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TOPIC: Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio - *T-34 FINISHED*

Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio - *T-34 FINISHED* 1 year 10 months ago #1

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This is going to be my offering to the GB - I will take sprue shots when I actually start this one.

Plan as said in the discussion thread, is to have both set in winter, and will be on separate bases... but will also be paired with each other (being that having a tank battle in scale means a lot of space! They weren't often next to each other)

Not much else to say at this stage :) Putting my entry in, hopefully start in a couple of weeks as I have another build to finish before I start this one

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Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio 1 year 10 months ago #2

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Cool, the Tamiya T-34 is a classic kit. I don't have such fond words for the Academy Pz IV though :sick:

I can have a rat through my DML T-34 spares to see if there are any parts you want to swap out?

I can do the same for the Pz IV, I have several Tamiya and DML sprues with parts leftover. You'll need to check out references for early Ausf H (I can help)

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Nice the T-34 is one of the few tanks i know and its probably my favorite. Cant wait to see you tackle this

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Looking forward to watching this, got the makings of a great diorama :woohoo:

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Andrew wrote: Cool, the Tamiya T-34 is a classic kit. I don't have such fond words for the Academy Pz IV though :sick:

I can have a rat through my DML T-34 spares to see if there are any parts you want to swap out?

I can do the same for the Pz IV, I have several Tamiya and DML sprues with parts leftover. You'll need to check out references for early Ausf H (I can help)


Yeah, I'm not expecting much from the Academy offering to be honest... I was given that from a from a friend, who was given it by an ex, which he doesn't want in his sight lol... so going to give it my best anyways, and see how it all goes. All going well it's going to be covered in weathering etc, so anything that doesn't look the greatest may hopefully be covered.

I'll be willing to take anything that might be able to help mate, not going for super realism in each piece has to be perfect, but going to give a good go at making it look good :)

Quite looking forward to this also to be honest. Going to be a good challenge considering I don't really make armour lol

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I also will be watching..I have an Academy Tiger I Mid in the stash...I also have an AFV Club T34.... So i will be watching for pointers!

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Lol, pointers? from me? I don't know if I'm going to do this any good lol! I am not used to tanks... and it's going to be a bit of a mind f*&k I think :P having to approach things a lot differently from the Aircraft I have built so many of

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: I was given that from a friend, who was given it by an ex


Free kits are the best ones. :)

It should be a great little project. - With the little bags of weed & white powder lined up, it might get messy. :P

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Okies, well I am soon to be starting the first tank on this, the T-34 - here are some sprue shots. I am quite happy with the detail on the kit as a base start. Figures seem pretty good, and the metal parts for the model look very well moulded for metal. happy with what I have here.

Only thing I am less than enthused about is the tracks.. they're the rubber ones, and have been in the same position for so long, they have kind of warped. If ANYONE out there has a set of tracks for these, I would be very interested in purchasing these... Would rather check locally before spending $50 + on a set from over seas.



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The Academy kit is just a reboxed (stolen??) 1970s Tamiya kit. It is actually oversized, almost 1:32 and appears to be missing the side skirts, though they may still be in the kit. You can get away with just turret side skirts (which I may still have around the place so let me know if you need them). It would actually be a good kit to use as a destroyed tank beside the T34. Not the best around, but still convincing if wrecked the right way. This should be great.

Ed: I've just realised that I also have the hull skirts too, so again, let me know.

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I was actually just thinking about it, I'm going to have this in a winter set - so the tracks will be caked in Mud and Snow anyways. I should be able to pull it off without getting a whole new track set for them to be honest...

I'll try and get the rubber warm, and then hang it with some weight to try and straighten it out :)

BUT - if someone does have a set, I'll still be willing to look into a purchase :)

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I've got a slide moulded single piece 76.2 barrel I can send you for the T-34. Will need to check the leftovers from the SU-100 and a couple of DML T-34s. Also can send a pack of the standard DML Panzer III/IV magic tracks

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When you have done your wheels on the T 34 .....wrap the tracks around and place the tank in a container with realy hot water just above the tracks
(not boiling hot ) leave it for a few minutes than cool them off with cold water


they should get back in ther original state.
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Mate, keen as :)

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I was thinking of doing something similar, but this seems to probably be the better way! Will see how things go when I get on to it
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The tracks in this Pz IV kit are larger than 1:35 so you can't use magic track or any others just the rubber bands. If you need more tracks to fit it I have a number of sets here.

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Cool going to be watching this:cheer:

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Got some paints for the T-34 - Thanks MightyApe Paint Sale! Hopefully they go down alright :)
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Bugger about the tracks.
What Maarten said about hot water works.
I have always used rubber bands supplied ( cheep ) and have done same thing if they were warped.
Looking forward to seeing more soon.
Nice Russian colours BTW.

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Okay, so I have ordered some AM tracks for this... I couldn't stand the look of the Vinyl ones, and even the Mrs said I should, as it just wouldn't look right - so with her permission, I got them ordered.

Construction of this little beast was pretty quick really... two nights of building, and it's done. So tonight I should be on to getting it primed, and ready for some painting - I think it will be next week before I tackle that.

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Well last night, I primed up the T-34 - so it's all ready for some paint now. Primed it in black, so I don't have to black base... but now to tackle the job of painting it lol. I'm unsure where to start... will have some fun over the weekend or something :P



An once I had that primed, I was going to play some BF1 - but the Mrs wanted the computer lol... so I busted out this kit to get that one under way - I will be concentrating on getting the T-34 done first... but thought I might as well have a go at this...

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Black is a good base color for a green tank
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Well, with more rain coming down this Sunday, I decided I might as well get the basic paint job on the T-34 done, and I'm very happy with how it's turned out. This is the main paint, and I will be adding weathering, chipping etc. Next up though is detail painting, the wooden boxes, and detail up the fuel tanks etc... All part of the fun.

Anyways, on to some pics
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Nice work so far,looks good in green:)
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What Glenn said, looking awesome so far :woohoo:
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Looking great so far.
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great work on the paint..shading looks good...
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Looking good!
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Very nice work - that's too good to cover with snow. :)

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