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T-35 Soviet heavy 5 turret tank.
Neonik
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 06:43 PM UTC
Greetings to everyone! I'd like to tell about my latest work. It is first (and last) in the world serial 5 turret tank - T-35. Many years ago when I was 15 I bought the model of this tank from Alanger.

I've built it OOTB and painted by brush. Here it is.

7 years since I've repaint this model and added some details.

2 years ago I decided to build a truly realistic T-35 model. So I've disassembled the model and washed off the paint form each part of it. Then I've begun to scratch. And I have been scratching it for 2 years. Here is a result of my scratching. the whole kit was reworked or modified.



Further I will describe all stage of my work and i hope it will be interesting.
hofpig
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:56 PM UTC
Artyom,

Good work so far, I wish I was as brave as you doing and re-doing a kit so many times!

Paul
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 02:28 AM UTC

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Artyom,

Good work so far, I wish I was as brave as you doing and re-doing a kit so many times!

Paul



Hello Paul! I wish i didn't. This kit became a rarity and only collectors and e-bay sellers have it. This is the main reason why I've decided to rework my old model.
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 03:31 AM UTC
Nikolaev, I think your third version is outstanding indeed. I've read on an italian modeller magazine that the Alanger kit is very hard to complete in a decent way, so you did a great job and i'm really interested to read how you got this result

Cheers
windysean
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 03:48 AM UTC
Wow! That's fantastic that you had the presence of mind to take pictures at each stage, but what's really fantastic is the work you've done most recently-- every detail is expertly done! It's a pleasure to view your work.
Thanks,
-Sean.
Minsk94
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 04:17 AM UTC
I hope Artyom wouldn't mind if I post a link to the build log itself: http://panzer35.ru/forum/47-102-1 ?
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 04:20 AM UTC

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Nikolaev, I think your third version is outstanding indeed. I've read on an italian modeller magazine that the Alanger kit is very hard to complete in a decent way, so you did a great job and i'm really interested to read how you got this result

Cheers


Thank you! I'm very pleased that you like it! Alanger's is very hard indeed, that's why there are few models of T-35 in the net.
I will post photos in details tomorrow. There are many of them and will describe in English each of them.
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 04:26 AM UTC

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Wow! That's fantastic that you had the presence of mind to take pictures at each stage, but what's really fantastic is the work you've done most recently-- every detail is expertly done! It's a pleasure to view your work.
Thanks,
-Sean.


Thank you Sean! I hope you will like new photos. The construction of this tank is very interesting and original.
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 04:30 AM UTC

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I hope Artyom wouldn't mind if I post a link to the build log itself: http://panzer35.ru/forum/47-102-1 ?


Oh, I'm very pleased I've been watching it! But all the text in Russian. I try to translate in English the main information about my work.
Spiderfrommars
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 07:17 AM UTC

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I hope Artyom wouldn't mind if I post a link to the build log itself: http://panzer35.ru/forum/47-102-1 ?



I love that site....to be honest I just can follow the pictures but anyway, on average there are great works indeed!
Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 08:04 AM UTC

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I hope Artyom wouldn't mind if I post a link to the build log itself: http://panzer35.ru/forum/47-102-1 ?



I love that site....to be honest I just can follow the pictures but anyway, on average there are great works indeed!



This is truly nice site. There are many beautiful works there.
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Neonik
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 08:59 AM UTC
So I begin. Firstly I'd like to show the difference between Fruilmodel ATL-75 tracks and track from the kit. As you can see nothing alike.


Then I have modified support rollers with Mastercub nuts and brass hollow pipes from RB.

Next was an axis of the support rollers which are fixing to the screen skeleton

After that I decided to rework the wheels and modify boggies.

The boggie was modified with nuts and rivets from masterclub. I've drilled Masterclub 1,8mm slotted hex nuts and put there brass hollow pipe with wire.


Assembled support rollers

This is front vertical roller. I has been made from plastic (axis of the roller) and paperboard.

And the last one is mud-scraper made from polystyrene.

Thats all for today
Neonik
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Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 07:27 PM UTC
Hello everyone! will continue. The next stage of the work was detailing of the 10 mm screens. The screens in the kit are very thick. I've been thinking about what to do with them and decided not to build new ones but to grind off their thickness. Also I've replaced all nuts. The nuts in the kit are something between nut and rivet. It was not easy but I've managed with this work. I've added some missed nuts etc, (approx.20-25)



The holders which connect screens with the shelves are made of thin copper.

Maeusemelker
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 12:23 AM UTC
Hi Artyom,
Very impressive (I'm getting jealous of your skills)
What size masterclub nuts did you use to replace the ones on the side-skirts (screens) and the wheels?
Neonik
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 01:29 AM UTC

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Hi Artyom,
Very impressive (I'm getting jealous of your skills)
What size masterclub nuts did you use to replace the ones on the side-skirts (screens) and the wheels?


Hello!
I've used 0,8mm nuts on the screens and 0,7mm hexagon bullet-proof bolt on upper rollers.
Neonik
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 06:11 PM UTC
This is the rear. Almost all of it was scratched. I've used different nuts and rivets ,tamiya putty, polystyrene, aluminum from can and pipes for drinking.




The ventilation cover is workable,



Fan is made from aluminum can from beer.

Bizarre
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 09:02 PM UTC
привет-привет
Neonik
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 09:13 PM UTC

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привет-привет


Рома привет!
Neonik
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 10:55 PM UTC
The views of the engine deck.



Some details





Scratch built exhaust and it's armor.



Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 10:42 PM UTC
I'll continue. Now it will be closer look of details,instruments and others.
Spades and it's holders. The spades are from toothpick's and Eduard PE.

This one is scratch built.

And this is modified Aber's holder from KV kit.


The crow's are made from wire. Holders are from Aber PE for T-70.


Pick and it's holders. Toothpick and Aber PE for T-70.


Towing cables are from Eureka's kit for KV (late one). The holders are from Aber's kit for KV and Eduard PE, wire,springs, masterclub nuts.






The saw is from Aber's kit for KV so as the holders too. I've enforced it with Aber's workable hinges to make holder workable.


retiredyank
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 11:11 PM UTC
This kit is still available at online distridbutors. I have been awaiting Trumpeter's release, but my try my hand at the Alanger one.
Neonik
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 11:19 PM UTC

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This kit is still available at online distridbutors. I have been awaiting Trumpeter's release, but my try my hand at the Alanger one.


The Alangers kit is terrible. The quality is very low. I don't think that Chinese will do this kit. Russian Pre war armor is very specific and unpopular topic. But maybe some day...
I'm planning to build another one with conical turrets. But i don't know when. Maybe next year or later.
wildbill426
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 04:19 AM UTC
holy cow. You should get a Hero of the Soviet Union award for the detail on this thing. The saw and the shovels are amazing. Can't wait to see it done.
Neonik
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 04:37 AM UTC

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holy cow. You should get a Hero of the Soviet Union award for the detail on this thing. The saw and the shovels are amazing. Can't wait to see it done.


Thank you! Unfortunately I haven't got a time to post all building photos and final photos before painting. i hope in 2-3 days I will do it. The model is very interesting, I hope you will like it!