is if I don't mess it up. It is really nice.



I had been thinking about this kit so I appreciate the build. Wish I built as fast as you do. Look forward to the Ace as I have that kit as well.
joepanzer
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 08:30 AM UTC
Although I have yet to build any of the kits that you review, it's great to have someone explain and clearly illustrate unexpected pitfalls to the kits. It also helps me gauge a manufacturer's kit quality before making a purchase.

Thank you very much!!!
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC
The fit of the Mg. cannon for the top of the turret was very challenging (didn't fit good)


I think these are either grenade, or smoke launchers I don't know.

Some kind of sight for the commander ?


Finished for now.
Donald
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC
#46 I would say that these are part of an active protection system. On photos of the real thing there is a triangular laser warning sticker on the rounded central part.


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ef/5e/43/ef5e4356d5c1d26692411f53d7b41e77.jpg

Smoke dischargers are hidden in the holes on the rear quarters of the turret. The mounting positions indicate surveillance arcs to each side, 180 degrees, maybe more.



/ Robin
OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 09:18 AM UTC

Masking off for painting, the Camo.




Finished for now.
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 09:16 PM UTC





This is the last of the building Pics.
Now the final detailing happens next.
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 08:56 AM UTC
All finished





OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 08:59 AM UTC







I found this kit very relaxing to build and highly recommend it for a relaxing build.
Regards.
Donald

Here's a link to all the Pics. if any one wants them

https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArouE_A-TfGGga5XTGzLTtyE-zuM-w?e=pNIuZq
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 10:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the entertainment and the useful info!

/ Robin
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 09:55 PM UTC
Thanks Donald for sharing with us your fun build. After seeing this odd/futuristic looking tank I can't get over how clean & uncluttered it looks. Happy building on your M9 ACE !