Dead-ended Panther

German Medium Tank VK. 3002 (DB) with suspension type II OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72086 What an awkward surprise for the Germans to face the unexpected T34/76 during the Barbarossa’s invasion of the Soviet Union in spring 1941. Pretty rapidly, in November 1941, the Heereswaffenamt outlined specifications for a whole new 30-35 tons class tankContinue reading “Dead-ended Panther”

Feline-footed T-34

Wheels for T-34, adapted Panther wheels type 1 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. S72457 Photographic evidence shows that Panther roadwheels were fitted to some Soviet T-34/76s, T-34/85s and SU-85s, possibly as an expedient before proper repair could be carried out.  They were usually fitted to stations 2 and 4, probably because they were weaker by designContinue reading “Feline-footed T-34”

Building Blocks

Tetrapod, 25t OKB Grigorov 1/350, Ref. A35001 An interesting release from the prolific bulgarian artisan, this kit contains concrete tetrapods used  in coastal engineering to prevent erosion and strengthen coastal structures such as seawalls and breakwaters. Their shape dissipate the force of incoming waves by allowing water to flow around rather than against them.  There are 20 of them in this set, cast inContinue reading “Building Blocks”

New Year Resolution

Royal Navy Resolution class submarine OKB Grigorov 1/1250, Ref. 120009 It was only a matter of time before OKB Grigorov released a smaller copy of their 1/700 (full hull) Resolution-class sub.  The 1/700 kit was one of their first naval kits, and if anything, quality has got better, despite the smaller scale.  The kits includeContinue reading “New Year Resolution”

HETS New Shoes

Wheels for M1070 and M1000 semi-trailer OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. S72462 & S72456 A couple of resin/rubber wheels and tyres sets meant for the 1/72 Takom M1070 & M1000 HETS have been released by OKB Grigorov.  I have not seen the basic kit but those ‘extras’ do look very nice indeed, even if it’s unlikelyContinue reading “HETS New Shoes”

Challenging Choices

Wheels for Challenger 2 (type 1 to 4) OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. S72466 to 469 Four types of 1/72 resin road wheels for the Challenger 2 MBT have joined the extensive catalogue of the Bulgarian artisan OKB Grigorov: The main difference resides in the road wheels featuring lightening holes or not (respectively types 3 &Continue reading “Challenging Choices”

Persian Midget

Iranian Ghadir class submarine OKB Grigorov 1/350, Ref. 350012 The twelfth release from OKB Grigorov in their rather successful 1/350 naval range is the minute Ghadir-class sub, a class of midget submarines built by Iran specifically for cruising within the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf.  ‘Minute’ or ‘midget’ is relative of course, the real sub is still 29m long, and canContinue reading “Persian Midget”

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