I combined the Tristar Russian tank soldiers with Dragon T-34 premium kit. It was built in May 2014.
Consumption tax rates rose from 5% to 8% in Japan and passed for around three weeks. There are not many stocks of plastic models so as to be able to spend my life without buying, but because my consumer spirits decline a little now, I’m destroying the heap of my stock.
It is necessary to have various modified work in plastic parts when I choose photo-etched parts. As an example, it is necessary to gouge out plastic parts to attach the mesh etching of the engine cover on the vehicle rear. Recovery is very hard so I did this work more carefully.
There are in large quantities of small photo-etched parts, and this is the power of the highest detail up. Assembling in itself of the fuel tank is simple, but the work speed falls as soon as into a stage to handle photo-etched parts. There are many hard sections to assemble them.
I thought it was more easily completed before, when I made T34 with bedspring armor, referring my past homepage. Instead of having attached bed spring armor, I did not attach many OVMs. This type I’m making is the orthodox one.
A stop tab and the handle of the toolbox mold on the plastic parts should be removed in advance, and attached the etched parts. In fact, I can see the inside of the wire netting a little. Possibly I thought whether it was the combination with plastic parts and photo-etched parts. But if I use both of them, then a mold became strange. It will be necessary that this inside area painted with black inside and makes it less noticeable. Because the saw molds are enough of the plastic, I did not replace it with photo-etched parts.
It is somewhat the pose like a crashed tank. I painted the caterpillar tread and the rotating wheel with airbrush this time. Because the parts were big and I painted them easily without becoming so nervous.
I painted dark green and attached decal sheet. I was finished the decal coating by mat clear without the surface being invaded lacquer thinner. We should be careful the strong thinner too much use, some decals are weak and soon get wrinkled or broken.
T-34/85 has an 85mm antitank gun that was strengthened the firepower in comparison with T-34/76. This tank can fight almost equal condition with German Tiger and Panther. (Maybe Tiger is stronger…) T-34/85 has more advantageous than the IV tank long gun barrel type. Early T-34 had a 76.2mm gun, it’s firepower was relatively weak.
T-34 were used in over 40 countries after World War II, especially in the Communists bloc. I remember the TV program of Discovery Channel tank best 10, in this program, T-34 won 1st prize. Though it would be half a joke, it was quite interesting.
I made the round hatch movable. But it was damaged on the way to finish up, I adhered it an open position. It is a difficult point, even if the part of the hinge makes it movable through a brass wire.
A decal shining was not outstanding with the photograph above three columns, but has attracted attention to the condition of the lighting a little. Because there was no shining it on the right side, why will such a thing be? I should have cut out a big blank part before attaching large decals.
The periscopes were painted mixed blue with silver. The Russian tanks seem to have a bad view as so few periscopes. Such a part influenced the momentary judgment on the battlefield, and the German military would have the advantage. The Soviet Union forces exceeded in number on the background of industrial power.
I painted the figure’s skin part with Tamiya enamel, but mixed poppy oil of the oil painting because the Tamiya enamel dried early too much. I had to wait one week for drying. Maybe I mixed too much poppy oil in the enamel paint. I need more examination for easy use in the future.
I drew the shoulder mark as the instruction. However, it was indeed impossible to describe the mark of the tank in size of 1/10 of a rice piece. Probably it may be the woman of the private first class.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.