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Soviet Assault Infantry in Winter Cloaks from MiniArt

Introduction: A good diorama always includes unusual things in it, especially in terms of figure modeling. The most important thing is to catch the proper moment from a scene, where a surprise, an action and expectation are implemented into one. This being said, in terms of figure options, Miniart are one of the most popular companies on the market with various options for almost every interesting era and theme. One of their latest - Soviet Assault Infantry with Winter Cloaks - 35226 is what we're about to look at here. The Box: We have standard for Miniart's figure sets box, made from glossy cardboard, colored all around and all-around-interesting. On the top of course is the boxart of 35226 - 5 soldiers in winter cloaks, each in different position with individual expression and appearance. With short description of the number of parts and the fact that the kit is from WWII Military Miniature Series, the boxart is missing background which leaves the focus on the soldiers and their looks. On the sides there is some of the other MiniArt kits which are available, being some sort of hints for the modeler who bought this. Maybe, just maybe some people who get this by chance will be interested in other Miniart products and the Ukrainian company used the space quite thoughtfully. The back of the box features the instructions and paint tables, including various paint manufacturers, with both - most used all-around the World and also less popular brands all together. Instructions: There are five soldiers in this set and each one of them is in different position and in slightly different appearance. The back of the box gives suggestion on how to paint them, which is very straight forward. Each soldier is positioned on a different sprue and the paint guide follows that pattern too. The guns are also marked with different numbers, from 1 to 3, because we have three types included in the set. Respectively we have repeating weapons for some of the soldiers here. Everything is pretty much self explanatory, however figure painters know well, that painting is the trickiest part of this build and even simple to assemble, it is hard to be done realistic. Sprues: We have sprues for each soldier, which gives one unusual advantage. In case you decide not to use the whole set, this pretty much saves space and put neat order into your stash of spare parts, since everything you need for a specific figure with a pose of your preference is molded into single frame. That saves time when building and space when storing. The quality of the plastic is the typical MiniArt - softer plastic than the one they are using on the vehicles and tanks, with little bit of flash and superb texture. The face expressions, the small details - everything is here. Especially nice I discovered to be the weapons. Since I am not using that much figures in my builds, those are perfect as a stowage for some of my 35th sale tanks and trucks. The quality here is very good and it is tempting for every modeler to put some of these on the back of the vehicle that they are building, just to spice up things a little bit. Overall quality of the plastic is good and we have no less features than the usual MiniArt Military Miniatures set, which makes this a set with good enough quality. Conclusion: This set is one with very flexible use. For example, you can use this to make an ambush scene, featuring German vehicle, or maybe a captured one, being guarded. Also, you can use the Soviet crew here for a standard diorama featuring standard Soviet scene in winter atmosphere. The amount of detailing molded into those figures allows you to work a lot and create various additional interesting effects, plus the fact that the winter camouflages - no matter tanks or uniforms - are very attractive. MiniArt 35226 is the standard figure set from the Ukrainian company with good qualities and will be warmly welcomed by diorama builders.

STUG III Ausf. E – DML #6688 Smart Kit

This STUG III kit came just like an early Christmas gift to me. Not so long ago, I was deeply inspired by a video I found on YouTube about Stug III. It featured specifically STUG III Ausf. C and Ausf. D and showed many vehicles with a lot of stowage, roaming around Soviet union during WWII. That gave me an idea to begin a project, especially featuring early STUG III with short gun barrel and dark gray scheme. There was only two decent choices then: Tamiya Ausf. B and old Dragon tooling of Ausf.C/D - #6009. Both are not bad at all, but they are not exactly up to today's standards. So I was almost ready to hit Tamiya's gun, when information appeared about Bronco's Ausf. E being in its final stages before hitting the stores.
DML Stug III ausf. E #6688 box back
That was great news, especially when they announced that desert version of the Ausf. D will be available too. So, while I was discussing that with a friend of mine, he mentioned about upcoming Dragon 6688 - STUG III Ausf. E. He mentioned, that it isn't exactly a re-boxed version, but rather new tooling parts, incorporated with fewer old-toolings enclosed in a new box, but with Magic tracks, Photo-etch and so on. Not long after that, the postman rung the bell and delivered that long awaited kit to me. Meantime, Dragon STUG III Ausf. C/D /DML #6851/ and STUH 42 /DML #6834/were announced, which, of course were not unexpected, just the contrary. But today we will take a closer look at the Ausf. E from Dragon.
Bronco's upcoming Sturmgeschutz III Ausf. D North Africa version.
There are several things needs to be mentioned before we start to dig in the box. First is that this is a Smart Kit, and this time, most of the features of the Smart Kits are present. We have Photo-etch sheet, we have several different camo schemes and most importantly - Magic Tracks. About them, I have to add, that it is extremely annoying, when reading the Dragon reviews I see comments like: "people will be disappointed by the lack of DS tracks" or "people will not like the Magic Tracks included". Seems like there is no solution to that, because the modelers are just too damn picky! Well, Dragon STUG III #6688 features both types. Yes, that's right - we have DS and Magic tracks inside. Now, go complain! The goodies doesn't stop there. The kit features also Interior. That includes complete fighting compartment with the main gun and the sights, gun mount and ammo storage bins and a radio set. The last one is with new housing and from what I can tell - with better texture compared to the old one. The rifling inside of the gun barrel is there and the gun itself is a 7,5cm StuK37 L/24. There are front fenders and mudflaps made from photo-etch parts, cooling intakes covered with PE grills, antenna trough made from a mix of PE and plastic and a newly tooled gun cleaning rods. All of them - top quality! The kit is made from the typical Dragon plastic - gray - and is very nicely detailed. It is the best out there. I can assure you that you won't be disappointed. Compared to Takom, MiniArt and even Tamiya, this Dragon STUG III just looks better. The feel that the parts gives you, the feel that built model creates in you - that is the Dragon magic. Camo schemes are interesting, because they are not only dark grey this time. Of those we have two. One from Klin, Russia,Stug.Abt.191 - November 1941 and one from Crimea, Leutenant Johann Spielmann, Stug.Abt.197 - 1942. The others are dunkelgelb, first one is single color - 3./StuG.Abt.190, Crimean Peninsula, Russia 1942 #373. Second one is two-tone camo dunkelgelb and khaki green - StuG.Abt.197, Kerch, Ukraine from March 1942 and the last one, probably the most interesting from modeling stand point: Div. "Ferdinand von Schill" /Wehrmacht XXII Korps of the 12.Armee/, south-west area of Berlin, April 1945. It is Dunkelgelb with khaki green and red brown. The colors are shown in a way that suggest that they were done with a brush and paint streaks are visible, so that will mean a lot of painting techniques are about to be involved. Not only that, but this is very late in the war, which means that this vehicle eventually suffered throughout different climates for couple of years and the weathering possibilities here are enormous! Instructions of the Dragon Stug III are the typical Dragon instruction leaflet, which I think is about time to be changed a bit. They probably feature errors, but I can only guess here. There is a need for improvement there, that is certain. Although nicely depicted, the repetitive use of same sprues usually creates confusion and you gotta know what you are doing when dealing with DML. Besides Dragon STUG III is one of the longest running vehicles from that company, which additionally complicates the project if there are errors present. The rest, as I've said before is the Dragon magic. Everything is perfectly done, clean, crispjoy for the modeler. What he have here, is a kit suitable for both beginer modelers and advanced ones, probably even for the masters out there and this is OOTB. This cannot be seen often. MiniArt are great for advanced and masters, but they are nearly impossible builds for newbies. Tamiya are great for newbies and even advanced but are unbearable OOTB for the masters. Here, we have best of both worlds. Magic tracks are some sort of a bonus for the first production run of this kit, or at least is what I am told. But since this is only couple of weeks since it was made available on the market, I doubt that this will be an issue. In other words, you will get your magic tracks most likely. It won't hurt to check though. The thing that's missing is the cardboard that usually holds the PE, metal cables and magic tracks, but Dragon eventually spared some dollars from the production costs removing that. Let's not blame them. Just imagine - a major airline in US saved several million dollars for 12 months after removing the olives from the menu, and there was most likely an olive per meal. So, this is the modern world that we live in. I can say mostly nice things about the kit. The rear of the box is one of the best out there - with drawings and what not. The boxart is crazy cool, and the goodies just enough for everybody. The price is quite right, and of course that's not all. You get an interior! On the other hand, instructions doesn't look any better than before, the box might be a bit sturdier and the missing cardboard sheet makes the kit looks cheaper, which is actually an illusion. But hey, we all know Dragon are struggling to survive with all that competition around. So, final words: 5 camo schemes, 350 parts, interior and magic tracks. "Smart Kit all the way" I would say! Dragon quality, reasonable price, all around pleasure 35th scale vehicle. I can only highly recommend! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do, not because STUGs are one of my favorites, but because this kits really deserves a praise! Kudos Dragon! Keep up the good work! You can get this kit here: Stug III Ausf. E with Interior DML6688 Please enjoy the video that inspired me, special Thanx to Panzer Picture and don't forget to visit their channel in Youtube : P.S. What I've noted is that repeating numbers on DML kits, especially in pairs, like 6688, 6600, 7700 or what not, are usually their best kits. Scout for those, you will see that I not fool you around!

Su-122 Initial Production w/ full Interior from MiniArt

Su-122 is a Soviet self-propelled howitzer and assault gun, based on T-34 platform. 122 comes from the caliber of the gun, which is M-30S howitzer. That vehicle was requested by the Soviet government and Army command, based on the bitter taste that Sturmgeschutz III left with the Russians. They quickly understood, that such vehicle is a key factor in armored warfare, and started asking the designers to provide one. The official production started in late 1942, and continued until summer of 1944, by which time more than 1100 has been built. There were no official variants of the vehicle, but there were some differences in between the production periods, making three sub-versions of Su-122 – Early, Mid and Late production runs. So far, we had a 35th scale option for that SPH from Tamiya. However, the tooling of that kit is old, and obsolete according to the current stream of new and sophisticated kits. Although Tamiya have satisfactory results with their set, especially when It comes down to fit and accuracy, the market demanded a substitute for the Su-122. MiniArt announced their plans of doing one, and spared the public the complexity of the kit that they plan to issue. If you have modeled T-34, you would know, that this is a relatively small tank, and Su-122 is pretty much similar. Although lower in height. So it was a huge surprise when MiniArt announced that their first Su-122 kit will be initial production version with full interior. And by full, they meant “full”. The kit is surprisingly detailed, surprisingly crowded and probably will be a challenge for most of the mid-level modelers, not to mention the newbies to the hobby. It has everything: driving and gunner compartments, engine, armament, transmission and separate track links. Everything is done in a manner not seen before in a scale model kit in 35th, and probably only Meng Model’s kits come close to that. Some of the parts are small, but you shouldn’t have to worry, since MiniArt are using new plastic material for already about an year. It prevents unpleasant cracking of the small and tiny details, and it is flexible enough. Full interior kits are a challenge to be completed, and trust me on this one, this Su-122 will not be any different. It will require time and patience, but you will be very rewarded once you finish it. The tricky part is how you will be able to paint all the details, and this is what I personally find to be the biggest challenge of this kit. Speaking of this – somebody once said: if it’s easy, it isn’t worth it. So, yeah, MiniArt made it worth a lot! Instruction sheet is made from nice and luxurious material, especially the parts where the description of the camouflage schemes are. Everything is in color /where it need to be of course/ and the booklet is pretty thick. Inside there are 6 variants, one captured German and the rest – Soviet vehicles. They are made in collaboration with MIG/Ammo, which guarantees proper colors and knowing MIG, adequate accuracy. In total, the kit features 828 parts, of which 729 are plastic, 4 are clear, 95 are photo-etched. Overall assembly steps does not look intimidating, especially on the outside. MiniArt kept it design relatively simple, cleverly adding options for side panels or hatches to be left aside for showing off the insides of the SPH. This shouldn’t fool you, because the box is huge and crowded, but that is because of the way engineers thought it should be. In conclusion, I first have to add that the kit is first of a series, which will include Mid- and Late- versions of Su-122 and will sent Tamiya into oblivion, at least for the foreseeable future. Also, I have to ad that this kit is not for the faint hearted. You have to know your way around plastic, you have to have time and not rush anything, and some idea of engineering decisions while installing already painted parts /if that is the way you work/. After that being said, I must conclude, that this kit is a state-of-plastic-art piece. It has everything you need in a box, the price is right, the fit /knowing MiniArt/ should be more than decent. Soviet/Russian armor fans, gotta have this for sure, and in my personal opinion, every armor modeler who is interested in “what is the future” of scale modeling subject should have this one. This is poetry in scale, music within plastic. I highly recommend this, you should have it! You can get this kit here: MiniArt 35175 Su-122 Initial Prod. Scroll down for a full video review of that kit.
Thanx to MiniArt for presenting me with such a beautiful kit for review!

Year of the Abrams – 2016. Another new tooling coming up.

As I've mentioned in my other articles, 2016 is the year of the Abrams tank in scale. Mostly 35th scale, and mostly, Tusk I and Tusk II version. We know that we have Rye Field Models Abrams kit, as well as the new Meng set, both very high quality with several options each, and many many details. On 22nd of April, Academy announced that they will be releasing a new tooling of their own, again of Abrams M1A2 Sep Tusk I/Tusk II/ V 2. Academy usually make simple kits, following Tamiya's policy from the 80s. Unfortunately, they keep the detail from those times, and even not bad at all, they are a bit chunky. Academy Abrams will feature vinyl tracks unfortunately, some photo etch, nice looking newly molded transparent parts and huge decals set plus masks. From what I've seen on some not-so-official pictures, Academy improved some of their approach, but in general, they keep the idea that we have seen with their Merkava II.D. I honestly doubt that this will be the very best Abrams kit out there, and RFM and Meng are going to be way better. Not only because they feature more sophisticated tracks but because their general approach towards the models is more up to date. I also have doubts that this will be a challenger for the Dragon latest SEP V2, but let's not kid ourselves, Academy will have the best price. By best of course, I mean lowest. 25 years since the end of Desert Storm, Abrams have been improved into new more dangerous, mean looking and deadly effective versions. Apparently, the modeling companies are competing in the task of giving us the best Abrams ever. We have Italeri and Tamiya and Dragon on the market, and that is for years now. Their Abramses are cool and feature some goodies. But the newer, those are killer kits. Still not sure about the one in the subject here, but the other two promise to be rockin' hard! Stay tuned for more detailed review of Academy new Abrams set in the near future!
The picture of the boxart is taken from Scalemates site.

The star from “Fury” by Tamiya

After "Fury" movie came out, Sherman fans were over-excited, and not without a reason. Tamiya issued a 2014 version of reboxed Tasca Easy Eight, and also so quickly they started removing it from the shelves, which made the kit very very attractive with prices exceeding 100$ at eBay at some point.  In the same time, Tasca, which were always pricy, were not so available, but still very popular among Sherman experts. In 2015, Asuka Model started issuing reboxed Tascas and they pretty much filled the whole gap from Tasca, providing us with Sherman 13 versions for 2015 alone. Including Easy Eight of course. The "Fury" tank... However, this was "same 'ol" kit, and eventually, Tamiya made very clever choice to take a step aside from the path well known. Well, not so "aside" but slightly modifying their M51, they announced a new tooling of Easy Eight, and in the very first days of 2016, ordered kits started arriving to their new owners. So in other words, late 2015 the tank was available. Among these owners, I found my place too, receiving it in perfect condition, and once opened the box, the only thing I felt was pure pleasure for the eyes.
Upper part of the body. Note the welding marks and texture around the hatches.
So onto the kit: First off, it is Tamiya. That word means simplicty, accuracy, just enough detail, and perfect, flawless fit and assembly. From what you can see on the sprues here, this is 100% the case too. The very first thing that needs to be noted is the texture. Around the hatches, of the turret /even on the bottom part of it, which is not visible/ on the sides. It is awesome! I mean, it is beyond what you can replicate applying Mr.Surfacer or any other method.
Texture here is second to none.
Second thing I noted and made me very nice impression is the gun barrel. It is one piece, slide moulded, and only problem /isn't actually a problem for non-lazy modelers/ is the muzzle break which is in two pieces. Not that metal gun barrel won't spice things a bit, but even without it, the kit has enough to offer.
Wheels, sprockets, suspension parts
The clear parts are quite few, and they are clear, but having in mind that this is Sherman, and overall - a tank, they don't matter that much. The tracks /T-66 type/ are a bit of a let down for most of the modelers, but honestly - they do just fine, and I can confirm it, because I used them on my M51 couple of years ago. They are more flexible compared to other brands like Academy or AFV Club, the sag is somehow realistic and most importantly, if weathered properly - you can use them without a problem. That is because the original tracks of the Shermans looked like they were rubber made anyhow. Maybe because of the odd sag, the odd tension of the idler and sprocket, I don't know. But the conclusion is - the vinyl tracks will do just fine. Tamiya usually make their case with decisions like that - Abrams for example has vinyls but since the sag is not visible, they are perfect for it. Leopard too. In other cases, where options are available - their Panther D for example - Tamiya offer aftermarket link by link tracks. So if they decided that the Sherman can be done OOTB with those tracks, and not provided us with an option, so most likely that will be the case. Sure, Friul have number of options, if you decide to go the Heavy Metal road, but they cost more than the M4 itself. The only question for me stays, is the two types of tracks offered by the Hungarian company will do the job for the sprockets provided.
Those two could've been better.
The wheels, suspension and the sides under the fenders are nicely done, not over-engineered or anything like that. There are some ejector pin marks on the sides, but nothing major, and the wheels seems perfect. The small suspension parts too. Detail is clean, no flash, typical Japanese perfection. Whatever the case is, /back to Fury movie/ if you see the moving tank in the mud, you will note that nothing from the suspension, tracks, wheels, sprockets or sides is visible. All is muddy. And even though the detail is superb /besides the ejection pin marks/ European Theater Sherman should be muddy beyond recognition, so this part is not so important. You can trust me. I lived most of my life in Europe and have been in Germany for many many times. It's no desert on this continent. And Easy Eights were there, hangin' around. Making trouble for the Nazis.
Amazing texture. Superb quality. Tamiya.
The instruction sheets are two in new Tamiya kits: one with building sequence, and one with short history of the tank and some quick reference photos of the real deal. Here, we have no photos though. I assume that because Sherman is a tank pretty well known, there are a lot of those in the museums, tons of walkarounds, pictures and of course - "Fury" like movies. So Tamiya most likely decided that they will cut the costs for adding a luxury sheet of paper with pictures, when you can find some pretty easy. Keeps the model cost low too, so not such a bad decision.
Note the ejector pin marks.
Decal sheet is small and it contains stars. More or less. There are few precisely drawn, white and couple black /or dark gray/ ones, which seems like they were hand painted. Whatever the case with the decals is, I won't use them in my build, because Tamiya are well known to have problematic decals, usually thick and hard to blend with the model. Instead I am gonna use my own stencils - Allied Set- DN Models which are working perfectly for cases like this one. Of course, the vehicle can be done Russian - Lend-lease one, or captured German /which is my favorite subject line/, but if you want to go the righteous way, you will do it with US markings. Summarizing everything - we have a great kit, which will come second to none in terms of quality, with minor issues, /and those are issues just for some/ like tracks from vinyl, some ejector pins and not many parts. On the other hand, this kit is perfect OOTB for new comers to the hobby, as well as for modeling masters which superdetail their tanks every single time. As a platform this is the best Sherman I've seen so far. If you going to try to go the hard way, there are always Friuls, metal gun barrels, ammo sets, stowage sets /even one for Fury from Verlinden!/ and many more.  If you going to go just for fun, or you want the movie hero tank or world of tanks item, straight outof the box this gonna look spot on. So as with every Tamiya model - no short straws to draw here. In my opinion, this is the Easy eight to get. Here's where you can buy this kit: Tamiya Easy 8    

2016 – Looks like the year of the Abrams

This is part of the Dragon Boxart of their latest Abrams version
Even though with the wonderful Dragon Abrams kits that we have on the market, and cheaper Italeri and Tamiya substitutes for DML, the modelers still have demands for new additions to the line. The modelers...they always want more and better! So last months of 2015, Meng announced that they will release M1A2 version, in collaboration with T-Rex design studio and it will go with two options: TUSK I and TUSK II. Knowing their usual delays in releasing the kits, it is expected that thing to go for sale sometime in 2016, but it is still not clear when exactly. Their marketing department released several pictures and a video, unveiling some of the engineering decisions that TRex applied on that kit, and I must admit, it looks great!
There aren't many pictures of TUSK II side round-armor plates, and it might be difficult to say how accurate the kit is in that matter, but on the other hand same goes for Tamiya, and their kit is already on the market, so supposedly Meng learned from them if any mistakes were found. And then in the first days of 2016, yet another company announced the same project. It is Rye Field Models. And they even got further, giving us 3 in 1 kit, with two versions of M1A2 - TUSK I and TUSK II and one for M1A1 - TUSK. The model will feature workable tracks, highly detailed sprockets, more than enough Photo-Etch, and great looking decal options. I really hope the decals will be easy to work with, because they are mandatory for an Abrams tank. Both kits aim at the same customer target range, and even though Meng seem to have a slight advantage in terms of their established name in the business, Rye Field Models made their announcement with their second kit of Tiger I /with full inetrior/, showing that their aim is high in the sky. If their fit and quality of materials is similar to Trumpeter, Meng and other players, they definitely shoot to kill, and with such detail that they offer, RFM promise to ask for the King's crown pretty soon. The prices that they are showing are not high at all, and even though if the Meng and their kit are similar in quality, they are not equally available all around the World so I assume, that we will see many of those build and finished in very competitive manner, with a lot options exposed from the master modelers. On the other side, Italeri kit features an engine in it, and I am pretty sure, that 2016 releases won't leave that door open just like that, and very soon we will see versions with interior. Meng have done it with Achzarit and Bradley, showing two kits with and without Interior, and RFM offered Tiger I at first plain and simple, and then stunned the Tiger fans with Full Interior vehicle, which I might say brings only joy in the modeling world.
picture is taken from Armored Warfare site
I won't be surprised to see another market key player to join Abrams race in 2016, because we already have seen this battle more than once. Not only, the tank is one of the best options in Armored Warfare online game, and I trust that gaming and modeling are now interconnected, so guess what will happen if the best tank in the game is opted as a scale model kit...
The top article image of the Abrams is from Tamiya website

Under New Management Group Build

Publishing this article on the very first day after the final date of the Under New Management Group Build is not an accident. I nearly missed the deadline, being busy with other stuff including more modeling, but not only. The subject is very interesting from my perspective, since captured vehicles was always an interest for me, especially WWII vehicles that was captured by the Nazis, and re-painted in their insignia or in special schemes. Most of you probably know how beautiful looking are the Spitfires and the Mustangs with the yellow tails, and how odd-looking are the soviet or allied tanks with german crosses on. That being said, when Panzermeister36 /this is his nickname in YouTube/ announced that group build is coming, I was more than excited, with at least 10 options for captured vehicles to build for participation. Among these was Tirans /captured T-series from the IDF/, many support vehicles - Stalinetz, Voroshilovetz, GAZ trucks, and of course, my favorite subjects - tank killers and howitzers, like Su-152, JSU-152 and so on. Finally, just before I settled with Ambulance GAZ truck from MiniArt, I switched to T-70. I got this special edition kit from MiniArt themselves, but not being a fan of that tank I hesitated for a while. I built it, primed it, and then it got me - I should search for Nazi captured pieces, and make it that way. So just a month before the deadline I got into gear, and started modeling. I won't bother you with the whole process, instead at the end of this article I will add links to the building video and the Group Build video for Under New Management GB. I must say that overall, it is a very small tank, similar in size to Panzer IV in 48th scale from Tamiya, rather than a 35th scale armor model. Once built though, things change slightly, and model comes just into place for being a excellent piece of plastic in light tank area. With a bit of stress and some missed stages in weathering /like chips and some rust spots/ I managed to pull it off two days before the final date of the Group Build, and I needed one more day to let spirits settle. You can see from the pictures that there is a slight difference in the colors of the mud in the main wheels and the small wheels on the upper side. Everything eventually gonna come to one blended look, but it needs some time and the cold weather makes it even slower. All in all - this was a very nice experience, and could've been even better if more time was at hand. Or I made up my mind earlier. The final result is that I managed to squeeze into time frame, which I am very happy about, especially when I missed the STUG Life Group Build during the summer. Worth mentioning that the helmet on the side is from Vulcan Models and the tarp is from FT-17 from Meng, with some small additions of Milliput White to make it follow the curvature of the tank. The rest you can find below in the videos, and I hope that you will comment and eventually subscribe. Thanx to Panzermeister36 for the opportunity, that Group Build was pure fun! Enjoy, and stay tuned for more! You can get this kit here: T-70 from MiniArt Here are the videos: Building video GB Part 1 GB Part 2 GB Part 3 Final Reveal of the Completed T-70M and an inbox review: