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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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1/35 Mirror Models T-20 Komsomolet
robw_uk
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
Next build... going to convert it somehow - maybe a German armoured car type (photographic evidence available) or perhaps a WHIF Stuka am Fuss or Katyusha....

IMG_20180616_152722 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

IMG_20180616_165328 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

IMG_20180616_165315 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

IMG_20180616_165304 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
MassimoTessitori
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 05:35 AM UTC
I suggest to check the alignment of parts before it is too late to correct it.
robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 06:54 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I suggest to check the alignment of parts before it is too late to correct it.



is that based on my photos or on experience of this kit??
robw_uk
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:24 AM UTC
some progress - first of the year of any type of modelling... am not sure exactly what will be visible but going to do the interior (currently just test fitted):

IMG_20190413_161716 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 07:06 AM UTC
Nice. I have this one in the stash, so will be following along.
robw_uk
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:02 PM UTC
Initial interior painting (all pieces just placed). I don't think much of this will be visible (upper hatches over the driving compartment are fairly big tho so you never know). Going to do some basic weathering over engine & front anyway just to get my eye back in to modelling:



IMG_20190418_101033 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190418_101045 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 12:53 AM UTC
it's so small (relative to 1/35 TAS-44M)... Interior is going together today - going to button up the engine compartment but leave hatches open for driver side...



IMG_20190422_134435 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190422_134625 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 04:27 AM UTC
Bank Holiday Monday modelling... messed up a little on the engine cover - fit isn't great - but think huge Stuka am Fuss brackets & rockets will hide a multitude of sins. The 4 bogie constructions have 15 pieces each but go together quite easily:

IMG_20190422_170642 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

IMG_20190422_171230 by Robert Worth, on Flickr

IMG_20190422_171238 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
petbat
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:49 AM UTC
All that hard work hidden. Looking quite neat though.
robw_uk
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC

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All that hard work hidden. Looking quite neat though.



i agree - shame to hide the engine but with the seats in not much is visible... but leaving the driving hatches open... told you.. small... but I think the crates (I only have 2 but actually thing 4 would be too heavy) either side will look right:



IMG_20190426_172353 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190426_172415 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190426_214758 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
robw_uk
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 03:19 AM UTC
stuka zu fuss framework complete (just placed in place unitl its all done and tracks on)... wheels & tracks left then its off to the paint shop:



IMG_20190428_160246 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190428_160309 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190428_160304 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20190428_160316 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:13 PM UTC
Looks like something from Star Trek from the rear Robert.

Interesting to see this placed to the rear. I was wondering what you had planned for that.
robw_uk
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 08:28 PM UTC
ok, not finished but this is where the first session leaves me.... more tomorrow I hope. Not sure how people paint track when mounted on wheels, these will be in 2 halves (top & bottom) and painted off chassis







robw_uk
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 05:12 AM UTC
more progress on the tracks. lower run complete on both sides... tops to follow... and one shot of relative size vs the TAS-44 I completed earlier in the year











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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 03:31 AM UTC
ok, so build is done, tracks will be glued in place once painted so slightly "gappy". quite pleased with how it looks. For paining I though the pre-shading would actully be the AK Interactive olive drab modulation (or a couple of tomes from it) and then russian green over the top - think that will give a good variation. Dunkelgelb from MIrror Models (first time I will have used that)... might get primer on tomorrow















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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
This is coming out quite well Robert. looking forward to see some paint on her.
robw_uk
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 09:14 AM UTC
all primered. Mig Ammo One-Shot black - really nice and easy to use. Think I will do as I thought - preshade with olive drab modulation before applying the russian green - should give it a slightly "dirtier" green (I hope)









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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 06:55 AM UTC
and now it has gone green... modulation of olive drab then Mr Color Russian Green 1 over the top. Going to leave it to cure for a few days then I hope Saturday I can get the dunkegelb camouflage started. Dont forget, this is a russian vehicle captured and then modified. i would expect in the field paint to be basic (which is why it will be 2 tone striped dunkelgelb I think











 
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Very subtle distinction with the base over pre-shade. looking good.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC

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Very subtle distinction with the base over pre-shade. looking good.



thanks for that - my biggest worry is that the dunkelgelb will look too flat. Going for almost tiger stripe (there is a 222 in grey/dunkelgelb that caught my eye) effect over the cab (front and sides and the rear vertical. Stuka zu fuss unit will be dunkelgelb to show it being "transplanted" from a donor vehicle