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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2012, 10:25:59 PM »
^ Yup!
From the film:

"The trouble with you is you want a simple answer. There isn't any. The war started when people accepted the idiotic principle that peace could be maintained - - by arranging to defend themselves with weapons they couldn't possibly use - - without committing suicide. Everybody had an atomic bomb, and counter-bombs, and counter-counter bombs. The devices outgrew us; we couldn't control them. I know, I helped build them. Somewhere, some poor bloke probably looked at a radar screen and thought he saw something. He knew that if he hesitated for a second that his own country would be wiped off the map. So he pushed a button and the world went crazy."

That scary thing is that the last three sentences about the radar operator nearly happened that way in 1983, when a Soviet satellite misinterpreted clouds over Montana as a US attack. The Soviet radar operator thought this was fishy and did NOT push the button he was supposed to have pushed.
Whew!   :o
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« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2012, 05:58:15 AM »
The Soviet radar operator thought this was fishy and did NOT push the button he was supposed to have pushed.
Whew!   :o


Thank goodness there are many servicemen who aren't as stupid as politicians & military academics !  Russian generals in East Germany also made it clear to the Allied troops that they would ignore the politician's demanding/urging & think before pushing the Button.

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I've had this project has been on the go for 25yrs now .... so i don't expect it will be finished by this GBs deadline :icon_sueno:
« Last Edit: September 12, 2012, 06:04:02 AM by raafif »

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« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2012, 07:19:31 AM »
"On the Beach"

One of my favorites! The re-make wasn't bad either.

You guys are really posting some great stuff!

Raafif, here's to wishing you'd be able to get that wonderful monster done in time!

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« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2012, 09:24:24 PM »
"On the Beach"

Yep.  Filmed on the most appropriate location for an end of the world movie or so Ava Gardner is said to have proclaimed when she arrived in Melbourne.  ;D

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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2012, 07:10:54 AM »
Some great looking models here. :D I hope to have my build posted in a few days.
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« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2012, 06:17:22 AM »
1949
The NATO alliance is formed. Stalin is furious.
1950
The USSR invades western Europe.

However,the eastern European nations,and the Ukranians say up yours to Uncle Joe. They start killing the political officers assigned to their units,and turn on their Soviet masters,.

General of the Army,George Patton hears of this,and he vows to finish what he could not do at the end of W.w.2.

This is a 1/48 Tamiya JS-2. I used a 1/35 76mm barrel to simulate a 1/48 100mm barrel. I will add Polish markings to it. I left the fuel tanks off,and added spare tracks on one side,spare road wheels on the other. The box on the turret is not glued on. I am not sure if I will leave it on.



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« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2012, 07:56:53 AM »
The bonus is.....

My father left Czechoslovakia in 1948, so I'm free to exist in Zod's timeline! Yay! ;D
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« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2012, 08:06:20 AM »
This is a 1/48 Tamiya JS-2. I used a 1/35 76mm barrel to simulate a 1/48 100mm barrel. I will add Polish markings to it. I left the fuel tanks off,and added spare tracks on one side,spare road wheels on the other. The box on the turret is not glued on. I am not sure if I will leave it on.


Looks like scale-o-rama FTW this time with the 35th scale barrel as your 100mm barrel in 48th scale.  Wish it were that simple all the time.
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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2012, 08:08:17 AM »
This is a 1/48 Tamiya JS-2. I used a 1/35 76mm barrel to simulate a 1/48 100mm barrel. I will add Polish markings to it. I left the fuel tanks off,and added spare tracks on one side,spare road wheels on the other. The box on the turret is not glued on. I am not sure if I will leave it on.


Looks like scale-o-rama FTW this time with the 35th scale barrel as your 100mm barrel in 48th scale.  Wish it were that simple all the time.

Oh yeah. plus I took your advice on keeping it simple for this build. ;)
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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2012, 12:26:50 PM »
nice JS, Zod :)  That box looks ok to me, leave it !  The spare wheels are something I've never seen on a Russian tank either but look good too.  What cam or markings are you gonna have (big red/yellow guards shield ;) ) ??

You lucked out on the barrel this time 8)  I "have" to use biros & crappy plastic paint-brushes for my up-size barrels :D
« Last Edit: September 18, 2012, 12:28:44 PM by raafif »

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« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2012, 03:10:50 AM »
That's a mighty fine tank, Zod! I like crate on the turret. Gives it character.

Excellent work!

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« Reply #41 on: September 19, 2012, 06:36:39 AM »
nice JS, Zod :)  That box looks ok to me, leave it !  The spare wheels are something I've never seen on a Russian tank either but look good too.  What cam or markings are you gonna have (big red/yellow guards shield ;) ) ??

You lucked out on the barrel this time 8)  I "have" to use biros & crappy plastic paint-brushes for my up-size barrels :D

Thanks Raafif. Markings will be the three turret numbers,and the Polish diamond markings with the 4 in the middle on the turret.
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« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2012, 06:37:18 AM »
That's a mighty fine tank, Zod! I like crate on the turret. Gives it character.

Excellent work!

Brian da Basher

Thanks Brian.
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« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2012, 05:04:02 AM »
Tracks painted. Boxes on and painted. Decals on.


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« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2012, 05:45:52 AM »
Looking good!  Why no AAMG for the turret?  Would have imagined that would be necessary considering the threat of air attack by the opposing force. 
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