T34/76 Kursk armor GB

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  1. magnu

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    Username Magnu
    Name Lewis
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    Hobbycraft T34/76
    Scale 1/48
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    After seeing all the heavy metal going into this GB I fancied a change so this will be my entry into the GB
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    Made a start on it tonight
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    If anyone has any references for the T34 especially from Kursk and interior colours they will be gratefully received
     
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    Nice start Lewis. Amazon have a special offer on the DVD for the Battle of Kursk, at around £7 IIRC, and I found quite a few good interior shots on various web pages.
    I've worked with a operational T34/85, which I thought was basic, but the earlier version wree even more rudimentary! The very spartan interior was basically white overall, with the turret crew standing on the ammo boxes!
    Sorry, I didn't take a note of the web-site pages, but there were quite a few, of varying degrees of 'usefulness'. I just Googled T34 and T34 at Kursk, as I was looking for the Model 1943.
     
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    Had a quick look and managed to find some good refs so I am good to go.
     
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    Very cool choice!
     
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    Nice one Lewis. Good to have some Russian armor in the build.
     
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    Great choice Lewis. Nice to see some Soviet armour in this Group Build.
     
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    Couple of progress pics. Engine consisting of no less than 23 separate parts, Gearbox a mere 9 and Fan together. Still have to dirty up the interior which I will be doing as I go as I won't be able to get in there once it is all together.
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    Good start Lewis :thumbright:
     
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    Managed to get a bit more done today, lots of very fiddly painting and washes to get the right amount of dirt and grime onto parts that won't be seen once it's all together.
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    Wow Lewis! Your really moving along there. Looking great!
     
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    Very nice work Lewis, and looks like a nice kit too. I hadn't realised there were so many detailed parts in the HB kits - good stuff for the small scale.
     
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    Cheers all I am enjoying the change of something completely different.
    It is a very nice kit Terry no probs. so far with fit or alignment. Instructions are pretty good but rather sparse on the painting guide with only the odd part here and there referenced. It does feel sometimes like there are too many parts as I seem to spend ages gluing this bit to that to produce something rather small and insignificant
     
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    Good change of pace Lewis, keep up the good work mate.:D
     
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    Managed to get a bit more done tonight. Engine, fan and gearbox in.
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    Air cleaners, exhaust, radiators and bulkheads in.
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