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"Wrecking the Airfix T34" Topic


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TacticalPainter0121 Feb 2019 2:22 a.m. PST

The Airfix T34 was great back in its day, but it hasn't aged well, so what better base to use to make a wreck for use as scatter terrain or as an objective? If you're interested, there's a step by step tutorial of how I did it here Kaboom! Making a wrecked T34 but essentially I had fun with paint turning this:

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Into this:

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bracken Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 2:49 a.m. PST

I like the idea, cracking piece of work

BattlerBritain21 Feb 2019 5:28 a.m. PST

We used to use an air rifle on one to make 'realistic' holes in 'em grin

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 6:21 a.m. PST

Well Done!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 9:55 p.m. PST

Looks great!

A hot metal pin, or nail would work too, depending upon the size of the hole(s) needed.

Pauls Bods22 Feb 2019 3:13 a.m. PST

We used to use an air rifle on one to make 'realistic' holes in 'em

same here..or pushing a lit banger into it evil grin

JD Lee Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2019 7:26 a.m. PST

Very Good!

TacticalPainter0122 Feb 2019 6:07 p.m. PST

A hot metal pin, or nail would work too, depending upon the size of the hole(s) needed.

I did think about making one or two penetration holes, but I've found they are very difficult to do convincingly. It's a bit like painting blood on a casualty figure, it's almost impossible to get right and to look convincing, so I've decided to avoid it altogether.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP23 Feb 2019 6:44 a.m. PST

I love the old Airfix T-34. The only isssue was the size of the gun barrel.

I swapped them out with thick piano wire for the 76 and plastic tube for the 85.

Legion 424 Feb 2019 10:25 a.m. PST

thumbs up

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