East German T-55

Posted by panzerman825 on 15 Jan 2021, 13:24

Greetings fellow miniature painters. I return with the counterpart of my M-48. It's an East German T-55 with accompanying troops. This was my final entry into the Youtube group build....NATO vs Warsaw Pact.
The kit is from Italeri in 1/72 scale. It was built stock. I only added the crew figures.

The guard shack and fence are scratchbuilt.

The border barrier, sign, and tank obstacle are from Hasagawa in 1/72 scale.

Vallejo acrylic paint was used throughout the project.

The ground troops are from Italeri, Warsaw Pact troops set, in 1/72 scale.

The base is cork covered with Woodland Scenics ballast and earth. The foliage is by JT Designs.

Showing two opposing forces in one nation made the subjects very compelling. I enjoyed this YT group build. I hope you find it interesting as well. Any thoughts, questions, and/or constructive criticisms are welcomed. Thanks, Bill
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panzerman825  United States of America
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Posted by Wiking on 15 Jan 2021, 15:01

And once more a neat build of a not often seen theme in 1/72.

The Steel helmet of your well painted soldiers are going back to 1943 / 44.
That was a new German steel helmet (M 45) easier to build with less material used but did not go into mass production.

Your nice build T 55 is a further development of the T 54 that`s four runner was the T44.
The T44 was a development during WWII of the well known T 34.

T 34 ! Checkout the actual (15.01.2020) production line at the huib Factory NO: 50 (LC, Low Countries) :-D

Nice work from you.
The DDR trees are empty of green. The surface around it look poor.
The trees on the (I interpret) West Germany side are full of green as the surrounding area !

I like ideas like that to underline in a simple but effective way the whole Dio, situation.

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Wiking  Germany
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Posted by Kekso on 15 Jan 2021, 17:38

Yeah, I bet that ramp would stop that T-55 :xd:
Nice work btw :thumbup:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 15 Jan 2021, 19:28

It's a fantastic work, panzerman825. I love the so nitid and clean paintjob on the figures and tank along with the so realistic scenery. :love: :notworthy:

My very best congratulations. :yeah:

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Posted by despertaferro on 16 Jan 2021, 01:49

Both displays are wonderful.

IMO the best from you I've seen.


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Posted by Peter on 16 Jan 2021, 09:42

Wonderfull diorama! I like it whole the way! :thumbup:
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