UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Steven Snel » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:57 pm

Wow Ian, Trudy splendid work you've done here.
In time I'll be redoing my own T34-85, and hope you won't mind too much me borrowing some of these elements :)

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:48 pm

Thanks John,

Plenty more drawings to share with……..here's some on the inner workings of the T34/85 Vision Blocks view ports and the side pistol openings on the turret side walls. How's your own Panzer IV Vision Blocks getting on?

Cheers Ian

Hi Steven,

Thanks for your nice comments on my T34/85 kit. Feel free to borrow any elements you like from my efforts on my own upgrades. Great kit to work on, one can be as rough as you won't on the T34s, not like on the German stuff!

Cheers
Ian
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TURRET HATCHES LOCKS.jpg
TURRET VISION BLOCK & GUN PORTAL SETUP.jpg
T34-85 TURRET CUPOLA VISION BLOCKS.jpg
GUN PORTAL IN OPEN POSITION.jpg
GUN PORTAL PARTS & PLUG.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by simon_manning » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:08 am

lovely texture on the turret and all round superb build log, the sketches do add that extra interest, thanks for posting, regards simon manning.

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:32 am

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your nice comments on my efforts on my T34/85 build, and sketches.

I created these sketches while I was studying the parts I wanted to upgrade for my kit.
And find it a good way of exploring, finding out how these parts work and look like on the T34s.

Regards
Ian

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:51 pm

Hi All,

Just doing some more work on my T34/85 Turret and vision blocks for the Cupola and inside turret walls.
I've still to do the final weathering effects on the turret, before I start on setting up the motion pack stuff, electric modules, etc…..

Cheers
Ian
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9. BUILDING UP PARTS FOR VISION BLOCKS.jpg
13. 5 COMMANDERS VISION BLOCKS.jpg
15. PAINTED VISION BLOCKS.jpg
21. CUPOLA VISION BLOCKS.jpg
24. TURRET SIDE WALL VISION BLOCK.jpg
29. TURRET & MANTLET.jpg
28. TURRET.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:22 am

Perfect texturing job. Looks real.
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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Derek Attree » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:54 am

Hi Ian
This has to be one of the best T34 builds on here.
Great detail parts and drawings would make a nice book :)

Keep up the good work

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:56 am

Hi John,

Thanks for your nice comments on my texturing.

Well believe it or not I used 2B, and 4B Staedtler Mars-Lumograph pencils to get the dirty surface looks, which can give you a nice steel effects…so the end of the day if my T34 looks real, then I'm happy with that!

Cheers
Ian

Hi Derek,

Also thanks for your nice comments too. Yes I was thinking once I have completely finish building my T34/85 kit, and get her up and running for this spring campaign?…..that I would create a A4, or A5 landscape booklet on my build using photos and my rough sketches to make a book up and maybe hopefully share with you all some day!

Cheers
Ian

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:44 pm

I have already printed out the drawings and intend to keep them for reference. Thought you had the makings of a book there.
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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:00 am

Hi John,

Good to know someone else has made copies of the drawings, if they are good enough for reference, even better!….although it will take time to get my book designed and printed, but should be fun creating my experiences on building the T34/85 kit.

Cheers for now
Ian

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:25 pm

Hi Bodo & Fellow Forum friends,

I was asked by Bodo if I had drawings of my T34/85 Vision Blocks from above showing the hinges, but I never did come across any decent pics of the vision blocks with working hinges!

In the end I decided to make none working static ones that I glued to the commanders cupola and inside onto the turret walls.

But since I was asked by Bodo if I had pics showing the hinges from above I created a few more drawings of what they might look like if I had made working vision blocks for my T34.

Bare in mind these sketches are only my own versions of what the hinges might look like on the blocks, but if anyone else has good technical drawings I would be interested in seeing them!…I'm sure Bodo would anyway!

Cheers
Ian
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OPEN VISION BLOCK.jpg
CLOSED VISION BLOCK.jpg
WORKING HINGED VISION BLOCK.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:34 pm

…….sorry missed out the vision block handle!!!!

Cheers Ian
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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:56 pm

Hi All,

I was just having a go at finally adding my T34/85 Turret to the lower half as I had not seen them together for some time!
Although not finished yet as I have few more upgrades to add etc before I get mobile….!

More pics to come soon!

Cheers
Ian
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7.T34-85.jpg
21.T34-85 TURRET.jpg
23.T34-85 WHEELS & TRACKS.jpg
25.T34-85 FRONT TRACKS.jpg
31.T34-85 TURRET.jpg
33.T34-85 REAR END.jpg
36.T34-85 DRIVERS HATCH OPEN.jpg
40.T34-85 TOOL BOX & SAW.jpg
43.T34-85 EXHAUSTS & REAR MAINTENANCE DOOR OPEN.jpg
52.LOOK AT THOSE RUSTY TRACKS.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:43 pm

Hi All,

This is the latest upgrade on my T34-85 kit. This time having a go at making a side hull headlight with working drawings of the model.

Followed next by making the Horn to add to above.

Cheers
Ian
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FRONT HEADLIGHT WITH SUPPORT.jpg
ASSEMBLING THE HEADLIGHT PARTS.jpg
ASSEMBLING HEADLIGHT.jpg
HEAD LIGHT PARTS.jpg
DRAWING OF T34-85 HEADLIGHT.jpg
T34-85 HEADLIGHT PARTS.jpg
T34-85 HEADLIGHT & HORN.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:33 pm

Hi All,

Had a go at making my Horn to add to my headlight set for my T34-85 kit.
Also thought I would leave the glass off the headlight as they would not have lasted long on the battlefield! being smashed, broken etc!

Cheers
Ian
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HORN ASSEMBLED.jpg
HORN ADDED.jpg
HEADLIGHT AND HORN WIRED UP.jpg
T34-85 HORN DETAILS.jpg

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