So, as I am about to embark upon making some Battlefront Miniatures Flames of War Arab-Israeli war T-55's... a thought occurred to me. Why not make them upgraded T-55AMV's of my fictional Red Equipped Nation (Upper or Lower Slobobia until I come up with a better name, as the US Army already uses Krasnovia at NTC for the fictitious name of the OPFOR). A quick Internet search for images led me to this gem in 1:35
The Modelling News: In-Boxed: Takom's 35th scale T-55 AMV Russian Medium Tank
Wow, I'm almost ready to plunk down the money and get it in 1:35 as well. It is an awesome kit!
In the mean time, I have Stackpole Books "Cold War Armored Fighting Vehicles" handy and have reduced the 1:72nd Scale drawing of the T-55AM down 72% to create a 1:100/15mm scale drawing of the tank for my project. Check out the scale down guide from Fine Scale Modeler for other scale options.