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Desert Camo T-90 Battle Tank
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Russian T-90 in desert camo. I am very pleased with how this one turned out! I think i got most of the details right, though i did take a few liberties here and there.

First off, the source of inspiration for some of my solutions is found in the Russian tanks superpack by Lego 4 Life. In particular, the use of 1x2 rooftop-bricks was invaluable in creating the shape of the turret.

We will start with a few photos of the front:












Now, the top: Notice the attempt at a subtle two-color camo.







Turret close-up: No, the hatches don't open :-/







Blurry detail: With good eyes you can spot how i achieved the rounded shape of the front armor.







Right side:







Left side:







Turret movement: The turret rotates 360 degrees.











Some photos of the rear:













And interior: Not much, but it's there. I need to reconstruct it a bit though, to fit the fig's helmet in too.









And finally, a composite shot with a few photos of the real T-90:







A few bonus photos.

First, my russian armor - complete with banner and a lone soldier:







And all my armor in a group photo: Makes me think of Indiana Jones 3 for some reason!



Thanks for watching :-)



Comments

 I made it 
  August 13, 2014
Quoting Tirrell Brown Having seen one of these up close and personal, I think the canon is a bit to long, but an excellent model none the less.
Thanks :-) It is? Maybe the drawing i used was made by a fan, because now that you mention it it does look shorter on the photos i included. The drawing looked like one of those technical drawings and gave a good side view, so i used it as building plan without looking closer at the photos i found. I'll fix that soon!
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  August 7, 2014
Having seen one of these up close and personal, I think the canon is a bit to long, but an excellent model none the less.
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  July 5, 2014
Great looking T-90! Love the shaping of the turret. Awesome!
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  June 2, 2014
Quoting Lego 4 Life How could I miss this one? This is great <3
Hey thanks! As you can see, i took the liberty of expanding on your idea for turret side-armor :-)
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  May 24, 2014
How could I miss this one? This is great <3
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  March 9, 2014
Quoting World Of Recreation Can I use this design to make my own T-90. Dont worry I will give where credit is due
Absolutely :-) Maybe you can fix some of the stuff i think needs work :-D
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  March 9, 2014
Can I use this design to make my own T-90. Dont worry I will give where credit is due
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  March 3, 2014
Nice looking tank, it looks powerful yet wonderfully designed and colored.
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  February 21, 2014
I'm blown away at how good this came out looking! Excellent work on the turret! ,you've got a good eye for the camo scheme too!
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  February 15, 2014
I've only built 2 tanks before, so I don't know much about tank design techniques. All I know is this is cool! So... jungle camo next?! :)
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  February 12, 2014
Quoting Matthew McCall The chassis is merely average, but your truest is excellent, you did a good job at reverse engineering L4L's design.
Thanks for your comment! I agree, the chassis is not very thoroughly done. I guess i thought 'close enough' once i had the camo looking right :-D About the turret: While i did use L4Ls idea with the 1x2 rooftop stones to recreate the edged shape of the front turret armor, most of the turret design and angled placement of front armor on it is my own design :-) Other notable ideas from L4Ls design i used was the inclusion of the three plates on the tracks side armor and the shaping of the gun barrel - that one with a twist of my own though :-)
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  February 8, 2014
The chassis is merely average, but your truest is excellent, you did a good job at reverse engineering L4L's design.
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  February 8, 2014
Very cool turret design. Great job!
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  February 8, 2014
Best tank I have seen in a long time!
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  February 8, 2014
woww.. this is perfect looking..
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  February 4, 2014
That's one awesome tank! Excellent work!
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  February 3, 2014
Very cool, one of your best builds yet. The Shape is immediatly recognizable, so great job on that!
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  February 3, 2014
I thought the curves on the turret was well done, but then I saw the reference pics and worked out how superbly accurate it really is, amazing job! Love the group shot too!
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  February 3, 2014
Quoting Michael K. I like how it turned out with the slope bricks on the turret, although I would have used wedge plates.
Thanks! It might have worked well, but i didn't have any of those. I would also have had to use a different technique for mounting the lower parts of the front armor, possibly making it difficult to maintain the rounded shape of the front of the turret :-)
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  February 3, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] still having trouble with that clearance, although its alot better than your grey urban tanks ground clearance!
Thanks! I know, but it will have to do for now. Perfection might come later :-)
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  February 3, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett I was about to say that your curve technique with the slopes was interesting but a bit gappy, then I saw that the real T-90 looks exactly the same! I shouldn't be surprised, really... bravo!
Thank you very much! I must admit the armor gaps too much in the upper section of the front armor but i couldn't find other parts to use and still maintain the shape of the lower part :-)
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  February 3, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 yeah! great tank Allan! with very cool shapes, it s awesome to see the whole gang!
Thanks :-) I forgot the missile truck though. But i'm now considering making proper models out of the three tanks to the left :-D
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  February 2, 2014
Awesome build! You've captured the shape of the T-90 amazingly well, especially around the turret.
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  February 2, 2014
Excellent job! Great turret!
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  February 2, 2014
Well done, I love the turret.....
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  February 2, 2014
yeah! great tank Allan! with very cool shapes, it s awesome to see the whole gang!
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  February 2, 2014
Great build, I really like the rounded turret design. Top-tier.
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  February 2, 2014
I find the work on the turret armor amazing.
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  February 2, 2014
Great tank. I love the pic with all of your armor together. An incredible body of work.
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  February 2, 2014
Nice work! You really got the shaping of the turret really well; it's what sets the T-90 apart...
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  February 2, 2014
I was about to say that your curve technique with the slopes was interesting but a bit gappy, then I saw that the real T-90 looks exactly the same! I shouldn't be surprised, really... bravo!
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  February 2, 2014
Deadly! Now to find a sandbox!
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  February 2, 2014
Outstanding build!
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  February 2, 2014
still having trouble with that clearance, although its alot better than your grey urban tanks ground clearance!
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  February 2, 2014
PERFECT AS ALWAYS
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  February 2, 2014
I like how it turned out with the slope bricks on the turret, although I would have used wedge plates.
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  February 2, 2014
Really nice machine! Very detailed. You used clever techniques. Good work!
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  February 2, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny I was reffering to the rear drive gear, the one that drives the tracks. The front and the rear are identical, but on the pictures you can see that the rear one is bigger. Still, a marvelous tank!
Oh those! hehe yeah i guess i got a bit lazy with details there, and i had no more large tan cogs left. But thanks again, and thanks for the constructive critique too :-) I might look into some changes some day, there's a front hatch missing right below the turret too actually - and a .30 cal machinegun i didn't know where was mounted and decided to leave out.
  February 2, 2014
I was reffering to the rear drive gear, the one that drives the tracks. The front and the rear are identical, but on the pictures you can see that the rear one is bigger. Still, a marvelous tank!
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  February 2, 2014
Quoting Kurt MOC Great work! Nice solution for the turret armour. And you camo scheme is brilliant.
Thanks! I did work a lot to make the turret look right, so i'm pleased you like the end result :-)
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  February 2, 2014
very accurate build. Good job.
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  February 2, 2014
Quoting sam the first lovely jubely! looks fantastic, and a lot of fun.
Hehe yeah, a real 'panzer fist' i have now with this group :-D
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  February 2, 2014
lovely jubely! looks fantastic, and a lot of fun.
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  February 2, 2014
Great work! Nice solution for the turret armour. And you camo scheme is brilliant.
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  February 2, 2014
Thanks! I am very pleased with the turret too. The tank is certainly one of my best builds to date :-) About the rear sprocket: I'm not sure what you are referring to, is it the thing on the back of the turret that looks a bit like a stowed bazooka on the real T-90? About the wheels: I would prefer smooth road wheels too, but lego doesn't produce a smooth wheel in tan color and i think grey wheels ruin the look :-)
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  February 2, 2014
Very accurate! The turret is a real gem of design, and the rest of the tank too. The front is well designed too, the mudguards have a great shape. The only two things I might point out: the rear sprocket is a bit too small, and for the love of god change the roadwheels from gears to something else, it looks so weird (a tad too small too) :D otherwise an excellent tank!
 
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