Bought this on eBay over the weekend and the model arrived today. This is a 1:50th scale model of the T-55 Pierce Brosnan “borrowed” in the movie Goldeneye.
Now the model is not bad. It obviously needs some detailing (mostly the rubber skirts and silver axles) and weathering, but otherwise it is quiet nice. Biggest gripe is that the hatch Bond looked out of is cast in an open position and that the barrel leaves too little room to turn if a mini is placed inside the hatch, but I will find a way to make that turn out right.
Why this type of tank? Well the T-55 is not the most modern tank in the Russian inventory these days, even up-armoured like this one. But they still have 100 in reserve and 1000 mothballed ready for use. Now in my WW III setting NATO and Russia are in all out slugging match, so it is quiet likely that these would have been put into active service, at least in 3rd rate and garrison units. So this one shall make a nice addition to my T-62´s.