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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 19, 2018 11:15 AM

Oh sorry! 

Looking forward to seeing how your Teminator comes out. I've got the Meng T-90 with the dozer blade and did some work on it but haven't touched the tracks yet. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by DasBeav on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:19 PM

Well, golly. Here's is my progress...Have alot of ABing "accessories" in the next few days. Is everybody finished already?!?!

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:37 PM

 You're making good progress. All those sub assemblies should come together nicely. Looking forward to seeing it complete. It's a brave man who takes on a 1/35 T-35! What do you think of ICM's kit anyway, so far? 

 

Griffin

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Posted by DasBeav on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:32 PM

Griffon25, the ICM kit definitely has its issues. If you don't know what you are doing, like me, its a pain in the a@#. "Greasey, warped parts, NO GUIDE PINS ANYWHERE, not a lot of detail for the number of parts. But hey, have wanted to do a T35 since I saw one. And $15 or so I paid for it on Ebay can't complain too much. If I can get the tracks right (a big if) it should turn out pretty good. Maybe it's just me but my biggest problem is after cutting parts off the tree, trimming with a knife and sanding, you can still see the "little square" where they attached to the tree. You have to sand a little past flush to get rid of them, if that makes sense. From the reviews I have read go with a Hobby Boss or a Zvezda if you decide to do one.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 22, 2018 8:45 AM

DasBeav: Crossing my fingers for you. It's a cool looking tank, looking forward to seeing her all together.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:27 AM

DasB I feel your pain. Especially the no guide pins thing. It makes it very difficult. How can you dry fit without guide pins, man!?  

 

Griffin

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Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:33 PM

Hey DasBeav, you are definitely not the last one done.  I still have to finish the KV-1, and I actually managed to get a couple of greeblies on while waiting for something or other to dry on the Wildcat.  Won't be done for a bit yet, and I started this GB!!

You are making good progress on a pretty challenging kit.

 

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

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, March 25, 2018 9:06 PM

PROGRESS!! Tracks are assembled and ready for prime and paint. After watching a couple Youtube videos on how to do the tracks(they made it look so easy) I did it the noob way, in sections. Should turn out ok...will excede my expectations. Hopefully, finish the T35 in a week or two.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:03 PM

DasB, nice job. That does not look easy bud. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 26, 2018 7:27 AM

DasBeav: What you've got there looks pretty good to me! 

 

Got my brass shells last week and now just need some time to get them and the rest of the interior painted. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 3:59 PM

DasBeav, the T-35 tracks are looking good!  Indy links can be intimidating at first, but once you figure out how to install them they aren't that bad!  Looking forward to seeing that beast come together!

Gamera, I saw your brass soup mix...never would have thought that mess would have happened just by soaking in thinner!  Now that you have the real deal, those brass shells should look great inside the T-44!

My T-62 is finally coming together!  Putting on the last pieces today and then all three will be ready for the paint booth! (barring any last minute changes!)

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Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:48 PM

I think the T-62 is done.  Turret work is complete, but I don't really like the clunky kit DShK mg....I might steal one from another kit.  The resin turret took a lot more work than I anticipated to get it into shape.  Some of the kit parts needed to be reworked to fit and then those handrails...whew!  Added weld beads all over and some extras I had sitting around. 

I need to do some work on a that T-34/85 (for another GB) and then all of them are going into the paint booth.

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:49 PM

The T-62 is turning out great, Bufflehead! I can't wait to see it and others with some paint. You do awesome work.

I am almost finished with the tracks. They need touched up a little to hide my glue bombs and other small calamities. I swear a large Gorilla would be more adept at handling parts than I. I did learn much from my mistakes and also a blowdryer has more uses than just stylin' my "do".

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 30, 2018 8:32 AM

Ernest: That looks great! Looking forward to the paint. 

DasBeav: Really nice work there on the running gear and tracks esp considering the kit. 

 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Sackgasse on Friday, March 30, 2018 10:24 AM

Hello,
been away for a while but am happy to come back to this thread Stick out tongue

To all of you who have allready completed:

XLNT work all arround!
I am still catching up but there are so many cool builds here...Cool

Ernest, that looks just great! Are you putting some paint on that?
Dont worry about the AA, it is difficult to find a good one without going to AM but your's looks very much the part!

DasB; "Is everybody finished already?!?!"
NO!!!

Zack

Happy Modeling! Cool

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, March 30, 2018 12:40 PM

bufflehead

I think the T-62 is done.  Turret work is complete, but I don't really like the clunky kit DShK mg....I might steal one from another kit.  The resin turret took a lot more work than I anticipated to get it into shape.  Some of the kit parts needed to be reworked to fit and then those handrails...whew!  Added weld beads all over and some extras I had sitting around. 

I need to do some work on a that T-34/85 (for another GB) and then all of them are going into the paint booth.

 

Ernest you already have some great AM on that T-62 so get another DsHK to match. Why stop now? That's my 2 cents. Looks great bud! 

 

Griffin

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, March 30, 2018 1:15 PM

Hey Ernest, you put some real effort into that T-62, and it shows!  I especially like the added weld beads.  Looking forward to seeing paint on your builds!

DasB, the tracks look great!  Sounds like this was a good learning experience, and you will know what to expect the next time.

Sack, good to see you popping in. 

I got some greeblies on the KV-1, not worth pictures yet.  Just have to square away the tow cables and tracks, then on to weathering. 

Great stuff going on in the GB.  Thanks to all again for showing your work!

 

 

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

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:27 PM

Nice work on the T-62. I haven't got much done lately, but I did weather the tracks with some gun bluing

The top didn't come out quite as dark as I had hoped, but overall it gave it a nice patina that will serve as a good base for further weathering. I plan to get some paint on within a few days, but I have been having some trouble with the primer.

   

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 1:36 PM

Hey Dutch. Those tracks look great. Gun bluing is the way to go 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 01, 2018 3:25 PM

Dutch: Those are looking good! Yes

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Posted by DasBeav on Saturday, April 07, 2018 5:21 PM

I finally finished painting the upper hall and all of the turrets. I had some minor AB issues which were moisture or not listening to Bon Scotts ACDC. Either way, I am happy with the results. Tried my new VJ Rust and Chipping set from the "Store Which Shall Not Be Named". You can see them by the gun mantle? on the main turret, tow hooks, and side of secondary turret. They look better in person, a little more subtle than the picture. I am quite happy with the results and would recommend them for the price of $16(with 40% coupon).

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, April 07, 2018 6:22 PM

Nice!  The rust effect looks excellent.  Good job on what has to be a challenging build.

I am picturing the engineers designing this tank.  "A turret here, a turret there, a turret everywhere!"  Big Smile

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 10:03 AM

The T35 is looking good. The color shading and rust/chipping effects are very convincing. As for music being a problem perhaps you should try listening to Joy Division or even The Smiths while building. Smile

 

Griffin

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, April 08, 2018 10:24 AM

Not a whole lot of exciting progress to report....still working on the Wildcat, although I should be doing decals soon, so that is nearing an end.

I did get the external tanks, a couple of storage boxes, and extra tracks on.  Still need to add the tow cables.

 IMG_0750 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

 IMG_0751 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Hope to be getting this done in the next month or so as the Wildcat winds down.

 

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

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:06 AM

Griffin25

The T35 is looking good. The color shading and rust/chipping effects are very convincing. As for music being a problem perhaps you should try listening to Joy Division or even The Smiths while building. Smile

 

Thanks. Next time I paint I will try JD or the Smiths.More my style. Was Listening to Bryan Ferry and "Valley Girls" soundtrack and ABing was sad.

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:08 AM

Looking Good, Dwayne. Can't wait to see it finished...and the Wildcat.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 08, 2018 4:10 PM

DasBeav: That's some nice work. Looking forward to seeing her all together.

BTW: There was something in the water back then about sticking multiple turrets on stuff. Even the little US M2A2 had two turrets. It ended up with the nickname 'Mae West'...

Dwayne: She's lookin' good too. Big, brutal, and green just like a Russian tank should.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Monday, April 09, 2018 12:14 AM

I have just about finished weathering the tracks. I brushed on a mixture of Vallejo's rust powder and alcohol:

This was too light so I sprayed Testors Glosscote and Tamiya TS-80 to darken it:

Finaly I brushed on some Vallejo dark steel powder to highlight the parts that would contact the ground:

The rest of the weathering will be done with the rest of the vehicle after painting.

   

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:47 AM

Rust powder and alcohol cover really well. Like paint. I've never tried that. The worn bare steel spots look very convincing. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 09, 2018 11:25 AM

Dutchman: Great job there on making those tracks look just like the real thing. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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