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T-29 E3 from Takom
Tobias5555
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 06:20 AM UTC
A new Project from me: Takom T-29 E3. A great kit an a pleasure to build. I only added a metal Barrel for the main gun and the mg´s:













Pedro
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hi Tobias,
the build's looking good, apart from two omisions: the gun tube you used is of wrong profile, but I'm sure you're aware of that, also you've glued the turret lifting rings on the sides upside down.

Cheers,
Greg
Tobias5555
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 07:08 AM UTC
I know, but the kit gun was not so good, so I used the T-28 gun from Dragon.
The Lifting rings is new to me, but I can´t Chance it know.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 09:52 AM UTC
Nice so far Tobias, don't be afraid to turn those lifting rings around, just carefully slice them off and flip them. You can touch up the paint after. I wish they would come out with a metal replacement barrel soon, sometimes it seems that they release aftermarket parts before the kit even comes out, and then sometimes it takes years, if at all.
Tobias5555
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 04:13 AM UTC
I think no Company will bring a metal Barrel for that kit. But I had the Dragon T-28 kit and took the Barrel from it.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 08:37 AM UTC
I don't know Tobias, there are two companies who released kits of this tank, we might see one.
Tobias5555
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
Would be very cool.
Tobias5555
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 04:02 AM UTC
A worked a little on the T-29:





Tobias5555
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 01:37 AM UTC
I finished the turret and the rest is on a good way:











sgtreef
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:55 PM UTC
Nice build of what appears to be a killer kit.
I like the paint job , and weathering.
So what is that big piece that goes across the middle of the Turret?
Maybe I should look it up hey? LOL

Nice job.
Putting it on a base?


Jeff
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 01:54 AM UTC
NICE job Tobias !!!!!!!!
sdk10159
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 02:25 AM UTC

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So what is that big piece that goes across the middle of the Turret?
Maybe I should look it up hey? LOL

Nice job.
Putting it on a base?


Jeff



It's a rangefinder. There are doors for the lenses on the front side at the ends.
Tobias5555
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 05:08 AM UTC
Thanks guys
JSSVIII
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:53 AM UTC
Very nice work Tobias!
sgtreef
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Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:59 PM UTC

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So what is that big piece that goes across the middle of the Turret?
Maybe I should look it up hey? LOL

Nice job.
Putting it on a base?


Jeff



It's a rangefinder. There are doors for the lenses on the front side at the ends.



Thanks , boy times have changed.
Still a great build here.
Tobias5555
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:10 PM UTC
Getting closer to the end:















Tobias5555
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 06:14 AM UTC
I added a Alpine figure:





Tobias5555
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 04:59 AM UTC
Finished at last:











JSSVIII
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 08:55 AM UTC
Excellent job Tobias, what if's are not my cup of tea, but I can still appreciate a nice build when I see one!
Tobias5555
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 03:11 PM UTC
Thanks
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 09:10 PM UTC
Great build. Too bad about the lift hooks, but it does not take away from an overall great build.

Thanks for sharing
bots1141
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 10:39 PM UTC
Great job! I love the muddy footprints on top!!! I can't believe that there arn't any comparison builds between the Takom kit and the Hobbyboss kit yet!
Tobias5555
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 03:46 AM UTC
Thanks guys.
I didn´t know that Hobby Boss has a T-29 E3
JSSVIII
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 04:30 AM UTC
Yes, they do, I was wondering the same thing about a comparison review Rich.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 04:44 AM UTC

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Thanks guys.
I didn´t know that Hobby Boss has a T-29 E3



They don't make one yet but the family of vehicles (T-29/30/34) are about 90% the same so a comeparison between the Hobbyboss T29E1 and Takom kits shouldn't be that hard. Some of the criticism that I've read about the Takom kit is that the wheel spacing is too close together and that the front slop around the drivers' hatches is wrong. If the wheels are too close together does that mean that the hull is too short? Other than that it sound like a really nice kit. The Hobbyboss kit sounds like it has the road wheel spacing correct and has better tracks, but has an oversized turret and the detail isn't that good. Does that mean that kit bashing is needed? I've been waiting for build reviews and comparisons between the two before I make my choice, but there hasn't been any yet.