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Re: Soviet SU Series Self-Propelled Gun - Updated 160412
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2016, 12:39:07 AM »
Yes, it was.  It was adopted by the 1st Czechoslovak Tank Brigade in 1945 when it reached Czech soil, and painted on the forward side of the turret.  The large, soft-edged 3-digit numbers included on the decal sheet were painted on the turret.  However, they don't seem to have used SU-122s or SU-100s.

Good job in identifying the Czech three color circle.  Since this is a generic Soviet tank decal sheet, we included it just in case...
Can still use it on our tanks as there are no specific records what tanks are not used during the uprising!


I agree that individual numbers would be very useful for models intended for wargaming.

Will look into this later.  Might release a series of pre-made tank numbers for both Allies and Axis.

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Re: Soviet SU Series Self-Propelled Gun - Updated 160412
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2016, 01:25:25 AM »
Can still use it on our tanks as there are no specific records what tanks are not used during the uprising!

The tanks using in the 1945 Prague uprising were captured German types.  The 1st Czechoslovak Tank Brigade was equipped by the Soviets, mostly with T-34/85s (and a few IS-2s), and it's these tanks that carried the Czech roundel - they weren't involved in the uprising.  But it's useful to have these decals in this kit anyway.
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Re: Soviet SU Series Self-Propelled Gun - Updated 160412
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2016, 03:00:05 PM »
The Hetzer decal sheet has uprising elements, though you have to scratch build the "mantlet" ^____^.

There is a picture on the Hetzer thread.

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A two-year-old project being given a breath of new life!

A resin upgrade kit for the 280034 SU-85/SU-122 SPG to become a SU-85M or SU-100...
3D drawings done, now awaiting approval and then 3D prototyping!



Enjoy!
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So what bits are resin?


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So what bits are resin?

Upper hull, gun assembly and the hatches; the rest are plastic.

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Looks good. Definitely will want some of these. Assume it's just the front half of the upper hull, to fit like the different parts of the SU-85 / 122...?


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Re: Soviet SU Series Self-Propelled Gun - SU-85M/SU-100 Prototype 180329
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2018, 02:51:23 AM »
3D prototype of the SU-85M and SU-100 is finally upon us!









Enjoy!
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Re: Soviet SU Series Self-Propelled Gun - SU-85M/SU-100 Prototype 180329
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2018, 06:46:49 AM »

What's the logic in all of the upper hall being resin? I can't see that there's anything different on the engine cover or the rear of the tank?

Just takes it from a must-buy to a not-worth it for me, as it won't be possible to interchange it with the existing SU-85/122 front hulls.

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Re: Soviet SU Series Self-Propelled Gun - SU-85M/SU-100 Prototype 180329
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2018, 07:53:21 AM »
Probably should just be the crew compartment in resin . There's the commanders cupola and side bump out , redesigned shape of the front roof hatch , double mushroom fan covers and of course the gun mount . The SU-100 did have the square front fenders though unlike the early SU-122/85 .

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Re: Soviet SU Series Self-Propelled Gun - SU-85M/SU-100 Prototype 180329
« Reply #55 on: April 24, 2018, 11:31:26 AM »
Will there also be resin T-34 tracks?  While the plastic tracks are pretty good, I am quite interested in Rubicon's planned range of extra-detailed replacement tracks.

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Re: Soviet SU Series Self-Propelled Gun - SU-85M/SU-100 Prototype 180329
« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2018, 04:08:35 PM »
Will there also be resin T-34 tracks?  While the plastic tracks are pretty good, I am quite interested in Rubicon's planned range of extra-detailed replacement tracks.
Good point. To my shame I have not got the existing tank destroyers, but the original T34 tracks do lack detail on the inner surface.