Author Topic: TH-34  (Read 4182 times)

Offline Dr. YoKai

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TH-34
« on: April 08, 2013, 05:51:09 AM »
 After a winter of discontent, this glorious son of York ( Pearl and Morton ) has gotten back to work with a hover
version of the venerable Fujimi T-34/85.



That's  the basic build sans primer. Its the kit with a bit of styrene stretch at the midriff ( Where many of us are a bit plastic
these days ) and a pair of fans from an old Gundam transport plane. I gave it a bit more glass than you'd see on an
ordinary tracklayer on the assumption that if you're going that fast, a little more vision might do.



and here she is with a coat of primer. The grill is a bit more sheet/card styrene, real thin slats glued into a thicker strip with
razor saw cuts every 2 mm to line up 'em up...sorta.



aaaand a view of the works. She needs a bit more putty, some fiddly bits, and then a coat of something like that standard
Red Army Green, and I'll call it done.

Almost forgot to mention the skirt - thats a slab of insulation styrene foam, shaped around the edges with a sanding form
( also made from foam ) sealed with heavy paint, and then hit with a spray-on rubber compound called FlexSeal here in the
States. It would probably be a bit more effective in a larger scale, but it does a fair job even on a a tiny build like this.

 In other news, my HMS Brontes ( a torpedo ram built by the RN to counter the threat of the Science Pirate Syndicate ) is
well underweigh, but I won't post a thread until I'm certain I can finish it by the dead line. Likewise, the long-delayed
SPS Polyandrous is almost complete, after suffering a damaging fall in January. I almost called it done this past weekend,
but decided the hull just had to have some portholes. If I don't screw 'em up, I should have the completed images next
weekend.

Offline tanktastic43

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 07:29:27 AM »
Good idea!

I like the idea of the commanders cockpit.

tt43.

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 07:36:11 AM »
Awesome!!!  I was wondering when we'd see your hovercraft  8)

An extension is highly likely so factor that into your plans for the torpedo ram  ;)
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Re: TH-34
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 04:41:47 PM »
Wow!!!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline finsrin

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 05:31:09 PM »
Cool  8)
Whole new approach for AFV kitbashing.
Very astute of you to figure out center extension design and build it in so well.  :)
I am impressed-inspired.  Got to try that on some AFV.

Offline Diavel

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 10:56:11 PM »
Marvelous.  :-*
Just call me the thread killer.

Offline Frank3k

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 01:06:02 AM »
Great idea to use foam for the skirt - it looks the part! I like the stretched body; it doesn't look like a T-34 at first glance.

Re: TH-34
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 02:39:36 AM »
Very cool.......

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 04:25:32 AM »
 Thanks for all the kind words, colleagues and friends! I'll try and post some pictures of the forms and
method I used for shaping the skirt - it occurs to me it might prove useful.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 04:08:45 AM »
Oooooh a floaty tank! How incredibly cool!

Your imagination is off the charts, Doc!

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 07:46:07 AM »
Yes.. this certainly has merit and is looking great so far.

The lines certainly work

Offline Feldmarschall Zod

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013, 08:05:32 AM »
That looks great. ;D
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 11:07:00 AM »
 Some progress - The paint is on, just needs a little touching up. Weathering next. The tarps are rolled and stained
 bath tissue, wraped with a very thin gauge steel wire. The second picture is the base aways along. still needs several
 more applications of water effect, and a bit more vegetation.



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Re: TH-34
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2013, 07:07:26 AM »
That last shot on the base is great, Doc! I especially like the rolled tarps which really make it look like the real deal.

Brian da Basher

Offline father ennis

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Re: TH-34
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2013, 07:20:05 AM »
I just noticed that you have added "something" to the bow of the tank.  What is it ? It looks like a dozed blade??? 
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