T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:30 pm

Thanks Nick
Its amasing how you can look at books and photo's over and over again and then spot something
to have a go at,and if I get home from work and dont want to get too many tools out,a bit or air brushing or
dry brushing is just the job :D
Have you got any new projects on the go :?: ,I cant remember whether you said you had your eyes on a
Panzer 1V
Cheers
Phil

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Some Front Deck Detail

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:30 pm

Some front deck detail and a bit of filth and dirt for under the turret

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Under the Turret

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:36 pm

Some views of the front deck detail and muck under the turret

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:57 pm

Hello Phil
Looking good phil .I have pz1v on order but dont know if i will start the build straight away ,I might try another scatch build .I have at least three choices im interested in doing i will let you know if i decide on what if any i decide to try .When the pziv arives it might be too tempting not to get stuck in and start the build ,keep up the good work its very interesting to see it all coming together .
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nick

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Metal Box's

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:37 pm

Had a go at making my steel box's after studying the Adam Wilder dvd.
Made them out of 0.9mm galvanised steel and soldered the joints and hinges.

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Steel Box's fitted to side Guards

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:22 pm

Steel Box's fitted onto the side guards

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Rocky Sembritzky

Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Rocky Sembritzky » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:55 am

Phil,

I have never been a fan of Russian tanks, but your work is outstanding!

Rocky

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:50 am

Thanks Rocky :D
Its nice to work on this Tank and to learn all about the different
variations in parts and the mixing of them,especially with some
of the factory repairs carried out.
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Phil

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:27 am

Phil,
Great looking bins and fantastic looking overall. Very business like and mean looking! Nearly ready for the summer offensive. The details you have added are a great reference for others.
Kind regards
Bob

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:34 am

Great job on the boxes. I tried soldering steel but could'nt get it to work. What are you using to get the stained effect on the deck. Is it difficult to achieve.
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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:31 am

Thanks John
I used the solder for steel and a seperate flux,I dont know whether that made a difference,once
the metal heated up it flowed ok.
The top deck was done with a Burnt Umber wash and dry brushing with black,sand and dark earth.
The wash was built up over a few days to allow for drying and see the affect of each wash,and
a bit of stippling with the mat black.
Basically just playing about untill you like the look.
I have been doing a bit more dry brushing to the rest of the hull and made a few other parts,will
have to put some more pic's on.
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Phil

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:19 am

Thanks Phil.
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Spare Track Posts

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:39 pm

Spare Track Posts fitted

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A bit of weathering

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:44 pm

Started on a bit of weathering

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Re: T34/85 25th Guards Brigade No 234a

Post by robert michael hilton » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:47 pm

Nice one Phil, your weathering is looking the real deal. I have been reading up on these Russian tanks...they were certainly built to last.

Reference the airbrush equipment, I will probably go for the same setup as yourself.
I spotted a short film on Utube ....'how to airbrush'.... very helpfull.

I am still adding detail to my Comet, in between following the various 'builds' on the Forum.

I may go for a Armortek Tank kit next year.....have to raid my pension again.

Keep the photo's coming........and good luck.

Regards.....Mick

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