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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2017, 01:21:34 pm »
I don't think I'd want to argue over anything with one of them:o

Nice piece of work there Thomas.  :thumbsup:
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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2017, 01:31:45 pm »
Yep, nice work.  :thumbsup:

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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2017, 09:51:46 pm »
Good work Dizz.
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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 05:09:07 am »
You make it look so easy ! Love the look of this one. Some pics are very realistic, like the first b&w one. Wow. Great stuff.

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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 05:30:44 am »
Thank you very much. Well, the BW pics are in so far great because they easily blend together the kit and the scenery around. And the effects/filters certainly help to hide flaws...  :rolleyes: And for a snap-fit kit the Zvezda T-34 is a very good offering, on par with the contemporary Academy snap-fit kits like the T-50 Golden Eagle I built/converted some weeks ago. Glad you like it, though, it's a pretty simple piece of work.

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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2017, 06:51:06 am »
That's come out really well.

You could see it as being a field workshop conversion, almost.
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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2017, 08:49:40 am »

You could see it as being a field workshop conversion, almost.


So long as they had a BIG crane to lift that monster turret!  :o
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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2017, 05:46:32 pm »
Nice build, Dizzy! Good to see some armour! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2017, 01:42:24 am »
Thank you. But I thought so, too, since there were some interesting Soviet tank designs with whif potential. The T-34 is a conservative choice, though.

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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2017, 07:23:21 am »

You could see it as being a field workshop conversion, almost.


So long as they had a BIG crane to lift that monster turret!  :o

Use a pulley system with lots of chains and a tank pulling them ? You're the engineer I'm just the stats man  ;)
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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2017, 08:02:33 am »
Dizzy read these comments and probably already has a dio finished with the turret being raised and lowered  :thumbsup:
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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2017, 09:54:38 am »
Dioramas take up too much space...  ;) But concerning cranes: German field engineers frequently had transportable portal cranes (a so-called Bockkran) at their disposal. Without them, engine swaps or turret replacements would have hardly been possible. But I doubt that the Soviet Army was that well-prepared?

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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2017, 01:49:16 pm »
What a beast... although i'm not a tank guy myself, i do think your tank builds really look the part in the pics and besides, your stories are always interesting to read! :thumbsup:
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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2017, 01:29:37 am »
Thank you. The stories are part of the whole thing, just as the pictures. I found that the background info is inspiring for my work, and it helps "selling" the whif model - I try to build with some concept, and the story structures thoughts and "explains" what's to see in the pics. Helps also with setup choices for the backgrounds in the pics. That's not always spectacular - but in some cases, like the BW pics for this T-34G, the results are pretty conclusive if not convincing.  ;)

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Re: #4 DONE +++ T-34-122/T-34G, Battle of Kursk, 1943
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2017, 02:16:39 am »

You could see it as being a field workshop conversion, almost.


So long as they had a BIG crane to lift that monster turret!  :o

Use a pulley system with lots of chains and a tank pulling them ? You're the engineer I'm just the stats man  ;)

Might be easier to secure the turret and lower the tank... :blink:
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