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ChrisValera Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 1:11 p.m. PST

Sup guys, I'm building a Warhammer 40,000 Ork army and I want my Orks to be using Russian military equipment, soviet halftracks for trucks, Polikarpov I-16 for airplanes, T-55s for tanks, M-30 Soviet 122mm howitzer for artillery etc.

I'd be grateful if you could post pics of Russian WW2 military equipment, especially if you know there's a model kit in 1/48 or 1/43 scale along with the name and a link to purchase.

wehrmacht17 Sep 2012 2:12 p.m. PST

Here's a start!



Sounds like a cool project, keep us posted!


BlackWidowPilot Fezian Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 2:29 p.m. PST


HobbyLink Japan is your FRIEND:

To drill down more specifically on what you're after:


Hope this helps!evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

ChrisValera Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 2:44 p.m. PST

Awesome, thanks. I'm still looking for the half tracks and artillery, though. Any suggestions?

CmdrKiley Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 2:48 p.m. PST

I posted up a chart on the AE-WWII forums that had 1/48 scale WWII model kits.

You can find them here.


tuscaloosa Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 3:19 p.m. PST

The Soviets didn't have indigenous halftracks for troop transportation. So you can either count on Lend-Lease, trucks, or (in the best Soviet tradition) ride tanks.

T55's are postwar tanks and would be anachronistic (like reality counts!) in a milieu where your forces are using WW2 Soviet equipment, especially early war stuff like I-16's.

badger22 Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 4:24 p.m. PST

Not sure if they are still available, but ther was a russian company that did T-34s in 1-43rd. Also did some artillery peices,BRDM-2 and BTR 60. Not sure if they are still in operation. I think I still have the boxes for at least some of the ones I have, but as I remember it is all in cyrillic script, which I cant understand at all. Or type o my keyboard either.


Panzergeil Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 5:03 p.m. PST

Tamiya 1/48 KV2 tank with 152mm howitzer mounted in overly tall turret. Not to insult the Soviet engineers, but it looks pretty orkish.

Porkmann Inactive Member17 Sep 2012 11:17 p.m. PST

The tamiya su122 with enlarged gun would fit the bill.


You could use the 1:35 if you wanted something really impressive.


I have one spare Gaz Jeep that is amazing at 1/43 lots of detail very well made.

Scarab Miniatures Inactive Member24 Sep 2012 3:45 a.m. PST

HobbyBoss produce a wide range of 1/48th Russian tanks at a really good price (eg half Tamiya price usually) Included KVs, Ta34 and German variants.
Obtainable from many plastic kit stockists, just do a search.

We did stock them, but now only focus on our 1/48th metal Projekt X and WW2 ranges

kind regards

Rob Broom

28mm Fanatik26 Sep 2012 9:56 a.m. PST

1st Corps and Blitzkrieg miniatures also make resin kits with fewer parts and are probably more sturdy for the tabletop.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 6:06 p.m. PST

I'm a sillygoose! I almost forgot to mention Army Group North Miniatures (AGNM):


These are of course 1/56 scale, but that T-28 and the T-35 have Ork written all over 'em, just add spikes and barbed wire!evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

Panfilov05 Oct 2012 4:23 p.m. PST

The Russian die cast (Solido Knock offs?) (Well, not precisly knock offs, but copying the idea) are still there on ebay. There are scads of the things out there, used to see stacks of them at Militaria shows, etc. Too many people bought cases of the stuff, thinking they would make a killing.

You just have to hunt around in the die cast and toy category, and look for someone who is not holding out for a collector price. I used to be amused or annoyed (Depending on my medication state) at the many epic fails at transliteration.

IIRC, there was a T-34/85, BRDM, BTR-60PB, ZIS-3 and BS-3 (100mm Antitank Gun), and one other (?) T-55? (Six different). Still, the T-34 and Guns would be just the thing if you can find them cheap/used. I know I used to have a search string to (try and) exclude them…

Panfilov05 Oct 2012 4:42 p.m. PST

Whoops- the Sixth vehile is an SU-100; One for sale on ebay, no box, as an SU-85. Duh.

Just search toys for Russian 1:43, lots of choices.

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