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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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1/35 Mirror Models T-20 Komsomolet
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
Next build... going to convert it somehow - maybe a German armoured car type (photographic evidence available) or perhaps a WHIF Stuka am Fuss or Katyusha....

IMG_20180616_152722 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

IMG_20180616_165328 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
I suggest to check the alignment of parts before it is too late to correct it.
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 06:54 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I suggest to check the alignment of parts before it is too late to correct it.



is that based on my photos or on experience of this kit??
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:24 AM UTC
some progress - first of the year of any type of modelling... am not sure exactly what will be visible but going to do the interior (currently just test fitted):

IMG_20190413_161716 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 07:06 AM UTC
Nice. I have this one in the stash, so will be following along.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:02 PM UTC
Initial interior painting (all pieces just placed). I don't think much of this will be visible (upper hatches over the driving compartment are fairly big tho so you never know). Going to do some basic weathering over engine & front anyway just to get my eye back in to modelling:



IMG_20190418_101033 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190418_101045 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:53 AM UTC
it's so small (relative to 1/35 TAS-44M)... Interior is going together today - going to button up the engine compartment but leave hatches open for driver side...



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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 04:27 AM UTC
Bank Holiday Monday modelling... messed up a little on the engine cover - fit isn't great - but think huge Stuka am Fuss brackets & rockets will hide a multitude of sins. The 4 bogie constructions have 15 pieces each but go together quite easily:

IMG_20190422_170642 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

IMG_20190422_171230 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

IMG_20190422_171238 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:49 AM UTC
All that hard work hidden. Looking quite neat though.
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC

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All that hard work hidden. Looking quite neat though.



i agree - shame to hide the engine but with the seats in not much is visible... but leaving the driving hatches open... told you.. small... but I think the crates (I only have 2 but actually thing 4 would be too heavy) either side will look right:



IMG_20190426_172353 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190426_172415 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190426_214758 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 03:19 AM UTC
stuka zu fuss framework complete (just placed in place unitl its all done and tracks on)... wheels & tracks left then its off to the paint shop:



IMG_20190428_160246 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190428_160309 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190428_160304 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190428_160316 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:13 PM UTC
Looks like something from Star Trek from the rear Robert.

Interesting to see this placed to the rear. I was wondering what you had planned for that.
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 08:28 PM UTC
ok, not finished but this is where the first session leaves me.... more tomorrow I hope. Not sure how people paint track when mounted on wheels, these will be in 2 halves (top & bottom) and painted off chassis







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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 05:12 AM UTC
more progress on the tracks. lower run complete on both sides... tops to follow... and one shot of relative size vs the TAS-44 I completed earlier in the year











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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC
ok, so build is done, tracks will be glued in place once painted so slightly "gappy". quite pleased with how it looks. For paining I though the pre-shading would actully be the AK Interactive olive drab modulation (or a couple of tomes from it) and then russian green over the top - think that will give a good variation. Dunkelgelb from MIrror Models (first time I will have used that)... might get primer on tomorrow















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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
This is coming out quite well Robert. looking forward to see some paint on her.
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 09:14 AM UTC
all primered. Mig Ammo One-Shot black - really nice and easy to use. Think I will do as I thought - preshade with olive drab modulation before applying the russian green - should give it a slightly "dirtier" green (I hope)









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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 06:55 AM UTC
and now it has gone green... modulation of olive drab then Mr Color Russian Green 1 over the top. Going to leave it to cure for a few days then I hope Saturday I can get the dunkegelb camouflage started. Dont forget, this is a russian vehicle captured and then modified. i would expect in the field paint to be basic (which is why it will be 2 tone striped dunkelgelb I think











 
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Very subtle distinction with the base over pre-shade. looking good.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC

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Very subtle distinction with the base over pre-shade. looking good.



thanks for that - my biggest worry is that the dunkelgelb will look too flat. Going for almost tiger stripe (there is a 222 in grey/dunkelgelb that caught my eye) effect over the cab (front and sides and the rear vertical. Stuka zu fuss unit will be dunkelgelb to show it being "transplanted" from a donor vehicle
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:52 AM UTC
think I am going to do green patch with dunkelgelb demarcation (there is a later war scheme called "giraffe" I believe - that sort of effect. Anyway photos of painted stuka assembly just placed on. hope to get camouflage done tomorrow















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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 07:56 AM UTC
Decals on, mixture of 2 kits - some a little fragile. Stuka units done (one isn't quite right but too late now)... next are a few little bits - like mounting the tracks!!!



















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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:19 PM UTC
Neat and nicely done little what-if. Good luck on those indy tracks, I've got the HobbyBoss T-20 sitting untouched on my shelf simply because I don't want to bother with the individual track links. I think masterclub has an after market set out, or set for release soon for the T-20
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Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 05:53 PM UTC

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Neat and nicely done little what-if. Good luck on those indy tracks, I've got the HobbyBoss T-20 sitting untouched on my shelf simply because I don't want to bother with the individual track links. I think masterclub has an after market set out, or set for release soon for the T-20



Actually I already have the tracks made up and painted (first time doing them with drive & rear wheel glued in place). They weren't too bad - but small. Need to check if the wheels have tyres on them first tho). The worst part of this kit is that there are no real positive fixings - so the wheels have very small nubs to fit over - managed them with blu-tac and careful fitting... hopefully gluing will be easier
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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC

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Actually I already have the tracks made up and painted (first time doing them with drive & rear wheel glued in place). They weren't too bad - but small. Need to check if the wheels have tyres on them first tho). The worst part of this kit is that there are no real positive fixings - so the wheels have very small nubs to fit over - managed them with blu-tac and careful fitting... hopefully gluing will be easier


ah, should have looked through the entire thread before posting.
The road wheels and idler wheel all have tires though, based on what I've seen on pictures of surviving examples