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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:27 PM

Comrade, welcome to the Russian Armor Group Build.  This Group Build is intended to show off the many variants of Russian armor past and present.  The build is open to all armor produced in Russia, including exports.  Soviet armor is seen throughout the world, so if you want to work on a tank exported to the Middle East, that is fine.

Rules:

OOB or detailed like crazy, your choice.

Any scale welcome.  Come on, let's see some braille scale! 

Crossovers are welcome.

In Progess in the construction phase is OK. 

Works in progress pics are a must.  We want to see what you all are doing!

The group build officially starts November 7, 2017, and ends November 7, 2018.  You may join any time you like as long as the build is done by 11/7/18.

When joining, please let me know what manufacturer, scale, and subject you will be building.

I will maintain the roster, and a finished model post.

First Group Badge for modern armor builders:  Thanks Hunter for the pic!

 RAGB modern2 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Next Group Badge for WWII builds:

 RAGB WWII by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

And one more for Cold War armor:  Thanks again to Hunter for the Pic!

 RAGB Cold War2 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Most important of all, have fun.

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:27 PM

Roster:

ManCityFan: Tamiya 1/35 KV-1

Hunter: Tamiya 1/35 T-72M1

Griffin25: Tamiya 1/35 T-55A

Gamera: MiniArt 1/35 T-44

Route62: Alanger 1/35 T-34/85

modelcrazy: Revell 1/72 T-72M1

castelnuovo: Trumpeter 1/35 BTR-70 APC late version

DasBeav: ICM 1/35 T-35

Armor_Aficionado: Tamiya 1/35 SU-122

taxtp: Hobby Boss 1/48 KV-1

Hoggarth: Takom 1/35 T-55A

armornut: Meng 1/35 "Terminator" BMPT

Sailing_Dutchman: MiniArt 1/35 SU-85

 

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:28 PM

Completed builds:

None yet...stay tuned.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:33 PM

I'm in D,

Here is my subject

Tamiya 1:35 Russian T72M1

Hunter 

      

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:35 PM

Hunter

I'm in D,

Here is my subject

Tamiya 1:35 Russian T72M1

 

Excellent!  Roster updated.  Looking forward to seeing this build.  Wow, that was fast.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:40 PM

I'm in. 1/35 Tamiya T-55 in Ethiopian service during the 1998-2000 Eritrean Ethiopian war. Might not use the Trumpeter crew however. I'm looking at it and it's pretty shoddy. Thanks Mancity for starting this GB. It will be my first. I have to say I enjoy Premier League football and Man City's win against QPR a few years ago was probably the most incredible sporting event I have ever seen! 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:48 PM

Griffin25

I'm in. 1/35 Tamiya T-55 in Ethiopian service during the 1998-2000 Eritrean Ethiopian war. Might not use the Trumpeter crew however. I'm looking at it and it's pretty shoddy. Thanks Mancity for starting this GB. It will be my first. I have to say I enjoy Premier League football and Man City's win against QPR a few years ago was probably the most incredible sporting event I have ever seen! 

 

 

 

 

 

Roster updated.  Looking forward to seeing this build as well. 

Yeah, the win over QPR was the greatest sporting event of my life.  Hurt myself celebrating Aguero's goal.  Have a special about that season on my DVR I plan to put on disc.  Have to watch it every once in a while.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 06, 2017 8:57 PM

Dwayne, if you're ok then with some construction work already done then I'd like to bridge the gap between Route62's T-34 and Griffon25's T-55.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, November 06, 2017 9:07 PM

Gamera

Dwayne, if you're ok then with some construction work already done then I'd like to bridge the gap between Route62's T-34 and Griffon25's T-55.

 

Cliff,

Great looking kit friend. Like an idiot I passed this one up at a yard sale a few weeks ago for three other kits. I will be watching you with this one.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 06, 2017 9:18 PM

Gamera

Dwayne, if you're ok then with some construction work already done then I'd like to bridge the gap between Route62's T-34 and Griffon25's T-55.

 

Roster updated.  Glad to have you aboard!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 06, 2017 9:54 PM

"Thanks Mancity for starting this GB. It will be my first."

Hey Griffin, you are welcome.  Honestly, I did this for totally selfish reasons.  Just finished a T-34 (and got my first badge), have plenty of Russian green paint, several Russian armor models, and wanted to do another one.  The T-34 was a lot of fun to build.  Figured if I started a GB, I would get the badge.

Plus, I really like watching armor builds.  Win, win, win.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, November 06, 2017 10:11 PM

Cool cool. I wish I could help with the badge but my computer graphic design skills are nil. I want to see someone build that Soviet tank with a bunch of turrets and about a block long. I don't know the designation or if any kit is even out there. That would be something to see! 

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Posted by route62 on Monday, November 06, 2017 11:44 PM

I vill bring great glory to mother Russia. I join your capitalistic GB comrade vith this most feared of tanks, the T-34.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:37 AM

route62

I vill bring great glory to mother Russia. I join your capitalistic GB comrade vith this most feared of tanks, the T-34.

 

Roster updated.  Welcome Comrade!  Looking forward to this.  I have never heard of Alanger.  Interested to see how this goes together.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:15 AM

I am interested in building a tank. Once I get to the store and pick one up, a russian one that is, I will post it!!

"You underestimate the power of the dark side"

-Darth Vader

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:51 AM

Pinkbooger

I am interested in building a tank. Once I get to the store and pick one up, a russian one that is, I will post it!!

 

Looking forward to seeing what you get!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:52 AM

Here is my addition to the group build:

Bought this 30+ years ago, and it has followed me ever since.  About time I got around to building it!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:59 AM

Hey Dwayne,

Your really getting into the modeling *** with hosting a GB.  That is really cool.  I dont have any russian armor, in fact I only have built two tanks in the 40 years Ive been modeling.  However, I wanted to wish you the best on hosting this GB.

Scott

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Posted by route62 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:00 AM

This particular Alanger kit is a maquette kit rebox.  Alanger is a russian company but reboxes many kits.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:32 AM

I may take part in this. I have many Russian/Soviet armor kits.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:33 AM

scottrc

Hey Dwayne,

Your really getting into the modeling *** with hosting a GB.  That is really cool.  I dont have any russian armor, in fact I only have built two tanks in the 40 years Ive been modeling.  However, I wanted to wish you the best on hosting this GB.

Scott

 

Thanks Scott.  Yup, this is becoming an obsession for me.  I spend a lot of time on this forum, youtube, and other forums getting ideas and new techniques to try out.  Hosting a GB just involves time with updating the thread, and since I live on the forum anyway, I thought, why not?  Thanks again for the support.

D

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:36 AM

Rob Gronovius

I may take part in this. I have many Russian/Soviet armor kits.

 

Please do.  What better reason to pull one of those kits out of the stash?  You know you want to.  Wink

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:39 AM

route62

This particular Alanger kit is a maquette kit rebox.  Alanger is a russian company but reboxes many kits.

 

Interesting.  I have an old maquette kit in my stash.  Instructions have no text, just pictures.  I think it is a T-38 with indy track links.  Gonna save that for when I have a little more experience.  Really interested to see how this kit comes together.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:18 AM

ManCityFan

Here is my addition to the group build:

Bought this 30+ years ago, and it has followed me ever since.  About time I got around to building it!

 

D,

I really like that kit...I will be very interested watching you put this one together.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 11:24 AM

Ok my arm is twisted enough, I'm in...for eal this time. I will be doing the Meng offering of the "Terminator" Infantry Support Vehicle, unless I have to much prelim built to qualify. Picture coming Saturday OR Sunday coming when I get home. And I f I need to change my kit I will let ya know then. DasVidania

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 11:51 AM

ManCityFan

 

 
Rob Gronovius

I may take part in this. I have many Russian/Soviet armor kits.

 

 

 

Please do.  What better reason to pull one of those kits out of the stash?  You know you want to.  Wink

 

 

I have been working on a Revell Jeep Rubicon and was thinking about building one of my military jeeps. A very long time ago I won a Tamiya GAZ67B Russian Jeep on eBay that I never got around to building. It had been painted, but unbuilt when I got it and I stripped the paint off of the kit. I will pull it out to see if it is all there. If I get motivated, I also have a Zvezda BMD-1 kit that I finally got resin tracks for, but it is a more involved build than I want to start at this time.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 12:43 PM

Hey D, I'll throw in with a 1/72 Revell T-72.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 1:27 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
ManCityFan

 

 
Rob Gronovius

I may take part in this. I have many Russian/Soviet armor kits.

 

 

 

Please do.  What better reason to pull one of those kits out of the stash?  You know you want to.  Wink

 

 

 

 

I have been working on a Revell Jeep Rubicon and was thinking about building one of my military jeeps. A very long time ago I won a Tamiya GAZ67B Russian Jeep on eBay that I never got around to building. It had been painted, but unbuilt when I got it and I stripped the paint off of the kit. I will pull it out to see if it is all there. If I get motivated, I also have a Zvezda BMD-1 kit that I finally got resin tracks for, but it is a more involved build than I want to start at this time.

 

Hey Rob, I was just kidding.  If you find the right kit, the motivation, and have the time, we would love to have you in the GB.  I know what it is like to look at a kit, and think "not now".  The GB runs a year, so you can certainly jump in later.  Both kits you mentioned sound interesting.

Happy building,

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 1:38 PM

modelcrazy

Hey D, I'll throw in with a 1/72 Revell T-72.

 

 

Roster updated.  Glad to have you aboard, Steve.  There's the braille scale I was waiting for!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 1:41 PM

Group badges are up.  Let me know what you think.  I may have to tinker a bit with the text.  If you all are good with them, then I will call it a day and leave them alone.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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