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Academy T-34/76 Factory 183
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 08:33 AM UTC
Jeff Nolan shares some pictures of Academy's T-34/76 from Factory 183 that he recently finished.



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Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 12:52 PM UTC
Great finish Jeff, as I said in your build-log Iím mighty impressed by your precision & meticulous construction/painting. Iíll buy those spare links as a field mod (to dodge the apparent fact it was only a post WW2 thing) and even that they were very old spares bolted to a near-new tank, but like the broken record I am Iíd still like to see more dirt/dust/stains on it. I really like the final greens around the hull too, Iíve often tried & always failed to nail those tones Ė bravo
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 07:35 PM UTC
Why no headlights?
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
I think that I see the left side spot light so I'm guessing the right side was removed. I agree that it is a really nice build & paint job but, as the Soviets weren't really big on front-line maintenance, I'd also like to see more dirt and scuffing. Remember that when a tank drives a mile it wears the dust of that mile!
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:09 AM UTC
Don't get me wrong, though, I like your build and really liked that you apparently mixed your own "Russian Green" and faded it accordingly. I just like dirty tanks -though not especially rusty ones.
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 07:08 PM UTC
A T-34 after 1941 only had one headlight. The other mount is for a radio antenna if so equipped.

Every tank at one point in it's life is brand new. But drive one mile and there's road dust. Just a touch to tell someone drove it, not hammered it into the mud but just a spin around the parking lot.
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 07:05 AM UTC
Thanks all, I am going to be building a T-34/85 soon.
And will use, all the comments that you input, I know I have looked at a lot of T-34 pics, and most were,not in good shape, at all. Actually most were destroyed,what I have gathered is the life of a T-34,was not long on the Eastern front early on, even to the end of the war. I will do more heavy dust on this one and post back latter in the year,still a work in progress.Going to be on a base besides. Keep the input coming in.Some new Mig Ammo stuff showed up today, and Tim Oil paints help a bunch on this paint, shoot a coat of Semi gloss on first ,let dry good, try on scrap plastic, over your base coat.And I am working on that Radio antenna I have the stuff about ready , but as stretched sprue last item that will go on.Keep the input coming in.

Cheers

Also that Top Secret model.