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Terry37
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« Reply #15 on: 16 February 2020, 03:54:42 AM »

Just FYI. The coloring looks pretty good, but the Russians seldom painted red stars on their vehicles. The more common thing would be some patriotic slogan or maybe the Guards insignia.

"A red star was painted on the frontal part of the turret above or below the tactical marking. Very rarely it was painted on the front of the recoil mechanism of the tank gun (below the barrel). In Guards units, sometimes guard emblem was applied on the turret. Very rarely national emblem was applied."

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« Reply #16 on: 17 February 2020, 02:49:45 PM »

The size and position of the red star might suggest Chinese markings ?
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« Reply #17 on: 17 February 2020, 04:45:41 PM »

I suspect the star was added later, since the colour dont look Russian to me.
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« Reply #18 on: 19 February 2020, 01:56:21 PM »

Memories raised by the "First Plastic Kit" thread have reminded it me that I had 1/76 Airfix T-34 that ended up being painted exactly like that. I presume that I followed the Airfix painting guide, because I had no other information to go on.
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« Reply #19 on: 19 February 2020, 02:32:51 PM »

How about we call it 'Tim' ? Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: 19 February 2020, 02:49:37 PM »

Memories raised by the "First Plastic Kit" thread have reminded it me that I had 1/76 Airfix T-34 that ended up being painted exactly like that. I presume that I followed the Airfix painting guide, because I had no other information to go on.

Yes! and it had red star decals !  Is it a big Airfix kit injected with steroids ?
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« Reply #21 on: 19 February 2020, 08:43:08 PM »

Glad to hear your daughters are well educated in 20th century warfare!

 Grin  Grin  Grin

Alas, mid century Russian tank nomenclature wasn't on the syllabus when I was at school..I've been self educating but have only got up to the T-26 so of course a T-34 is a little beyond my current understanding.  Wink

My thinking is a throwing spear is a broader term of a number of spears that could be thrown but potentially also used as a standard spear. A javelin would be a fairly light throwing spear and not much use hand to hand so was very much specialised to throwing. But of course when it comes to the thousands of years of human warfare where spears have been used there's a lot of variety. Not like the modern stuff which can be pinned down to name, model, serial number, country, factory and what the foreman had for lunch that day!

Yes was a bit of a surprise, not at all what I expected to find at a distillery!
You'll be telling us next you never had an Airfix T34 kit.

A childhood wasted I think you'll find...
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mmcv
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« Reply #22 on: 19 February 2020, 09:12:30 PM »

You'll be telling us next you never had an Airfix T34 kit.

A childhood wasted I think you'll find...

Alas it is so!

I do think I had a model plane kit, either a Spitfire or a Lancaster, or possibly both, though based on the little enamel paint tin I found recently I believe it was Revell not Airfix...
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