UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:20 pm

Hi All,

I'm back with a few more images of my T34.
This time had a go at painting some Russian Slogans on the sides of my T34-85 turret.

In the end I went for "On To Berlin" slogan which I liked!

Cheers
Ian
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RUSSIAN SLOGANS FOR T34-85 TANK.jpg
WWII RUSSIAN TANK SLOGANS.jpg
%22On To Berlin%22 SLOGAN.jpg
ON TO BERLIN SLOGAN.jpg
T34-85 TURRRET SLOGAN.jpg
TURRET SLOGAN.jpg
WEATHERED SLOGAN.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:42 pm

Hi Folks,

Back again with some new upgrades for my T34-85 kit.

This time had a go at making two Smoke Canisters to sit at the rear of my tank.
Bought one Extra Aux Fuel Tank with fuel end caps and straps from Armortek, and cut the fuel tank in two, to give me two smoke canisters which is just the right size.

Following pics and working drawings hopefully explains how I made them!
I've still to make the cradles to strap the smoke canisters onto the back!

Happy Easter

Cheers
Ian
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T34-85 SMOKE CANISTER DETAILS.jpg
2. ADD CIRCLES ON END CAPS .jpg
7. CUTTING OUT CIRCLES.jpg
9. ALMOST CUT & FILLED OUT.jpg
11. END CAPS HANDLES.jpg
17. DETAILS ON END CAP.jpg
21. CUTTING RIDGE CIRCLES FOR SMOKE CANISTERS.jpg
25. CIRCULAR RIDGES FOR CANISTERS.jpg
27. SMOKE CANISTERS PARTS.jpg
T34-85 SMOKE CANISTER & CRADLE.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by simon_manning » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:55 pm

a marvel of interest, and hope you did'nt waste the peas, very good, regards simon manning

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:33 am

Very good work and well thought out. You could mix some mushy peas with your paint for extra T34 texture.
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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:40 am

Very Funny Guys…..

Glad somebody spotted how I made my eight circled ribbed edged ridges for my two smoke canisters!
(That's four tin cans of _ _ _ _ green garden peas to get 8 circled ribbed ridges….."SMART"…..Yea!…..

Maybe I should have gone for two cans of green peas, instead of trying to cut off these circled ridges to make up my smoke canisters for my T34.

No Simon the peas did not go to waste, though rather a lot to eat in one sitting!

Well done John my secret is out now on how I got my mushy green peas paint colour for my T34 tank.
Although extra mushy texture would have all slipped off my tank by now with all the rain I got this morning in the Glasgow area!

Happy Tanking Easter to all

Cheers for green peas cans!

Ian
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RIBBED CANISTERS.jpg
GREEN PEAS SMOKE.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:26 pm

Loving the details :-)

I've finally picked up T34 #37 from Gill, which happens to be a -76 version, so have been haunting the T34 section for a while.

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:29 pm

Thanks Adrian,

Glad your loving the details, hope you enjoy your own build on the T34-76 kit you bought recently from Armortek.
Well I've finished with making two smoke canisters and paint job, just need to weather them, then to make two cradles to attach the canisters then fix to the rear of my tank.

Cheers
Ian
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32. RED UNDERCOAT CANISTER.jpg
34. SMOKE CANISTERS.jpg
SMOKE CANISTER CRADLE.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:15 pm

Hi All,

Just a quick update on my slow progress on my T34-85 Supports for my smoke canisters.
Cheers
Ian

PS:
And less we forget this day of all days D-DAY…in memory of all the veterans heroes who lost there lives to liberate Europe.

We solute you.
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24. CANISTERS & CRADLE SUPPORTS.jpg
20. SUPPORTS FOR SMOKE CANISTERS.jpg
18. CRADLE SUPPORTS FOR SMOKE CANISTERS.jpg
3. CANISTER STRAP CRADLE BUILD.jpg
38. 2 CRADLES SUPPORTS.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:03 pm

Hi All,

Just a little bit more on my T34-85 Smoke canisters & Cradles, just a few more things to be done on them before they are finished and ready to add to the back of my tank.

Cheers Ian
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33. T34 SMOKE CANISTERS & CRADLES.jpg
32. SMOKE CANISTERS.jpg
31. T34 CRADLES & SMOKE CANISTERS.jpg
29. SMOKE CANISTERS & CRADLES.jpg

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Paul Morris » Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:05 pm

Hi Ian.

You have done some really nice extras on this model mate you should be proud as punch well done mate really good stuff.
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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:43 pm

Thanks Paul,

Yes I'm pleased with these wee extras I keep adding to my T34, next I want to make two tow ropes, Russian style which will be fun making scratch built ones!

Still got plenty of other upgrades to add!! but soon it will get to the point that I have added enough to it and want to get it mobil outdoors with all this good weather we've been having up here in the Glasgow area.

But thanks for your nice comments, much appreciated from the master builder himself…i.e. u.

Cheers
Ian

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by colin fairweather » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:08 pm

hi ian

are these any good to you if they are pm me your addy and I will post them as they are just laying around

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:39 pm

Hi Colin,

I had a look around in my many upgrades boxes on tow ropes etc, and unearth a set of these, (the same ones you showed me)…. I bought from Clive Lockwood, a while back which I hope to use for my Panzer III kit!

I made a set of tow hooks for my T34 and need to make a set of tow ropes that will fit over my hooks!
The set of tow ropes you should me from your pic would not be able to fit, so thanks for your kind offer, much appreciated for sure.

Cheers for now
Ian

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by colin fairweather » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:18 pm

no bother ian

I too got them for my pzr 3 but made my own set of original type tow ropes after seeing they were not for the pzr 3 if anyone wants them drop me a pm

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Re: UPGRADES ON T34-85 KIT

Post by Ian Rodney » Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:28 pm

Hi All,

Here's my latests upgrades on my T34-85 tank.

Had a go at creating new Tow Ropes heads to fit my Tow Hooks I made a while back.
Still to shape them and file them down and add the tow ropes cables.

Cheers
Ian
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2. T34 TOW ROPES.jpg
5. FITTING HOOKS.jpg
9. FOUR HOOKS BUILD UP.jpg
11. PROGRESS ON TOW HOOKS.jpg
13. PROGRESS ON T34 TOW ROPES.jpg

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