Yes, you read the title! As a patreon supporter of Brian Cottrel’s Weird War II channel and Facebook group, I won their Christmas Patreon contest. Woo-hoo! The prize was a really nice 1/56th scale Weird War 2 Soviet T-34/85 turret from Gaddis Gaming with several weird weapon combos, like a chain gun, a blaster and a massive flamethrower.
I love the quality of the pieces — but all my Soviet tanks are 1/50th scale Solido diecast models I got from Quarterkit in France. This meant that, sadly, at 1/56 scale the turret was too small for the tank I had on hand (painted by my son many moons ago and left to collect dust).
That left me no choice but to embark on a kitbashing project! Been a while, but old instincts kicked back in. I needed to tear down the diecast model and figure out how to get a cool Weird War gun barrel onto my T-34.
Here's the completed tank - the T-34/AP (Atomnoye Plamya) atomic flame tanks! The construction blog post is below.