Toadman's Tank Picture CD
T-34-76 Model 1943
T-34-85 Model 1945

Walkaround CD

Review by Terry Ashley

Chris “Toadman” Hughes's web site ( has some excellent walk around photo series on various vehicles which is well worth a look for anyone wanted detailed vehicle photos and this CD continues the excellent photo CDs series available which contain additional images from those on the site.

The CD images are all large format .jpg (1500 x 1000 pixels) with 235 on the T-34-76 and 184 on the T-34-85 taken at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation(MVTF), Portola Valley, California and covers virtually every aspect of the vehicles with excellent close up shots of the exterior of the hull, turret and suspension with extensive coverage of the hull and turret interiors for another comprehensive coverage.

There are a few overall shots of the vehicles but mostly the images are extreme closeup of all those areas most wanted by modellers to show the details with the interior shots being more extensive than on some other CDs and are just the thing for building those big Trumpeter kits.

Also included on the CD is a brief history of the vehicile and a listing of additional printed reference books for added reference.

The sample images here are reduced in size considerably from those on the CD to give and indication of the details included in the images.

T-34-76 Model 1943
T-34-85 Model 1945

Technical Stuff:
The CDs have an auto run feature when used on a Windows based PC but MAC users will need to manually run the Title.htm file to get things going and the images are presented on a web based interface in your browser so the feel is just like looking at a regular web page with menus to navigate through the pages and images, all quite easy really. You can also use any other image thumbnail program to view the images if this is preferable and of course they can be printed for easier reference as desired.

Another excellent photo collection two featured vehicles that leave virtually nothing to the imagination and will be a valuable reference for T-34 fans.

Highly recommended

See Toadman’s web page for details of additional Photo CDs available as well as the on site walkarounds.
Thanks to Chris “Toadman” Hughes for the review CD.

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