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DMParticipant13/11/2017 at 18:19 #76153
Must be my age, but I misread the post heading as ‘Statins’………..
some lovely paintwork on show there – really look the part.13/11/2017 at 19:51 #76158
Oh Laws, that is very nice tank painting, David!
Seriously, though, really good paint jobs. 🙂
In the early 90s, before I discovered the internet, we used the Airfix IS-3s for IS-2 tanks.
PS, I always thought chef’s parents said “tree pfennig” for some reason until I read the expression on line.13/11/2017 at 22:31 #76161
Really nice. 🙂
For some reason I’m wondering what all the bits on the turret are for. The vertical lines round the back, the various round bits sticking up, each presumably has some purpose. Clearly there is no end to my ignorance, but anyone feel like curing this particular lack of knowledge for me?13/11/2017 at 23:59 #76166
For some reason I’m wondering what all the bits on the turret are for. The vertical lines round the back, the various round bits sticking up, each presumably has some purpose. Clearly there is no end to my ignorance, but anyone feel like curing this particular lack of knowledge for me?
I’m not immediately sure about the vertical lines, especially as they only seem to show up on model IS-IIIs, not the real ones! (http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/soviet/soviet_IS-III.php for some views of the real ones) They are probably there as mounting points for the standoff ‘bedspring’ armour used on Russian tanks in 1945.
EDIT: Looking again, they’re meant to be the (far finer in appearance) handrails. David’s drybrushing has highlighted them & made them stand out more.
Looks like an example at Aberdeen PG.
T34-85 in Berlin.
The rounded pieces on the turret top are variously tank periscopes, ventilators & antenna base mounts. I can’t find a decent plan or top view online at the moment.14/11/2017 at 05:17 #76178
The Soviets didn’t have many halftracks, so their mechanized infantry rode into battle on the backs and sides of tanks. Desant.
Those rails are on most mid- to late-war Soviet tanks. They are there to give the infantry something to cling onto.
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We get slapped around, but we have a good time!14/11/2017 at 08:46 #7618814/11/2017 at 15:14 #76217
Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Really nice looking tank there. Might have to pick a few up for sci-fi conversions!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."14/11/2017 at 17:55 #76228
My AK47 dictator wants some of these. Do they come with air con?
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