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 Post subject: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2017 14:21 pm 
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I was given an Armourfast T-34 (1943) a year or so ago for nothing, and as I recently got a Badger 200 airbrush, I thought I' try to see how small I could go with German mottle camo, so I decided to build the T-34 as a caputered version circa Kursk 1943 and based on photos I have seen. I decided not to go all the way and replicate the SS ones with side skirts, so I just added a fe extra boxes on the right hand side. Overall I was impressed with the airbrush and my first airbrushing since Jim Callaghan was PM!

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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017 19:40 pm 
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Looks great, something different :clapping: :clapping: :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb 2017 23:04 pm 
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I realised I missed of the headlight on the side so thats going to get fixed soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Fri 17 Mar 2017 16:46 pm 
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I have had this same air brush for a 40 of years. You can even get a finer line camouflage by purchasing the fine needle for the Model 200. Great air brush for small scale.

https://www.amazon.com/Badger-Air-Brush ... B0006MZLQK

By the way, nice T-34 build.
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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Sun 19 Mar 2017 16:33 pm 
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Nice! I have the Badger 100 LG. As Steve190 said, the fine needle works well too.

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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Wed 10 May 2017 13:38 pm 
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Damn that tank looks good! :wow:
This is the kit I am also currently building and I was also intending to do a German captured T34 :lol: But while researching this I have noticed some sources say that the German Panzer Division known as 'Das Reich' used T34s in Normandy 1944. However I can't find any remarkable evidence of this... Do any of you guys know anything about this?
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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Sun 14 May 2017 10:52 am 
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2nd SS Panzer Das Reich acquired some 50 T34 at Kharkov in early 1943 and 25 were refurbished with a German cupola etc. and used by them during the Kursk battle that summer. While possible, I doubt that any survived until Normandy, especially since ostfront units sent west for refitting were usually ordered to hand over surviving heavy equipment to adjacent units staying in the east.

The History Channel regularly shows footage of T34 during shows about the Battle of the Bulge, but not because they were present...

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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
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Ahh okay, thanks Neil

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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2017 13:24 pm 
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I think the furthest West that a T-34 gun tank got in German service was Trieste, Northern Italy. I think some may have got in to Hungry and Austria from the East


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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Fri 26 May 2017 15:48 pm 
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I can't find any evidence of T-34s becoming "bootypanzers" either. I imagine that part of the reason for this is that the Soviet army advanced more than it retreated after the T-34 was introduced, so they would just wait for their broken down armour to be caught up to by the repair troops and fixed.

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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Mon 29 May 2017 15:02 pm 
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Paws4thot, Do you mean no late war beute T-34s, as hundreds were captured and used by the Axis from 1941? It is true that beute T-34 in and around Berlin 1945 are hard to find


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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Mon 29 May 2017 16:06 pm 
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Lovely build Larry, nice paint job :thumb:
Paws4thot wrote:
I can't find any evidence of T-34s becoming "bootypanzers" either
Have a look at this LINK, the Germans captured quite a few T-34's and they were even used by the SS Panzer Regiment "Der Fuhrer" and were assigned to the Panzer-Sonderkommando Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himler, based at the Wolfs Lair, Rastenburg.

Also see this this You Tube clip

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 Post subject: Re: Armourfast T-34 1943
PostPosted: Wed 31 May 2017 12:04 pm 
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@LarryH57 @spitfire1677 - From me, "I can't find..." means exactly that, as in "I don't know where to look" rather than "It does not exist". Cheers for the link too; Why haven't Dragon modelled the T-34 Flakveirling yet? :sofa:

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