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  1. 3 hours ago, sandbagger said:

    Hi all,
    Well the engine is done.
    There are details I've not added as this model will have the engine fully enclosed.
    The second Fokker D.VII will have more detail as its engine will be fully exposed,

    Mike

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    Holy hell!  How can there possibly be more details??? 

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  2. 19 hours ago, DocRob said:

    Wow, very dynamic, the snow looks great and very convincing. Is there a difference between the 'a' and the 'o' in Suwarow, because it looks like the same letter 'o' on the picture. I'm barely able to decipher Cyrillic letters, so I'm not an expert, just wondering. By the way, the hand lettering looks khorosho.

    Cheers Rob

    I just went looking for other Russian Suvarov stuff.  Here are some posters:

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    Phew!  I really didn't want to redo it!

     

    Gaz

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  3. 19 hours ago, DocRob said:

    Wow, very dynamic, the snow looks great and very convincing. Is there a difference between the 'a' and the 'o' in Suwarow, because it looks like the same letter 'o' on the picture. I'm barely able to decipher Cyrillic letters, so I'm not an expert, just wondering. By the way, the hand lettering looks khorosho.

    Cheers Rob

    Hi Rob, thank you!  I worked off a profile I saw online....  and you're the first person to notice.  I actually used google translate and I see there should be a difference. but there isn't.  I don't have an original photo to work from, unfortunately.  I hate the thought of stripping it again.

    19 hours ago, coolboxx said:

    Just wow!! Great going. 

    Thank you!

    16 hours ago, coolboxx said:

    could you possibly add a little snow falling from the front of the tracks...

    I've been thinking about this and trying to reason out the technique in my head.  I know I could use cotton, but it would require a perfect, continuous sprinkle of snow.  Otherwise, it'd look like crap.  I'll try a few tries.  I've seen other modellers use cotton for other effects, too...  But when you can tell it's a cotton ball...  you know your plans have gone to hell.

     

    Cheers!

     

    Gaz

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  4. Thank you, Peter!

     

    With a small amount of time, I've added more snow detail and got the turret into a pre-weathering condition.  The tank was marked with "Suvarov 166" of the 106th Tank Brigade.  Some photos:

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    Thanks for looking!

     

    Gaz

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  5. Hi Everyone,

        Got the Tamiya Turret built and heavily modified it with rougher welds, casting numbers, and roughened the sides with mr. Surfacer.  Then primed it black to look for errors.  Then added a wash and snow to the running gear.  More snow to come.

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    NOw is the hard part...

     

    Choosing the patriotic slogan for my tank.  I know...  I could use some unit marking, or even some numbers copied from a picture.

    Some of the common names dragged up from Russia's Imperial past:

    Суваров =  Suvarov, a often victorious general

     Кутузов = Forced a draw on Napoleon at Borodino

    Александр Невский = Alexander Nevsky fought both Germans and Swedes in the 12th Century

    ...  all appeared on tanks in various forms...

    There were a lot of 'slogans' that were actually just the names of organizations that donated money for the tank...  But not really into those...

    Родина = Motherland ...shows up often

    Сталин = Stalin...  ughhh

    Я люблю щенков ....  not very warlike, and I haven't seen it on a tank...  thought I'd throw it out there with the big backwards R.

    ...anyway...  still debating!

     

    Gaz

     

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  6. 4 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

    in the name of Kalinin ??? 

    Maybe the ppl at the Kalinin factory donated money for the tank and got that painted on it.  Lots of those patriotic slogans were statements of donation to pay for the tank.

     

    Gaz

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