Saturday, August 2, 2014

T-34-76 factory 183

Seems like I am into T-34 topic this year. Another one is on my bench and it based on a well-known Bundesarchive image.

The kit is from AFV club and I added various photo-etched bits here and there, Masterclub metal track links, resin exhausts from Celticwerks and tarp from Greenstuff putty. 

The plan is to have it on a base with a figure but without Tiger I tank towing it, therefore I cut the cables ;)

I used multi-layered chipping technique and enamel weathering for the battered look. 

Same approach on the hull and tarp was painted with acrylics.

Next step is snow and wet effects and now it is a matter of adding effects here and there and incorporate the model into groundwork. 

What is on your bench now?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Object 704, update.

Basically I am done with in box build of that kit and now waiting for RB model metal barrel to continue.

Tracks have been substituted with MasterClub offering

 Because the one in the kit are wrong (so are all KV-1S tracks in their kits)

Some corrections in the rear required

Here it is not possible to open the hatches because they are done as single part

DShK barrel should be replaced as well!

Full review is here

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SBS on painting T-34-85

If you would like to know more about materials used and see in progress images please check the blog article on AMMO webpage.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Portfolio: T-34-85

This is a T-34-85 tank inspired by photographs of Kommandoverband "Jaguar" - German unit that was using Soviet equipment and Soviet uniforms for undercover operations behind the front line.

Here I used kit from AFV club with parts of the turret from Dragon. Resin from PanzerArt (fuel drums and road wheels), PE from ET and Aber (various small bits), brass wire, green stuff putty. The figure is from Stalingrad miniatures  and was painted by my friend Kyle Nelson. Hope you like it and feel free to post comments/questions. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Object 704

I just got this kit yesterday and started building it immediately. Looks nice so far!