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Re: UVS models
« Reply #315 on: January 07, 2018, 09:54:12 PM »
nice work, iam trying something on the hvss wheel front, trying to make mould, hopefully should be ok

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« Reply #316 on: January 08, 2018, 12:12:05 AM »
Well done , The extra bits you added look great .  Good idea to hide the tow cable end in the hull, they can be a pain to attach to wire or thread sometimes , I did the same thing on the BA T-34 after replacing the molded on cable , great minds think alike  ::) . To stretch out my cable ends , I tended to bury one end under stowage , so I don't need to use 2 on one model , can't really tell from the pics you posted but I assume you did the same thing .  IRC that " not exhaust pipe"  is something to do with cooling the transmission which is under that part of the nose .  Hot air out or maybe cool air in , as its down the side of the tank where it shouldn't suck in dust and dirt

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« Reply #317 on: January 09, 2018, 03:14:29 AM »
Thanks.

I made the clamp or clip out of greenstuff. Theoretically it is looped over the rear left tow hook, that is covered by the bucket handle (which I made out of wire as I lost the plastic one).
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« Reply #318 on: January 09, 2018, 03:17:50 AM »
Not quite what our gracious hosts had in mind for them...

Three British flimsy cans used to put the track units in a consistent location on an HLBSCo 1/48 scale resin BMD2 (two on the side being glued, one on the other side).

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« Reply #319 on: January 09, 2018, 08:45:17 AM »
What ever works .I've use all sorts of weird stuff  to level kits out  ( Lego is great ) Some kind of modern eastern block APC ?

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« Reply #320 on: January 09, 2018, 06:14:01 PM »
Some kind of modern eastern block APC ?
The BMD2 is a Soviet air portable IFV.

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« Reply #321 on: January 14, 2018, 03:12:25 AM »
So the Panzer IB is now "finished" (there is some dark paint required in the wheels).



The crew have stocked up on fuel cans and ammunition. They have also lifted a fire bucket.

I have the T34/76 kit scattered over my work table, so that is probably next (once I decide what version to build).
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« Reply #322 on: January 14, 2018, 10:01:05 AM »
Hey, that turned out very well.  All ready to roll through the Kentish countryside!  Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #323 on: January 15, 2018, 04:49:22 PM »
Work in progress on the T34/76.


I was going to build it "out of the box", but I ended up putting some hand rails on (aided by the Bill Bedford hand rail jig).

Still have bits to add.

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« Reply #324 on: January 15, 2018, 11:53:55 PM »
That's looking good . Where did you pick up that jig ? ( Found some on a Model RR site , is it 4mm or 7mm ?) That looks like it would work for all sorts of scales .  Surprised Rubicon hasn't included a jig on the T-34 sprues like they did for the Crusader light guards , except for the fact the Crusader kit came out after the T-34s  ::)
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« Reply #325 on: January 16, 2018, 02:42:02 AM »
It is the 4mm (20mm or 1/76 scale) one. I used 0.45mm brass rod for the hand rails (I cheated on the rear one and made it one piece).

I have the 7mm (40mm or 1/43 scale one) which I think I used on the T34/85. That used 0.7mm brass rod.

I got them at a local model railway show.

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« Reply #326 on: January 16, 2018, 07:05:18 AM »
Thanks , I'll have to get one of those

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« Reply #327 on: January 18, 2018, 06:29:26 PM »

I have the T34/76 kit scattered over my work table, so that is probably next (once I decide what version to build).


Your stuff looks good!
As for the T-34 choice, I avoided this issue by ordering multiple kits.
I also have one of the T-34/85 kits, and this comes with the bonus turret for the T-34 kit, so there is that option as well.

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« Reply #328 on: January 18, 2018, 10:14:43 PM »
Thanks.

I am going to use the bonus turret with a Bad Squiddo Russian tank commander, the bonnet lid hatch on the T34/76 turret shows too much of the turret interior for the hip length figure.

http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=281.msg7293#msg7293

I still have to finish the handrails on the T34/85.

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« Reply #329 on: January 19, 2018, 09:15:34 AM »
Adding the interior is pretty simple , mostly just the shell guard and a couple of jump seats





1/35 scale Dragon

Left is the  Warlord T-34  turret . Right is the  Rubicon turret . The 39/40/41 flat turrets each had a different way to store   machine gun ammo drums in the rear of the turret , but its not really noticable in this scale  , so I didn't add it
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