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"How much longer?" T26E4 Super Pershing Pilot #1 Vignette

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This was my project for the Patton Tank STGB.

Information about the actual tank can be found on this page: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/us/t26e4-super-pershing

I haven't made an AFV with an engine compartment before so I decided, seeing as how HobbyBoss provided a reasonable looking version of the engine and transmision, that I would display my project with the engine compartment open. This resulted in a bit of a vignette which can be seen below. I tried a different style of base from my usual - thinking it might be quicker - but all those cobbles!! I dry-brushed them with a dark grey to start with but then had to pick out loads to give some variation. I was trying to get this project finished over the past weekend as the Panzer IV Tiger STGB starts next weekend. At some point in the future I will add something in the empty area in front of the tank - as it looks a little large and open - I blame the length of the gun!!


The title for the Vignette - "How much longer?" - came from the idea of the Commander asking how long the engine repairs were going to take but I thought it also could apply to the length of the gun!


Kit: HobbyBoss 1/35 T26E4 Super Pershing Pilot #1

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch - all applied by brush

Extras: Tamiya Tank Crew, Italeri Tools, Slater's Plasticard, Academy ammo crate and jerrycan.


WIP: Here

RFI: Here






























And under it's plastic case:





Well I had a great time building this. A big thank you to @Corsairfoxfouruncle for hosting the Patton STGB and to everyone who took the time to comment and make suggestions in my build thread. I'm still helping Dennis (I think) by co-hosting the GB but I'm also about to start a project in the the Panzer VI Tiger STGB.


Kind regards,



Edited by PlaStix

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Wow! Stix, that is simply awesome.

As a vignette it works perfectly as it doesn't have too much going on that detracts from the tank but has just the right amount to make a realistic scene.

Really well done mate.

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20 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Great work Stix as usual. :thumbsup: 

Hi Dennis and thank you very much for your comments!


20 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Thank you for participating in the build. 

Thank you for setting and hosting up the GB!! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,


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That is the Mutz Nutz, Stix! Love the fact that the figures bring the open engine bays into focus and those tools finish the scene off perfectly. Fantastic work!! :clap:

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Brilliant job Stix.....😃

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