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> 1/56 Tsar Tank BUT for VSF Gaming!, Another Update Added, 'Historical VSF Fluff'...!
Captain Darling
post Feb 29 2020, 02:05 PM
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I've got back to my favourite gaming genre VSF. Why, a couple of unrelated things came together recently; my admiration for the ill fated Imperial Russian 'Tsar Tank' and my liking of Miniature Scenery's products...yes Miniature Scenery have produced a 1/56 scale flat pack Tsar Tank, oh yeah!

The real thing!
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I won't bore you with the full story of this behemoth (a quick net search can give you that) but it turned out to be an expensive failure. I do say failure but it may not be the best word for it, in 1915 when it was built Armoured Fighting Vehicles were in there infancy and many prototypes got even less further than this so I look upon it as a step in the development of AFV's.

A picture of the kit from the Miniature scenery site...
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So far I have constructed the central frame...
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...and have some awesome wheels...in very VSF 'heritage' green and brass...
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My initial kit review and WIP comments are on my blog...
https://captaindarlingsminiaturesemporium.b...vsf-gaming.html

Cheers!

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Captain Darling
post Mar 5 2020, 04:56 PM
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So construction of this Tsar Tank kit is now virtually complete. I have followed the assembly instructions I downloaded closely and have not run into any issues so far (okay one issue but that was my brain fade kicking in! I have now stopped to allow all the glue to dry completely before I carry out painting before final assembly.

Front and rear views of the Tsar tank (with wheels resting in place) with armour cladding complete and ready for painting...
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Oh and I have realised I have some 28mm WW I Germans and RCW Russians (that would make okay substitute for WW I Russians) so beside VSF use this may get a bit of alternate history WW I action! Below id a picture of the Tsar Tank meeting a German A7V and a French FT 17 (both Trenchworx kits)...
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Lots of pictures of build up to this stage are on my Blog...
https://captaindarlingsminiaturesemporium.b...2-of-build.html

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post Mar 9 2020, 06:15 PM
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'Historical VSF Fluff' ( unsure.gif) now up on the blog for this sucker...

The PH Armoured Recon Tractor Mk II prototype in front at the Royal Arsenal Woolwich...
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post Mar 17 2020, 03:06 PM
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I've completed my Miniature Scenery Tsar Tank! I've added a last post covering this build to my Blog...
https://captaindarlingsminiaturesemporium.b...leting-kit.html

The completed kit...
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...and here is the complete Tsar Tank facing off with one of my scratch built Martian Fighting Machines, I suspect the Slimy Blob inside the Alien Tripod is saying"WTF!"..
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