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1/72 UM – 211 – M-12 King-Kong

Some history.

The M12 was built on the chassis of the M3 Lee tank; some sources claim that later M12s used the M4 Sherman chassis, but this might be a confusion with the M12’s use of “Sherman-style” bogie trucks with trailing idlers.

It had an armored driver’s compartment, but the gun crew were located in an open topped area at the back of the vehicle. It mounted a 155 mm gun M1917, M1917A1 or M1918 M1, depending upon availability, a weapon derived from the nearly identical French 155 mm GPF gun of World War I vintage. Limited storage space meant that only 10 projectiles and propellant charges could be carried on the vehicle.

An earth spade (similar to a bulldozer blade) at the rear was employed to absorb recoil. This layout—large gun mounted in an open mount at the rear, with a spade—was the pattern adopted for many years by other heavy self-propelled artillery.

About kit:

The Kit is not simple.  In this kit a lot of details. It can not be built quickly. During assembly will be a small problem with connection parts of the chassis and body.

The model as always was painted with acrylic paint, tinted oil paints and MIG pigments.

 

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You can find this model to purchase it thought our utility here.
 

1/72 – UM – 305 – ZSU-37 AA Tank

Some history

ZSU-37 – light weight Soviet self-propelled artillery unit (SAU), relating to the class of anti-aircraft self-propelled units. Machines of this stamp series issued by the Mytishchi machine-building and the Gorky Automobile Plant in 1944. Until the end of World War II was built 75 self-propelled guns. The basis for the ZSU-37 served as a light tank destroyer SU-76M. ZSU-37 production continued after the war, even after withdrawing from the production base Su-76M.

ZSU-37 was the first production of the Soviet armored anti-aircraft self-propelled crawler, ideal for protection against attacks from the air mobile units. The main weapon of the car was a 37-mm anti-aircraft gun 61-K, installed in the tower with a circular rotation. Self-propelled gun is also equipped with a range finder and a radio station.

 

About kit:

The Kit is very simple and neat. Tracks were folded with hot water. Added a little handrails made of wire. Tent made of paper with white glue blur. Tankman figure of “ORION”

The model as always was painted with acrylic paint, tinted oil paints and MIG pigments.

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1/72 – UM (352) + S-Model (720005) – (What If) 38(t) PanzerWerfer 21cm

(What If) 38(t) PanzerWerfer 21cm

Any resemblance to reality it’s purely coincidental. Just for fun a “what if” joining a 38(t) Hetzer hull by UM with a Nebelwerfer 21cm by S-Model.
Figure by Zvezda (Elite Troops 1941 – 1943).

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UM 352 Early Hetzer version can be found here. S-Model – 720005 – Nebelwerfer 42 210mm can be found here. Figure are from the Zvezda 6180 – German Elite Troops 1941 – 1943

1/72 – UM – 322 – SU-12, Work in Progress

SU-12 Soviet self-propelled artillery chassis trucks “Morland” and GAZ-AAA. Armed with short-76.2-mm cannon sample 1927 installed on column book-rests on the installation location of the cargo hold.

The Kit is very simple and neat. Several items was made ​​of tinplate. Replaced some parts that are not too ambitious such holes for viewing slots in the gun’s shield.
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Painting: Base, color modulation, chipping, dark brown and light dusty wash…

This is a small tutorial on the work done.Maybe it will help someone to work on such a small scale.Used only art paints (acrylic and oil), so I can not give numbers of model paints.After the final of this model, I’ll post a similar tutorial.

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More to come soon !!

 

UM(MT) – 404 – Т-26Т+ ACE – 72216 – 10,5 cm leFH 18, 1:72

T-26T – the pre-war Soviet tractor.

History.

According to the adopted “Program tank-tractor weapons the Red Army” was assumed on the basis of the production of tractors tanks.. The project is of such a machine , which received the name of ” Fighter “, was made ​​on the basis of the T -19 in 1930 , but mass production did not go, because the preference was given to a similar car on the chassis of the T -26. In the spring of 1932 at KB Voroshilov plant were developed two projects artillery tractors – one with a canvas top , the other with armored. Both projects were launched in the series in 1933.

Most of these machines have been lost in the first weeks of ’41, along with the other equipment of the Red Army. That’s why I decided to make it a tractor of German howitzers.

The model has been refined. Made the right hitch. Did the stairs in front. Thinning fender. And a little bit of different small parts .At the beginning model has been painted in the ” field green”. Then covered with hairspray, and painted in German gray. Next chipped. Assembling the model has not caused problems.

With howitzer was a bit more of a problem with the assembly. Since this ACE. But a little patience, and as usual the set of “ACE” can get something decent. Howitzer is painted in the same color as the tractor. Some color modulation, pigments and toning oil.

Vignette made ​​of plaster. Grass – Sanitary flax. pillar – toothpick.

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1/72 – UM – 214 – M4A2 with M1 Dozer Blade, FINISHED Model.

A bit of history:

The destruction generated by military operations, and various obstacles deployed by the Axis forces to slow down the progress of the Allied armour led to the need for a dozer tank. The US Army needed an armoured dozer able to clear roads, fill in ditches and bomb craters, clear rubble and move destroyed vehicles blocking roadways. The allied armies used several types of bulldozer, however, these machines were un-armoured and could be used only in zones far away from the frontline.

This is one of my first works in the scale of 72th, after 35th scale of the model I have tried to carry out a full list of all the weathering techniques.

Green came out a little more green than allies, but I did not repaint it all over again. Dozer blade I dyed in three stages.The first struck a subterranean dark red (the color of burnished steel), then the method of hairspray struck green, a little flush green, repeated the same trick with Metallic paint. Model painted as usual with artistic acrylic Polycolor, MIG pigments, and oils.

Assemble this kit was easy. Problems perhaps made ​​only tracks. A little bit of Tamiya putty and the model is ready.

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This is an out production set, but from time to time, some one appear on Ebay, see here.