SU-122 RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER TAMIYA 1/35

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 BOX PACKAGETamiya SU-122, pretty old kit. I started making it with the flow of the Soviet Army infantry figure that I made last time.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI plan to use this track of the AFV Club T-34. This is a package photo, I noticed the turret is facing backward.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe filing of the parting line of these tires, the number of the road wheels is only 5 for one side, not a big deal.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe belt caterpillar of Tamiya gets rounded when wrapped around, I think that there is no way because it is an old kit. There is no sense of many plates jointing one by one. The appearance of the tracks dramatically increases after changing to the AFV Club or the third party kit.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe belt type caterpillar mold is not bad, anyway, I will change it for the plastic track parts of the AFV Club. There are no molds on the backside. The real tracks are also such a feeling.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGWe can select the spare fuel tank is attached or only the mounting bracket to the tank. At first, I was planning to use the mounting bracket and I shaped the parts, but my mind changed to use all the fuel tanks.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI do not know the mold well because the injection plastic color is dark.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI think that the caterpillar track has an angle of next to each other and it’s realistic. I think there is the option to use the caterpillar sold separately if budget permitting because it is not so high price.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe figure is not fixed to the tank, but the angle of the hatch has adjusted to the figure pose and glued.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI usually coat under gloss black recently, since it is difficult to control gloss and matt, I painted with flat black from the beginning. I noticed that I forgot to make tow ropes at this time.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGThe attached Russian tank soldier after blowing the surfacer. The head changed, it is an old kit, but it’s not too bad.
(18-May-2017)

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGThe basic color of the dark green paint, the airbrush with a few levels of light and shade.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI think that the SU-122 is a thick barrel and quite strong, but because it is a howitzer, SU-85 and SU-100 seem to be stronger in terms of anti-tank battle ability. The SU-122’s main task is attacking the enemy’s position and to support infantry’s firepower. Tamiya’s package was written as a “storm attack gun” in Japanese and I thought it was some amazing weapon when I saw it when I was an elementary school student.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe chassis is similar to T-34/76, so the performance of running in the mud is outstanding. The maintenance was done easily compared with German tanks. I wonder the ride quality was not so good.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is said that the German type III self-propelled assault gun was successful as a weapon and SU-122 was produced in reference to this German tank. Because the SU-122 has the width of the caterpillar and tilted armor, the performance is better than the German type III. Operated by 5 crew. There are reserve fuel tanks to extend the mileage 300 km and the maximum speed was 55 km. The total number of production was about 1,200.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is a tank with a considerably low height. I think the odds of being found by the enemy are quite low.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI made the headlight with clear resin.

RUSSIAN TANK CREW TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe tank crew figure is painted with a brush with enamel paint. I used oil color paint only a part of the face.

RUSSIAN TANK CREW TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK RUSSIAN TANK CREW TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK RUSSIAN TANK CREW TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe platform on which the tank soldiers can be placed is set in the tank and it comes out of the hatch with exactly just height.

RUSSIAN TANK CREW TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe German type III assault gun has a shape with many vertical and horizontal lines with a design concept similar to Panzerkampfwagen III. This SU-122 which diverted the chassis of T-34 uses tilted armor and enhancing defense power.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKRecently these are old overseas drama, now I am addicted to “Battlestar Galactica” and “Walking Dead”. The character of Galactica’s doctor is very funny and cool, I like him very much. I am in the middle of Season 2, anyway, it is one of the masterpieces. I think you can enjoy it even if you are not an SF fan.

RUSSIAN TANK DESTROYER SU-122 TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is assembled without taking much time as there are few parts. Although it is an old kit, I think that there are many who made it because Tamiya sold this kit with a weathering painting set for a while. The work of fitting the polyester cap on the wheel was strangely nostalgic. I remember the time when I was a boy. In fact, recently, I’m making many quite old kits.
(23-May-2017)

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