Academy 1:35 - T-34/85 Factory Production Version - Plastic Model Kit #13290
Perfect as a Berlin Assault tank or a Korean War unit. The T-34/85 entered production in 1944 as an improvement over the T-34/76. It featured heavier armour to withstand the increased firepower of the latest German tanks, a larger turret to house the new 85mm S-53 main gun, and internal stowage for 56 rounds of ammunition. The T34/85 was also equipped with 2x 7.62mm machine guns. Powered by a 12 cylinder diesel engine, the T-34/85 could move at speeds of up to 55 kph.
The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank that is generally considered as having had significant impact on tank design and development. The T-34 is often credited as the most effective, efficient and influential tank design of the Second World War. At the time of it's initial deployment he T-34 had an impressive combination of armament, speed, armour and toughness. The T-34 was armed primarily with a 76.2 mm (3 in) high-velocity gun which provided a substantial increase in firepower over any of its contemporaries; its heavy sloped armour was difficult to penetrate by most anti-tank weapons of the period. When first encountered in 1941, the German tank general von Kleist called it "the finest tank in the world" and Heinz Guderian confirmed the T-34's "vast superiority" over existing German armour of the time.
The T-34 was the primary vehicle of the Soviet armoured forces throughout World War II. The design allowed it to be constantly refined to meet the changing needs of the Eastern Front conflict: as the war progressed it became more capable, but also quicker and cheaper to produce. The Soviet Union would eventually produce more than 80,000 T-34s (all variants), allowing more and more to be deployed as the war continued despite losing great numbers to the Wehrmacht. The development of the T-34 led directly to the T-54 and T-55 series of tanks, which in turn evolved into the T-62, T-72, and T-90 that form the armoured mainstay of many modern armies. T-34 variants were widely exported after World War II and up to 1996 were still in service in at least 27 countries.
Features and options:
Detailed spring suspension in hull
Link and length track for ease of assembly/painting
Hull details including spare track links, fuel cells, stowage
Choice of circa 1945 or circa 1950 turret
Casting detail captured on turret surface
Choice of tall or short Commanders cupola
Positionable crew hatches
Markings are provided for six examples:
T-34/85, 904, Berlin, Germany, May 1945
T-34/85, M08, Berlin, Germany, May 1945
T-34/85, Yugoslavia, 1945
T-34/85, 738, North Korean Army, 1950
T-34/85, 229, North Korean Army, 1950
T-34/85, 'Knocked Out 20 July 1950 Under the Supervision of Major General WF Dean'
AK Interactive Terrains are acrylic products designed for creating textures in dioramas. It is easy to achieve great results in both thin and thick layers. These products can be diluted with water or acrylic thinner to improve the flow. The recommended drying time is 24 hours.
Snow texture is designed for creating snow effects on any surface – terrain, vehicles or buildings.
Asphalt and Concrete textures have a grey shade similar to that of roads, asphalt covered surfaces, runways and concrete buildings.
Dry, Wet and Muddy ground textures are intended for recreating dry or wet soil and mud. In order to create track marks, press the wheels or tracks onto the surface before it dries.
Dark Earth is perfect for recreating rich dark shades of earth on diorama bases where a thick and dense texture is desired. Light Earth texture is designed for lighter shades of earth.
Beach Sand is a fine and flat texture for recreating beach areas such as the beaches of Normandy. Desert Sand is suitable for any type of desert scene, for example North Africa. It can be shaped when wet and is very useful for making dunes.
8011 AK Interactive Terrains - Snow, 250ml
8013 AK Interactive Terrains - Asphalt, 250ml
8014 AK Interactive Terrains - Concrete, 250ml
8015 AK Interactive Terrains - Dry Ground, 250ml
8016 AK Interactive Terrains - Wet Ground, 250ml
8017 AK Interactive Terrains - Muddy Ground, 250ml
8018 AK Interactive Terrains - Dark Earth, 250ml
8019 AK Interactive Terrains - Beach Sand, 250ml
8020 AK Interactive Terrains - Desert Sand, 250ml
8021 AK Interactive Terrains - Light Earth, 250ml
8022 AK Interactive Terrains - Sandy Desert, 250ml
8023 AK Interactive Terrains - Neutral Texture - Earth, 250ml
This slightly tinted liquid crystalline product is designed for replicating small puddles and standing dirty water in your dioramas and vignettes.
Apply the product in thin layers, no more than 3mm at a time. It is self levelling and capable of flowing over uneven surfaces. In order to create a thicker layer, build up thin layers. Puddles are easy to handle with a brush.
High quality acrylic product.
Includes: AK Interactive Puddles, 60ml
Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml
Includes: 1 x 40 ml bottle
VAL73801 European Splash Mud
VAL73802 Russian Splash Mud
VAL73803 Industrial Splash Mud
VAL73804 Light Brown Splash Mud
VAL73805 Brown Splash Mud
VAL73806 Black Splash Mud
VAL73807 European Thick Mud
VAL73808 Russian Thick Mud
VAL73809 Industrial Thick Mud
VAL73810 Light Brown Thick Mud
VAL73811 Brown Thick Mud
VAL73812 Black Thick Mud
VAL73813 Oil Stains
VAL73814 Fuel Stains
VAL73815 Engine Grime
VAL73816 Diesel Stain
VAL73817 Petrol Spills
VAL73818 Brown Engine Soot
VAL73821 Rust Texture
VAL73822 Slimy Grime Dark
VAL73823 Slimy Grime Light
VAL73824 Streaking Grime
VAL73825 Crushed Grass
VAL73826 Mud and Grass Effect
VAL73827 Moss and Lichen Effect
VAL73828 Wet Effects
Miniart 1:35 - German Tank Crew Winter, Special Edition - Plastic Figure Model Kit #35249
This kit contains parts for the assembly of five WWII German tank crew members in winter uniforms. Weapons and accessories are provided.
View instructions and full contents of this kit here
The kit contains 80 parts.
Box: 260mm x 162mm x 35mm