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  1. Hi all, I've recently been building the Hobbyboss 1/48 T34/85 (brilliant kit btw) and am nearing the end. Therefore, I'm starting to think about my next build! I have a thing for Soviet Armour and I thought as I recently bought all the paint required for soviet tanks, the next build should be in the same direction. I have a real interest in the battle of Berlin and have been doing some research on the soviet tanks used during it. T34, IS2, ISU-122 seem to be the main contenders, but is there any I haven't found? Reference seems to be limited, so is there any others that would've b
  2. So I've been building a T34/85 recently, first model in several years, so I've had quite a few rookie issues! I've painted the tank, with a brush, using Mig Ammo acrylics and am ready to move onto the weathering stage. I'm using oils to produce washes and oil dot weathering, however my thinners strip the paint straight off. I initially used humbrol enamel thinners which removed the Mig acrylic in a heartbeat. I read Humbrol thinners are pretty aggressive so just went out and bought some white spirit to give that a go. Same issue, paint comes right off. It was my understanding that most acrylic
  3. So I've been building a T34/85 recently, first model in several years, so I've had quite a few rookie issues! I've painted the tank, with a brush, using Mig Ammo acrylics and am ready to move onto the weathering stage. I'm using oils to produce washes and oil dot weathering, however my thinners strip the paint straight off. I initially used humbrol enamel thinners which removed the Mig acrylic in a heartbeat. I read Humbrol thinners are pretty aggressive so just went out and bought some white spirit to give that a go. Same issue, paint comes right off. It was my understanding that most acrylic
  4. After a recent discussion with some members of the forum about model making on a budget, I was given a few pointers for sources and good value kits. Namely Kingkit and the Hobbyboss 1/48 russian tank series. I ended up picking up the 1/48 T34/85 secondhand for just £11! it arrived quickly and looked very exciting. The model would be my first kit in around 8 or 9 years and ticked all the boxes for me. he idea of a full interior was exciting and i always loved engine builds so this kit seemed perfect. upon opening, I was impressed, over 400 parts, a little PE and link and length tra
  5. @Troy Smith, Wow thanks for this in depth reply! You make a good point, the hobby in the long run is cheap when you put it like that! Maybe just saving a bit of cash and waiting for the right opportunity to come along would be a good idea, rather than just rushing for a new kit. I have been looking into a T-34 build so this looks like a good option too. I've also noticed Amazon have a few of Tamiya's older kits for around £15 too. This one might be the one to go for! I've just found one for £10 and the full interior sounds like a lot of fun. Plus it'll
  6. Thanks everyone for your replies! It's great to get some good response, I found the Subreddit a little unfriendly at times so its nice to have found a good forum! Some interesting ideas here. I have thought about smaller scale kits @dromia but I tend to find anything under 1/48 is too small for me. That being said, it may be worth getting better at them! Ill take a look at Kingkits @Tim R-T-C, they might have some good stuff! Aftermarket stuff has never been an issue for me, @Filler. I like to build straight from the box and maybe add a few scratch built pieces he
  7. Ahah yes, It seems this is the case. luckily with Armour I tend to build and the detail the kit before painting so at the moment i've just enjoyed the building process, adding detail, scratch building pieces etc. the painting I can do later and have that to enjoy further down the line. in terms of budget, most kits I look at tend to be around £30-35, I'm sadly looking at a budget of at least half of that. I'm probably being entirely too optimistic about finding something second hand for that price but you've got to try!
  8. Hi all, New member to the forum here, so I apologise if my formatting or anything is wrong (please point out, always happy to learn!). I used to be into the hobby a lot as a kid, from the age of around 12 to 16. I was mostly into aircraft and occasionally car kits. I haven't made any kits since and recently found a the model making subreddit and what with being in lockdown I've been hankering for a new hobby. I've now got an interest in Tanks and built a Panzer IV from Tamiya I was given as a gift. I enjoyed it a hell of a lot and loved building again. The main issue for m
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