Friday, 12 December 2014

From PeterT - First Timer, First Post: 15mm WWII Soviet T-34s (39 Points)

What's that they say about plans not surviving first contact? All was set fair for making some progress when real life intervened with a bang. Sunday, No 1 son gets injured playing rugby, so the day gets spent in A&E (thankfully nothing serious, just heavy bruising). Mon-Wed work goes ballistic, Thurs No 3 son fractures arm falling over playing football! All in all, I am moderately pleased to have managed to complete these PSC 15mm T34s.


They are the first two platoons in what is going to be a tank company for IABSM. Actually, one of these with an unbuttoned TC will be swapped out and used for the Company Commander.


The nice thing about the PSC kits is that you also get the parts to make the turret with the 85mm gun - they are next on the painting line - so all of the tanks can be upgraded to T34/85s with a simple turret swap. The Russians tended to keep the two versions in separate units, so two units for the price of one - nice (reference for fans of The Fast Show).


Looking at the fantastic entries already up, I feel a little fraudulent with this very simple paint job, with more to follow. Still, as Comrade Joe said, quantity has a quality all of its own. Not sure that 6 tanks counts as 'quantity', but at least I am off the mark. So that's 36 points in the bag. Now, if I can just ensure no one else in the family gets injured...who said sports were good for you?

From Curt:

Great job Peter and welcome aboard! This past week sounds like it was a bit of tough sledding - let's hope the rest of the season is smooth sailing. These T-34s look the business, though your photos are a bit dark. (I'll see if I can lighten them up a touch in Photoshop when I get home.) I've added a few more points for your commanders to pip you up to 39.  Again, well done.

15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a rough week. As you say, no more injuries, unless those injuries are to Fritzes getting run over by your awesome tanks. Very nice unit.

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  2. Welcome along Peter, I do like to see a mass of T34. Look forward to seeing more from you

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  3. Nice T34s Peter. Welcome to the madhouse. Dr Campbell dispenses our meds if and when he sees fit :)

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  4. Nice tanks. They'll certainly teach jerry how to run.

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  5. Yeah, getting *anything* done during a week like that is admirable. Nice work!

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  6. I agree with the previous posters, sounds like you had the week from hell - all the more impressive therefore that you have managed to complete this smartly turned-out unit of tanks!

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  7. Welcome to the asylum! "Int tanks Brilliant!" (Another fast show reference I believe). Lots of Eastern front goodness here, good to hear the PSC do both turrets in the same box.

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  8. neat and very clean. too clean :)

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  9. A great effort considering everything else going on. Welcome to the madness mate!

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  10. A great first entry, considering the troubles your hobby time has faced this last week.

    But please don't follow another one of Comrade Joe's sayings, "Death solves all problems. No man. No problems."
    It may allow more hobby time for yourself, and make for a cheaper Christmas, but I dare say other member's of your family won't buy into the 'teaching'. ;)

    Welcome aboard :)

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  11. Very nice entry. These vehicles are really good!

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  12. Welcome from a fellow N00b! ;)
    Injuries are a rite of passage in sports. I'd watch out for them though. It took the woods and Infantry to settle me down, but according to my wife, I still find grander ways of harming myself!
    Nice looking tanks, I wouldn't call them unfinished but merely fresh from the factory to combat the German blitz!

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  13. Welcome aboard the Crazy Train! Lovely work for your first submission.

    So sorry to hear about your sons injuries, but boys will be boys. 'Tis why I had a girl :)

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  14. Well done Peter. Done is done and they look good. Great firsts. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you to have a less hectic remainder of the challenge.

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  15. Welcome to the community fellow painter. Bad luck with the injuries. Sounds painful. Great tanks by the way. cheers

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