Sky High 1/72 T-34C WIP

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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C

Postby AndrewDoppel » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:05 pm

Paul, good going so far. With the canopy give it a polish with some car cut and polish and then dip it in some future. It may not make it look so thick and will make it clearer to see through. Alternatively see if Squadron make an aftermarket one to suit. For seat belts I find wine bottle foil is really good as it's a little thicker than normal foil. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C

Postby nigelf » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:53 pm

Or you could plug mould a new one from thin acetate. Looking good so far.
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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C

Postby hrtpaul » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:10 pm

I'll stick with the kit one dunked in floor polish otherwise I'll have to do a good job of the pit and I dun wanna have to do that now do I :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C WIP

Postby hrtpaul » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:05 pm

Yet another update. This is defo a limited run kit :shock: But I am enjoying the challenge. I can see more limited run kits in my future :twisted: Anyways this is where I'm up to so far. The fuse is together but as you can see there's a lot of filling and sanding to be done. I had to run the canopy under hot water to try to bend it into shape so it'd fit the fuse. It'll be ok I think with a bit of persuasion and using the natural elasticity of the airframe :lol: It's been polished and had some floor polish put on it so I'll see what it looks like tomoz :D

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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C WIP

Postby hrtpaul » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:56 pm

It's update time again. I dipped the canopy in floor polish and it came up ok. I've given it another dip so we'll see what happens. I got the wings and tail on last night. Getting the wing to sit correctly was a mission. The wing to fuse gap was atrocious on both sides so a lot of sheet styrene was used to fill the bloody big holes. I've also gotta tweak the seats to get em straight. There's still plenty of filling and sanding to be done but I'm happy with how it's going so far

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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C WIP

Postby TOR » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:04 pm

She's lookin good mate!!!. Not to late to make her a civil one though..... you know....for the new category :D :D .
There is a civil T-34 flying the US airshow/air race circuit in a beautiful highly polished natural metal colour scheme with big "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" titles.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Beech-T- ... fdd59abc95

It would make a great model!!!

or this

http://www.airliners.net/photo/NASA/Bee ... 22a8ec4ca1

also make a great model for the new category :D
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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C WIP

Postby hrtpaul » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:26 am

Ta Ray. The first one is a piston powered T-34A so that's out staraight away. The NASA one looks cool as well. This is definitely an Argie one though. I have enough kits to almost populate the proposed new category myself :D
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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C WIP

Postby hrtpaul » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:11 pm

Another update. I've managed to get the first coat of primer on. I'll find out tomorrow how it comes out. I've also repositioned the prop blades as when a PT6 is shutdown, the blades are feathered. They were incorrectly positioned OOB. Still enjoying this build though I'm not looking forward to the paint scheme. Remember I'm a lazy bugger LOL
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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C WIP

Postby Woody » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:35 pm

Hi mate,

Great start to your T-34! I admire anyone who tackles 1/72 scale, especially the small 1/72 stuff :P

I'll be joining you in this group soon. Got a bit of work stuff that's causing a distraction to get out of the way.

And heaven forbid, the lawns are growing again! :evil: Loving the warmer weather we have been having though! :D


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Re: Sky High 1/72 T-34C WIP

Postby TOR » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:57 am

hrtpaul wrote:Another update. I've managed to get the first coat of primer on. I'll find out tomorrow how it comes out. I've also repositioned the prop blades as when a PT6 is shutdown, the blades are feathered. They were incorrectly positioned OOB. Still enjoying this build though I'm not looking forward to the paint scheme. Remember I'm a lazy bugger LOL


Geez Paul.....you are doing some really good work here mate. This is certainly not the results of a "lazy bugger" modeller
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