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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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T-34/76 Maquette 3504 WIP
Petition2God
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 04:51 PM UTC
This is my WIP kit- 1/35 T-34/76 Stalingrad Production Maquette
3504.
It was cheap on eBay - all kinds of fit issues but got around to this so far in assembly. Let me know what you think.



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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 01:50 AM UTC
Looks good from here but you'll need to alter the mantle as the STZ (Stalingrad Tractor Factory) had a unique chiselled design the mantle where the barrel sticks out had a slant design only seen on tanks from the Stalingrad factory.
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 03:13 AM UTC

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Looks good from here but you'll need to alter the mantle as the STZ (Stalingrad Tractor Factory) had a unique chiselled design the mantle where the barrel sticks out had a slant design only seen on tanks from the Stalingrad factory.


Hi Ant,
Thanks for the feedback. Can you show me some examples as to what that mantlet looks like? Most likely, I won't be able to change it since such mantlet wasn't included and I am not going to invest in some AM part to a $23 kit. But for reference purposes.
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 03:15 AM UTC
WOW! That is looking fine...
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 06:28 AM UTC
Hi James,
Have a look here:

The only surviving Stalingrad Tractor Factory example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5DYi6pj27E

Cheers,
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 12:30 PM UTC

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Looks good from here but you'll need to alter the mantle as the STZ (Stalingrad Tractor Factory) had a unique chiselled design the mantle where the barrel sticks out had a slant design only seen on tanks from the Stalingrad factory.


Hi Ant,
Thanks for the feedback. Can you show me some examples as to what that mantlet looks like? Most likely, I won't be able to change it since such mantlet wasn't included and I am not going to invest in some AM part to a $23 kit. But for reference purposes.


The gun cradle with the "chiseled" face was manufactured by the Barrikady Plant in the city, but it wasn't used on the entire production run of STZ tanks. It was an economy measure introduced in the summer of 1942. It just eliminated the bend in the front plate.
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 04:43 PM UTC
Thank you all for your feedback! More photos to come.