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    DM
    DM
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    My latest blog entry covers a couple of the new Zvezda 1/100 IS-III tanks. Lovely models and a snip at only tree fiddy ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://dtbsam.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/stalins.html

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    #76153

    Steelonsand
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    Must be my age, but I misread the post heading as ‘Statins’………..

    some lovely paintwork on show there – really look the part.

    #76158
    Tim
    Tim
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    Oh Laws, that is very nice tank painting, David!

    Seriously, though, really good paint jobs. ๐Ÿ™‚

    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.

     

    #76161
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
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    Really nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    For some reason I’m wondering what all the bits on the turret are for.ย  The vertical lines round the back, the various round bits sticking up, each presumably has some purpose.ย  Clearly there is no end to my ignorance, but anyone feel like curing this particular lack of knowledge for me?

    #76166

    Etranger
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    Really nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    For some reason Iโ€™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.

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    #76178
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    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.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #76188
    Victoria Dickson
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    #76217
    Darkest Star Games
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    Really nice looking tank there.ย  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..."

    #76228
    Jim Jackaman
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    My AK47 dictator wants some of these. Do they come with air con?

    http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/

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