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Best 1/48,1/35 russian armour.
Posted by German Armour on Sunday, May 14, 2017 10:07 AM

Hi all, does anyone know of any good kits of WWII Russian armour? I bought vallejo's 4BO modulation set and want to try it on a kit.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, May 14, 2017 12:28 PM

In 1/48th, probably Tamiya's JS2 Stalin tank. In 1/35th, the realm is too wide open and you'd need to narrow it down to specific type like KV, T-34, JS.

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, May 14, 2017 1:47 PM

Just for trying a paint modulation set on a Russian Armor kit, go with Tamiya at both scales. To add to what Rob suggested, the older Tamiya 1/35 Russian WWII era kits are very affordable and you can build them up quick. This way you can get right to the painting stage.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 14, 2017 3:57 PM

I loved the Tamiya 1/35 IS-152 A very big canvas for your techniques 

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Posted by German Armour on Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:33 PM
Looked up 1/35 kits. This is the list. Tamiya: 35318 Bt-42 /New Bt-7?/ 35289 JS-2 35303 JSU-152(Su-122,Su-85 any good kits?) T-34 Academy T-34/76 747 (R). AFV club T-34/76 Factory 112. Does anyone know of any good T-34's? Dragon 9108 JS-1 JS-2 9151 JS-2M. Miniart BA-64(R). :)

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, May 15, 2017 7:08 PM

I don't have the number,but AFV Club has a really nice T-34/85 with an interior,not the one with the see thru hull.It might be 35145

Also Dragon 6266 comes with bedspring armor

And as I mentioned the Tamiya ISU-152 is steller

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Posted by Phil_H on Monday, May 15, 2017 8:27 PM

In 1/48, you have the Hobby Boss range of T-34's, which have full interiors. 400 or so parts (T-34/85) building a model about the size of 2 decks of cards.

Hobby Boss also has a range of KV-1's & 2's in 1/48, but these don't have interiors.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:12 AM

Trumpeter 1/35 KV family... 

 

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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:53 AM

stikpusher

Trumpeter 1/35 KV family... 

 

Second Trumpy's KV line. Strange that Dragon hasn't put one out yet. Hopefully Tamiya continues up-sizing their 1/48 line into 1/35.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:33 AM

I'm not sure there are any really bad kits of the T-34 unless you go with some ancient Eastern European or Russian kit like Eastern Express. The old Tamiya kit is so-so if you fill in the battery and motor mounting holes. 

The Dragon T-34s are really good. I have the AFV Club kit and though I haven't built it, it sure looks good in the box. And DantheMan85 here built the recent Academy kit and didn't seem to have any issues with it. 

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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:56 PM
where would i find the item?

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Posted by JohanT on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:36 PM

Hi German Armour,
Interesting approach, buy a jug of paint and find a random vehicle that could have been painted in that colour.

Check out this link:
http://www.4bogreen.com/colors

My advice would be to make up your mind on what you want to build first, then find a local supplier, or go to any of the online shops.

The link suggest that all Russian armor were painted in 4B0 Protecive Green during WWII.
I have found nothing that would withsay that.
That does not mean the vehicles where the same color.

Plenty of suggestions in this thread, go wild :)

My suggestion would be a KV1 from Trumpeter, a T34 from Dragon or the newly released SU-76M from Tamiya.

Good luck with the Valleyo set, and please post your results!

4B0 is allmost as exiting as OD ;)

Best Regards
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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:45 PM

Tojo72

I loved the Tamiya 1/35 IS-152 A very big canvas for your techniques 

 

yep and the Dragon one is really cool too.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:03 PM

Johan, thanks for the link(s). Good info in there. And yes, 4BO is a lot like OD.

 

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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:32 PM
Hi all, I just bought tamiya's 1/48 Su-122 #32527. Any idea's or comments?

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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:35 PM
What does it need in the detail department?

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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:22 PM

So what would be the closest match straight out of the bottle. I've read that it was never standardized, unless I've sniffed a bit too much glue.

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Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:48 AM
I'm not sure what you mean? Maybe redo your question.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:20 PM

German Armour
Hi all, I just bought tamiya's 1/48 Su-122 #32527. Any idea's or comments?
 

Fairly thoroughly review here: https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/48/tamiya/tam32527.htm

and a build review here: http://modelingmadness.com/review/misc/vehicles/tmc/tmcsu122.htm

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Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:36 PM
What would be a good detail set to get for this kit?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:57 AM

Hauler probably does the best (maybe the only?) sets for the Tamiya SU-122, although Eduard probably does a set as well. They also do an engine set too.

http://www.hauler.cz/e-shop/1-48-afv-photoetched-parts-8/su-122-268

http://www.hauler.cz/en-ww/e-shop/1-48-afv-photoetched-parts-8/t-34-su-122-engine-set-297

Hauler also does a set of fuel tanks for the T-34/SU-122
https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/hlrx48085.htm

Here's a review of the Hauler set: https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/48/hauler/hlx48086.htm

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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:25 PM

Does anyone know of any sets of equipment for WWii Russian vechicles? I bought tamiya's 1/48 BA-64B and would like to detail it.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:13 PM

German Armour
Does anyone know of any sets of equipment for WWii Russian vechicles? I bought tamiya's 1/48 BA-64B and won't to detail it.
 

If you look at the Hauler site I posted earlier and searched for that vehicle, you'd see there are sets available for the armored car. There is a wheel set too, but I don't recall who makes it, perhaps Black Dog.

http://www.hauler.cz/e-shop/1-48-afv-photoetched-parts-8/ba-64-994

 

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Posted by German Armour on Friday, May 19, 2017 3:16 PM

Ebay has it. I'm interested in it. But the gun, 7.62mm DT, I can't find any update sets for it.

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Posted by German Armour on Friday, May 19, 2017 3:35 PM
What are good 1/48 Russian figures? Tamiya makes some but I want better sculpted/newer figures.

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