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NIKON
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COOLPIX P5000
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Nov 5, 2009, 9:50:06 AM
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T-35 1 by Bang-Doll-SSI T-35 1 by Bang-Doll-SSI
T-35
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resin

Yes, this was a real tank, not some Miyazaki fantasy. The T-35 was built in the years prior to WW2 when many countries were experimenting with the idea of the "land battleship" type of tank. The idea was that if the second world war would be fought like the first with lots of trenches and stalemates, these behemoths would break the stalemate.

However, the idea of high mobility won out and these types of tanks were quickly outmaneuvered and overwhelmed by superior numbers. And so the idea of the multiple turret land battleship came to a quick end.

I built this for my father (who loves land battleships) from the resin kit by Ostmodels. Even though Ostmodels is a small company run pretty much single handed by a school superintendent in Tasmania (really!), this little kit was a gem. Great detail and fun to build.

Paint is Tamiya. Weathered with oils, Vallejo, and powders by Tamiya and Bragdon.
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Saeblundr Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist
a delightful model, with a solid paintjob, and the history lesson was to-the-point and informative! thank you!
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Bang-Doll-SSI Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I get pretty long-winded in these things, so keeping it short for this build was a rarity. lol
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eyepilot13 Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They didn't quite prove their worth in Finland, but they sure are cool looking!
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Coffeebean2 Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
enough guns?
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eyepilot13 Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That was the style back then (Not just the Soviets!) And as WWII broke out they realized how impractical it was!
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:iconwarrior1944:
Ahh that one, a terrible tank but look impressive on the parades but not so much in battle :) Superb job on this one!
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Bang-Doll-SSI Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! The land battleships always look cool, but not much else. lol
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:icondershishagott:
quit interesting and asymetric turret placing
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raipo Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is the same as the one in "Pigs in a Tank" right?
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Bang-Doll-SSI Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it appearaed in one of his illustrations. As far as I know, not a full comic, though (like the Return of Hans or Otto Carius, about a Panzer IV and a Tiger respectively).
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