I’d always been a fan of the T-55 ever since I saw the movie “The Beast”. If you’re a tank fan, it’s a must watch. Before Tamiya released this kit, the only versions available weren't very good. As soon as this one came out though, I snatched it up and built it right away. I added some details like the fuel lines on the external tanks and some metal tracks by Friulmodel. This was the first model I ever entered in any model competition.. ever.. I got a first place trophy! Woot!

-FIRST PLACE - 2003 Tamiyacon / Tanks - Post WWII
-SECOND PLACE - 2003 Valleycon / AFV - 1946-2003