Thursday 19 August 2010

Land-dreadnaught ahoy!

Soviet T-28 — medium tank (1:100 scale)
I've always rather liked the multi-turreted land-dreadnaught tank designs of the 1920s and 30s. My favourites are the British Independent and the Soviet T-35, both of which are ludicrously huge and steam-punkish, and both of which were actually pretty crap as fighting vehicles.

This is my latest effort, a Soviet T-28. It was the T-35's little brother, a medium tank design built in the '30s. It saw service against the Finns in both the Winter War and Continuation War, proving itself to be a mediocre tank at best. More were lost to mechanical failure than to enemy action.

This model is a 1:100 scale (15mm) wargames model from Battlefront. I'd have liked to have added a horseshoe aerial around the turret, but my eyes and fingers are getting a bit ricketty for that sort of modelling these days.

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