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On to Berlin!

Adding to Maxim Bylkin’ “theme” I dredged up this old biscuit. It’s a 1/72 Dragon T-34-85 with “bedspring” armor. The bedsprings were actually metal grids with brackets welded up as early stand-off armor, to defeat Panzerfausts, the terror of urban close-in fighting. This widely disributed one shot anti-tank rocket was in the hands of many German defenders, and caused countless casualties among the Russian tanks. How well the “bedsprings” worked is not documented.

The photoetched bedsprings were glued on with white glue when the CA I was using drove me crazy. Pigments from AK’s “urban Combat” set are smeared all over for that “rubble” look.

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9 responses to On to Berlin!

  1. Interesting application of “armor”, Bill…..don’t think I’ve ever seen those before.

  2. Great job, like the weathering

  3. It really looks the part, Bill, interesting model, and like Marc said, good job on the weathering.

  4. Nice work Bill.
    I like the idea of the bed spring armour.

  5. Is that a scale Serta mattress spring on the tank? Very nice work.

  6. Nice build and great weathering!

  7. Excellent T-34, characteristic appearance the tank end of the war, very recognisably!

  8. That’s very cool. Different too. Nice one. 🙂

  9. Bill,
    Very nicely done.

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