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T-50 1/35th Hobbyboss Soviet light tank...

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
T-50 1/35th Hobbyboss Soviet light tank...
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 30, 2022 7:48 PM

Finished this about six months ago, not totally crazy about it but I don't feel like redoing it so here she is. 

Kit by Hobbyboss, great little kit- builds up really well. Only real issue I had was the PE parts for the air intakes on the engine deck are about a cm too short- so I ended up tossing a camo net over the rear of the deck to cover up the gaps. 

Figures turned out so-so. The tank only had a crew of four but I had five figures so I just threw the last one in- I'm assuming he walked over from another nearby vehicle. 

My main drive here was to experiment with a lot of snow. I added a slab of styrofoam to the base and then added a little liquid cement to it to melt it to make tracks for the tank and the figures. I then coated everything down with a heavy coat of Mod Podge glue and sprinkled a heavy coat of Green Stuff snow over it. 

Somehow I missed all the 'snow' all over the base. Guess I need to clean that up...

More information on the T-50:

 https://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.php?armor_id=1151

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, October 30, 2022 7:59 PM

Looks like a real cold Soviet winter. Very nice. I like it.

BK

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 30, 2022 8:04 PM

Thanks Brandon!!! 

It was about 95F/35C back when I put the 'snow' down on the base- I needed some cold weather attitude! 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:29 PM

Nicely done! Even the tree looks realistic.

Apprentice rivet counter.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 3, 2022 9:36 PM

Must have missed this one.  I like it.  Man that's a little tank!  Nice work, figures add so much

And I like the footprints in the snow and the pool of yellow snow by the tree Wink

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 4, 2022 7:33 PM

Thanks guys!!! 

The tree is one of those cheap ones that come out around Christmas for the little village set-ups. It had really awful looking snow already glued all over it and I wasn't sure how to get it off without damaging the tree. So I coated it with a thick coat of spray adhesive and poured the snow material all over it. Personally I think it really improved the look! 

The footprints were an experiment. I'd never done thick snow before so thought I'd give it a try. Same as the tracks for the tank- just laid a slab of styrofoam on the base and then dropped a little plastic cement where I wanted the footprints. It dissolved the stryrofoam creating perfect little holes. Then sprinkled the whole thing with snow. 

The yellow snow I had to put in there- I think everyone here knows my warped sense of humour by now....  

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

 

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