Hobbyboss's 1/48 T-34/85 1944 joint angled turret


    T-34 on wikipedia


    The kit contain 8 light grey plastic frames with a lot of small details (including complete interior) plus separated two parts superstructure, piece of brass wire and nice touch - the engine cover with glued in PE. The parts are very nicely molded with ejection pin marks on places where don't matter or are easily filled and sanded, with only one exepion that beats me - the tracks has the on every second track piece from the outside! The only way how to cope with this is mud.

The decals are for six different machines, but only one is actually pictured in the separate instruction sheet. The folded assembly instruction sheet has 12 pages and is quite clear but is missing the colour guide for interior. I guess this is before lack of the information, as I looked through the internet just to get more confussed.


    I started with cleanning up of the ejection pins on various parts. Then the assembly of the interior began together with painting. Finally, I decided to use as colour reference the pics of interior of the Trumpeter 1/16 T-34. I sprayed the inside walls with Gunze H325 Gray and then did some wash and dry brushing. Most of the interior won't be seen anyway after the hull and turret is closed. There are some fitting issues but nothing serious.


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June 2011

Martin Dolejsi

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