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Hobby Boss 1/48 T34/76 1942
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Texas, United States
Joined: May 02, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 06:48 AM UTC
Jason Cormier provides a build review of the 1/48 Hobby Boss T34/76 1942 variant.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 - 12:05 AM UTC
In their enthusiasm, HB have you fit both types of air cleaner simultaneously when one or the other would have been sufficient. Since this is a late Factory 112 product the cyclone type in the final drive bay may be appropriate, but I'd take the conservative option of the mushroom type on top of the engine.

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New Brunswick, Canada
Joined: September 10, 2008
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Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 - 02:35 AM UTC
I noticed that, I thought it odd that there were two air cleaner systems. If one were to make the engine bay accurate (if you managed to display it with the hull removed), what would be needed? Omit the rear cleaners? Or is there more to it?

I followed the instructions in my kit which calls for the top mount airfilter with associated pipework, but the parts are included to depict the rear mount filters (different intake runners).
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Arizona, United States
Joined: July 15, 2004
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Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 - 07:38 AM UTC
You should use either the "Pomon" air cleaner (the one mounted on the engine) OR the "Cyclone" (those mounted in the transmission bay), not both.
As to which is more accurate, I'm not 100% sure when Factory 112 made the switch from the earlier "Pomon" to the later type though sometime in '43 doesn't seem too unlikely.
Let me look through some of my references and see if I can pin it down a little more closely.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 - 08:19 PM UTC

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St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: September 21, 2008
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008 - 08:29 AM UTC
What mean letters on turret? It`s meant some russian words?