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Offline Artoor_K

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Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:31:51 PM »
Hello,

Before any photos I have to make an introduction as some on  anti - communist jokes (very popular in easter Europe) are hardly understandable for rest of the world.
In '70 and '80 Radio Yerevan was a fictional news station , which delivered unreliable "hot" news. They were simply making fun of communist propaganda. There were tons of black humour and sarcasm. One of my favourite jokes is:

Radio Yerevan informs: a group of chinese communists attacked soviet tractor, working on a field. Tractor defended itself by firing from few rocket cannons and flew-away toward Moscow.
Ministry of Agriculture warns chinese commrades: if this incident will occur again , we will send harvesters on fields.

This joke became title for my small vignette. Resin mech is from "Raging Heroes" company. Base is styrofoam covered with soil. Plow is scratchbuild as well as soviet border marker. Whole scene is weathered with AMMO and AK fluids. I used paints from Mr-Hobby,Tamiya and Vallejo range. As a "base for a base" I used photo-frame with scanned "Tribune of the people" newspaper (main pro-communist newspaper in Poland before 1989). I inserted fake news (in this case tractor-joke) with Microsoft Paint as a description/title.

Hope you'll like it :)

DSCN3773 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN3775 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN3779 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN3780 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN3783 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN3786 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr
DSCN3787 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr

Sickening, weakening
Don't let another somber pariah consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

Offline perttime

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Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 12:21:42 AM »
Breathless...  :'( :-* :D ;D

BTW, google can help with finding some more Radio Yerevan Jokes

Q: Is it true that there is freedom of speech in the Soviet Union the same as there is the USA?
    A: In principle, yes. In the USA, you can stand in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, and yell, "Down with Reagan!", and you will not be punished. In the Soviet Union, you can stand in the Red Square in Moscow and yell, "Down with Reagan!", and you will not be punished.

Q: Is it true that the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky committed suicide?
    A: Yes, it is true, and even the record of his very last words is preserved: "Don't shoot, comrades."

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 04:04:36 AM »
Love it! :-*

Onward to Agricultural Victory, comrades! ;D
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Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 04:33:50 AM »
Outstanding. :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 04:38:13 AM »
Nice look and great job 8) !

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 05:40:23 AM »
Neat little vignette!
( I also remember the 'denouncing Reagan' joke from somewhere - but I don't think it was Radio Yerevan ;) )

Offline Robomog

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Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 06:34:44 AM »
A steam punk ED209 !!!!

Absolutely love it !  :-* :-* ;D 8)

Offline finsrin

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Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 07:52:46 PM »
Such detail and weathering.  Looks like an "escort tractor" to me. :smiley:

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 12:50:42 PM »
DSCN3787 by Arti Kapi, on Flickr

Is it me or the driver looks like a woman with moustache?  ;D ;)

Anyway awesome model and diorama. :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline Camthalion

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Re: Just tractor? ~ 25 mm
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2017, 08:34:44 PM »
very cool