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SU for the price of one

Joined: August 10th, 2009, 5:27 pm

February 20th, 2017, 10:52 pm #1

Here are a couple of projects I am currently working on.

First one is the Dragon SU-76i with extras. The base Dragon kit is a disappointment. The new casemate is a mess so I replaced it with the MC resin conversion. The detail is nice but it is sized for the older Dragon kits. Since it was never going to be that accurate, I decided to model it as re-captured and put back into service with the Germans.

Resin Casemate - Masterclub
Tracks and spare tracks - MasterClub
Fenders and buckets - ET Model
White metal tracks - Master Club
Side Stowage boxes - Aber (set for T70 light tank)
Barrel - RB Model
Cast Drive Sprocket ModelKasten
Stamped Drive Sprocket - from a Dragon StuG III Ausf A
Cast Return Roller and Damaged Road Wheels - Panzer Art
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Cable clips and Jack Mount - ModelKasten
Ammo Box - MiniArt
Anything white is styrene





I've also built the MiniArt Su-85 Early Production mostly OOB except for a few extra details. The brass PE is included with the kit. I replaced the kit grab handles with brass wire as the sprue attachment points are too large and too numerous. A new Aber barrel is on the way since the kit one lacks rifling. The kit tracks are very nice but the attachment pins are very small and tend to get crushed. The kit has plastic tow cables so I replaced it with copper "cable".

Alternate wheels - Panzer Art and Dragon, Based on photos
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Copula Applique Armor - styrene sheet with epoxy welds







Both are ready for primer once the weather cooperates.

Thanks for looking,

Bryan
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Joined: May 29th, 2009, 4:03 pm

February 21st, 2017, 3:17 am #2

Looking forward to seeing them completed. Keep us posted...
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Joined: May 1st, 2005, 8:08 pm

February 21st, 2017, 1:36 pm #3

Here are a couple of projects I am currently working on.

First one is the Dragon SU-76i with extras. The base Dragon kit is a disappointment. The new casemate is a mess so I replaced it with the MC resin conversion. The detail is nice but it is sized for the older Dragon kits. Since it was never going to be that accurate, I decided to model it as re-captured and put back into service with the Germans.

Resin Casemate - Masterclub
Tracks and spare tracks - MasterClub
Fenders and buckets - ET Model
White metal tracks - Master Club
Side Stowage boxes - Aber (set for T70 light tank)
Barrel - RB Model
Cast Drive Sprocket ModelKasten
Stamped Drive Sprocket - from a Dragon StuG III Ausf A
Cast Return Roller and Damaged Road Wheels - Panzer Art
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Cable clips and Jack Mount - ModelKasten
Ammo Box - MiniArt
Anything white is styrene





I've also built the MiniArt Su-85 Early Production mostly OOB except for a few extra details. The brass PE is included with the kit. I replaced the kit grab handles with brass wire as the sprue attachment points are too large and too numerous. A new Aber barrel is on the way since the kit one lacks rifling. The kit tracks are very nice but the attachment pins are very small and tend to get crushed. The kit has plastic tow cables so I replaced it with copper "cable".

Alternate wheels - Panzer Art and Dragon, Based on photos
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Copula Applique Armor - styrene sheet with epoxy welds







Both are ready for primer once the weather cooperates.

Thanks for looking,

Bryan
Looks great - now the fun begins!
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Joined: March 17th, 2011, 7:57 pm

February 21st, 2017, 2:30 pm #4

Here are a couple of projects I am currently working on.

First one is the Dragon SU-76i with extras. The base Dragon kit is a disappointment. The new casemate is a mess so I replaced it with the MC resin conversion. The detail is nice but it is sized for the older Dragon kits. Since it was never going to be that accurate, I decided to model it as re-captured and put back into service with the Germans.

Resin Casemate - Masterclub
Tracks and spare tracks - MasterClub
Fenders and buckets - ET Model
White metal tracks - Master Club
Side Stowage boxes - Aber (set for T70 light tank)
Barrel - RB Model
Cast Drive Sprocket ModelKasten
Stamped Drive Sprocket - from a Dragon StuG III Ausf A
Cast Return Roller and Damaged Road Wheels - Panzer Art
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Cable clips and Jack Mount - ModelKasten
Ammo Box - MiniArt
Anything white is styrene





I've also built the MiniArt Su-85 Early Production mostly OOB except for a few extra details. The brass PE is included with the kit. I replaced the kit grab handles with brass wire as the sprue attachment points are too large and too numerous. A new Aber barrel is on the way since the kit one lacks rifling. The kit tracks are very nice but the attachment pins are very small and tend to get crushed. The kit has plastic tow cables so I replaced it with copper "cable".

Alternate wheels - Panzer Art and Dragon, Based on photos
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Copula Applique Armor - styrene sheet with epoxy welds







Both are ready for primer once the weather cooperates.

Thanks for looking,

Bryan
I'm a fan of your work. Always something interesting going on! Great builds.
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Joined: August 10th, 2009, 5:27 pm

February 21st, 2017, 3:06 pm #5

Looking forward to seeing them completed. Keep us posted...
I'll try. Could be a while.

BK
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Joined: August 10th, 2009, 5:27 pm

February 21st, 2017, 3:07 pm #6

Looks great - now the fun begins!
Not sure how I want to paint the 76i yet. Green with some sort of dark yellow cmmo applied.

BK
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Joined: August 10th, 2009, 5:27 pm

February 21st, 2017, 3:09 pm #7

I'm a fan of your work. Always something interesting going on! Great builds.
I appreciate it.

Here's something a little different I recently finished.



BK
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Joined: February 16th, 2008, 3:20 pm

February 21st, 2017, 3:12 pm #8

Here are a couple of projects I am currently working on.

First one is the Dragon SU-76i with extras. The base Dragon kit is a disappointment. The new casemate is a mess so I replaced it with the MC resin conversion. The detail is nice but it is sized for the older Dragon kits. Since it was never going to be that accurate, I decided to model it as re-captured and put back into service with the Germans.

Resin Casemate - Masterclub
Tracks and spare tracks - MasterClub
Fenders and buckets - ET Model
White metal tracks - Master Club
Side Stowage boxes - Aber (set for T70 light tank)
Barrel - RB Model
Cast Drive Sprocket ModelKasten
Stamped Drive Sprocket - from a Dragon StuG III Ausf A
Cast Return Roller and Damaged Road Wheels - Panzer Art
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Cable clips and Jack Mount - ModelKasten
Ammo Box - MiniArt
Anything white is styrene





I've also built the MiniArt Su-85 Early Production mostly OOB except for a few extra details. The brass PE is included with the kit. I replaced the kit grab handles with brass wire as the sprue attachment points are too large and too numerous. A new Aber barrel is on the way since the kit one lacks rifling. The kit tracks are very nice but the attachment pins are very small and tend to get crushed. The kit has plastic tow cables so I replaced it with copper "cable".

Alternate wheels - Panzer Art and Dragon, Based on photos
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Copula Applique Armor - styrene sheet with epoxy welds







Both are ready for primer once the weather cooperates.

Thanks for looking,

Bryan
kind of model you almost hate to see painted because of all of prep work that has gone into them.
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Joined: August 10th, 2009, 5:27 pm

February 21st, 2017, 4:54 pm #9

I'm going to use the 76i as an example when I have to give a demo on detailing a model at our local show next month.

BK
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Joined: January 19th, 2008, 9:38 am

February 21st, 2017, 10:11 pm #10

Here are a couple of projects I am currently working on.

First one is the Dragon SU-76i with extras. The base Dragon kit is a disappointment. The new casemate is a mess so I replaced it with the MC resin conversion. The detail is nice but it is sized for the older Dragon kits. Since it was never going to be that accurate, I decided to model it as re-captured and put back into service with the Germans.

Resin Casemate - Masterclub
Tracks and spare tracks - MasterClub
Fenders and buckets - ET Model
White metal tracks - Master Club
Side Stowage boxes - Aber (set for T70 light tank)
Barrel - RB Model
Cast Drive Sprocket ModelKasten
Stamped Drive Sprocket - from a Dragon StuG III Ausf A
Cast Return Roller and Damaged Road Wheels - Panzer Art
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Cable clips and Jack Mount - ModelKasten
Ammo Box - MiniArt
Anything white is styrene





I've also built the MiniArt Su-85 Early Production mostly OOB except for a few extra details. The brass PE is included with the kit. I replaced the kit grab handles with brass wire as the sprue attachment points are too large and too numerous. A new Aber barrel is on the way since the kit one lacks rifling. The kit tracks are very nice but the attachment pins are very small and tend to get crushed. The kit has plastic tow cables so I replaced it with copper "cable".

Alternate wheels - Panzer Art and Dragon, Based on photos
Stowage - Value Gear and misc
Copula Applique Armor - styrene sheet with epoxy welds







Both are ready for primer once the weather cooperates.

Thanks for looking,

Bryan
I love russian SP guns, very neat builds.

Tow cables are self-maded?
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