Aber - 48010: SOVIET MEDIUM TANK T-34/76 model 1941, Vol.3 - Fenders is a simple upgrade consisting of one sheet of Photo-Etched brass. This is Aber's third (of five) upgrade sets designed specifically for the Tamiya 1/48th scale model.
The set is simple although a degree of bending will be necessary for the front fenders. This is somewhat facilitated by the careful (and discreet) fold-marks separating the horizontal and vertical areas. It will also be easier to simulate the damage these fenders experienced in the actual vehicle. Many contemporary photos show this are as being very easily damaged, so it will be relatively easy to ad a lot of 'personality' to the vehicle. Apart from the fenders, some replacement details are supplied including some diminutive storage belts and some ice cleats. The latter, in PE are not too convincing, lacking a great deal in depth.
Using this set on its own (or indeed combining it with the other four) should, with a bit of work, turn the donor kit into something very special indeed. It could, certainly in the case of this set, also be equally used with the forthcoming HobbyBoss kit of the same model. A nice, simple addition.
Two related items for the Tamiya T34/76 are scheduled for review, in the first of these two (brief) reviews, attention turns to an area which should, with minimum effort, transform the donor kit impressively - the fenders.
About Jim Rae (jimbrae) FROM: PROVINCIA DE LUGO, SPAIN / ESPAñA
Self-employed English teacher living in NW Spain. Been modelling off and on since the sixties. Came back into the hobby around ten years ago. First love is Soviet Armor with German subjects running a close second. Currently exploring ways of getting cloned to allow time for modelling, working and wr...