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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:22 PM

Sailing_Dutchman

Yes, according to the dictionary- 

assemblage

 the act of assembling : the state of being assembled

an artistic composition made from scraps, junk, and odds and ends (as of paper, cloth, wood, stone, or metal)
 

...and plastic, resin etc

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

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:46 PM

Lol Dutchman, when I first saw that bucket of sprues I thought 'must be a MiniArt' kit since my pile is about that big! 

I think you'll enjoy it, the fit on my MiniArt kit is excellent. 

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

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:56 PM

The fit is very good, however the plastic is quite brittle an I have had to fix/replace several pieces already.

   

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:18 PM

Working on the DShK. Needs some black pin washing on the green frame I think. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:50 PM

Great work! Are you sure it's not AMSmile

   

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:54 PM

Nice work going on here guys.

I started the T-72 and like other Revell 1/72 armor it's falling together. Lots of little parts but nice fit.

Steve

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:08 PM

All right, time to tackle this baby....Tons of parts, should keep me occupied (out of trouble Smile) for a while. The first impression is good, the plastic looks and feels good, kind of like Dragon quality.

To be continued...

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:53 PM
I built a couple of the little Revell Abrams, they were really nice. I felt better than the Dragon one which found its way into the bin. Looking forward to the T-72. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:50 AM

Dutchman: Yeah, I've the same problem with the plastic being really brittle and soft. I've been being very careful but I've still gouged a few parts here and there. 

Griffin: Wow, that does look so good I'd swear it were aftermarket too. 

Steve: Looks cool, I may have to try one of these to decompress after this kit. 

CN: I built a few of these and have been really happy with the quality. Both their T-62's and Chinese Type 62 were good solid kits. 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:11 AM

Thanks Tony and Gam,

I really like the Revell 1/72 armor. I built the SdKfz 7 a little while back and was surprized by the detail. I have the Abrams in the stash and will be looking forward to that one as well.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:56 AM

Thanks guys! It is a wonderful MG. It beats any resin pieces I've seen. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:36 PM

Wow, I didn't check the forum yesterday, and there is a lot of good stuff going on.

I have not had the pleasure of putting together a MiniArt kit yet.  They seem to be similar to Dragon (I own a couple, but have not put one together yet) in terms of part count and detail.  Is that a fair assessment?  They appear to be pretty detailed OOB builds.

 

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

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:49 PM

I've built a bunch of MiniArt figures but this is my first vehicle kit from them. I'm pretty darn impressed so far. Only real issue is the soft brittle nature of the plastic which I've had to be more careful than I would with a Dragon or Tamiya kit to keep from gouging with a hobby knife or sanding too much away.

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

 

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:20 PM

Hunter

I'm in D,

Here is my subject

Tamiya 1:35 Russian T72M1

 

i built one of those. nice build. tracks broke on me but i wired them together under the skirts.

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:26 PM

given i just finished teaching a class on The Great Patriotic War, am prepping a spring class on Russian Revolution and Civil War, and am teaching my Siege of Leningrad class in the fall i have some stuff.

 This year was just strange time wise. i just started a HobbyBoss BA-10 6x6 armored car have a BA-6 in the queue and picked up a TYPHOON MRAP 6x6. i am in.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, December 1, 2017 12:33 PM

waynec

given i just finished teaching a class on The Great Patriotic War, am prepping a spring class on Russian Revolution and Civil War, and am teaching my Seige of Leningrad class in the fall i have some stuff.

 This year was just strange time wise. i just started a HobbyBoss BA-10 6x6 armored car have a BA-6 in the queue and picked up a TYPHOON MRAP 6x6. i am in.

 

Roster updated.  Welcome to the GB comrade.  I am assuming the BA-10 is 1/35 scale?  I would love to be in any of the classes you mentioned.  You would probably throw me out for asking too many questions, though.  Big Smile

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

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, December 2, 2017 12:34 PM

ManCityFan

Roster updated.  Welcome to the GB comrade.  I am assuming the BA-10 is 1/35 scale?  I would love to be in any of the classes you mentioned.  You would probably throw me out for asking too many questions, though.  Big Smile

I love questions. I teach/facilitate at OLLI DU SOUTH in Colorado. all my students are 50+, most, like me, over 60. No tests, no grades. Facilatators are not necessarily academics, just folks interested in a subject and having a desire to share their interest. We grew up learning about Soviet history through the obvious propaganda of the USSR and through Grman sources (HITLER MOVES EAST, PANZER BATTLES, etc.) ith the collapse of the USSR ithe archives opened up and i use post 1991 books and articles (Glantz, House, Mawdsley) plus Soviet Storm video series on youtube. A lot of fun overturning beliefs, for example Kursk was NOT the largest tank battle (or at least not the battle with the most tanks) and Hitler is not to blame for every majoer mistake, at least not until mid 1944. Also many decisions we see as stupid (because we know the outcome) were not stupid. Wrong perhaps but that is not the same.

Никто не Забыт    (No one is Forgotten)
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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, December 2, 2017 3:58 PM

My progress so far:

Lower hull

Engine-

Close-up of the drivers compartment-

Transmission-

 

   

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, December 2, 2017 4:40 PM

Wow Dutch, that looks great. Is the squirrel cage behind the transmission for cooling or is it just a louvered shroud?

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, December 2, 2017 5:53 PM

It appeares to be a squirrelcage fan, the blades are bolted to the frame and it has a drive mechanism:

 

   

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:42 PM

Cooool.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, December 2, 2017 6:45 PM

Sailing_Dutchman

My progress so far:

Lower hull

Engine-

Close-up of the drivers compartment-

Transmission-

 

 

Oh wow you are really getting after it. Looks great.What a neat kit. Terrific interior. Thumbs way up bud. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:22 PM

Looks great Dutchman, you're making better progress than I Embarrassed

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 2, 2017 11:17 PM

I completed the assembly of the T-72. Now on to paint.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, December 3, 2017 7:09 AM

waynec

I love questions. I teach/facilitate at OLLI. all my students are 50+, most, like me, over 60. No tests, no grades. Facilatators are not necessarily academics, just folks interested in a subject and having a desire to share their interest. We grew up learning about Soviet history through the obvious propaganda of the USSR and through Grman sources (HITLER MOVES EAST, PANZER BATTLES, etc.) ith the collapse of the USSR ithe archives opened up and i use post 1991 books and articles (Glantz, House, Mawdsley) plus Soviet Storm video series on youtube. A lot of fun overturning beliefs, for example Kursk was NOT the largest tank battle (or at least not the battle with the most tanks) and Hitler is not to blame for every majoer mistake, at least not until mid 1944. Also many decisions we see as stupid (because we know the outcome) were not stupid. Wrong perhaps but that is not the same.

 

I watched the first two episodes of Soviet Storm on youtube.  They were excellent, and well worth the time to watch.  This series is definitely not propaganda, and I was a little surprised how honest they are about Soviet mistakes.  I will probably PM you at some point for book titles.  Thanks for the post.

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

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, December 3, 2017 7:12 AM

Wow Dutch, that is some serious detail.  You are doing a great job.  Now I am going to have to look into getting a MiniArt kit.

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

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, December 3, 2017 7:15 AM

modelcrazy

I completed the assembly of the T-72. Now on to paint.

 

Those pictures made me think up a poem:  ahem...

A model

the plans

and Tamiya Extra Thin. 

Thank you...seriously though, nice work, Steve.

Looking forward to seeing how you paint that kit.

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, December 3, 2017 8:58 AM

modelcrazy

I completed the assembly of the T-72. Now on to paint.

 

Oh ya that looks great. Awesome job. Looks like a nice kit. I'm going to have to look into that series of 1/72 kits. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, December 3, 2017 12:45 PM

Well I got some more paint/shading done. I am doing the fuel tanks, screens and tool boxes separately. I want there to be slight variations in greens from one group of parts to another. Like many T-55s were rebuilt from several other tanks and parts were often repainted without any official specification regarding color. Some even had home made rattle can camouflage

 

SORRY. Something's wrong with USE.com I'll try another post 

 

 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 3, 2017 8:04 PM

Thanks guys,

Looks great Griffin,

I got the paint on the T-72, next is the decals, East German, small parts painting, blackin the skirts and weathering.

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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