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Simon Nagorsnik
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Ready for restoration: PT-76B (1/72)

April 2, 2022 · in Armor · · 7 · 1.2K

This dio represents a graveyard where old soviet equipment is stored and now some of it is being restored to be handed over to a museum.- a second life for old stuff:)

First I wanted to display the PT in the "normal" way.
However, the model broke so badly that I couldn't repair it properly, so I put it aside for now.
Until the idea for this dio came to me.
I wanted to see if I could get some "volume" into the scene by dividing the tank.
I thought that this idea and theme would go well together.

The PT comes so far out of the box, apart from my modifications.

(Actually a very good kit, clean shapes and a good fit, only the running gear is a bit filigree)

I also built the entire dio myself, including most of the details.
Only the hand truck (Brengun L72097) and the pallet jack (Balaton BM7262) are purchased.
Some other small parts are from different manufacturers.

The dog and the birds are from the Pegasus Farm set (7052) and the two figures (resin 3d print) are from MAIM (72003, 72004).

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7 responses

  1. Two for the price of one! It'd never occurr to me to do this, not only clever but looks good. Well done sir

  2. They could be planning to display it so the visitors could see the interior.

  3. A great idea, Simon and a really superb result!

  4. Fun is the word. This looks good and original .As Soviet women define true equality. Did they plan an interior display ?

  5. You did an amazing job with this 'broken' piece, Simon @s-nagorsnik
    A well thought and nice looking diorama. Very unique.

  6. Thanks so much for your comments my friends!
    I had the idea for the interior too, but I don't know of any set for '72.
    So i wanted to give the impression that several vehicles are lined up next to each other.

  7. Great way of making lemonade from a lemon and thinking outside of the box. My first observation where the Mechanic's . . . can't explain that one. Excellent little dio that draws in the viewer and makes one want to visit all the details Simon.

    Two thumbs up.

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