Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Panzer III Roco

I got a few Panzer III tanks that need some work.

Used Roco can be cheaper than the new stuff, I buy it all the time.

These were missing hatches, had damaged guns, and were missing some of the spare road wheels from the fenders.

I have built up a few spare parts and I was able to fix these three tanks.

Extra hatch from the spares bin.

Monday, June 26, 2017

T34 Conversion

Another Roco ARV conversion.

Sometimes the Russian built a box over the opening, not unlike many German ARVs.

I use a few bits of sheet styrene for the box.

Then I put another small, removable piece of sheet styrene and put tools and supplies on it.

Dismounted it makes up a small machine shop.

Band saw or drill press from a model railroad store.

Soviet Jeep with Roco Kubelwagen.

Side view.

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Easy ARV conversion.  The Soviets used many old T34 hulls as towing vehicles for disabled vehicles or those stuck in the mud.

Take and M113 hatch and glue it on the top of the T34 where the turret used to be located.

Glue the boom from the M577 along the turret ring.

Add a "steel" unditching beam.

And an extra resin cast road wheel.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Land Battleship

This tank reminded me of this vehicle.  It seemed perfect for my 1938 US Army. 

They had some very nice clear parts.

I used the Model Master Clear Parts Glue for it.

 All the other plastic parts got Model Master glue.

 Flash free and excellent fit with all the parts.

 Lots of little sub assemblies move.

Instructions were very clear.