Tuesday, 6 January 2015

From IanW - 20mm WWII Soviet T34 Tanks (65 Points)

I received as my Secret Santa (ran by my lovely wife) a box of three T34 76/85 tanks from The Plastic Soldier Company. I always try and paint up fairly soon my Secret Santa as I really want to say thank you so this was never going to stay in the lead pile for long.


Of course seeing the excellent job done on the very same last week was enough to make me reconsider I still went ahead though planning to copy the style but alas it was beyond me so I went for a cleaner tank.


They were very easy to put together and the quality can't be knocked. I also like they give you the two turrets allowing you to paint them up as the 76 or the 85. I painted up both turrets giving me well three free tanks.


I also had some fun keeping back six Russian infantry from my earlier submission as I thought they would make great tank riders so these were painted up and left ready for the tanks. 


I also took a heated pin to the turret side for a near miss, hope the crew have a few aspirin between them.


I have not made up a kit in years and last challenge was the first time I have painted a tank in twenty years so very happy to get into making a model or three. I intend to buy more tanks t allow me to game early and late war. I also need more support weapons but need to work out what I need before buying more.


Here is the three tanks changed to T34/85's those large turrets and long barrels really look menacing! Points wise six foot figures at 4 points each and two tank commanders upper torso makes 28 points but not sure on the T34's and extra turrets.

From Curt:These look fantastic Ian! I like the somewhat weather-worn, faded green that you've come up for them. Of course, my favourite has to be the tankodesantniki spilling off the T34 to engage the Hitlerites. Dramatic stuff and great work!


18 comments:

  1. The inclusion of the infantry makes this a beautiful piece of artwork. So well done!

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  2. There is just something about the T34 which I love and these in no way disappoint. I must resist, I must resist. But seeing these really does make me want to start a Russian Desant force.

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  3. Love the tank riders. Great work Ian!

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  4. And so you retake the lead over me. Grrr!

    Nice work on these Ian :)

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  5. Very nice painting work.That Russian green on the vehicles is really good!

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  6. Now i am pretty sure you said you were not going to buy any more stuff!! oh how easily the magpie strikes! Well when things are this good why the hell not!

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  7. The tank riders are a really nice addition - excellent submission

    I think it poor form to bring up any issues with adherence to pledges not but more stuff. As we are all mature, sober individuals such pledges were obviously made under extreme duress or during bouts of temporary insanity and, therefore, can not binding. I've seen lawyers on TV, so I must be competent to render legal opinions.

    At least that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

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  8. I like that trick with the hot pin to create a near miss, presumably an old one as i don't see any bare metal or burn marks.

    Good looking tanks and the tank riders look great as well.

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  9. Now I think the clean look works a treat on these models. The churned up base from the tracks is a nice touch too. Top work!

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  10. good color, despite the obvious historical inaccuracies: there is no numbers on the tanks and infantry, who went on the tanks, was armed only with machine guns. Well, jump from the tank forward as one of the soldiers is very dangerous and prohibited by the charter of the armed forces of the USSR.

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    1. OK Pick I will engage.

      I assume you will be making a tit of yourself on all my posts you THINK are incorrect.

      The tank dio was taken from a actual picture used in Jason Marks Island of Fire maybe you don't have it? Thought so.

      Does anyone else have this prick sounding off where he knows sod all? This is the second post he has challenged my work for historical accuracy.

      Did not have the balls t join the Challenge though

      Ian

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    2. You just have to admire the button counting fucktards in this hobby Ian, they have no life and brians that match, this one fits the wargames fashion police profile to a tee :D

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  11. Very well done Ian. These look lovely. Painting T-34s is one of the best parts of gaming WW2.

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  12. Very well done! These will come in handy when fighting back the German invaders.

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  13. LOVE those debarking tank riders! Very nice use of the figures.

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  14. Those are the best tank rider poses I've ever seen. Great work.

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  15. The tanks look great Ian! I like the dent, and the disembarking riders add some nice drama to the squadron!

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