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How to model Soviet WWII tanks
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 03:30 AM UTC
This thread will cover Soviet WWII tanks. There is so much out there that has already been done that this is more of a redirection thread than anything else. Again, feel free to add to the discussion.
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 03:31 AM UTC
Of course, the best site I have found for information is Neil Stokes' 4BO Green site.

MrNeil
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 02:29 PM UTC
Jacques, many thanks for the compliment but 4bogreen only covers the KV family and, to a much lesser extent so far, the IS series. There's a lot more to Soviet WW2 tanks than just those families...the T-34, the early T-28 and T-35, the BT series, the T-26 and so on. I only hope I live long enough to tackle the majority of them in book in and web form

Neil
Jacques
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Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 - 04:47 PM UTC
True Neil, but you have the best one stop shop for what you have covered.

Also, any coverage I do on WWII tanks would not do them justice (they are not my passion in life) and I wanted to offer at least a place for the information to start.

Now, if I could encourage you to cover the plethora of WWII Russian armor...
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Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 06:11 PM UTC
HI All, have just been promised the Tamiya JS-2 FOR XMAS,can anyone give me details of where I can buy any detail up sets better tracks etc. as I'm not long back in the groove and things have sure changed since Iwas a lad building Airfix Spitfires then setting fire to them in an imaginary dogfight.Thanks in advance foe any help.
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 03:06 AM UTC
For a good feel for things, this is NOT an endorsement, go to Great Models Webstore and type in IS-2 and JS-2 . What you see will be a good cross section of available items for ALL kits...just make sure it is compatible for the Tamiya kit. Again, this will give you and idea of what is available on the after market.

Once you have an idea of what you want to do to the kit, more specific help can be rendered...ie, if you want after market tracks, I know many people swear by Fruilisimo metal link-to-link tracks...and many swear at them!
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 03:22 AM UTC
Good inititive Jacques. WW2 Russian armor needs more exposure, and hopefully this thread will turn on a few new modellers.
ninjrk
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Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 06:00 AM UTC

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HI All, have just been promised the Tamiya JS-2 FOR XMAS,can anyone give me details of where I can buy any detail up sets better tracks etc. as I'm not long back in the groove and things have sure changed since Iwas a lad building Airfix Spitfires then setting fire to them in an imaginary dogfight.Thanks in advance foe any help.



It might b a bit pricey, but Tamiya magazine did a 5 (?) part series on building the IS-2. It covers the build and aftermarket very well, plus it has a very nice how-to on a beautiful painting and weathering job.

Matt
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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 05:06 AM UTC
Now everybody knows the AFV Club T-34 series w/ interior... Now it should be good that somebody tell us exactly the failures of those kits.
PzDave
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 07:57 PM UTC
Thank you for the link to the Russian tanks. Your efforts are appreciated!
Totalize
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 04:43 AM UTC
A nice site with very well done profiles of Soviet tanks and lend lease armour can be found here:

http://www.o5m6.de/index.html

spoons
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 09:45 PM UTC
Guys dont click on the above link as scamers get paid for every click!
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 03:36 PM UTC

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Guys dont click on the above link as scamers get paid for every click!



I am not sure what you are upset about. It links directly to a proper webpage that checks out. There is no scam that I can find.
spoons
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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 04:05 AM UTC
Hi jacques the "SCAM" post was posted just arfter daves link,the webmasters must of deleted it, of course daves link is fine will try and edit/delete my warning post.
Jacques
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 04:14 AM UTC
No problem. I figured it must have been something like that, but I wanted to ask.
hulkster
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 07:08 AM UTC
Great idea Jacques...love this thread...very helpfull...
PanzerEd
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Posted: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 03:05 AM UTC
I'm part way through a KV1 with cast turret and I have a KV122 to complete too. So I'll be keeping an eye on this.
ACBailey
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 09:32 PM UTC
That second site will help me a bit.
Anybody know where to find pictures of the IT-28?
I've got the Allanger kit,and am wanting to use it for a diorama idea.
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 11:46 PM UTC

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That second site will help me a bit.
Anybody know where to find pictures of the IT-28?
I've got the Allanger kit,and am wanting to use it for a diorama idea.



There are indeed very few pictures of it - as only a few test units of IT-28 were ever built.

PM me with you email address - I will send you what I could find over the course of the last 5 years.
andymacrae
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:57 PM UTC
Question: The site mentioned above shows a profile of a KV-1 1941 s Ekranami witha cyrillic "B" painted on the turret:

http://www.o5m6.de/KV-1E%20White_B_small.jpg

this shows the lower hull armour fitted. Another pic of actual vehicle here:

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2/galleries/KV/KV_1scr/SZ46_KV_1scr.jpg

doesn't show clearly whether this was actually fitted. Does anyone know of another pic of this vehicle which clearly shows this armour fitted?

Thanks,
Andy
Jacques
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 07:57 PM UTC
There is mention in Neil Stokes "KV - Technical History & Variants" of this modification, but not of this specific tank. I think you would be ok in building it as you wish, unless you need photographic proof, which I am unable to find.
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
Hey, Russophiles, I have a questions about KV-1 armor.

I have a Trumpeter 1/35 KV-1 model 1941 that features additional optional armor plates on the upper and lower glacis and on the sides of the hull above the fenders. I want to depict the plates as unpainted bare steel with the look of a field mod, but I don't know if that's appropriate. Was this armor installed at the factory, added in the field, or both?

Thanks in advance!

M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 07:40 AM UTC

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This thread will cover Soviet WWII tanks. There is so much out there that has already been done that this is more of a redirection thread than anything else. Again, feel free to add to the discussion.



Hi, Jacques!

If YOU'RE doing this series of builds, I'll DEFINITELY be following!!!

THANKS for taking the time...
Petro
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 08:00 AM UTC

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Hey, Russophiles, I have a questions about KV-1 armor.

I have a Trumpeter 1/35 KV-1 model 1941 that features additional optional armor plates on the upper and lower glacis and on the sides of the hull above the fenders. I want to depict the plates as unpainted bare steel with the look of a field mod, but I don't know if that's appropriate. Was this armor installed at the factory, added in the field, or both?

Thanks in advance!


Did you try tankarchives.blogspot.com ?
They might have some info there.