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SP Designs T-80UM1 Bars Conversion
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 04:39 AM UTC
Olivier Carneau reviews the T-80UM1 Bars Conversion set, a recent release from SP Designs for the Skif T-80 kits.

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Thanks!
Jacques
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Posted: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 02:38 PM UTC
(First off, I sold this kit to Olivier, noted for disclosure).

Nice review Olivier. I agree with both the high and low points. Much of the T-80 series is in flux and motion now that Sergej is vacuum casting. He is working on a new lower hull for the T-64, I hope to convince him to do the T-80 next.

Glad to see reviews of SP Designs stuff going up.
Luty
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Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 05:05 AM UTC
build-blog of this beast
bison126
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Posted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 08:51 AM UTC
Thanks for the link. There are some really useful pictures in the thread.

Olivier
okievit
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Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 08:05 PM UTC
Olivier,

Thanks for the review, that'll make for a very interesting variant, even if it is just a prototype. With the garish camouflage (as per the Concord book) it'll surely stand out

Cheers,

Olaf
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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 07:12 AM UTC
thanks for the review Olivier!
the casting of the parts looks a bit superior over my T80U which is a good conversion!
The finished model on the russian forum is a very good advertising for the product, when i'll have a return of money i'll take in order the T80UM1 too.
A question Olivier, could you say which are the lengh of the barrel and diameter?

Can't wait to see futures SP's kits with new casting process. If it permit to have improve NSVT machine gun (using Tamiya's as a base) for example it will be top class conversions.

Salutations
Stéphane
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 05:26 AM UTC

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A question Olivier, could you say which are the lengh of the barrel and diameter?



Hi Stephane,
here are the measurements I took with my ruler, sorry I don't have a more precise tool at hand.

Total length from the mantlet collar to muzzle 12,95 cm which makes 4,532 m in 1/1 scale
Inner diameter (caliber) 3,8 mm which makes 133 mm (so a bit over sized)
Muzzle outer diameter 5,5 mm which makes 192,5 mm.

Olivier
stephane
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 09:38 PM UTC
Thanks for the information Olivier
A+
Stéphane
mat
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Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 10:48 PM UTC
I wish someone sold the SP stuff in Europe, and I mean the EU with that.....
spdesigns
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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 08:49 AM UTC
Hello Mat
I'm SP Designs.I read your message about sold my kits in EU.
But this not finished ???
Best regards
Sergej
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Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 05:16 PM UTC
Hi Sergej.

I think Mat means he would like to have a seller that is located in the European Union to buy the kits from.

okievit
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Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 09:17 PM UTC
Sergej,

I think Jacques is right, he's looking for a vendor in the European Union, so that your kits would be easier to get for him.

On a related note, I just received your T-64U and T-80UM-1 conversions from Jacques (sent from the Ukraine to the US and now to the UK ), and they look great! Some work to be done, but overall very much improved over your earlier releases. It'll be fun to build both of them, as well as the T-80U Model 93/94 I already have.

I look forward to future releases.

Cheers,

Olaf