Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Generic Iraqi force: T-55 Medium Battle Tank

This is going to be the lightest of all tanks I am planning to add to my generic Iraqi force. T-55 tanks were in use in large numbers throughout both, the Iraqi Regular Army and the Republican Guard. The model shown above is a 20mm resin wargaming model from Britannia Miniatures.
This small and simple kit has a good quality for only consisting out of five parts (hull, turret, tank commander, barrel and machine gun).
The only thing I did with this vehicle was adding the base and a flag that hangs over the fuel drums. The flag is simply a piece of a tissue handkerchief that I soaked in watered down PVA glue and placed upon the model. Once the glue has dried, it becomes hard as a rock and can easily be painted in Iraq's colours.