Ron Garcia Pretty easy kit to build. Much easier than Hobby Boss's T-28. The running gear is much simpler and the kit has link and length tracks vs individual tracks for the T-28. PE was reasonable. However, there is a section that wants you to add very tiny PE strips on the running gear. Looked very tedious and since a plate covered it, why bother? Tricky to paint because PE "straps" fold down from the fender to the armor plating covering the running gear leaving a decent sized gap. I painted the tracks, running gear, and armored plate first, assembled and added them to the kit, and then I finished the rest of the model. I painted the PE straps over the tracks by hand. I decided not to add the optional antenna since I wanted a cleaner look. Instead of the parade stripes (at least I think that's what they're there for) I simply added a red star to each side. Copper wire is provided for the two cables. My question is, "Why?" They don't drape over anything, the cable ends are plastic anyway, and it is tricky to match the length of both. Plastic would have been so much easier for the entire thing. The finished kit is very long and dwarfs my other Soviet tanks of that era. Pretty unique tank - five turrets (!) - that I would easily recommend for any modeler with a little bit of experience using PE and interested in early WW II Soviet armor.
Jörg Luther The stripes have nothing to do with parades. They are tactical markings used by tank brigades from 1932 to 1938 but could still be seen on vehicles early in the war. The upper constant band gives the battalion, the lower dashed band gives the company. Colors are red 1st, white 2nd, black 3rd, blue 4th, yellow 5th.
18. August at 09:29:02
Ron Garcia Interesting. Thanks for clearing that up for me! I just looked at a tank on the Tank Encyclopedia website that had only the red star on each side and went with that.
Hunter Cummins Finally an affordable t 35
and one that has amazing detailimg
24. April 2014 at 21:07:01
william wise i know and i never got around to building my ICM kit i think i will get some metal tracks for it and build it before this kit comes out
24. April 2014 at 23:16:34
Hunter Cummins Good idea
im getting mine from my dad for doimg work around the house
25. April 2014 at 00:56:03
Hunter Cummins I have always wanted tobuild one of these and now I can
25. April 2014 at 00:56:52
william wise its a awesome tank and just recently the Russians started the last remaining T-35 up to move it to a different hall for restoration i cant remember where i saw that clip from but it was pretty cool
25. April 2014 at 01:27:12
Hunter Cummins Now that is awesomei will look on youtube
wargammer network and this other company are restoring the german maus tank
they are redoing everything. They will make the gun usable and will make it run like you can take it to war
25. April 2014 at 01:52:15
Hunter Cummins Turnes out iwill be getting the new tiger 1 from dragon (the mid version) the t 35 and the jagd IV you recomended