Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tanks and Anti-Tanks

In the background a few Roco T-34/76 tanks. They were used up until the end of World War Two, on my recent visit to Berlin they display two of them on plinths and claim they were the first to Soviet tanks into Berlin.

These big yellow monsters are the JS-II from Paul Heiser Models. Excellent resin kits in HO scale for late war Soviet offensives.

This is the Italeri 76.2 mm gun in 1/72md scale. They Russians used about a gillion of these in World War Two. I am building up two Soviet tank corps and so I need a lot of these bad boys. They will join their companions from Lyzards Grin and get mounted on trays in the future.


Snickering Corpses said...

One of the things I've puzzled over is using 1/72 artillery and AT guns with 1/87 vehicles. Obviously, I'm using 1/72 figures with the vehicles, which doesn't bother me, but I worry about using the 1/72 guns and whether the scale different overwhelms the vehicles? I also worry whether they will look especially bad if I gradually get a few of the 1/87 guns from Roco. Can you mix the two scales of gun convincingly or do you need to choose a scale and stick with it?

Bunkermeister said...

The guns are close to the figures, so I think that 1/72nd scale guns look okay with the 1/72nd scale figures. There is almost no artillery or ATGs in 1/87th scale, so we don't have much choice anyway.

I try and use only 1/87 when it is reasonably available.