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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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SU 85 1-25scale
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:33 AM UTC
Hello!
That`s my old project, what waits a long timeon the shelf.
Now is good time to come back and finish all the T34 family vehicles.
As maybe someone of You remember I try manufactured some wheels ,tracks and other pieces few years ago. Now I change my mind and do all this resin accessories as one person firm/shop supported partially by my Friend, who is designer.
Now I introduce SU85, converted from ToyStar (copies of Tamiya) SU100.
Firts steps few years ago










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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:46 AM UTC
And some pics with some changes, new resin wheels, tracks, completely new gun mantlet and some new details.

New engine deck, rear plate and details.












Details of fighting compartment, new gun mantlet and front beam ramming.








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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 01:59 AM UTC
Hull of SU is mostly ready.
Time to rework the chassi and I plan to do, that in spite of the differences I can adapt it to SU and T34.
The differences are in the position of escape hatch and 2 inspection caps.















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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 06:50 AM UTC
Very interesting build so far Piotr, I'll be following it. I started the T34/85 in 1/25, also by ToyStar, a few yrs ago.

Funny, but I remember doing the exact same thing w/ the front drive axle. Tamiya obviously sold these as battery powered kits waay back when, and I used a small dia rod just as you have replacing those dated, silly motors and gears.
Did you scratch the rear hull plate hex bolts or picked up something AM? I will def be finishing my T34, I've been gathering some various bits for a Berlin '45 dio, and I hope to be seeing your SU coming along too.
Thanks for sharing...

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 05:29 AM UTC
Looking very good! I especially like the tracks on this model. Like all Russian armor this model says it is strictly business. No elegant lines, no frills, just brutal and effective. Always loved the straightforward design of Russian armor for that reason. Glad to see you're still making progress on this one!


Jim
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:05 PM UTC
Thanks Dave and James for compliments.
Short and late update.
After the rear transmition cover I did tensioning mechanism with the axis of the idler wheel.




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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 06:17 PM UTC
And continue today







My floor project is universal. You can choice version, and add caps and covers, remove some rivets . At this moment You can use chassi to early or late T34 or SU.
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 08:30 AM UTC
Finally, I already have a resin copies of gun mantlet.
For me, it all takes too long.
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It's time for more details and closing this long-term project
Finally, a family photo. The SU122 is missing, but in the future it will come.


samkidd
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Posted: Thursday, August 02, 2018 - 03:12 AM UTC
These are looking good! Glad to see some progress on these as they will be awesome when finished. Keep up the good work!


Jim
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:07 PM UTC
Thanks Jim for cheering.
Now some pics with burt out road wheels.
First I use it to T34-76 hexagonal turret project based on historical pics. Here test with SU also.