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Old 09-21-2009, 09:12 PM
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CH T-34 Factory 112 Early Prod.

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Well at our OHMS model show last weekend, i was lucky enough to pick up a Cyberhobby T-34 112 Factory early production. But i have very few T-34 references. Any pointers to some online stuff or to a specific all around reference book (some in action, some specifics)?

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I'll be the first to admit I don't know a darn thing about 34's but here's a review over on PMMS which might be a start:

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.co...y/chc6479.html

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Old 09-21-2009, 10:44 PM
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:-D

While you were writing that, i was looking at:
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.co...y/chc6452.html

Thinking alike.

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Hoi,

Well at our OHMS model show last weekend, i was lucky enough to pick up a Cyberhobby T-34 112 Factory early production. But i have very few T-34 references. Any pointers to some online stuff or to a specific all around reference book (some in action, some specifics)?

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The kit you have, 6452, is probably their best T-34, edging out 6418 by a nose.

The early T-34s from Sormovo saw action in the battles around Moscow, alongside some of the first STZ tanks with overlapping hull plates. Sormovo inherited much of the design experience from STZ, and early 112 tanks had much in common, at least at first glance. The small round hatch was unique, and not on many tanks. Some that did have it were sent to Leningrad, where Zavod No.27 added applique to them.

Tanks of the period are possibly from anywhere, so when you go to build one, it's best to start from a photo and build a particular tank. That way things like which suspension components and stowage are much easier to determine.

There are lots of good books I know of, but they are in Russian. I won't recommend Mythical Weapon. It is the best out there, but only because there is nothing else in English. The author needs to take a pill.

Ask away when you get to building this.

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Hey Ruud, I'm the guy that recommended that kit to you at the show. It really is a good kit and like Scott said is probably Dragon's best T-34. One thing you will have to do is cut off one of those bumper stops on the forward lower hull. The instructions point this out. Out of the box you will get a really nice T-34. There is a lot of help on this site with some very knowledgeable folks to answer your questions as they arise. Good luck and can't wait to see it.

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Hoi Roy,

I'd seen your name around at various shows before, it was nice to put a face to the name. There's a bit more PE than i thought there would be, but that just means extra detail. I build slow, but i am glad to have purchased this kit.

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There is a book, actually, that covers STZ T-34, in Russian, but with lot of photos - "T-34; Stalingrad's Frontline Ilustration".
I do not have Dragon's kit, instead I will combine Dragon Sormovo ( Zavod 112.) hull and Zvezda turret and wheels.
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Hi Ruud,

look forward to seeing the progress on this one

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Hoi,

Just wondering, does this T-34 have the issue with the PE screen on the engine deck? (that it is too big for the opening).

A bigger more important question; which book out there (available) is not too spendy but gives enough info and in action shots that could help me with this project?

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