There are lots of rumours about HL and Mato both coming out with one, with the Mato one being metal
The Heng Long version will most likely be due 2014 at the earliest. The Mato T-34 is on hold until the Heng Long tank is released as ideally we need to see if upgrade parts can be made to fit both tanks.
I just wonder if the rumored metal T34 is going to be a rip of the WSN (as a T-34/85) or a new 76MM version? Either way, it'll be a great tank for both sides.
The tank was going to be a late war 85mm affair. The former WSN tank was a good tank, it offered a high level of detail, rubber road wheels and opening hatches unfortunately since its progenitor was the model kit it also inherited a weak lower chassis. I was hoping to keep as much of the detail of the WSN as possible although the lower chassis, gearbox, suspension would all be redesigned.
Personally I am a big fan of opening hatches as you can probably see on their Panzer III, I harassed them to make them all open, even if they don't really add anything to the tank and make production a little more difficult.
Once the initial tank was complete the plan was to move onto to making a 76mm turret, although I have a feeling space might be a little tight. The lower chassis are roughly the same between them. Since variations tended to come from where they were built rather than an overall plan the most obvious differences you will find on the road wheel design. With a decent lower chassis completed it also opened the door for a SU-85 and SU-100.
As mentioned earlier on hold with no real date in mind, other projects are being worked on now so don't worry they are keeping busy and after the next release it won't be German.