Т-60 Factory #264

T-60 – Soviet light tank of the Second World War. Developed in August 1941 at the Moscow plant number 37 under the direction of Nicholas Alexandrovich Astrova, a leading developer of all domestic line of light tanks of the period. In September of the same year, the T-60 was adopted by the Workers ‘and Peasants’ Red Army and serially produced in several engineering plants. Production T-60 continued until February 1943, when he was replaced on the assembly lines more powerful light tank T-70. All were released 5920 light tanks T-60, which took an active part in the battles of the Great Patriotic War in 1941-1943. A small number of survivors fights the T-60 was used as a reconnaissance tanks, tractors, machine learning until the end of the war. On the basis of the T-60 in 1941 was built the first self-propelled unit BM-8-24-class multiple launch rocket systems on tank chassis. Soon after the war, the T-60 was removed from the Soviet Army, hitherto survived six such tanks in museums in Russia and Finland.

About kit.

Unlike previous sets of ace, this is very good quality. There are a lot of details, but everything is going very easily. I advise this kit to  everyone.

Painting.

The model as always was painted with AMMO acrylic paint, and pigments.

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28mm – Reaper Miniatures – Custom HeroQuest Heroes.

Custom HeroQuest Heroes

A friend usually plays this excellent board game (Heroquest) with his two ten years daughters. As they liked my painted miniatures i started to look for a small gift for them. First i was trying to acquire the original figures from the game, but.. uhh. they are quite expensive, even if there are a lot and they aren’t very good neither special figures. So then i started to look up for a dwarf, a mage, a barbarian and an elf in other brands.
I had pending to buy some Reaper miniatures for my own, so i took a look over his extensive range and soon i found what i was looking for.

Three of them are Reaper Bones (Except Barbarian), a very cheap range cast in a quite bendable plastic, not the best texture for paint, neither material, but for sure the cheaper one you will find around. Mage works pretty well, his stick was bended, as well as the elf sword, but a few seconds in boiling water (in a glass in the microwave), and it took a good position. I enjoyed a lot making the parchment’s details, and all areas are quite well detailed. Dwarf and over more, Elf, were not so easy to paint. In some areas detail is a bit confused, you are not very sure about what are you painting, and some details are very superficial. For example the Peacock in elf’s shield have some nice patterns everywhere.. but after prime and a base coat, neither a wash reveal them.
I read some forums before paint the Bones ones, some people seems to have problems priming this kind of miniatures. I must way it was fine to me. I primed them with white (Citadel) primer.
Barbarian is a metal cast figure, and it’s an excellent ones.

An the end, the little customers are happy with his present, so me too.

One last note, with my shipping, Reaper send a free sample paint bottle, from a brand i never tried before, called Master Series Paints (the full range is available in the Reaper store), and i must admit i like this paint.

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Reaper Bones: 77054: Galladon, Male Wizard
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Reaper Bones: 77054: Galladon, Male Wizard
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Reaper Bones: 77074: Dain Deepaxe
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Reaper Bones: 77074: Dain Deepaxe
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Reaper Bones: 77044: Turanil, Male Elf Paladin
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Reaper Bones: 77044: Turanil, Male Elf Paladin
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Reaper Dark Heaven Legends: 03619: Cal Arath, Barbarian Prince
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Reaper Dark Heaven Legends: 03619: Cal Arath, Barbarian Prince

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1/72 S-Model – 720023 – Syrian BRDM-2

Some history.

BRDM-2 (armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle – 2) is a further development of the BRDM-1. Serially produced from 1963 to 1989 Arzamas Engineering Works (as well as under license in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia). BRDM-2 has a low sheltered, armor protection against small arms bullets and shrapnel. The main feature of the machine – very high permeability. Besides the main-wheel drive chassis with adjustable pressure in the tires, in the middle of the body, there are special additional retractable wheels, allowing, in particular, to overcome significant ditches, trenches. At present, to some extent used in the intelligence unit of more than 50 countries. In the army has the nickname “Mess”. In the USSR, production is completed in November 1989. Production continues under license in Poland.

About kit:

It going very simple, like any kit of trumpeter. The only addition is AKMS and handles made with wire of different thicknesses.

Painting:

Camouflage is made using adhesive pads “patafiks”. The model as always was painted with acrylic paint, and pigments from AMMO “Mig”.

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1/72 Trumpeter – 07267 – BTR-80A hungarian KFOR

Some history:

The BTR-80 (Russian: бронетранспортер, BTR stands for bronyetransportyer, literally meaning “armoured transporter”) is an 8×8 wheeled amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in the USSR. Adopted in 1986 and replaced the previous versions, BTR-60 and BTR-70 in the Soviet Army. It was first deployed during Soviet War in Afghanistan .

BTR-80A (GAZ-59034) – IFV with 30 mm gun 2A72 and 300 rounds as primary weapon. The turret is called BPPU and is equipped with sights 1PZ-9 (day) and TPN-3 or TPN-3-42 “Kristall” (night). In production and service since 1994.

About kit:

It going very simple, like any kit of trumpeter. The addition of a turret with a 30mm gun, from “Armory”.  Additional handles have been made with wire of different thicknesses.

Painting:

Camouflage is made using adhesive pads “patafiks”.  The model as always was painted with acrylic paint, and pigments from AMMO “Mig”.

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1/72 Hobby Boss – 82914 – German Dampflokomotive BR86

This is my first Hobby Boss kit and my first railway subject. Somehow, I always wanted to build a locomotive, maybe a childhood fantasy… But, that’s it for me, no more locomotives in the future. Too many parts, and is only 1/72, I cannot imagine what this would be like in 1/35.

This was a German locomotive very popular in its era, with 775 examples being completed by 1943. It was widely used during the second world war but I’m planning to do the pre-war version, with the red chassis and wheels.

This kit includes over 220 parts molded in tan styrene including the cab and 8 parts molded in clear styrene. The plastic is kind of soft, and extra attention must be paid when detaching parts from sprues.

It is basically an out of the box construction, with just a couple of things added. Wheels must be glued into place only after a proper adjustment with the railroad tracks; I had to cut off the front and the back wheels to make the locomotive sit well on its tracks.

It has impressive details; the engineer’s cab has everything in place, but unfortunately it is almost invisible after assembly. A railroad track stand is included and is equally impressive. With a little imagination it can be transformed into a spectacular little base._MG_9115 _MG_9116 _MG_9117 _MG_9119 _MG_9120 _MG_9123