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Entries in Soviet Union (4)
Finished this last week, though it is just a bit of a practice model really where I was trying out a new painting technique. But still, another toy tank to add to the collection - this model is based on the WW2 Soviet KV-2 tank...
What was particularly nice about this one is it is one of the rather amusing tanks that you also get in World of Tanks - the Troll Canon. The big 152mm gun can really score you some impressive hits and is a nasty surprise for the big bully boys who think that because they are higher tier in a game nothing can damage them...Think again sucka!
Just finished this model, it's a simple little SU-85 tank destroyer. I'm think I'm starting to get somewhere with my modelling and painting and am quite pleased wit the effect I achived here. It's what I was after, a nice grimey and bashed up war horse!
You can check out how I made this model on my new model related blog if you are interested: Kit Noob - Armourfast 1/72 SU-85 quick build and weathering experiment
This amazing series of photos show a Second World War Soviet T-34 being recovered from a lake by a group of amateur historians in Estonia.
The find is not only unique because of the excellent state of preservation of the tank but also because the Soviet tank was one that was captured by the Germans and had been given German markings! It seems the tank was deliberately sunk by the retreating German Army so that it could not fall back into Soviet hands!
See the rest of the photos here: EnglishRussia.com - WWII Trophy Tank
I found this interesting clip on YouTube - normally I would hesitate to use what is obviously a clip taken from a broadcast documentary - but the clip is short enough, but interesting enough, to show.
It highlights the work done by Russian female snipers in WWII. This is a subject that I am interested in, as my mother served in the Army and generally I think the role of women in WWII is highly undervalued and scarcely documented.
If anyone recognizes where this clip came from, please let me know as I would love to see the rest of the program.
Useful link: Wikipedia entry for Lyudmila Pavlichenko, highest ranking Soviet female sniper with 309 kills, including 36 enemy snipers.