Summer 2010 Group Build Under Construction Thread, Kursk. II S.S. Panzer corps slowly claw their way toward Obayan in Group Builds; The story behind the build is this.
The date is July 6 1943, Operation citadel is 2 days old. Against ...
Kursk. II S.S. Panzer corps slowly claw their way toward Obayan
The story behind the build is this.
The date is July 6 1943, Operation citadel is 2 days old. Against dug-in and very stubborn resistance German advances are slow. The only real gains are in the southern pincer, southeast of Obayan, where German Fourth Panzer army has battled it's way to Prokhorovka.
Ok, that's the setting this is the idea ...
I'm going to attempt 2 new things in this build.
1. I'm going to build a knocked out and partially burnt out tank. I think this is going to be quite involved as it will require an interior and some careful study of burnt out vehicles.
2. I have some German figures and, although I'm sort of happy with the poses, the uniforms require some alterations. The wehrmacht troops should be SS and therefore should be wearing the SS smocks. Short boots and gaters will also be required as well as some other stuff. This obviously requires some figure conversions
I'm going to use this build to try new techniques with particular emphasis on figure build and painting and the finish of the burnt out tank...
...Thats the idea, here's the kits...
These are the kit parts to the AFV Club T34/76 with full interior.
Parts.jpgAFV Club T34 76.jpg
These are the figures
There's a big risk here of this going badly wrong! but hey, I'll give it a go and we'll see what happens!!!
Really looking forward to all this Red Army stuff
удачи! (Good luck everyone)
Remember boys, flies spread disease... so keep yours closed!
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Hi Paul. This is just brilliant what you are planing. And i think it encompasses all that the GB should be about....trying new things. I love both the tank kit and the figures you have gone for, i will be watching this with real interest. Well done and good luck with the build, regards Martin :-)
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