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Half a Year for a Half Track
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Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 12:07 AM UTC
Hi Kelly

As I said, it is what floats your boat that is important, and that you enjoy yourself. Like Clayton, looking forward to seeing more of your builds. Cheers

Tim, that makes a huge difference! Amazing something so simple can do that. Can't wait to see that one finished
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 06:28 PM UTC
Gives the term "Microsurgery" a whole new meaning!
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 09:56 AM UTC

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I kind of like that Tim, a little unusual and quirky. I have never had a vehicle wink at me before.

I note the radiator housing seems a little different to the pic, the triangular depression looking larger and deeper with the bottom section of the triangle lower down, making the radiator more square than rectangular.


 photo ZIS-42 Halftrack pic4_zps5dbjitml.jpg photo PST ZIS-42 Halftrack headlamps_zpstb8iyaun.jpg


DOH!

Now that you point it out, Peter, I see that you are right! The molded triangular depression is indeed exaggerated, but the main reason that the radiator housing below it appears less rectangular than it should is because the angular fitting at the lower front (part F6) is too high, covering the lower part of the radiator.

This is my fault. I uncritically followed PST’s instructions to trim off the molded bumper and attach the angular fitting F6 to the chassis frame. There is even a handy slot provided at the back of the fitting which slides it perfectly into place there. The problem is, this mounts the fitting too high!

So I cut the chassis again... and reattached F6 in a lower, more correct position.
 photo PST ZIS-42 Halftrack chassis cut n reattached 2in1_zps5bdsax9e.jpg
The final result is not dramatically different, but the “after” picture on the right more accurately reveals the rectangular shape of the radiator.
 photo PST ZIS-42 Halftrack chassis reattached 2in1_zpsbmp91qbq.jpg
Thanks for the heads-up on this, Peter!
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 09:54 AM UTC
Nice work Kelly - even if it isn't 100% accurate, I like the brown and grey camouflage!
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Posted: Saturday, July 08, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC
Great job, Kelly, looking forward to seeing you in a lot of campaigns!
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 11:48 PM UTC

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Very nice Kelly.

May I suggest you glue the track down onto the top of the centre road wheels, as they hung down like that illustration you posted. (BTW the pic is of an Ausf A, not the Ausf C you have... and the brown was discontinued before the C came out - but hey, it looks great and that is all that matters!! )

Other wise great work. Thanks for joining in



I had seen thru the model type choices that my color choice was between build models. The tracks will get glued down for sure. I need to glue the front drive sprocket also as the track pulls on it to much.

I did some more weathering last night. So should have an update pic later.

I have a bad habit of deciding color schemes based on what colors I already have and ones that I have not done yet. So sometimes a scheme is going to be thrown on a vehicle just because of what my glass case says it wants

I have been back to building for 8 months and I am trying new techniques constantly. I wanted to a desert. But I have two abrams to be finished, a Paladin, stuart, Wittmann Tiger, and even a Panther showing green and yellow yet to start. I like what if's for sure.

Thank you Mike Freeman, Ken Henderson, and Clayton.

Will get pics into the kitmaker also.
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 10:28 PM UTC
Kelly, Very nice work. Congrats!🍺

—mike
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 07:08 PM UTC
Kelly, looks nice, congrats on crossing the finish line,assault troop is a great touch
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 07:04 PM UTC
Very nice Kelly, be sure to post your finished pics in the Gallery!! http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/30690
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 03:47 PM UTC
Nice work, Kelly.

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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 11:52 AM UTC
Very nice Kelly.

May I suggest you glue the track down onto the top of the centre road wheels, as they hung down like that illustration you posted. (BTW the pic is of an Ausf A, not the Ausf C you have... and the brown was discontinued before the C came out - but hey, it looks great and that is all that matters!! )

Other wise great work. Thanks for joining in
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 09:10 AM UTC
Alright, this is pretty much it. The drivers guides on the passenger side gave me fits as I broke it right after taking it off the tree. I went with a simple paint scheme as I already had a gray Tiger and have a bit to many sand schemes coming up.

Ill do another final pic for the forth photo after I add some highlights.

Thanks for letting me jump into this one.







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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 08:11 AM UTC
Thanks Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 08:01 PM UTC
I like the cyclops look- gives it "character"
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 01:32 AM UTC
Peter, The 250/9 came out looking great — well worth going the extra mile! Congrats!🍺

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 01:10 AM UTC
Asymmetry is bliss! 😜

I'm unfamiliar with the ZIS-42, but I've seen many accounts of Soviet GAZ Cargo Trucks crossing Lake Ladoga during the 'Siege of Leningrad' sporting an empty RH headlight housing or even having had it omitted completely. Times were tough. ...

PS: I really like the boat transport idea. ... Plenty of time left to scratch-build one! Lol!

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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 12:38 AM UTC
I kind of like that Tim, a little unusual and quirky. I have never had a vehicle wink at me before.

I note the radiator housing seems a little different to the pic, the triangular depression looking larger and deeper with the bottom section of the triangle lower down, making the radiator more square than rectangular.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 12:24 AM UTC
The Soviets were so desperately short of raw materials and vehicles during the war that they skimped and simplified construction wherever possible – like wooden cabs and beds on trucks instead of metal, and flat fenders instead of rounded formed sheet metal. Another compromise was supposedly instaling only one headlamp on some trucks – although I’ve been hard pressed to find photographic evidence of this. The closest I’ve been able to find is a pic of a ZIS-42 with the right headlamp installed but blanked off:
 photo ZIS-42 Halftrack pic4_zps5dbjitml.jpg
I replicated this on the model with a MV Products L 128 (3.26mm) clear lens on the left side and the right side blanked off with a .010 inch plastic disc made with a Waldron #5 (.120) punch.
 photo PST ZIS-42 Halftrack headlamps_zpstb8iyaun.jpg
It looks a little weird; I haven’t decided whether to go this route or simply install a second MV lens in the right side as well.

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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 07:16 PM UTC
Plenty of time left, Kelly, 11 more days...
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 02:40 PM UTC
Who needs sleep Kelly?

Thanks for the kind words guys.
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 05:35 AM UTC
I'm trying.

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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 05:18 AM UTC
Fabulous work Peter! I like it a lot - the paint job really pops!
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 02:28 AM UTC
Super work Peter, that looks great! Thanks for participating!!
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Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 - 01:14 AM UTC
Great work so far Tim

Well I'm calling mine done. The ammo magazine for the 20mm went AWOL, so I have to paint a spare, but I'll do that when I paint my next build.

Tried some of the 'new' techniques, fading with oil and mixing pigments with resin fixer. Obviously need to develop these more as I'm not totally satisfied with this one - but that is what the Hobby is all about.

Also did the tried and tested use the foil from a crisps packet to make the shiny mirror face (punched out a disc. A bit hard to photograph that, but you will get the idea from the pics).




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Posted: Sunday, July 02, 2017 - 06:13 PM UTC
Tim, Nice work on the USS ZIS-42. I really like the added details.

—mike