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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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  • Member since
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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:40 PM

waynec

 

 
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.

 

Thank you waynec...I'll keep my eyes on that. Looking forward to getting started. Thank you again.

Hunter 

      

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Sunday, December 03, 2017 10:48 PM

Dutch,

That is some serious work going on there...looks great!

Griffin,

Looking very nice sir. I really like the color scheme. What green is that?

Steve,

Sir you are a modeling machine...I believe you have 4 builds going at once?? Bow Down. The T72 is looking great. Have you had any issues with the fit? The two Revell kits I've built had fit and flash issues. It goes without saying...superb work Steve

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 04, 2017 7:47 AM

Thank you Hunter, it went together perfectly. No problems.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:16 AM

Hunter

Dutch,

That is some serious work going on there...looks great!

Griffin,

Looking very nice sir. I really like the color scheme. What green is that?

Steve,

Sir you are a modeling machine...I believe you have 4 builds going at once?? Bow Down. The T72 is looking great. Have you had any issues with the fit? The two Revell kits I've built had fit and flash issues. It goes without saying...superb work Steve

 

Thanks Hunter. I used Vallejo Russian green .modulation set. I didn't really follow the directions however. It Russian green mixed with a lighter green on a dark brownish green base. I just winged it till I liked the way it looked. Lol. Its going to be a bit darker when I'm finished.... Hopefully

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:27 AM

Griffin: That colour modulation looks terrific! I know some people don't like it but I think single colour subjects look dull without it.

Steve: Looks great! 

If I may echo Hunter and brag a little on Steve/ModelCrazy he just finished this and now he's got that much done on his entry here! 

"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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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 04, 2017 12:12 PM

Thanks Gam,

To be fair, these are very small (1/144 and 1/72) scales LOL.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:45 PM

I did a little more work on the T-72. I added a wash, highlights and some dirt to the roadwheels and tracks. I still need to do a lot of work to the deck and turet before adding any dust to them.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 7:35 AM

Looks pretty done to me Steve, looking forward to seeing what else you're doing to her.  

"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 Griffin25 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:35 AM

modelcrazy

I did a little more work on the T-72. I added a wash, highlights and some dirt to the roadwheels and tracks. I still need to do a lot of work to the deck and turet before adding any dust to them.

 

That's a neat little kit. It looks great. You're going to be out of this GB in your first week! LOL. How many kits are you building, man?? Haha

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:41 AM

I was planning on 2 but I'll have to see what the future unfolds.

The other is a 1/35 PT-76 amphibious in the water.

I still have a 57 Chev I need to finish.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:48 AM

That is some nice work, Steve.  Dirty it up a little more, and you are done.

Going to add a kit to the GB, as I will be doing it for the 1943 World at War GB.

Tamiya 1/35 SU-85 that has been following me around for about 30 years.  Gotta finish the KV-1 and an F4F, but this is definitely in the pipeline.

 

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

 

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:38 AM

The first WIP pix. The undercarriage is done, minus some handles and steps which are too fragile to be instaled now and one small part that has been the victim of the great void. It fell out of my hands, never to be seen again.

Overall, we are looking at some 100 parts here.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:34 AM

Looking good there CN. Gotta love those overly complex suspensions that you won't even be able to see unless you turn the model upside down. Then again, I'd rather it be there than to have it simplified. 

"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 Griffin25 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 7:55 AM

castelnuovo

The first WIP pix. The undercarriage is done, minus some handles and steps which are too fragile to be instaled now and one small part that has been the victim of the great void. It fell out of my hands, never to be seen again.

Overall, we are looking at some 100 parts here.

 

Looking good bud. That kit is very detailed. You will find your lost part when you are completely finished and it is sitting on the shelf for a couple years. 

  • Member since
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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:50 PM

I'm done with the T-72. I will try to get to the PT-76 at some time.

I will be relocating to Dallas in a couple of weeks because the transplant center wants to put me on the lung transplant list. I will be bringing some kits and my tools so I will be able to continue to work on kits. I will be down there from 6 mo to a year or more.

Here it is. D use the first pic if you think it will work for the wall.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:25 AM

Great work bud! That looks awesome. Are you going to put it on a base? Sending positive thoughts your way. 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:30 AM

Thank you. No, no base this time.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:48 AM

Good looking DST there MC, thoughts and prayers are with you during your upcoming challenge. Don't forget to check in when ya can.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:29 AM

Another beautiful job there Steve. My thoughts and prayers, and don't be a stranger even if you can't get much stuff built. 

"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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:00 PM

Nice job Steve.  Front page updated.  Congrats on the first build completion.

Thoughts and prayers are with you for the move and the transplant.  Please keep us updated.

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

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:53 PM
Nice job Steve. Good luck with the medical work. I hope you eventually feel a million bucks. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, December 08, 2017 3:22 PM

Working on the ancillary parts and fuel drums. I am going to attempt to scratch build some fuel lines later. Also some handles and latches for the hatches. Not my strong suit but I'll worry about that later. 

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, December 08, 2017 11:31 PM

Griffin25

 

 
castelnuovo

The first WIP pix. The undercarriage is done, minus some handles and steps which are too fragile to be instaled now and one small part that has been the victim of the great void. It fell out of my hands, never to be seen again.

Overall, we are looking at some 100 parts here.

 

 

 

Looking good bud. That kit is very detailed. You will find your lost part when you are completely finished and it is sitting on the shelf for a couple years. 

 

LOL...and when I find it I'm gonna glue that little sucker right where it belongs to even if I have to repaint the whole model Big Smile

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, December 09, 2017 1:06 PM

Great looking rig ya have going CN, I have the same issue with my "Terminator" , cut a piece off the sprue, it broke, i knew I could fix it and it is kinda buried in the engine deck. Well I had my optivisor in place, tweezers with part dry fitting so I had the angles right, and PITHUE, exit stage right at just under the speed of light right into the gapping maw of the carpet monster. Pictures WILL BE POSTED of my progress today or tomorrow. Great work so far though.

Love the fuel drums Griffin25, they look great. If I wasn't so anal I would leave the blue and white one civilian. It would make an interesting visual effect and tell abit of a story for the vehicle. Just my thought though.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, December 09, 2017 3:24 PM

Thanks bud. I am leaving them the way they are shown. One green and one blue and white like they picked it up along the way. Adds a little flavor. 

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  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Saturday, December 09, 2017 6:33 PM

ManCityFan

 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.

I will be disappointed if you do not PM me Big Smile. Russian Civl War is fascinating. I used a lot of SOVIET STROM videos in my Eastern Front class. I may break it into 2 if i can get "approval". i have 4 shelves of Eastern Front books plus a bunch of wargames (which are like books).

PS the HobbyBoss BA-10 is TINT i am used to modern 6x6s and 8x8s. I do have the entire suspension and engine done and, since i do a lot of modern trucks, it is not an issue. The BA-6 will be faster and in Republican Spanish Civil War colors.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:05 PM

Griffin: Those do look really nice!

Wayne: Thanks for the tip. Going to look up those 'Soviet Storm' videos. Love all this new stuff coming out recently dispelling a lot of the myths about the Eastern Front.

Great site here with formerly untranslated Russian documents and files on armour and other military subjects:

http://tankarchives.blogspot.com/

 

Still plugging away here. The kit came with a full loading of ammo and I've been cleaning up 85mm shells all week...

And last night watched a South Korean movie 'Northern Limit Line' on Netflix about an incident in 2006 where the North opened fire on and sank a South Korean patrol ship killing a half-dozen crew and badly wounding the rest. According to the movie the North Korean navy mounted a T-34/85 turret to the forward deck of one of their patrol ships (yeah it looks as nuts as it sounds).

"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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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:20 PM

 Ok I'm making good progress. I have most of the parts on and some more paint shading. I need to do some washes and detailing now. I also want to put some detail, handles and latches, on the hatches. In hindsight I sould have done this before paint. I'm not very bright at times.

 




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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:55 PM
Hi Griffin, Your paint work is looking really good. One quick question, do you mask off the axles to provide an unpainted base to attach the road wheels to, or is there something else going on ? Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:17 PM

Thanks Tony. Yes you're spot on. I'm trying to prevent paint build up so the wheels go on smoothly. 

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