Would-be Tank Hunters

Soviet self-propelled anti-tank gun SU-101/102, late configuration OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72081 The Uralmash-1 was a self-propelled anti-tank weapon developed during the later part of World War II, with the chassis of the T-44 as a base and meant to replace the SU-100 that had just entered service in the Soviet army.  Two prototypes, with different armament were builtContinue reading “Would-be Tank Hunters”

More British Heavy Armour

British Nuffield Assault Tank A.T.9 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72095 OKB Grigorov are intent on providing us with the 18 Nuffield Mechanizations and Aero Limited proposals for a ‘heavy’cruiser tank to replace their own Cruiser Mk.IV back in the late 1930s.  This is the sixth variant thus kitted here in 1/72 by the prolific BulgarianContinue reading “More British Heavy Armour”

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”

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