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Follow Up: The Early War 1:56 Scale T-34s

T-34/40 (platoon of 3)
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Ashcroft writes:

Nice Job Bill those early T-34's look as special as the day they were mastered, just not your average T-34 :)

Best thing for plastic or resin kits is to wash in lukewarm water with a few drops of dish washing liquid and leave to drain. Prime with enamels, can be Humbrol, testors, Tamiya or plain old spraycan matt or semi-gloss just to give paint something to stick to. Good Bubble wrap with hulls and turrets seperate takes alot of beating but screwed up newspaper can also take a good kicking.

I love Neil's work and you have done an amazing job matching it up.

I do hope you have been on my blog so you can keep up with your next purchases – lol

Cheers Tony

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

A few years ago, we showed you the pictures of the T-34 tanks which were painted for TMP by Troop of Shewe.

Sadly, those were the pre-shipping pictures. Here is how the tanks arrived:

T-34 as it arrived

T-34 as it arrived

T-34 as it arrived

The tanks were extensively scratched and scraped, with a few bits knocked off. What happened is that the painting service had shipping the tanks with the turrets in place but not secured, so that the turrets had come loose during their trans-Atlantic voyage and then bounced around the hull, causing all the damage (even though the tanks were wrapped well).

I was a little intimidated at the thought of trying to touch up an expert painter's work, especially worried about trying to match the colors. But I did my best (and flocked the cast-on bases), and here is the outcome:

T-34 final

T-34 final

T-34 final

T-34 final

T-34 final

T-34 final

T-34 final

T-34 final

T-34 final

I'm glad to add these to my Soviet forces.