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#1 mywifehatesmodels

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:38 PM

As the title says, I haven't built any armor in at least 15 years. Things have really progressed in the hobby and I've also developed a few techniques in working with aircraft that I wanted to try on a tank (namely, oils for weathering and filters, but also in the base painting techniques). My favorite tank of all time is probably the T-34 and since I don't have the initial 1940 production version in my collection yet, I thought that would be  a good one. This will be a rather anonymous tank, but inspired by the many different photos of this variant that I could find. In addition to the CH kit, I'm using parts from the Eduard PE set, as well as an aluminum barrel from Armorscale (and it also comes with a very nice resin mantlet, but I messed mine up, so I ended up reverting to the kit parts, which aren't that bad, either). I decided to leave off the long stowage boxes, as many photos of these tanks show them missing. I also cut off the front fenders to give it a meaner look (to my eye, anyway).

 

Unfortunately, I have to box this build for a bit and knock out a couple of quick commission builds. However, I'll be coming back to do the wheels/tracks and the rest of the hull equipment, as soon as possible. There is still a ton of work to be done, but it's been very enjoyable so far and has certainly rekindled my enthusiasm for armor modeling. Here's what I have, so far....

 

 

 

 

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Happy Modeling!

 

John


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#2 Shawn M

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

great finish you've got going


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:29 PM

Agree with Shawn, great finish......Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:48 AM

John,

   Fantastic!


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:54 AM

Very Very Cool John. :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  Keep at it. 

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:44 PM

John, fantastic camo, also the whole weather beaten look is brilliant, never built a 34 maybe time to......
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:03 PM

Looks great, John. Been having similar thoughts.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!

 

I can't wait to get back to this and get it finished. It will probably be my first completed build for 2018, though. Oh well.

 

Thanks again,

 

John



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Posted 25 December 2017 - 09:16 PM

Lookin' good. I have a dozen or so of the M40/41 DML kits. Good eggs!

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 06:37 PM

Very good start. Keep it comin'.


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