|The finished article|
After a quick Google, it was evident that this is quite a popular subject for scale modellers, its unique look certainly breaks up the monotony of T34's. These kits often involve etched Brass, a fiddly, delicate and time consuming solution that looks great on a scale model, but would fall apart in seconds in a game...
|New plastic blister|
|Front and Back of a sprue|
Although all the pictures I could find were of T34/85's with the Armour, the ultimate assault tank in my eyes is the T-34/76. With its wide tracks, its much more at home ploughing into infantry in woods, add that with tank escorts and you've got 10 swings at Vet (assuming they all get in!), and now with an improved 4+ Faust save!
With that said, The T34/76's Turret is slightly smaller than the 85's, meaning I couldn't get two single panels side by side as per the 85. I settled for one centrally mounted, however as I don't want all my tanks looking the same, I'll move these on the rest of the platoon (and may well try squeezing two on for a particularly paranoid commander!).
|With 'standard' fuel tanks|
|Without fuel tanks|
|All that armour and he still sticks his head out!|
|Boooiinnngggg! No faust for you Jerry!|
When buying the armour, don't forget that you can 'gun tank' on-to (and away from) bed-spring armoured tanks - don't leave your Company/platoon commander as an easy kill by having him equipped differently!!
Thanks for reading,