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Soviet SU-76i SPG
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 06:16 PM UTC
Dragon Models has added a convert German tank used by the Russians in a SU-76i, and here Kevin Brant looks into the box.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 06:20 PM UTC
Interesting vehicle, as well as the "re-captured" option!
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 07:35 PM UTC
I notice the fenders still have the holes for the German tools, which are marked 'fill'. That's going to be interesting with the tread plate pattern. I think some aftermarket brass fenders will be in order.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 07:44 PM UTC
The Royal Afghan army operated some of these after WW2. https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/wwii-gear-in-afghan-use-part-iii-tanks-and-artillery/ So did the KVP, the East German "police" force that later became the NVA. But unfortunately, KVP vehicles appear to have been unmarked.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 07:51 PM UTC

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The Royal Afghan army operated some of these after WW2. https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/wwii-gear-in-afghan-use-part-iii-tanks-and-artillery/ So did the KVP, the East German "police" force that later became the NVA. But unfortunately, KVP vehicles appear to have been unmarked.



Great piece of information, thanks ! Would never guessed...


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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 08:08 PM UTC
You're welcome. I have a thing for obscure armies and strange markings.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 08:20 PM UTC

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You're welcome. I have a thing for obscure armies and strange markings.



That makes (at least...) two of us !
jphillips
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 10:51 PM UTC
I really hate unmarked vehicles. I think every country (and insurgency) should put its emblem on its vehicles, or at least use some kind of distinctive markings. When I show someone a tank I built, it should be immediately recognizable as belonging to such and such a country or group.
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 02:02 AM UTC
Would getting a cheap PZ III kit and Masterclub's/KZ's conversion set still be a good alternative option?
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 03:05 AM UTC
dragon/ dml needs to move to russia to help the soviet red army to built their tanks.
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 03:40 AM UTC

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dragon/ dml needs to move to russia to help the soviet red army to built their tanks.



I thought "Soviet" and "Red Army" was finished years ago!
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 11:06 AM UTC

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dragon/ dml needs to move to russia to help the soviet red army to built their tanks.



Wrong country, they're in China with another Red Army; the People's Liberation Army of the Red Chinese.

Though I have to say your English is improving, keep practicing.
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 02:49 PM UTC
Kevin, why not building this SU-76i to go along with your excellent Su-122 ?

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=7291


I tried to represent this russian/german machine many years ago by converting a Revell PZ III with a resin update set (Aires if I remember well), looking like this Dragon kit will be an easier way to go... but expensive for a reboxed old kit with new parts
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 03:42 PM UTC

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Kevin, why not building this SU-76i to go along with your excellent Su-122 ?

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=7291


I tried to represent this russian/german machine many years ago by converting a Revell PZ III with a resin update set (Aires if I remember well), looking like this Dragon kit will be an easier way to go... but expensive for a reboxed old kit with new parts



Thanks for the compliment on the SU-122, and I will be starting a build log for the SU-76i soon.

Thanks
multibank17pdr
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:51 PM UTC
Very good idea ... For sure I will look for your advices and examples. Thanks
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 03:24 AM UTC
Why not build it first then give it a rating?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 04:06 AM UTC

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Why not build it first then give it a rating?



Because building most of it will be old hat, as I have built a few of the Pz.III kits, which makes up most of it.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:09 AM UTC

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Why not build it first then give it a rating?



As you'll have noticed, it takes much less time to photograph and write a number of words about a kit like this that fully build and paint it.p
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:06 PM UTC
not in My case...LOL


http://www.armorama.com/photos/review/12234/002_-_2s7_page_02_parts_count.jpg

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=12234

(well... except for the paint... hehehe)