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T-64B East Germany

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Greg built this T 64B from Trumpeter in 1:35 scale with its crew at a soviet Army base somewhere in the GDR (East Germany) sometime in the 70's or 80's. The crew figures are from ICM while the base is scratch made and the concrete fence is cardboard construction, as well as the parking place surface . The hollow ones are made of styrofoam. The resin trash bins were created by his friend
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About the Author

About Greg Kostulski (Rubadub)
FROM: , POLAND


Comments

Greg, Great-looking T-64 and diorama! I haven‘t seen many dioramas dedicated to these Cold-War Soviet vehicles (my favorite modeling subject) and this is excellent - the figures and their poses are well done, and I like the contrast between the tank with its low-slung, almost sci-fi appearance and the everydayness of the setting - the trash cans and oil barrels, brooms and dustpans and the posters. Good job and the fence and the concrete groundwork as well. Jerry
SEP 16, 2019 - 03:06 AM
I really enjoyed what you build & presented here though I do reluctantly question the shade of light green for the tank. I've only seen a forest green paint scheme myself and wondered if this was to represent an old, tired and sun-faded tank? The figures are great.
SEP 16, 2019 - 12:20 PM
Er, just coming to the completion stage of my own T64B diorama; can anyone confirm what constitutes the exhaust? Is it just the shield-shaped grill to the right of the rear hull, or is it the rectangular slats - or even both? A study of footage etc has left me uncertain (unless I've missed the obvious). In other words I need to know what to blacken with my pastels. Brian
SEP 18, 2019 - 03:18 AM
Honestly , I dont care too much about the particular shade of russian armor. I used to think that they used paint close enough to forest green. I do not search the one and only propper shade, but this particular tank was shouldnt be faded or too dirty - they were relatively new , and it was the army garrison, cleaning was the everyday duty.Thanks, Greg
SEP 18, 2019 - 06:54 AM
I think exhaust is the shield -shaped grill
SEP 18, 2019 - 06:56 AM
From the National Interest: The T-64 and T-80 series tanks have a horizontally opposed diesel engine and a gas turbine engine respectively, both with large exhaust ports at the rear of the tank. The other platforms have diesel engines with exhaust ports on the right side of the tank.
SEP 18, 2019 - 10:58 AM
Thanks; if it is indeed the "shield" shaped grill then I can happily blacken that - but I also wondered what the horizontal slats were to the left of it. Clearly I'm no mechanic/engineer but if anyone can enlighten me I'd be grateful. Brian
SEP 18, 2019 - 11:39 PM