Hello model builders. Sorry - can't change the heading now - this is 1/35 scale - just not a big base....
As Monty Pytrhon was known to say, "and now for something completely different"...for me anyway - no CARC sand will be seen on this build - instead, WWII T34/76 1940....why not?
On an impulse I purchased a Cyber Hobby kit of the tank - the price was right. It turns out, it was a great kit for a non-tank expert like me to build. All went together as advertised no warping gaps etc - I added a new barrel and a small PE set for a screen over the rear deck, and as always some bits of lead foil and thin wire where I didn't like the plastic.
Before getting into the build I read up on the T34 and learned more of its storied past - very interesting - I did though, see many images of these knocked out. It seems early transmission/driveline problems, along with not great communications and tactics were quite damaging - maybe not more than the enemy, but clearly problematic. Again, I am NOT an expert on this subject or claim to be - just sharing what I read.
For this build, I'm planning to show the tank (according to box art, from an "unidentified unit")...yes, stuck in the ruts with a thrown track - and am adding a mix of crew and field soldiers - so far, so good - nice change for me - please take a look:
First up, the T34:
All seems to have worked out OK - I didn't forget the hatch - will install it with a figure - and I have a thrown track length sitting on the bench - trying not to lose or ruin it! the track links went together fine....
Now - on to the dio. I've built a few extravaganzas - and this won't be one of them - instead, almost all made from odds and ends in the shop...artists wood frame for base, rigid foam for land form, a Woodland Scenics sheet (cotton material over aluminum foil), hydrocal, and finally some pumice gel - actually easier than it sounds...please take a look:
Yes....the special effect comes from me stabbing my finger along the way...perfect....
Above, you can see the combo - topo, plaster, pumice, and foot prints in the mud - next up, some paint!
I've built up some of the figures - some plastic guys with resin heads from the junk box- plust lead foil straps etc -
Until the next post, thanks for having a look and happy model building!