7dot62mm's Task 1

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7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by 7dot62mm » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:30 pm

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Some guns for eastern front action...

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An S-Model 15 cm sIG and an Airfix PAK 40

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A HäT 7.5 cm IG 18

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The Airfix PAK is of course a classic. The shape of the gun is really difficult to capture well, as has been proven by a number of model manufacturers in the past. The Airfix kit does a reasonable job of it.

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The S-Model sIG is pretty easy to build though it has a lot of parts. The Hät IG is made of very very soft plastic which is ill suited for wargaming.


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The Zvedza 45mm AT gun model 1937 with an SHQ AT gun crew

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An ACE caisson for the 45mm gun.

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Somehow the proportions of the wheels and gun barrel don't convince me. The kit is easy to build and can be assembled either in towed or firing mode.

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This is the Italeri Zis-3 "with Servants" kit, again with the SHQ crewmen.


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Pegasus and S-Model T-26 tanks...

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Both of these are Model 1933 T-26s.

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The S-Model kit is unique in our scale, depicting a (I think) a T-26U command tank of 1936 manufacture with tubular radio antenna and night fighting equipment. The kit looks excellent and is quick to build. It comes with a sheet of useful photoetch details.

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In usual S-Model style the parts are attached to the sprues using industrial strength mold channels which are thicker than the parts themselves. I quickly broke the tubular antenna into three unmendable pieces...

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The Pegasus kit comes in something like seven parts, which is just an amazing achievement for a T-26 model with its horribly complicated suspension.

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The turret of the Pegasus kit could be just a bit larger I think. Also the tracks protrude a bit too much from the mud guards and there is so much track sag that probably the tracks would come off in real life. But all in all it is a good likeness and you can build two in an evening if you're in a hurry.

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Re: 7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by mausmann » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:36 pm

Cracking work, well done.... thmbs2)
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Re: 7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by Admiral Hawke » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:44 pm

Lovely work. :-)

Thank you for posting. thmbs2)
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Post by Bob_Mackenzie » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00 pm

Early war Soviets - what's not to like?

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Re: 7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by dadlamassu » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:33 am

Those are absolutely superb! Well done indeed.

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Re: 7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by Don McHugh » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:58 am

Lovely collection, someone has been very busy.

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Re: 7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by sediment » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:16 am

Great looking pieces of kit. At least the 75mm IG from Hat doesn't have a long barrel so no bendy plastic issues there, unlike their PAK 40s.

Very nice! :) thmbs2)

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Re: 7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by dead1 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:24 pm

Lovely work!

Makes me want to get back into the Eastern Front (yet my Normandy project is still sooo early in its conception - two years after I started!).

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Re: 7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by laurence strong » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:22 am

A sweet looking variety of eye candy thmbs2) thmbs2) thmbs2)

The Zvezda 7.5cm IG is a nice kit..


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Re: 7dot62mm's Task 1

Post by Goliath » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:38 am

Great work! Love them all! You’ve convinced me to try kit manufacturers I have been avoiding.

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