UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

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UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:11 am

Hi All,

All quite on the (T34s) eastern front these days!..... thought I would try and kick start the T34 section back into life again by showing my latest update on my T34-85 kit.

Cheers
Ian
from Glasgow, Scotland
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NEW LID TO REAR DECK AREA .jpg
TOP GRILLS ADDED TO REAR DECK.jpg
REAR HATCH FUEL COVERS & GRILL.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by William Lewis » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:39 pm

Really nice work,yes we need to kick start T-34 forum.

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:13 pm

Thanks William,

Here's some more pics taken of my T34 Glacis front plate.

Cheers
Ian
from Glasgow Scotland
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GLACIS PLATE DETAILS.jpg
LAYOUT OF T34-85 GLACIS PLATE.jpg
PLAN VIEW T34-85 GLACIS PLATE.jpg
BUILD UP OF GLACIS PLATE.jpg
FRONT VIEW OF GLACIS PLATE.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:54 pm

Hi all……

Just thought I would download a few pics on upgraded parts I have been adding to my T34/85 tank. The shovels are not finished yet I've still to add the handles!

If anyone else that has been busy on their own T34s it would be good to see some pics!…before this year is gone!

Cheers for now

Ian
from Glasgow
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SPADES WITH WOODEN SHAFTS.jpg
SHOVELS LAYOUT.jpg
SHOVELS & HOLDING STRAPS.jpg
9.HOOK LINKS, TOOL BOX & SAW.jpg
8.GLACIS PLATE UPDATE.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:51 pm

Hi All,

Once again I thought I would add one or two more pics on my T34/85 kit upgrades.
Before this old year 2013 has gone, to welcome the new year 2014…woo rah ……

Looking forward to seeing more builds and upgrades on old and new Armortek kits in 2014.

Wishing you all a happy healthy wealthy New Year "Hogmanay"

AW RA BEST….

Cheers
Ian
from Glasgow, Scotland
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T34-85 SPADES.jpg
ATTACHED FINISHED SHOVELS.jpg
SPADS FOR T34-85.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by simon_manning » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:27 pm

very nice ian, the texture, the look is very convincing, i like it, regards simon manning.

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:51 pm

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your complements on my spades etc….it's fun making those extra upgrades for one's kits.

Wishing all the best for the new year.

Cheers
Ian

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:35 pm

Hi All……
Thought I would share further progress on my T34/85 kit, while we all wait for the next stormy weather Bah….

This time I have turned my hand to making armoured louvres plates to sit above the electric motors at the rear end of the tank. These will not be fixed in place and held in by the rear lid which is kept closed by two handle levers on either side.
The parts that make up the armoured plated can all be lifted out so that I can get into that area to do any maintenance work on motors, and smoke unit etc.
These upgrades are based on web-site pics on the T34/85 and drawn by me to give me ideas on how I would like to make these parts, and eventually simplified as seen on this forum.

I'm just trying to keep the T34 Forum section alive and kicking…….so what's new with other T34 builders out there?

Cheers for now

Ian
from Glasgow, Scotland.
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ARMOURED LOUVRES DRAWING.jpg
DETAILS OF LOUVRES.jpg
DETAILED PARTS.jpg
OPEN ARMOURED PLATES.jpg
ARMOURED LOUVRES CLOSED.jpg
ARMOURED LOUVRES OPENED.jpg
UNDERCOAT ARMOURED LOUVRES.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:36 am

Ian,
Happy New Year. I just checked in on the T-34 Forum. I think you are doing a fine job keeping the T-34 forum going! Great looking details on your spades and other parts. Your close up shots definitely look like real T-34 right down to rough welds and textures. I love your sketches too - its really easy to see what you are making or modifying. Keep 'em coming, even if you are the only one posting here! Its enjoyed by many.
Best regards,
Bob

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Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:49 pm

Hi Bob,

And a Happy New Year to you too………

Thank you for your nice encouraging comments on me trying to keep the T34 Forum going!
I noticed over a period of time on the T34 section, that it's gone quite these days, and not to many other T34 builders have been attaching their own updated pics!…as I know there are plenty of other T34 builders out there?

As for the sketches I produce, I find that creating a few drawings on upgraded parts I would like to add, enhance my kits, helps me to understand what parts I would like to make and add, kind of working visual drawings.
So if you think that these sketches makes others like yourself on the Armortek Forums, really easy and clearer to understand, then I will surely continue alone with my pics ("Keep 'em coming") as you say!

My next upgrades will be on the T34/85 Fuel Tanks and supports.

Here's hoping your encouraging comments you sent to me, will inspire other T34 builders to add their own pics to the forum etc…soon!

Cheers for now
Ian

from Glasgow, Scotland.

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Derek Attree » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:05 pm

Hi Ian
I really like what you are doing and it is a credit to you.

I know the feeling on quite threads I am home alone on the Comet section :shock:

Keep posting as we are watching

Derek
we must stop making stupid predictions

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Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:31 pm

Hi Derek,

Thanks also for your nice comments too…..
I like what you are doing with your Comet, although I have never made any comments before on that section of the forum.

Cheers for now
Ian

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:23 pm

Hi Folks,

Here I am back again with my latest upgrades on my T34-85 tank.
This time I had a go at creating three new cradle supports and straps for the fuel tanks.

Enjoy!

Cheers for now

Ian

From Glasgow, Scotland.
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T34-85 CRADLE SUPPORTS.jpg
CRADLE SUPPORTS FOR FUEL TANKS.jpg
CRADLE SUPPORT FOR FUEL TANK.jpg
CRADLE SUPPORTS.jpg
PARTS FOR CRADLE.jpg
CRADLE SUPPORTS FOR T34-85 FUEL TANKS.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:29 pm

And again Folks,

This time made three fuel tanks to fit into the cradles on either side of the upper hull of my T34/85 tank.

Just need to spray paint the tanks with red oxide and paint my green colour on top to blend in with the rest of my tank.

Enjoy!

Cheers

Ian
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FUEL TANK ON CRADLES SUPPORT.jpg
LINE UP OF FUEL TANKS.jpg
THREE T34-85 FUEL TANKS.jpg
EXTERNAL FUEL TANKS.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:38 am

Ian,
I don't know which are cooler, your sketches or the actual fuel tanks. Great work on both. Save those sketches in a build scrap book - it will be a treasure years from now.

A silly question on the sketches. Do you take a photo of them in order to post them or scan them?
Bob

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