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Soviet Space Troopers   3 comments

Space Troopers are a line of figures by vinyl company Toygraph.  They feature a modular design with multiple arm weapons and heads, and a classic sci-fi funk.  I am currently working on three pairs of Troopers in different paint schemes, and finished these Soviet themed Troopers last night.  Troopers usually have a simple masked spray pattern and are kind of boring, but I thought that they could be vastly improved with a matte finish and some proper weathering and detailing.  I freehanded the wavy camo over a classic Rooskie red suit, and added brass colored joint work and some yellow trim, looking at my Big Red Large Martin for inspiration.

I’m really happy with how these came out, and might have to whip up some more in this scheme.

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Posted November 4, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Commissions, Toy Customs, Vinyl

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Trumpeter 1/16 T-34/85   2 comments

The T-34 was the primary tank of the Soviet forces in WWII, and it saw a great many revisions during the war as technology and production advanced.  The T-34/85 is armed with the later 85mm gun, and wa sa common sight on the Russian Front.

Trumpeter produces a series of T-34s in 1/16 scale, which is fairly enormous… the chassis of the tank is about the size of a shoebox (the T-34 is not that big of a tank).  These mammoth kits have complete interiors and fully working suspension.  I spent a great deal of time on the interior, even though some of it will never be seen again now that the model is all assembled.  I made all of the hatches workable, including adding a hinge for the large engine hatch so that the interior can be viewed.  There are WIP pics here of the interior when it was completed before I closed up the kit, to prove all that detail is really there!  The kit features fully articulated spring-loaded suspension with workable tracks, so I made sure that my weathering for the running gear and tracks was realistic and allowed the suspension to remain workable.  The only upgrades I made to the kit were a turned aluminum gun barrel, the engine hatch hinge, wiring for the sparkplugs on the engine, and photoetched front fenders.  I’m still waiting for someone to release figures for this kit… it could really use a crew!

Posted January 23, 2009 by Prometheum5 in Historical Armor

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