× The subject of this group build is the diorama, broadly defined. It is open to any scale, genre, medium, or subject matter: sci-fi, military, non-military, aircraft, ships, tanks, animals, historic scenes... whatever takes your fancy!

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

Facebook TwitterGoogle Bookmarks
  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 1 month ago #1 by Xtr3meNZer
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

Attachments:
Last edit: 4 years 1 month ago by Xtr3meNZer.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Andrew
  • Andrew's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Serial kit starter...
More
4 years 4 months ago #2 by Andrew
Replied by Andrew on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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)

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 4 months ago #3 by yak
Replied by yak on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Nice the T-34 is one of the few tanks i know and its probably my favorite. Cant wait to see you tackle this

Rob

No model left behind even if it screams all the way to the display shelf!

Currently hacking away at:
1/24 Tamiya Mazda RX-7 S4
1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car
1/24 Fujimi Nissan S14 Silvia (early)
1/24 Fujimi Autech S14 Silvia (late)


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 4 months ago #4 by Tiger
Replied by Tiger on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Looking forward to watching this, got the makings of a great diorama :woohoo:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 4 months ago #5 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio

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

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 4 months ago #6 by Nosferatu
Replied by Nosferatu on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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!

"Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most"

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 4 months ago #7 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago #8 by Powder
Replied by Powder on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio

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
Last edit: 4 years 4 months ago by Powder.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 3 months ago #9 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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.



Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #10 by Bishop
Replied by Bishop on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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.

Amateur plastic surgeon!
Last edit: 4 years 3 months ago by Bishop.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 3 months ago #11 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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 :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Andrew
  • Andrew's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Serial kit starter...
More
4 years 3 months ago #12 by Andrew
Replied by Andrew on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 3 months ago #13 by Maarten
Replied by Maarten on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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.

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


The following user(s) said Thank You: Xtr3meNZer

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 3 months ago #14 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Mate, keen as :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 3 months ago #15 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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
The following user(s) said Thank You: Bishop

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 3 months ago #16 by Bishop
Replied by Bishop on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 3 months ago #17 by Glenn
Replied by Glenn on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Cool going to be watching this:cheer:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 2 months ago #18 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Got some paints for the T-34 - Thanks MightyApe Paint Sale! Hopefully they go down alright :)
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #19 by Tiger
Replied by Tiger on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 2 months ago #20 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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.

Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 2 months ago #21 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #22 by Maarten
Replied by Maarten on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Black is a good base color for a green tank

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Xtr3meNZer
  • Xtr3meNZer's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
More
4 years 2 months ago #23 by Xtr3meNZer
Replied by Xtr3meNZer on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
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
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #24 by Glenn
Replied by Glenn on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Nice work so far,looks good in green:)
The following user(s) said Thank You: Xtr3meNZer

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #25 by Tiger
Replied by Tiger on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
What Glenn said, looking awesome so far :woohoo:
The following user(s) said Thank You: Xtr3meNZer

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #26 by Gary
Replied by Gary on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Looking great so far.



'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
The following user(s) said Thank You: Xtr3meNZer

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #27 by Nosferatu
Replied by Nosferatu on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
great work on the paint..shading looks good...

"Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most"
The following user(s) said Thank You: Xtr3meNZer

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #28 by Grant
Replied by Grant on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Looking good!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Xtr3meNZer

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #29 by Powder
Replied by Powder on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Very nice work - that's too good to cover with snow. :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 years 2 months ago #30 by Maarten
Replied by Maarten on topic Eastern Front Winter Tanks Dio
Very Nice!

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.