Building the German T-34 Pz.Kpf.Wg. 747(r)-1 from the Tamiya kit 1/35 scale

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During the whole WWII, the German Army captured and reused hundreds of T-34 Soviet tanks, in many cases the vehicles were used as they were captured with just only addition: the balkenkreuz on the sides. At times, the vehicles were sent to the workshops where the typical accessories of the German tanks such as Notek lights, German radios, lateral boxes for equipment and so, were added.


Also many T-34 tanks were sent to manufacturers in Germany to be wholy “Germanized” there, such is the case of this tank which received a Panzer III/IV turret for more protection and visibility of the commander, the Notek light, german horn, big boxes for spares on the sides and a new radio transmitter.
There were complete Wehrmacht and Waffen SS units equipped with these T34 modified.

No doubt, they are beautiful conversions and allow us the chance to paint a T-34 in other color than the 4BO Russian green. The aim of this note is to share the work especially about painting, over a conversion of the old Tamiya kit.


To build this model, I used the Tamiya T-34 Mod 43. Today, there are better kits available around the market , for example the Dragon or AFV ones, but as I had the Tamiya kit, I decided to take advantage of it, with some work and aftermarket, it’s possible to get a good model, besides of having a good time.

I used the Mig Producitons set, now out of catalogue, to make the conversion to a German tank, but you may use the Dragon or MSD kit. It’s a pity that the Mig kit is out of catalogue, since it offers high quality resin parts.

Besides of the Eduard PE set # 35359 T-34/76 Model 1943, I used an Eduard PE and some Model Kasten plastic track set # SK-34 M42.

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