Saturday, October 21, 2017
Just as you were starting to think my whole collection is T34s, here are a few Panzer III for you.
There are at least 20 versions here, but all are Roco or conversions. Flamethrower, Funklenk, and ammo carrier are seen here in addition to the tank.
I have a full battaion of them here. Including some armored recovery versions and a few "what if" vehicles with the Panzer IV 75/43 medium length gun in the turret.
The ARV is a complex model but a simple design, put a box on the hull instead of a turret.
One snow plow version with a munitions carrier on one side and a Panzer III with skirts on the other side. Note the explosive charge carriers in yellow.
I have made several versions of the side skirts. Most of these are painted and are likely to get more attention in 2018, I think there will be a lot of painting next year.
Friday, October 20, 2017
More Roco T34 tanks. I have about 200 in a couple versions.
Most of them are painted, which for me is unusual. Note the tanker truck lurking in the sideline.
Row after row of tanks and armored recovery vehicles.
T34 tanks without a turret were often employed to act as a tow truck for other tanks that got stuck in the mud.
Overall my WWII Soviet collection is in pretty good shape. It's due for additional work in 2018.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
More of the Russian collection. Sometimes I use cardboard boxes inside the plastic box to prevent vehicles from sliding around.
These little Tyco tractor loads from flatcars make good Soviet tractors. Caterpillar opened a factory in the Soviet Union and most of the tractors went to the military.
Sometimes just a change in the smoke stack makes a big difference.
Original plastic colors for these were silver, orange and yellow!
The Roco T34/76 collection. 65 of them.
Replacement resin cast hatch in yellow.
At 40+ years old many of these needed work, but I am getting things organized.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Caesar Miniatures ancient Lybians attack the legendary Lobster-Turtle.
Aided by Tarzan and his friend they drive off the beast.
Who retreats to his Barsoomian flyer.
Later he confronts Aztec warriors, by Revell.
Starting legends that a silver warrior will come again from the sky.