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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:22 AM

Holy cow, route62, that looks freaking amazing!!  The weathering is incredible!  Bow DownBow Down

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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:28 AM

 That T-34 looks fantastic. Great work and with a little snow on it it'll only get better. It's begging to be in a diorama!!

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:22 PM

I added a little snow to the T-34 this evening and I am calling it done.  The Alanger kit was meh at best but any kit can be turned around.  Added resin fuel tanks and aftermarket tracks.  A little scratch build like grab handles and added some PE mesh from my spares.  The tow cables are picture hanging wire.

For weathering I did hairspray chipping, washes, filter, oil paint stains and shading, baking soda snow and pastel powders.  No name brand weathering products were used.  All was done with common arts supplies.

This is my first group build and I had fun with it.  Kept me on pace.  I have a couple other projects on my bench but if I can squeeze another Russian armor piece before november I will post.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:14 PM

Route62: That looks fantastic!!! If mine comes out 10% as well as yours I'll be thrilled!

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

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:17 PM

Route, that is a fantastic looking T-34.  I will post the first picture in the completed kit section.  Let me know if there is another picture you would like posted there.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  I enjoyed watching this come together.  If you can find the time, we would love to see another build from you.

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

 

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:43 AM

Thank you.  I have a BTR and tank destroyer kit in my stash.  Once I get a handle on these other two projects I think I will try one of those.

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, May 20, 2018 3:28 PM

Well, I finally got under way with the Su-122, and I’m a little disappointed.  I’ve built a lot of Tamiya models over the years, and this is the first one I’ve bought that came out of the box with damaged/broken parts.  If you’ll notice, on the upper hull the right side rear fender is broken nearly all the way off.  Harder to notice is the damage to the front of the lower hull, where the rightside extension that holds the drive sprocket is bent/stressed so that it doesn’t align properly.  This may be able to be fixed when gluing it together, but I fear it may have weakened the plastic (you can see where the stress has discolored the plastic from green to white), hopefully not to the point where it might break.  Most unusual for Tamiya kits...

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 3:48 PM

Hopefully you'll be able to overcome the damage. Look forward to seeing it! 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:27 PM

Hey AA, hopefully when you assemble her the added parts will reinforce each other there. If you're still not happy I've cemented stuff like cut-up credit cards in to stiffen the thing up.

Funny to see damage like that. I bought a Tamiya Royal Tiger back, gee fifteen-twenty years ago with a broken turret roof. Looked like someone had tried to crush it. I repaired the damage as best I could but it's still visible if you know where to look.

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

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 20, 2018 8:45 PM

R62, I am truly loving that T-34 of yours. I built an early version of the Maquette T-34, and know how much of a bear those can be to build. But man you made that look awesome!

This past Friday nite at IPMS was a build nite, so I pulled out my BTR and got to work.

 

I had about four steps on the upper hull completed before I sidelined it years ago. Perhaps 15%-20% done so far

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 20, 2018 8:50 PM

So on Friday, I added the suspension to the lower hull, and the detail parts onto the rear hull

 

 

 

the front axles are movable to simulate steering

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 8:55 PM

Very cool! The BTR 70 is such an APC icon. It's doing business all over the world. Looking forward to seeing your build Stik.

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:18 PM

Thanks Griffin, this should be a fun build. Now that the suspension is built, the worst is behind now... I think

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 20, 2018 11:28 PM

I've been admiring that T-34 too, Route62. There's a lot to learn simply from looking at it.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 21, 2018 7:28 AM

SP: Nice work there on the suspension. Bet those things have a hell of a ride. 

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

 

  • Member since
    January, 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, May 21, 2018 5:17 PM

Route62: This is a winter battle-weary masterpiece! Very inspiring work and painting/weathering!!!

What is the slogan on the turret?

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:59 PM

Zvezda1980

Route62: This is a winter battle-weary masterpiece! Very inspiring work and painting/weathering!!!

What is the slogan on the turret?

 

Not sure what it says.  It was the decal included with the kit.  The instructions with the kit were in russian so no help there either.  Thanks all for the compliments on the build.  This build has got me wanting to do more armor since I usually am a plane guy.

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