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Poltova - Stug III G
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 04:54 AM UTC
Claudio Mezihorak shares some pictures of his diorama "Poltova" featuring Dragon's Stug III G.



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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:54 PM UTC
Beautiful job! The weathering & groundwork look great. Thanks for showing this fine build!
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 03:19 PM UTC
Wow! Just great!

What did you use for snow?

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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 09:42 PM UTC
What is 'Poltova'?
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC

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What is 'Poltova'?



I think they mean Poltava. A place in Ukraine. In 1709 Peter the Great defeated Charles XII of Sweden in battle there.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:27 AM UTC
Excellent Claudio, fantastic job & the low-down views make it look even better. A couple of monochrome photos should look great too
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 05:18 AM UTC

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What is 'Poltova'?



I think they mean Poltava. A place in Ukraine. In 1709 Peter the Great defeated Charles XII of Sweden in battle there.



I AM FROM UKRAINE! It kind of explains why the question was asked...
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 07:16 AM UTC

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What is 'Poltova'?



I also reacted to the spelling and did some googling.
It appears that sometimes Poltava is also (right or wrong) written Poltova:
http://www.pntu.com.ua/interntional-students/161-2/
http://www.pntu.com.ua/ "Welcome to Poltava National Technical University, a pioneer scientific insitute of modern Europe located in the modern East european city of Poltova of Ukraine."

Most of the incorrect spellings seem to be non-Ukrainian web-sites though.
Maybe caused by mistakes or bad choices when transcribing from українська абетка, Полтава where the two last wovels are the same and different from the first. I can't comment on the pronounciation though .....

About the great Swedish defeat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt2g5hoUzHI

/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 07:21 AM UTC
Ltava is the name of the river with 'Po' in front of it meaning along or by or beside the river. Hence is the name of the city. Same as Frankfurt am Main.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 08:02 AM UTC

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Ltava is the name of the river with 'Po' in front of it meaning along or by or beside the river. Hence is the name of the city. Same as Frankfurt am Main.



Similar but not same.
Po Ltava would be "same" as 'am Main' where 'am Main' is used to distinguish one Frankfurt from the other Frankfurt which is 'an der Oder'
The French and English do something similar.
Not done in the nordic languages though although some towns and areas try it. We have two cities with similar names, Linköping (home of SAAB aircraft) and Lidköping (smaller and less well known). Lidköping got fed up with getting confused with Linköping so they tried to launch the name Lidköping vid Vänern (Vänern is the largest lake in Sweden) but the attempt failed.
We have some names which identify a specific place along a river such as a bridge (the one and only back in those days) or a shallow crossing place (ford).

/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:22 PM UTC
Beautifully-done paint job of a great kit; I only have one problem: the snow embedded in the tracks is too clean. Regardless of temperature the ground pressure on the tracks would compress the snow into dirty ice almost immediately. I'm from Canada and I know snow as only someone who deals with it for seven months of the year can know it. The tracks simply are too clean and need to be dirtied-up even if the scene is representing a STUG driving on a road during a hard freeze. At a few degrees below zero Celsius it would be positively packed with mud. Feedback makes perfect.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:05 AM UTC

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Beautifully-done paint job... ...during a hard freeze. At a few degrees below zero Celsius it would be positively packed with mud. Feedback makes perfect.



If I may add: looking at the groundwork with its muddy appearance I would expect the tracks, the wheels and the underside of the tank to be much more muddy and less snowy. The tank could sit a bit deeper in the groundwork as its weight would suggest.
But these are details at second glance. The "feel" of a cold winter day in Ukraine is well transfered. Good job. Maybe a figure would add a bit more live and a sense of scale to it.
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 05:04 AM UTC
Hi Gary, thanks for the comments. For snow use AK-interactive products. There are 3 products to work with snow and work is to see how to combine them to achieve what you want or try to get as a result.
I must admit that for me it was difficult because being from Argentina I have seen only the snow only in photos or on television.

Here I pass the products that I mentioned above:

https://ak-interactive.com/product-category/textures-dioramas/dioramas-textures/
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 05:09 AM UTC
Hi Frank, thanks for your comments. They are always very useful to improve and I think that someone like you who knows very well how is a climate with snow are the ideal to make those details. As I said before, I'm from Argentina and I never saw snow so it's not easy and it's my first job with snow.
I have not even stuck the model to the base to improve it over time because it gave me the feeling that I had a lot to improve in the snow.

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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC

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Beautiful job! The weathering & groundwork look great. Thanks for showing this fine build!



thanks
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 05:14 AM UTC

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Beautifully-done paint job... ...during a hard freeze. At a few degrees below zero Celsius it would be positively packed with mud. Feedback makes perfect.



If I may add: looking at the groundwork with its muddy appearance I would expect the tracks, the wheels and the underside of the tank to be much more muddy and less snowy. The tank could sit a bit deeper in the groundwork as its weight would suggest.
But these are details at second glance. The "feel" of a cold winter day in Ukraine is well transfered. Good job. Maybe a figure would add a bit more live and a sense of scale to it.



Hi Michael: Thanks for the comments. The stug was not stuck because I had the feeling that I had to improve it in details, as well as improve in the field.

regards