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Yesterday got a message that Copper State Models  is comming with a Tsar/Lebedenko  model presumably 1/35 scale

 

This gonna be a good year !

greetz

Ronald



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Impressive achievement; if they pull it off! I may be tempted.....



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You want a really monstrous model?

Why not the 1/25 cardmodel Lebedenko by Wektor

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Charlie

 



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It does indeed appear huge.  However, I build exclusively (almost) in the scale of tradition; 1/32 - 54 mm.



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It's a trivial matter to rescale a cardmodel - 1/25 to 1/32 - too easy.

Charlie



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I don't wish to upset anyone, but nothing in the CSM explicitly states that the Tsar/Lebedenko tank is forthcoming, it's a CAD drawing.

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On the Facebook thread, CSM proffer the height of the thing as being 9+ inches / 25cm tall, which excites one responder into assuming it will be 1/35.

I, for one, will be interested to see how they tackle the issue of wiring in the wheel spokes. They went for styrene spokes on the Lanchester for a simpler 'almost scale' solution. Clearly styrene would never be durable enough for such wheels as this tank has though so 'what'? - several packs of albion alloys brass rod, preformed spokes with bent ends to hook / sandwich into a glued hub / rim? It is going to be worth tuning in for.



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Sounds about right - the 1/25 cardmodel is 37cm high (top of wheels) - rescale to 1/35 gives 26cm.

To the top of the samovar looking thing - 31cm in 1/25 translates as 22cm in 1/35.

It's going to need a jig to put the wheels together.

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Charlie

 



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4B6530EC-FB8C-45D4-91D3-F036D074A188.jpegIn the past I have tried to scratchbuild this tank with plastic card in 1/35 with the cardboard drawings as base

The structure was not a problem ... but it went wrong with the big wheels .....

I tried metal spokes ( the green metal rods  that florists use) ...didn’t work , also made a kind of jig and used wire for the spokes ....didn’t work either....🤨

 



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The wheels on the cardmodel Lebedenko are doable and seem to work although it's a very tedious build. The spokes on my build were of 0.8mm annealed copper wire.

The hubs on the original Lebedenko were pretty massive things with the spokes being attached on the end caps of the hubs. The wheel rims were a T-section. On the cardmodel

the spokes are fed through a 1mm hole drilled in the central rib of the rim and then folded over and glued down with Gel CA. The card wheel jig comes with the model (attached).

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Charlie

 



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You have the patience of a saint.. i'm not sure i would be able to do the wiring like that.. good work !!



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