|SUBJECT: W.W.-II RUSSIAN T34/85|
KIT MAKER: TAMIYA / VERLINDEN SCALE: 1/35
|The hull, suspension, wheels, tracks, and all hull details are from a Tamiya T34/76 kit. The turret & 85mm main gun are cast |
resin (by Verlinden). Like many real T34/85s, the turret has a rough, pitted, surface (on the real tanks this was a result of not
spending time to 'finish' the cast steel turrets - the tanks were rushed through production to get as many as possible into
service on the battle-field).
|SUBJECT: W.W.-II U.S. M4 HALFTRACK - PERSONNEL CARRIER VARIANT.|
KIT MAKER: TAMIYA SCALE: 1/35
SPECIAL FEATURES: Fully detailed undercarriage. Accurate 'rubber-band' tracks. Nicely detailed interior.
ADDED: The MGs were detailed by drilling out the muzzles. A real fabric tarp was added to the front fender, along with the
rope in the side rack & supply crates / boxes on the rear decks. Figures were given new Verlinden cast resin heads.
|The cobble-stone roadbed was hand carved from air-drying modeling clay. The fountain is an Italieri kit with an added "flowing |
water" effect created from optical fiber & liquid acrylic medium. The bombed-out buildings & street sign are from Tamiya kits.
The shattered windows are hand-cut clear plastic + self-adhesive transparent label overlays for the signs.