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Rye Field Model 1/35 T-34 D30 Self Propelled Howitzer

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Rye Field Model 1/35 T-34 D30 Self Propelled Howitzer
Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:17 AM

Time to break out the birthday present. My first Rye Field model, my first T-34 based vehicle.... Build looks fairly straight forward to be honest, just seems to have 900 holes that need opening up before anything....

 

 

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:56 AM

Interesting. It looks like they provide the entire T-34 hull and new stuff for the howitzer.

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:12 PM
yes, no interior and a gaping hole in the roof that is crying out for filling... so I may well have to scratchbuild something
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Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:56 AM
so box cracked open and started. As the turret isn't there, and there is a large hole, I decided some sort of basic interior needed to be done. Started with the engine bulkhead. Used primeportal, track-links and a miniart T-34 build to try to work out how it should look
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:58 AM

That is such a cool and unique AFV. Looking forward to more! 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:43 PM
more progress... no evidence that the floor was like that but decided they would have it raised to allow control cables/rods to run without interfering with the crew... Also started on the front- assume they are some sort of fire extinguisher. Next up, seats and VERY rough control levers....
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:30 AM

Well photos of the interior of the T-34 are pretty easy to find online. On the other hand I doubt there's much on the D30. Would be curious to see what modifications the Syrians made on the vehicle. 

Neat nice work so far! 

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

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:46 AM

Interesting subject.  Nice job on the scratch interior - looks convincing

Thanks,

John

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Posted by robw_uk on Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:39 PM

thanks to a build of the MiniArt Egyptian T-34/85 I am following elsewhere I now have this - left side wall done (needs 2 seats on the left which are the only real part of the actual vehicle I have evidence of but they can wait for the front to be done), went with only 1 fire extinguisher. Right hand side only seems to have a couple of things

 

 

 

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  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:17 PM

Looking good! Every time I see a model or rendering of one of these things, I wonder if the guys who put it together were familiar with the term "redneck".....

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:15 AM
seats and controls in (not 100% accurate but fills the space in)... thought I was done but then as there is a machine gun I need to add the spare ammo racks (I assume that is what it is in front of the right hand seat.... unfortunately no gun parts for the interior so will need to make "something" I guess.
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Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:15 PM

That interior is looking spectacular!

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/35 Tamiya m113

                     

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:36 PM

robw_uk
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That's exquisite.
Although I get a reflexive "Oh bugger, the tank is on fire" moment looking at that.
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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, March 13, 2021 11:27 AM

calling the interior done with the final 4 crew seats... not brilliant and will likely fall out when painted but they add a little to the space....

 

 

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:20 PM
Amazing work on the interior, I’m envious how easily you can scratch build.

 
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 15, 2021 11:48 AM

It's looking pretty friggin' good to me! 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:06 PM
thanks both... starting on the upper hull... a few fiddly fits but mostly it is just falling in to place
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:23 AM

That looks great! Looking forward to seeing her with the big gun fitted! 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Monday, March 22, 2021 5:01 PM
thanks... limited modelling time (would;ve been any way due to the garden fence needing painting) as I managed to fall ~6ft off a ladder and crack my ribs (rear) off a plant pot. Think there is at least one cracked but the pain has gone down... so today managed to crack on with the upper hull... going together well and I am really glad I took time to d a rudimentary interior. Not sure when I will get chance to paint it up (need to paint other models first)
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:17 AM

OUCH! That fall sounds nasty- I hope you're healing okay now. 

Still, that's impressive progress. Such a cool looking vehicle! 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:26 AM

Gamera

OUCH! That fall sounds nasty- I hope you're healing okay now. 

Still, that's impressive progress. Such a cool looking vehicle! 

 

 

thanks - still some pain but nowhere near as much when first done... probably 3-6 weeks to fully fit (if I ever was)....

 

managing some build time but not 100% as much as I want.... leaving smaller PE for now so on to the gun. Quite a few small bits but goes together well...

 

 

 

 

and then finally just resting it all together - starting to look the part

 

 

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:33 AM
gun finished (Well it was until I broke the piston that controls the elevation while trying to take photos... it only sits on a small pin and the other end in a small hole with a PE strapĀ  - will repair but probably going to be fixed (which is OK as wanted it in the travel lock once painted)). Need to add tie down lops to the "turret" ring and then add home made weld beads around it, make the tracks (link & length) and then look at the fuel drums - might just do the mountings or perhaps one off one on (and battered)
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Posted by robw_uk on Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:57 PM
build almost complete, need to add rear mudguards, weld beading round the opening and then do the tracks bit I think I need to paint the interior first. May be able to get paint time this weekend but need to prime the Pz III first struggled with the rear fuel tanks so one on (damaged), one showing a broken bracket.... and some damage to front fenders
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 26, 2021 11:19 AM

Glad to hear you're on the way to recovery. 

She's lookin' good. Love the giant gun. Almost ready for paint, my favorite part! 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Friday, March 26, 2021 11:44 AM

Interior primer on, now it is starting to come together. Front part will be white, rear will be same as external (sand grey)

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 29, 2021 11:51 AM

Gee, that looks so good!!! 

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

 

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Posted by Also known as Rob on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:07 AM

Gamera

Gee, that looks so good!!! 

 

I second that! Great work

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:30 AM

base coated interior - mig white & mig sand.... need to weather it up of course as well as paint the details

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:06 PM

Oh cool! Hope you've got the details painted by now! Yes

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:33 AM

Gamera

Oh cool! Hope you've got the details painted by now! Yes

 

 

your wish is my command (well almost)... some interior detail painting... need to scuff it all up a touch then can join top & bottom.... not 100% with the sand colour, need to check I have the right one when it comes to the exterior - could be with pale grey to desaturate that it looks ok - just looks too "orange" at the moment...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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