T34 Idlers

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T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:08 pm

Hi,

I have started the T34 with reworking the idlers.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Brown Hawkins » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:24 pm

Bodo,

Can you give a quick explanation of what you did to the idlers? Bolt sizes would help too.

Thanks,
Brown

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:29 pm

After finishing the 222 to 95%, I have continued on the T 34.
I have reworked the rearplate and bended a copper engine hatch.
I have also added copper fueltanks, to show realistic damages.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:06 pm

Hi Bodo,
Looks great,I like the work you have done with your fual tanks and the
engine guard,the louvres in the guared are very nice.
Regards
Phil

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Kent Wiik » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:17 am

Hi Bodo,

Always nice to see your work as I really admire your skills and attention to details.
Another masterpiece to add your stunning collection.
Keep the photos coming please.

Kind regards
Kent
It´s all in the details!

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:03 pm

Hi all,

thank you Phil and Kent for your kind compliments. I only can give them back to you. I have attached some pictures from the fueltanks and the modified gun house. Also I want to ask, if somebody could explain, why the Russians sometimes have painted white stripes on the turret?

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Kent Wiik » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:16 pm

Hi Bodo,

More nice photos, thanks :D

The white band round the Russian tank turrets and white cross on the turret roof was only painted in for the final battle of Berlin.
It was an agreement with the Western allied as recognition so their west dashing tanks was not to be mistaken for retreating Germans.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:40 pm

Hi Kent,

thank you for the fast reply. There is no doubt, you are a walking dictonary!!

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Tim Bowman » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:19 pm

First class work my friend, Bodo

Another work of art coming out of your shop!

kind regards
Tim
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:24 pm

Hi all,

now the engine deck is almost finished.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:11 pm

Hi Bodo
Lovely detail work you are doing to your T34,I like the details that
you are making behind the grills aswell as the louvres that you did
earlier.
Please keep the pictures coming.
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by William Lewis » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:36 pm

Hi Bodo

I think you have done excellent detail work! I would like to try to replicate some of your work on my T-34. Do you have any suggestions for reference material or plans for the detail parts you have made? I have books with lots of B&W photos, but no plans.

Thank You
William Lewis

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:56 pm

Hi William,

PM sent.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:25 pm

Bodo,
Fantastic job on the T-34 rear end. The copper tanks are incredible. You never dissapoint with a unique feature or addition -great craftsmanship! Best regards,
Bob

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:39 pm

Hi all,

thanks to all for your kind comments about my work. Does anybody know, if the fueldrums have had a direct connecting through the hull to the engine?

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