T-34/85 Model 1943
Maquette, 1/35 scale
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||Kit No. 35037
|Contents and Media:
||245 parts in injection moulded
plastic including individual track links; 9 x
resin parts (including 2 piece hollow turret and fine details)
USD$29.96 from Squadron.com
||Great subject; accurate base kit;
hollow resin turret; individual link
tracks; nice detail; open rear deck; good value
||Lots of flash; ejector pin marks; sink
marks in tracks
||Recommended for experienced
Reviewed by Steve Palffy
1/35 scale T-34/85 Model 1943
is available online from Squadron.com
The installation of the D-5T 85mm gun gives the
T-34/85 its distinctive rounded housing on the front mantlet.
It is nice to have this earliest mass-produced
T-34/85 variant available straight from the box. Maquette's new kit
accurately depicts the specific features of the Model 1943 including the
forward-mounted turret cupola, rounded fenders, alternately located fuel
drums and looped turret lifting hooks.
The kit otherwise shares many major parts with
the T-34/85 Model 1945 variant released earlier by Maquette, such as the
lower and upper hull, suspension, running gear etc. These parts,
although accurate, do suffer from sink marks and quite a lot of flash.
the thumbnails below to view larger images:
The unique Model 1943 turret is supplied as a
two-piece hollow assembly with some interior detail included.
This is an interesting and accurate kit of a highly
significant version of the T-34. The inclusion of the resin turret makes
it an even more attractive package at a very reasonable price.
The level of preparation required will make this
kit most appropriate for experienced modellers.
Recommended to experienced modellers.
Squadron.com for the review
Review Text Copyright © 2004 by Steve Palffy
Page Created 21 July, 2004
Last updated 21 July, 2004
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