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T-34-85 Model 1944 Tank
Hi, guys! I proudly present my version of the famous T-34-85 Model 1944 battle tank.
About this creation



I'm sure you've already heard a lot about the T34 series, so I won't flood you with the trivial info.
I'd only like to point out the 5 specs that made this tank great:

1. wide tracks
2. diesel engine
3. sloped armor
4. Christie suspension
5. 76/85 caliber main gun

All of this provided excellent armor/fire_power/speed combination that proved very effective in making and exploiting breakthroughs in the enemy defense lines.



I've seen several very good models of the T-34. However, few had green camo and the correct track width. That's why, I decided to build my own model. I made an effort to keep the correct overall size ratios and angles of sloped armor as well.

It took me about 3 months, a couple of hours each day, to complete (rendering not included). I didn't go for a PF design because it wouldn't work well without a real suspension at this scale. Note that all parts that were used do exist and can be purchased from bricklink.





The scale is approximately 1:28. All hatches can be opened. There is an engine and a crew compartment (see images below). In reality a crew of 5 operated the T-34-85. There is a crew of only 2 inside this MOC (a driver and a machine gunner). The rest of the crew normally operated inside the turret. However, LEGO minifigs are too big to fit into a tank at this scale.



If you wonder, how I've attached the external oil tanks, I found a bug in LDD that in real life would require cutting out a bit of the inner side of the round bricks ;)





This is the interior. A 12-cylinder diesel engine at the back. 8 shells, a medic kid, and the crew of 2 minifigs in the front. Not much space for anything else. No interior is available for the turret. The turret hatches can be opened but no space below them to fit anything meaningful.





I took time to take a look at pictures of the real thing, even found out some basic blueprints.



I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions or remarks, feel free to ask or comment.



Comments

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  June 29, 2014
Oh this is awesome! I like the work on the turret and the accurate shape :-)
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  June 8, 2014
nice!:D
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  March 4, 2014
Quoting Jerry Temple Nice T-34! It's a little too bright green though, maybe a darker green would be better. You just pointed out the awesomeness of the T-34, but you didn't point out its weaknesses, such as the terrible field of vision the driver was given, or that the 76 millimeter gun couldn't even put a dent in a Panzer III. Or that it had great sloping armor, but its turret ring was poor, and if you hit the turret, it'd quickly go up in flames.
Thank you for the comment! To be precise, the T-34 had many flaws and the ones that you mentioned are not even scratching the surface. However, one must admit that all other tanks of the time had as many flaws and weaknesses. In the end, the T-34 was always a step ahead of the enemy tank developments (in the same weight range and time range). For example, the Panzer III that you mentioned, had only a 37/50mm main gun and 30mm armor. I would definitely prefer to be in the T-34 if they face each other. If you would like to make a full WW2 tank comparison, check out this page: http://www.onwar.com/tanks/index.htm And if you would like to read how panicked the Germans were when first encountering the T-34: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_encounter_of_Soviet_T-34_and_KV_tanks
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  March 3, 2014
Nice T-34! It's a little too bright green though, maybe a darker green would be better. You just pointed out the awesomeness of the T-34, but you didn't point out its weaknesses, such as the terrible field of vision the driver was given, or that the 76 millimeter gun couldn't even put a dent in a Panzer III. Or that it had great sloping armor, but its turret ring was poor, and if you hit the turret, it'd quickly go up in flames.
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  February 26, 2014
Magnificent! You managed to get all the slopes and angles just right! Although a little unusual, green is a very catchy color, I like it. Congrats!
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  November 27, 2013
Good work! I love the detailed interior.
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  November 23, 2013
The overall design is very good, I really like the attention to details on this tank.
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  October 23, 2013
Awesome, very nice T-34-85. The shape is perfect and the color is very nice also. Excellent MOC !!!
 I like it 
  October 21, 2013
Nice work! :)
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  October 16, 2013
Quoting Matt Bace Awesome tank! The shaping is excellent and I love that you've included interior details like the diesel engine and the magazine. For some strange reason, the green color really works, too. Great job!
Thank you! :)
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  October 16, 2013
Awesome tank! The shaping is excellent and I love that you've included interior details like the diesel engine and the magazine. For some strange reason, the green color really works, too. Great job!
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  October 9, 2013
Quoting Gabor Pauler Very accurate styling in such a small scale. What I really lacked are the internal details.
Thanks! I've added a picture of the interior now. Check it out :)
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  October 9, 2013
You have done a great tank. Absolut exzellent. The others have already commented in it, there are some Details That you could do better but i love your tank as it is. Its one of the best T-34 on Internet. Crazy tank man! Respect!!
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  October 7, 2013
Quoting Kirill Simerzin I find your work is very well done, with nice shapes (as I see you've used the blueprints - as I do), but I think it can do better! 1. Turret seems to me too ... flat, more like one from t-34-76. Frankly, i loved the hatches)) and gun mantlet. 2. I think the driving rollers stick out too far back. On most photos this is not noticeable, but if I were you, I would have to remade this part. However, I think your MOC is one of the best on the Internet!
Thanks a lot about the detailed comment! You are absolutely right. The driving rollers are sticking too much. Maybe I can shift all wheels a stud to the front. The thing about the turret is that a stud more and it would be too high.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2013
I find your work is very well done, with nice shapes (as I see you've used the blueprints - as I do), but I think it can do better! 1. Turret seems to me too ... flat, more like one from t-34-76. Frankly, i loved the hatches)) and gun mantlet. 2. I think the driving rollers stick out too far back. On most photos this is not noticeable, but if I were you, I would have to remade this part. However, I think your MOC is one of the best on the Internet!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2013
Awesome! I love it! As a tank enthusiast I can confirm this is very accurate. I guess the turret could use some work, but the slopes are hard to recreate in lego, so I'll give you a like for trying hard!
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  October 6, 2013
Very accurate styling in such a small scale. What I really lacked are the internal details.
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  October 6, 2013
Very nice tank. I especially like the turret design!
D. P.
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Dr. Monster
  October 5, 2013
Great tank! Well shaped and nicely designed. Nice to see people have love for the T-34
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  October 5, 2013
Great design. The green looks really impressive on the tank. -LB Senior
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  October 5, 2013
Quoting claw paradox Nice! looks a bit like my T-34/85, probably a coincidence. I think a winter light gray/white camo scheme would suit it better, though.
Of course it looks a bit like your T-34/85. I would be worried if it didn't :). After all, both are models of the same tank :). However, if you look closer, you will notice some major differences in the gun, tracks, overall size, front slope, even in the external fuel tanks. About the color: I really wanted a green camo scheme. Btw, I like your muddy tracks. Really creative :)
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  October 5, 2013
Nice! looks a bit like my T-34/85, probably a coincidence. I think a winter light gray/white camo scheme would suit it better, though.
 I made it 
  October 5, 2013
Quoting lone wolf Interesting choice of color. Not sure exactly how I feel about it, the bright green is usually more child-like (army man green) and that brings to mind cold war/Vietnam war era vehicles. Everything else looks very accurate though, the sloping on the front looks about right and the driver hatch and machine gun look good. It bothers me that the fuel tanks on the side cannot be done in real life, but I guess you can't have everything. Overall, nice job.
Thanks for your comment. I started off with dark(earth) green. Finding the parts in this color was hard and the end effect was disappointing. That's why I decided to go for green(dark green). The fuel tanks on the side CAN be made in real life. Check my notes. An "illegal" action is required though. One needs to cut out a small bit of the inner side of the round bricks, so that they can slide tightly to each other around a shaft that is held by a holder.
 I like it 
  October 5, 2013
really clean, and extremly good job on details and shape ! 5/5
 I like it 
  October 5, 2013
Interesting choice of color. Not sure exactly how I feel about it, the bright green is usually more child-like (army man green) and that brings to mind cold war/Vietnam war era vehicles. Everything else looks very accurate though, the sloping on the front looks about right and the driver hatch and machine gun look good. It bothers me that the fuel tanks on the side cannot be done in real life, but I guess you can't have everything. Overall, nice job.
  October 5, 2013
Very cool design. The green looks great.
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  October 5, 2013
wow that looks amazing. i am loving the green. keep up the good work.
 
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