I am trying to assemble the PE versions of the belts going around some boxes, and I just don't feel that I get it quite right. The instructions aren't very helpful to meo_O, but I will post a picture of the instruction part, then what I've managed to bend and assemble.:eek: If anyone could please help me understand how I am supposed to do this right, that would really be appreciated.
So, I know this GB has long since been due to finish, but other parts of life has a way of interrupting people's modelling. I am no different :-)
For anyone who might still be interested, please find below pictures of parts of the now assembled tank. (The current status of the project is that it is completely assembled with decals and gloss coated, so ready for weathering! Pictures of that coming up!)
I particularly like the track sag on this one. Clear minusses are the lack of any discernible way of fixing the two metallic cables to the tank, and my mistake with the track links on one side, which must apparently be one link too short :-( Better luck next time, I guess, but I did make them match before painting, so I have not been critical enough of the length. Something to learn for next time I make an indie-link vehicle, for sure!
I would like to again underline just what a pleasure it was to build this Dragon kit: Parts look absolutely stunning, on this kit fit absolutely beautifully, and the instructions were - for once - sufficient. Photo etch minimal, and easy to apply. I had to scratch build the brown holders for the spare tracks (used thin, flat Evergreen plastic strip), as the ones the kit came with would not bend, they would break! All in all, I heartily recommend this kit to any fan of T-34s.
Pictures of the current state of the T-34/76. It has been gloss coated with cheap rattle-can product. The decals on the turret were applied after a pre-emptive, additional layer of gloss coat. I am not sure if I caused silvering this time around, or if it's something else, but I realise it's not possible to determine this through the pictures. Just mentioning, and maybe it'll go away once for instance the surface is matt coated after weathering. I hope so!