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T-44M
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:28 PM UTC
Andras Donaszi takes a look at the T-44M from MiniArt in 1/35th scale.


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metooshelah
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 11:52 PM UTC
Thank you for the review. Got to say i am disappointed by the lack of driver compartment (also the engine, but to lesser extent). I ordered this kit (hasn't arrived yet) with an idea of making an "explosion" model, but now...
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 02:39 AM UTC
the t-44m served over 40 years in the soviet army.
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 12:33 PM UTC

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Thank you for the review. Got to say i am disappointed by the lack of driver compartment (also the engine, but to lesser extent). I ordered this kit (hasn't arrived yet) with an idea of making an "explosion" model, but now...




I think it should be relatively easy to scratchbuild one if you only need a "blown-up" tank; alternatively CMK makes a T-55 driver's compartment which can be adopted. (Well, some parts. The instrument panel, and some other parts are not very similar.) If it's only visible from the hatch, it's actually quite convincing... (I've built the T-44 like that; if you're interested, check it out on my blog. There was also an incredibly beautiful build by someone who scratch built it. Unfortunately -and it does not help you much admittedly- I forgot his name...)

On the other hand: the plastic is scale thickness; if you want to show a blown-out top turret or hull, it's easier to do so.