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T-34/85 Factory 112 Build
CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2015 - 09:33 PM UTC
Darren Baker builds the T-34/85 No 112 Factory Production from Academy in 1/35th scale.

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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 02:14 AM UTC
Darren

Thanks for this, just acquired the late with bed spring armor, and looking forward to it.

Kevin
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 07:51 AM UTC

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Darren Baker builds the T-34/85 No 112 Factory Production from Academy in 1/35th scale.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!



Thanks for the write-up, Darren. Your build and comments are very informative, and should help potential modellers/buyers in making a decision in buying this kit, or opting out for another from a different (DRAGON, for instance) maker. I'm thinking that whatever accuracy issues this kit may prove to have, can be resolved with care and a bit of work on the modeller's part.

Again, Thanks...
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 08:02 AM UTC
The rounded mudguards are suitable for 1944, the squared off pattern for 1945. Since this Factory 112 turret shell is a very late type, go for the square style (Academy also offers a Factory 183 kit, and may do others as well, so not every option is suitable for this model). Some writers question whether the turret shown here was even available before VE Day, though it is common enough in postwar photos. No matter to me, as I plan to build mine as a North Korean vehicle.
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 09:19 AM UTC
We can find many t-34/85 factory no. 112(s-53 gun type) photos which are equipped with rounded mud guards in the web easily. But be aware of their marking and insignia. FYI.
hanb7323
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 10:16 AM UTC
That means after having been stopped the production of d-5t gun type turret, the said rounded mud guards still applied to the newly s-53 gun equipped type T-34/85 factory no.112
hanb7323
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 11:35 AM UTC
From below linkage we can find rounded mud guard on the late type gun and turret vehicle whether it is war time photo or not. http://www.panzernet.com/foro4/showthread.php?14616-Panzergruppe-T-34-T-34-85-Factory-112-Crist%F3bal-Vergara
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 01:30 AM UTC
Thank you for your comments.