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Sticky Crosses the Finish Line - Seeing Red!!
Sticky
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005 - 02:24 PM UTC
I did it! Here is my PST KV-1C with Presier Sovit Tank riders, attacking the germans along the transcaucasion front, September 1942. Comments always welcomed!









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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005 - 03:39 PM UTC
Looks great John,

the groundwork is absolutely beautiful!
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005 - 03:44 PM UTC
Hi John...

congrats on finishing the campaign. May i know the maker of the KV-1 and the figurines. Nice layout and cammo job. Just one thing that i cant help to notice. In the last photo, what is that thing on the figure neck?? looks like some sort of sling bag ..

once again, congrats comrade
Sticky
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2005 - 11:14 PM UTC
Thanks Guys!

Silantra, The Tank is from PST, an Eastern European manufacturer, the figs are from Presier, a German company. All the figs where heavily reworked and the details resculpted as they were so soft. The "thing" around the figs neck is a blanket, many Soviet soldiers carried them, the fig on the tank has one as well.
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 12:08 AM UTC
Congratulations Comrade

Very well done mate, I really like it. From what material have you made those grasses?

Thanks for sharing,

Cheers,
Jurjen
Sticky
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 08:08 AM UTC

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Congratulations Comrade

Very well done mate, I really like it. From what material have you made those grasses?

Thanks for sharing,

Cheers,
Jurjen



Thanks Jurjen,

The grass is silflor, a model railroad grass matt product.
rv1963
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 08:19 AM UTC
Thats a great job on your little dio i really like the paint job on the KV-1 i have never seen this before, its a nice change from the usual Russian green.
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 08:40 AM UTC
Awesome work Sticky..I really like scene. The tank looks great. Cammo job is very nice.Airbrush?? The groundwork is very nice also. Almost thought it was Heki grass for a minute. Great Job!
Mary (++)
Sticky
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 11:54 AM UTC
Thanks Mary, Nope its Silflor, expensive stuff, but it looks great.
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 03:39 AM UTC
Great work John, not seen that camo before but looks great. I will have to see if I can find that grass in the UK.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 04:13 AM UTC
The grass looks great, but my one comment is if the weight of the tank is digging into the grass, shouldnt there be some grass stuck into the treads along the top run and at the ends?

nice effect with the longer grass though, which type is it? By that I mean what color and what length?

Mike
Sticky
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 05:31 AM UTC
Thanks Guys,

MLD the grass is the 8mm fall field grass with weeds.

Here is what I was thinking when I didn't put grass on the tracks: Its mid September on the Steppes, I would suspect that the earth is fairly well dried and hard by now. The tank is just crushing the grass down, not chewing up the earth, thus I don't think there would be much grass stuck to the tracks.

Thanks for the commnets!
october
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 08:05 AM UTC
Excellent Comrade,simply excellent,a toast in your honour.
October
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 08:15 AM UTC
Congratulations on a job well done. I really like that camo on the tank.
thebear
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 05:50 AM UTC
John ...every time I look at this dio I have to remember it is 1/72 scale and not 1/35th good job and great balance to your display. Never seen this camo before but like someone else said it makes a change from Russian green!

Rick
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 06:26 AM UTC
WOW Thought it was fantastic for 1/35th....amazing in 1/72. Great paint, weathering figs and grass JUST GREAT
Sticky
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 07:15 AM UTC
Thanks for the praise. I will not say it was an easy project for these 'ol eyes, and I'm not sure how many more 1.72 projects I have left in me. Stuff we take for granted in 1.35, in Braille is a whole another ball of wax!

Again thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 11:25 AM UTC
Very impressive job there Comrade. I'm sure you will be greatly rewarded.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 12:05 PM UTC
Very nice job overall I've seen the in work shots of that KV Very nice I don't think I could do PE in 1/72
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 - 12:42 PM UTC
Most impressive Comrade Sticky. And in 1/72 too… most impressive.

An effort very worthy of this great Soviet build.

Cheers,
N E O
Sticky
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 03:20 AM UTC
Thanks "Comrades"! All in a days work for the motherland in its struggle against the facist pigs. :-)