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#622 T-34 1942

Building the Trumpeter 1:72 T-34 Model 1942 with some CMK figures (no electronics - just practicing weathering at small scale).

Build

Notes

The T-34 is one of the most iconic tanks of World War II, famously deployed with the Red Army on the Eastern Front / Great Patriotic War

T-34 Model 1942 was equiped with a 76.2 mm F-34 main gun. It is common referred to as the T-34/76 however this was not offical designation.

Kit

I picked up the kit at a very good price: Russian T-34/76 1942 Trumpeter | No. 07206 | 1:72

kit_box

I chose some crw figures ffomr the CMK figure set: CCCP T-34 War Tank Crew and Infantry (4pcs) CMK | No. F72281 | 1:72

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Build

this is a fun little kit - simple build but nicely detailed

build01a

simple black primer

build01b

I’ve popped the hatches (simple kit mod) and selected two of the CMK figures to crew it

build02a

rubber tracks are the only option in the kit, and they take a bit of wrangling to finish well

build02b

hmm, figure painting in progress. Doing this with acrylics and my blends are not going so well!

build03a

The base color is Vallejo 70.897 Bronce Green. But I’ve mixed it quite a bit and layed pastel pigments later in the process.

build03b

considering the next weathering steps…

build04a

first round of pastels/pigments and oils..

build05b

some more OPR

build05a build05c

build06a build06b

taking stock.. think I’ll leave this for a few days then take a fresh look at the finish so far

build06c build06d

Credits and References

  • this project on scalemates
  • [Russian T-34/76 1942 Trumpeter No. 07206 1:72](https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-07206-t-34-76-1942–105599)
  • [CCCP T-34 War Tank Crew and Infantry (4pcs) CMK No. F72281 1:72](https://www.scalemates.com/kits/cmk-f72281-cccp-t-34-war-tank-crew-and-infantry-4pcs–959370)
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