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Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 01-03-2015, 05:59 PM
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Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Ah, but here's the point; both the KO'd tanks I'm...

Ah, but here's the point; both the KO'd tanks I'm speaking of were unmodified late STZ: STZ turret and hull, STZ internally dampened wheels, and 550mm tracks. :-)
The first thing to go when these...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 12-21-2014, 11:57 AM
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Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Shoot, I though the blog had started up again....

Shoot, I though the blog had started up again. :mad:

But as far as the Pomon air filters go, that Kolomiets doesn't mention a start date for STZ adopting them would be a great jumping off point...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-24-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,429
Posted By MCR
"Welds"

I'm no expert when it comes to the KV or JS series of tanks but, generally speaking, the Soviets cast their turrets as single pieces. Those aren't welds but casting seams you're seeing.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-28-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Very late production STZ tanks very definitely...

Very late production STZ tanks very definitely did use the cyclon air filter but I can't think that you would ever see both Pomon and Cyclon on the same engine. It just would not make any sense to do...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-09-2013, 03:42 PM
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Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Part A6 is the coolant cap and is glued to the...

Part A6 is the coolant cap and is glued to the center of A1. 19 is the mounting bracket for A1.
7 and 8 have something to do with the water pump though the maintenance manual I have doesn't mention...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-09-2013, 11:14 AM
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Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Very nice work on the engine:thumb: ...

Very nice work on the engine:thumb:

Interesting fact, the Soviets rarely got more than a couple hundred hours out of a wartime engine before it needed to be completely overhauled. The situation...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-07-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
If there was just one misconception about the...

If there was just one misconception about the T-34 that I could dissuade modelers from it would be this one. :)

Yes, the Soviets (by 1943) had a very robust program for rebuilding the tank (in...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 03-31-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Concerning the turret, I believe it was Scott who...

Concerning the turret, I believe it was Scott who suggested that using the kit turret as-is would not be in conflict with the tank being of STZ origin

And he is absolutely correct if you're...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 03-30-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Well, as you've noticed the mods you would need...

Well, as you've noticed the mods you would need to make are extensive but not "too" tough. I hope I wasn't making it sound like I thought it was next to impossible (though you were initially...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 01-26-2013, 05:47 PM
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Views: 8,008
Posted By MCR
Really great idea here! Like it a lot. Looking...

Really great idea here! Like it a lot.
Looking at it though, it might be more "dramatic" if you pulled it all in a little tighter. There's a fair amount of empty space that detracts from the story...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 01-26-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Ooo, well, actually, it's way off from standard...

Ooo, well, actually, it's way off from standard STZ.
You see Stalingrad used "Model '41" type hulls right to the end but made a lot of modifications in order to make them easier and cheaper to...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 01-26-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,063
Posted By MCR
Wow! You sure you want to convert that into an...

Wow! You sure you want to convert that into an STZ tank? That's gon'a be a LOT of work! Sounds like a hel'o'va project. :thumb:
How far do you intend to go with detailing?


Mark
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-13-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 20,541
Posted By MCR
Interesting work. You obviously put a lot of...

Interesting work. You obviously put a lot of effort into this model.
But I'm curious; why the MB Models wheels? They are not nearly as well detailed as what comes with the kit.

Mark
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 07-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,159
Posted By MCR
Just remember, this is a very old kit and not...

Just remember, this is a very old kit and not particularly accurate. Lots of clunky detail and kind'a out of scale as I remember.
Still, it can be a fun build and with some work can be made to look...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-15-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,043
Posted By MCR
Well, actually T-34s did have starter motors....

Well, actually T-34s did have starter motors. These are mounted on top of the transmission and engage on the flywheel/fan.
Compressed air was used in cold weather or when the batteries had run down....
Forum: Allied: World War II 07-05-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,489
Posted By MCR
Not Mk-4s

I can't remember their exact designation but these STZ loader's periscopes were not the Mk-4 or another PT-4-7.
I believe they were closer in design to the SKPO used on the initial batches of the...
Forum: planetArmor General 04-28-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,390
Posted By MCR
Frankly, this quote alone makes me further...

Frankly, this quote alone makes me further question just what you think you know about the problem.
US financial institutions are, in fact, very heavily regulated to the tune of many thousands of...
Forum: planetArmor General 04-21-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,390
Posted By MCR
Well, I have a better idea who I'm talking to...

Well, I have a better idea who I'm talking to mostly due to less than factual statements you make above.
So let me guess, you're Howard Dean? No, the writing is too coherent for him.
Noam Chomsky?...
Forum: planetArmor General 04-21-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,390
Posted By MCR
Did I mention the Dear Leader, Obama? A quick...

Did I mention the Dear Leader, Obama?
A quick civics lesson; The Congress holds the purse strings in the United States, not the President. The President may propose a budget but the responsibility...
Forum: planetArmor General 04-10-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,390
Posted By MCR
OK, how exactly does this have anything to do...

OK, how exactly does this have anything to do with modeling?

That said, it's no double standard when I expect a hell of a lot more from someone who can "legally" get me killed, take my property,...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 04-10-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,424
Posted By MCR
Overall I think this looks pretty good. ...

Overall I think this looks pretty good.
Personally though, I think the rusty chipping is a little "too much" and might look better if reduced by at least 50% or so. Yes, I realize this is the...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 12-13-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,663
Posted By MCR
One thing: You have the hull MG on upside down. ...

One thing: You have the hull MG on upside down.
Otherwise a nice build of a really interesting kit.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-27-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 34,319
Posted By MCR
Absolutely, and I say so :) Thing is, we've...

Absolutely, and I say so :)

Thing is, we've gotten into this paradigm that takes some great weathering techniques and, well, we just over use them for artistic effect as opposed to accuracy.
That...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-27-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 34,319
Posted By MCR
Very nice. The one critique I might have is...

Very nice.
The one critique I might have is that the rust and chipping is just a bit overdone.
I know it's the popular way of painting German armor these days (and you've done your work very well)...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-27-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,927
Posted By MCR
Idler

Check the idler on your L.
The front and back parts should have their spokes aligned not offset.

Mark
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