This fantastic site HERE from good old Beutepanzer gives you plenty of information on the Das Reich T-34s and perhaps explains a little as to why Forged in Battle decided to produce casts specifically for them. The chaps at Flames of War did an official section on their website showing off one of the teams self made attempts at these iconic captured AFVs but their left a little to be desired in respect to their placing of the cupolas and the use of Panther side skirts. I don't deny that the end results were fantastic, even more so the oak leaf wearing Aufklarungs Platoon that Casey did to join them!
I've been gathering pictures and inspiration from various sources including period photography, other modellers works and colour slides from various publications. Below you'll find a small selection of what I've been trawling through and finally a picture of where the tanks stand in their painting process.