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Russian Tanks/SPg's

Post by Aracula » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:01 pm

Hey all I always thought the 1/18th market never had enough of the Russian armor made except for a few T34's, and as a future project I was thinking of building a Russian tank or SPg kit, like the KV1, or the IS2 or maybe a SU 76. I was wondering what others thought about this idea, or maybe if there was another country who should be represented more in the 1/18th market. Like maybe the Brits, Cromwell, or Valentine, Matilda, Crusader, or Comet.

Let me know what you all think, I love building these vehicles and plan on continuing to do so, so lets hear what you all think.

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Post by CoreyD » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:21 pm

I've always wanted a t55 or t62 in 1/18.

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Post by Birddog » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:57 am

I second the T-55 or T-62. A T-72 would be cool too.
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Re: Russian Tanks/SPg's

Post by grockwood » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:23 am

I would like to see the KV1 or IS2 made as well as the British tanks such as the Cromwell, Comet and Crusader III.

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Post by maritime96 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:09 am

Cromwell or a Churchill tank. Been wanting more British armor since pickle did the Firefly :D
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Re: Russian Tanks/SPg's

Post by CanberraPaul » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:22 pm

I have always wanted a SU85 or a SU100. How about making a kit that could fit onto Matthews excellent T34?

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Post by pickelhaube » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:44 pm

CanberraPaul wrote:I have always wanted a SU85 or a SU100. How about making a kit that could fit onto Matthews excellent T34?
That will be done in the future.

But I am not sure how far. :oops:
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Re: Russian Tanks/SPg's

Post by kduck » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:22 pm

It's not a tank or an SPG and it's certainly not WW2 but I would consider coming back to 1:18 for a BRDM-2 and some appropriate 1st or 2nd Chechen War Russian figures to go along with it.

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Re: Russian Tanks/SPg's

Post by Aracula » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:46 am

Kduck I could for sure build that vehicle, it looks rather easy to build actually.
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Re: Russian Tanks/SPg's

Post by CoreyD » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:12 pm

Someone put one up in 1/18 on Shapeways, but it's prohibitively expensive.

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Re: Russian Tanks/SPg's

Post by kduck » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:56 pm

Aracula wrote:Kduck I could for sure build that vehicle, it looks rather easy to build actually.
I've seen your work and I'm sure that you could do an awesome job. I don't do any 1:18 scratch building or conversions but the lines are similar to the Chinese IFV from Power Team and I've wondered if that vehicle could be used as a starting point or a parts donor for certain Russian vehicles like the BRDM-2 or the BTR series.
CoreyD wrote:Someone put one up in 1/18 on Shapeways, but it's prohibitively expensive.
I've seen that BRDM-2 on Shapeways as well as some other modern Soviet/Russian models and most of them look very nice. Unfortunately as you mentioned, they are prohibitively expensive. I've bought some 1:6 items from there but nothing in 1:18. I can't really afford custom or 3D printed vehicles in 1:18 without giving up or cutting way back on my other interests. My primary collecting interests are 1:6 modern Russian figures and that hobby has gotten quite expensive, so I would have a hard time doing both scales unless I were collecting 1:18 items from a regular retail line. I doubt that modern Russian armor and figures will ever be mass produced in 1:18 but one can always hope. Below is a link to the store where the BRDM-2 and quite a few other vehicles can be found on Shapeways as well as another store with some nice Russian items, including an excellent looking ZSU-23-2.

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/amodels? ... Models&s=0

http://www.shapeways.com/shops/panzervs ... e-products
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Re: Russian Tanks/SPg's

Post by Aracula » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:53 am

I bought a 3d printer, spent a lot of money on it, I just never have took the time yet yo learn much about using it, guess I should as man those are expensive models.
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