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T-55AM Assembly (TSBX22)

T-55AM Assembly (TSBX22)

How to assemble your T-55AM tanks.

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Assembling the T-55AM tank
Step 1. Start by gluing the right-hand side tracks to the lower hull section. The notches on both sides will ensure that you can't put the tracks on the wrong sides. Step 2. Repeat for the left-hand side.
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Below: The correctly attached tracks. Step 3. Glue the hull rear plate to the lower hull.
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Step 4. Mount the hull top on the lower hull assembly.  Step 5. Attach the glacis plate to the front of the hull top.
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Below: Glacis plate in position. Step 6. Next, attach the right-hand side skirt.
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Step 7. Repeat for the left-hand side.
Step 8. Mount the unditching beam to the rear of the vehicle.
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Below: Unditching beam in place.

Step 9. Mount the fuel drums above the unditching beam.

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Step 10. Add the hull insert to the hull assembly. Step 11. Combine the two halves of the turret.
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Below: The turret assembly. Step 12. Next, mount the smoke dischargers to the side of the turret.
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Step 13. Attach the snorkel storage tube to the other side of the turret. Step 14. Add the open or closed commanders cuppola.
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Below: Cuppola in position. Step 15. Glue the MG in place.
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Step 16. Mount the search light to the turret assembly. Step 17. Attach the main gun.
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Below: Main gun attached. Step 18. Add a turret peg or magnet to the underside of the turret.
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Below: Turret peg in place. Step 19. Finish by adding the turret assembly to the hull assembly.
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Alternatively, you may prefer to glue rare earth magnets into the recess in the hull and to the bottom of the turret. Magnets are a quick and secure way of fixing your turrets to the hulls, but they are a small added expense, which is why the turret peg is provided, leaving the choice up to you.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105) are available through the online store here...

These 1mm x 5mm magnets fit perfectly into the round spaces in the hull and turret.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105)
Below: A completed T-55AM tank.
T-55AM Assembly (TSBX22)


Last Updated On Thursday, November 5, 2020 by Luke at Battlefront