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T-34/76 Tamiya 1/35

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    December, 2017
T-34/76 Tamiya 1/35
Posted by AdamKozlowski on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:21 AM

Hello!

I've received this model as a gift at work, we had "Secret Santa".

Nice one, old Tamiya, and after some time, I've decided to buy some stuff and start the build.

I had to make a lot of changes, model is based on electric-powered, so there are many holes. Most of the thing has to go out, I've shortened driver's hatch, replaced entire turret, removed fenders, did some custom soldering work on boxes.

Except meshes, I don't have any PE for this one, not needed. Some wires and brass should do, and I wanted to try scratchwork.

Figure's heads will be changed.

I am trying to stick to this gallery for reference: http://legion-afv.narod.ru/T-34-76_Velykye_Luky.html

 _DSC3954 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC3955 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4013 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4014 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4015 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:26 AM

Oh wow Adam, that was one of the first 1/35th kits I ever built. Looking forward to seeing you work your magic on it!

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

 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 4:09 PM

How do those links go together? Snap fit? Great start on an old classic

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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    December, 2017
Posted by AdamKozlowski on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:18 PM

Yes, snap fit, they are delicate, you have to bend them a little. I've break few of them. Overall, I think I like them, they are not bad, but every link has to be cut out of sprue, if with right angle, the sanding will be minor.

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Posted by AdamKozlowski on Friday, March 02, 2018 3:14 AM

Done with building, now its time for painting. I've bin the green tarp, not the best sculpt tbh.

 _DSC4025 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4028 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4017 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

Helmets sculpted, heads from Legend set.

 _DSC4021 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4029 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, March 02, 2018 5:13 AM

Hello Adam!

Lookin' good! I like the stowage here a lot, how did you do the ziemniaki? :-))

What paint scheme are you going to paint here? I hope there's a nice white eagle on it!

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    December, 2017
Posted by AdamKozlowski on Friday, March 02, 2018 6:28 AM

Ziemniaki Potatoes) are done with epoxy putty. You can mix putty with pigments or just roll them in pigment while they are still sticky. Just roll small balls, everyone can do that ;)

Paint scheme will be "russian green", I'll try to get close to faded 4BO, or something similar. I will try rather light colour, but 4BO in some sources is believed to darken, in other to lighten over time, so I'll do some tests.  

No white eagle :) It will be russian, from Belarus. here is info about my reference tank:

http://legion-afv.narod.ru/T-34-76_Velykye_Luky.html

Thanks!

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Friday, March 02, 2018 11:39 PM

I like the PE grills. I gave up on my Dragon kit one and went back to the kit version.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by AdamKozlowski on Monday, March 19, 2018 7:37 AM

Everything is in base colour painting for now, but i hope to finish it today (add chips on body of the tank), so only figures here.

Cat was sculpted with a brush, using Tamiya's Putty dilluted to consistency of thick paint. Layer afte layer I've builded it. I did it that way because I was unable to sculpt something so small with Epoxy Putty (I've tried several brands).

 DSC_2720 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 DSC_2732 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 DSC_2734 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 19, 2018 11:22 AM

Ohhh, great job there on the storage and the figures. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, March 19, 2018 12:31 PM

Hello!

Looks like a mighty hungry cat! Skin and bones!

Have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:56 AM

You are doing an outstanding job. I cannot wait to see the finished project.

P.S. Love the cat!

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:54 AM

I'll throw in with the other positive comments here. Great looking vehicle, but I really love the crew. Just a first class job on the figures and also love the cat! Looking forward to the finished product.

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    December, 2017
Posted by AdamKozlowski on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:46 PM

Thank You guys! I am happy You like it.

I've finished painting, satin coad added. Next stage will bring the model to life!

 _DSC4032 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4033 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4035 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:02 PM

Are you going to roast or boil the potatoes? (Too long a process to make vodka I suppose so I guess you're out of luck there)

Seriously all the auxiliary pieces you've made for the tank (and, I assume, the diorama) look great! The figures - just brilliant!

Not knowing much (anything really) about armor, where the potatoes a food stable that the crew relied on?

Weathering/chipping looks really good.

I've a lot to learn about armor.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    December, 2017
Posted by AdamKozlowski on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:22 AM

Thank you!

Any new food is welcome by the crew, and the easiest way to cook potatoes is to bake them in embers of campfire :)

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:33 AM

Again looks great Adam, and I'm curious how you're going to use all the goodies in the last photo. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:08 AM

Nice looking build. I got one of these as a Christmas present in 1988. I thought it was a nice kit then.

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    December, 2017
Posted by AdamKozlowski on Sunday, April 01, 2018 6:06 PM

Here it is, finished. There were many weathering stages, day after day, or with some breaks to let paint dry. I've started to use lighter fluid for oils and enamels for its quick drying. It speeds up the process, I am quite inpatient and need to see results fast :)

I am happy with the look of the model, but I think that next cat will be 3d printed, it didnt turn out very well, figures are also not so well painted but I need more practice.

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Lz63K

 _DSC4067 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4074 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4066 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4070 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4073 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4072 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4059 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4058 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4055 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

 _DSC4087 by Adam Kozłowski, on Flickr

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, April 02, 2018 12:46 AM

What a fabulous build!!

I want to do half as well when I grow up Big Smile.

Now I feel like eating a baked potato Smile.

The way you've finished the accessories on the tank is outrageously realistic! Hard to believe they're 1/35 scale.

Great job!!

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    December, 2017
Posted by AdamKozlowski on Monday, April 02, 2018 4:20 AM

Thank you!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 7:40 PM

She looks great to me! Really love the storage!

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

 

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