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On 06/04/2021 at 23:05, Carius said:

Amazing job with an old kit Francis.

 

TC

Cesar

Hi Cesar,

Many thanks for your kind words, i'm glad you like it.

Cheers and TC

Francis.👍

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Great! :yes: Interesting build Francis.  Especially, I love weathering result. But in my opinion there are too many streaks of rust. 

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On 11/04/2021 at 21:05, phildagreek said:

That’s nice Francis! Very well done mate.

Hi Phil,

Many thanks for your like and kind comments, i'm glad you like it.

Cheers and TC

Francis.👍

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On 12/04/2021 at 18:50, Badder said:

Hi Francis, me old mucker!

 

Sorry I didn't comment earlier, but I was glad to see you were still about and have your mojo back! I have been busy messing about with my scratch-bulding building trying to get the damned thing finished lol, but have a few moments to comment now.

 

Were you carted away by aliens, to be replaced by an even more skillful clone of yourself? Your weathering was always excellent, and always improving, but you've improved even more lol Great work.

 

I am now going to do that 'Badder thing' and nit-pick, purely cos I'd want you to do the same to me.............. Your skills are top notch, so get rid of that kit canvas roll and make your own! It's not bad, but it could be a lot better. That's it. I can't find anything else to 'nit-pick' about lol

 

Loving your new autographed photos too.

 

TC

Rearguards,

Badder

Hi Badder,

Many thanks for your follow, like and most kind comments (and "Badder thing..lol), i'm glad you like it.

I'll try to make tarps on my own, I don't promise anything ... lol (let's see how they fit me), on the other hand, I'm not so sure that my skills are improving ...
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍

 

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Great work, congrats to you! The wearing and wheathering are performed very well and gave complexity to a simple shape of this tank.

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On 12/04/2021 at 22:37, KAYELL said:

Love it mate ,great tonal variations and for a tenner!

 

Cheers

Keith

Hi Keith,

Many thanks for your most kind words, i'm glad you like it.

Chers and TC

Francis.👍

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On 13/04/2021 at 16:05, LiamA said:

Very nice build Francis, thanks for sharing. Liam.

Hi Liam,

Thank you very much for commenting, I'm glad you like it.
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍

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On 20/04/2021 at 13:32, IGKent said:

Great! :yes: Interesting build Francis.  Especially, I love weathering result. But in my opinion there are too many streaks of rust. 

HI Igor, 

Many thanks for your kind words, There may be more "dirt" than it should ... I couldn't tell you, my idea was to get a vehicle with a lot of use and that was in constant advance (hence the name of the topic ... lol), anyway I have other Soviet vehicles to post, and I think its weathering is somewhat lighter, although I do not renounce a good "dirty" ... lol.
I don't know if you also build 1/35 models, but I imagine that on a scale like 1/100, the difference in weathering will be substantial, more evident on a larger scale ... or not? ...
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍

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On 23/04/2021 at 10:33, Federciccio said:

Great work, congrats to you! The wearing and wheathering are performed very well and gave complexity to a simple shape of this tank.

Hi Federciccio,

Many thanks for your kind words, i'm glad you like it.

Cheers and TC

Francis.👍

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2 hours ago, Сергей Никитин said:

Hi!
Great work on this old kit!
But I have a small fly in the ointment.
If it's important, of course.
Your model, although assembled at a very good level, does not correspond to the prototype.

 

Hi Сергей Никитин,

Many thanks for your kind comments, i'm glad yuo like it.

I imagine what you mean is that the original vehicle in the photo looks newer and cleaner, or does it not?
Undoubtedly these photos would have come in handy for me at the time of doing it, although sometimes it is almost impossible to find what we are really looking for.
Anyway, my main objective when making a kit (apart from having fun, of course ... lol), is to get a model with personality, I don't worry too much if it fits exactly to a very specific vehicle. Without a doubt if in addition to getting an attractive model, it is historically adjusted, well, better than better, but for me it is something very secondary ...
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍

 

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6 minutes ago, FrancisGL said:

Hi Сергей Никитин,

Many thanks for your kind comments, i'm glad yuo like it.

I imagine what you mean is that the original vehicle in the photo looks newer and cleaner, or does it not?
Undoubtedly these photos would have come in handy for me at the time of doing it, although sometimes it is almost impossible to find what we are really looking for.
Anyway, my main objective when making a kit (apart from having fun, of course ... lol), is to get a model with personality, I don't worry too much if it fits exactly to a very specific vehicle. Without a doubt if in addition to getting an attractive model, it is historically adjusted, well, better than better, but for me it is something very secondary ...
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍

 

I rather meant a turret that did not match the prototype. But all this is not important. The most important thing is that the model is good, you can feel the soul in it and I am really pleased to look at it)

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12 hours ago, Сергей Никитин said:

I rather meant a turret that did not match the prototype. But all this is not important. The most important thing is that the model is good, you can feel the soul in it and I am really pleased to look at it)

Hi Сергей Никитин,

Well seen, with the quality of the kit, I am not surprised by such inaccuracy, I realized, in an intuitive way, more than supported by proofs (such as the photos you provide), that it looked like a mixture of T34s, since I could not determine a model of concrete production.
One of the details that made me doubt, was that it incorporated wiring into the mold, for 2 headlights, if I'm not mistaken, for post-war models? ... well I've always seen T34s with a single headlight ...
I thought I had to delete it later, but in the end I forgot, and since it was already finished ... it will be again ... lol
Thank you for your kind comments.
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍

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1 hour ago, FrancisGL said:

Hi Сергей Никитин,

Well seen, with the quality of the kit, I am not surprised by such inaccuracy, I realized, in an intuitive way, more than supported by proofs (such as the photos you provide), that it looked like a mixture of T34s, since I could not determine a model of concrete production.
One of the details that made me doubt, was that it incorporated wiring into the mold, for 2 headlights, if I'm not mistaken, for post-war models? ... well I've always seen T34s with a single headlight ...
I thought I had to delete it later, but in the end I forgot, and since it was already finished ... it will be again ... lol
Thank you for your kind comments.
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍

Maquette made a post-war version of the T-34, which ended up in the EE kit that you builded
Among Russian modelers, the name of this kit sounds like "a universal blank for assembling T-34"
Although the tower 112 of the factory for T-34-76 from MSD (ex-Maquette) is very pleasant (although assembling it and putting it in a really good look is an extremely non-trivial task)
And in general, in Russia, this kit is now the cheapest. 
Many versions of the T-34, with the help of modifications, are really easier to buy and build from MSD

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34 minutes ago, Сергей Никитин said:

Maquette made a post-war version of the T-34, which ended up in the EE kit that you builded
Among Russian modelers, the name of this kit sounds like "a universal blank for assembling T-34"
Although the tower 112 of the factory for T-34-76 from MSD (ex-Maquette) is very pleasant (although assembling it and putting it in a really good look is an extremely non-trivial task)
And in general, in Russia, this kit is now the cheapest. 
Many versions of the T-34, with the help of modifications, are really easier to buy and build from MSD

Hi Сергей Никитин,

then everything is explained, and that the boxart of the box, shows the tank in what seems the end of the 2nd WW in some German city ...
Anyway, this was a test, because they brought it to me directly in person from Ukraine, and the truth is, one day I have to make another, but with more mold quality, because all the T34s that I have published and / or built to do, are they oldies, the Zvezda T34-76 and the T34 40/41? Tamiya ...
Cheer and TC
Francis.👍

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If you want to build a t-34/40 or t-34/41, it is better not to save money and take a Dragon actually IMHO.
Of course, you can take the MSD, but the quality of the form will be the same as on this T-34 that you built. And, as I said, this is a"universal blank". For a normal match to the prototype, you will have to work a lot.
As on the Dragon, in fact, although the quality of the castings is much much better.
I recently posted 2 works. One of them is just made with the use of parts from MSD, old Zvezda and Dragon. And the second is pure Dragon with a couple of small " additions"

With best wishes Sergei.

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3 hours ago, Сергей Никитин said:

 

And Yes. If you suddenly need photos of the T-34 - PM to me. Well, or here is a small link for you)
Everything is in Russian, but Google should handle the translation)

https://riaslov.livejournal.com
 

Hi Сергей Никитин,

As you say, a Dragon kit can surely be one of the best options, although recently Zvezda is releasing current kits of T34s in various versions, from the tank to TDs based on it.
They seem to have quite a lot of quality and an adjusted price, without a doubt Zvezda is a brand that I like (the one today of course ... lol), although I already have two finished T34s, one from Tamiya to make and a Su-100 (this if it is from Dragon although reboxed by Cyber-Hobby, and also published in the forum), so next to the monstrous stash that I have pending to undertake ... they will have to wait a "bit" ... lol.
Very kind for indicating me where to document myself and for suggesting that I consult you, I will keep it in mind, because I have many Russian / Soviet vehicles to make, and others already finished, waiting to take photos that do them some justice ... although now I am on the opposite side of the canyon, with the Germans ...
Cheers and TC
Francis.👍

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On 14/06/2021 at 12:17, Muchmirth said:

Lovely job on this t34 Francis. 

Hi Muchmirth,

 

Many thanks for your kind words and like, i'm glad you like it, 

Cheers and TC

Francis.👍

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