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    Sep 24, 2011, 2:47 PM - My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #1

    Here's my just completed build of Trumpeter's exelent WWII T-34 medium tank. The inside is fully detailed from front to back plus I've made a few mods myself such as cutting open the top of the turret and engine access hatches, wiring, weathering etc. I also hand painted the lettering on the turret, which was pretty common with russian field vehicles.







    Just a hint at the detail under the transmission access hatch.




    500 hp V2 12 cylinder engine.




    Turret interior.












    This model is a detailers paradise. There was room to do SO much more to this kit but I got burned out

    Robert
    Last edited by Robert McLain; Sep 24, 2011 at 6:57 PM.
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    Sep 24, 2011, 3:09 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #2

    You did an amazing job. What is the overall size of this kit? I just pulled out my trumpeter 1/32 wildcat, what a mess of parts that kit is haha.
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    Sep 24, 2011, 3:17 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #3

    Thanks. It's 15 inches long from front to rear fender, 6 and 1/4 inches high and 7 and 1/2 inches wide. I can feel your pain..I'm just about finished with Trumpeter's 1/32 scale TBM-3 Avenger

    Robert
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    Sep 24, 2011, 3:28 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #4

    Any pics??
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    Sep 24, 2011, 3:39 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #5

    ZOMBIEREPELLENT said: View Post
    Any pics??
    Here's a couple...I still have more weathering to do and a bunch of litle details to add such as landing/wingtip lights, antennas, small decals etc.



    Robert
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    Sep 24, 2011, 3:48 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #6

    that looks great. I'll have to look into that kit.
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    Sep 25, 2011, 9:52 AM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #7

    Fantastic work on the Tank!!!!

    I love your Avenger

    GFollano
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    Sep 25, 2011, 4:47 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #8

    Thanks for the replies. I love the detail included on some of Trumpeter's kits, but I wish they would put a little more thought in the placement of the ejector pins....if you are a perfectionist plan on filling a LOT of ejector pin marks
    Robert
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    Sep 25, 2011, 5:45 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #9

    That's the truth!
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    Sep 26, 2011, 1:15 AM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #10

    That Tank is beautiful
    Last edited by Leigh; Sep 27, 2011 at 5:37 PM.
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    Sep 26, 2011, 6:05 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #11

    i had one of these five or six years ago, i sold it before building it, i can't remember it having an interior, did they release a version without the interior??

    nice job btw.

    -z
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    Sep 26, 2011, 6:20 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #12

    That looks great. Lot of detail on that one!
    Good job!!

    Kenny
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    Sep 26, 2011, 8:10 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #13

    zorg said: View Post
    i had one of these five or six years ago, i sold it before building it, i can't remember it having an interior, did they release a version without the interior??

    nice job btw.

    -z
    Not sure but it's entirely possible: Trumpeter is known for releasing improved/revamped versions of the same subject.

    Once again thanks to everyone for the kind comments

    Robert
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    Sep 27, 2011, 6:17 AM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #14

    Love the paint and weather job, Robert .

    I love Trumpeter's attention to detail, but for the price of some of their kits, you could almost buy the real thing, .

    -Fred
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    Sep 27, 2011, 12:32 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #15

    Gigatron said: View Post
    Love the paint and weather job, Robert .

    I love Trumpeter's attention to detail, but for the price of some of their kits, you could almost buy the real thing, .

    -Fred
    Thanks!

    They are a bit pricey but I'm a sucker for the 1/16 scale size and all that interior detail.

    I'm ordering this puppy next month...it.s about a hundred bucks more than the T-34!

    http://www.amazon.com/910-German-Kin...7144871&sr=8-1

    Here's and old preview of the kit.
    http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/...preview_1.html

    Robert
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    Sep 27, 2011, 2:57 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #16

    Outstanding work!!!

    I stockpiled on these and hope to find time to complete at least one. Just picked up a King Tiger as well. You won't be disappointed if you do.
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    Sep 27, 2011, 8:38 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #17

    INCOM said: View Post
    Outstanding work!!!

    I stockpiled on these and hope to find time to complete at least one. Just picked up a King Tiger as well. You won't be disappointed if you do.
    There are two versions of the King Tiger out there: one with optional clear hull and turret and one without. Which did you get?

    Robert
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    Sep 27, 2011, 10:16 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #18

    I got the latest release, the 2 in 1 with both Henshel and Porsche turrets. It was actually cheaper than their previous 2 releases.
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    Sep 27, 2011, 11:34 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #19

    Stunning job! Especially the mud!!
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    Sep 28, 2011, 2:40 AM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #20

    That thing looks so convincingly real
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    Sep 28, 2011, 3:49 AM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #21

    BlindSquirrel said: View Post
    Stunning job! Especially the mud!!
    Thanks! As for the mud, pick a paint color and add talcum powder until the desired consistancy is reached and apply it with a round brush. Works pretty good as long as you don't mind your tank smelling like a baby's butt until it dries

    Another alternative is to use dry pigments mixed with white glue.

    Robert
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    Sep 28, 2011, 4:05 AM - #22

    Dude, you took a bunch of AT-AT parts and made it into tank, cool! Sorry, just kidding, those parts kind a poped out.

    Seriously, what a fantastic model! The weathering job is amazing, the mud and dirt on the tracks and bottom knocks it out of the park!

    Cheers,
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    Sep 28, 2011, 4:13 AM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #23

    STEVE THE SWEDE said: View Post
    Dude, you took a bunch of AT-AT parts and made it into tank, cool! Sorry, just kidding, those parts kind a poped out.
    Really? Which parts are you talking about? I didn't know any T-34 stuff was on the AT-AT.

    Robert
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    Oct 19, 2011, 8:33 PM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #24

    Nice job, I'm in the planning stages myself for a 1/4 King Tiger r/c out of tin metal.
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    Oct 20, 2011, 3:08 AM - Re: My Trumpeter 1/16 scale Russian T-34/85 Tank #25

    Good God! 1/4 scale? Better tag and insure it because you could probably ride it around town
    Seriously though, sounds like a cool project!

    Robert
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