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iguanac
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Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
After a pause i kept molesting myself with painting. Should have been easy - to paint black and brown, mask it and then spray green. No...i choose something else




After removal of masks and some correction



k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
It is perfect. Congratulations.
Kalin
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 04:18 AM UTC
Sprayed and handbrushed some primer and paint:



Next will be painting the engine,the fuel tank and the water-oxygen chiller, adding 4 cooling pipes(2 per engine and 2 per compressor), connecting all wiring.

And then I'll return to the ZiL-157 truck.

ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:10 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!

Yes- it was a long way from Down Under for the decal set

petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:26 AM UTC
They look like they were worth waiting for Angel.

This is a superb build all around.
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 07:30 AM UTC
DioArt Dials finally arrived so I started the upper control panel



Next will be piping.
A lot of piping

ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 09:03 PM UTC
I have some (small) progress on the Compressor.

While I'm still looking (in vain) for DioArt's Dials to arrive, I started working on the lower control pannels:



Built also the air tanks fasteners and some piping.Detailed the exhaust regenerator.Reworked both engine supports:


Not much, but I also didn't have much time for modelling(SWMBO)

ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:33 PM UTC
Thanks, Stef!

I've used these MasterClub bolts-and still use them from time to time.They offer unprecedented detail for the sake of CA hassle.

I use Eureka XXL wire sets.They come in various sizes-the smallest I have is 0,13 mm thick-packing is three sizes with 2 m. length per size.I last bought them from Plastmodel in Poland.They still have them on stock.

The styrene bolts I use are Meng's SPS series(#004,005,007 and 008).Had a luck recently, because my local hobby shop received some of these,so I'm stocked for the next 10 projects...

Blaubar
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Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 08:49 PM UTC
Nick,
those 1/25 wonders you are building there are very interesting. You have added some serious interior business to that Chevy Racer there and it looks stunning (except for the FedEx add, I dislike them ). It is a pleasure to look at your work there. The MRV is also stunning.

Angel, sweet stuff as always. Haha, those MasterClub stuff, feels like 1kg or so^^. Where are you sourcing your wires from? The compressor is quite impressive. What bolt brand are you using?

Jesper, looking good and coming together nicely!
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 06:54 PM UTC
Nick, thanks!

I still expect the DioArt Various Dials to arrive, so I didn't work on the Compressor.
But with Eduard PE arriving last week, I went through some PE fun and additional wiring on the ZiL-157 truck:


The only reason I'm showing this weekend's work here is the scratchbuilt fire extinguisher

Have fun!
Stickframe
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 09:08 AM UTC
I’ve got to say Angel - you’re outdoing yourself on this build! Every bit of it looks great - in particular the mixing and matching of materials, and scratch and kit parts - really a pleasure to see!!

Cheers
Nick
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 07:21 PM UTC
Thanks, Kalin!
Both for the positive feedback and for the big size Meng's Bolt shared with me!

And thanks,Peter!

The Oxygen-Water Chiller build was delayed as much as possible, as I was lacking information on how it was coupled with the Compressor.Combed a lot of ressources, but found nothing...

So I built it, but don't ask me how it worked...or how it was connected to the Compressor cooling system...

There are no visible pipes- going from and to-on the pictures I have at hand, so I've assumed these should have been mounted bellow the load bed floor.

Keep modelbuilding!
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 07:48 AM UTC
Wow, and I mean wow...….
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC
Ачка, Wow. ....I do not know what to say. It looks impressive. I wait to see it live.
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 05:17 AM UTC
No need of drain cocks,Mike-they are molded on the pressure bottles

I spent some time scratchbuilding the Oxygen-Water Chiller of 8G33U Compressor.Used various PE leftovers,PE Wing Nuts by Microdisign, a Tamiya Allied Fuel Drum and some of Meng's styrene bolts in different sizes and configurations:



The chiller in the load bed of ZIL-157:


I still need to add the handles and-providing I find suitable ones- some chains.

165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
Dare I say it?

Drain Cocks

Just kidding - totally!
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC
I just can't stop,Mike!

I need to do the brake valve and attach all piping, then attach all tyre pressure pipes to the pressure cocks... and so on and so on.

The ZiL is Trumpeter #01001.Hard plastic, lot of ejection marks, but quite nicely detailed-even for today's slide-molding standards.
I've recently built HobbyBoss's ZiS-151 Katyusha and I think HobbyBoss used Trumpeter's kit as a starting point, but making use of nowadays styrene and technology.

I was very happy to find the Bezel PE.It spared me some pain in the a...

And I'm finally home

165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
I love the ZIL - just stop right there with all those beautiful frame goodies exposed.

Who's kit is the ZIL?

Stupid me - for some reason it never occurred to me to use any of my "Aircraft Dials and Gauges" for my armor work!

Hope you make it home this weekend!
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:06 PM UTC
Having skipped last weekend's drive home I did some construction on the ZiL-157 three axle truck that carries the Compressor.
Not much scratchbuild there, though, but a lot of detailing.

My intention is to leave at least one engine cover-and probably the driver door-opened,so a detailed engine-and cab interior- shows up.

I'm still expecting the Eduard PE set for the ZiL to arrive, so I was sort of "going around" with the build, trying to avoid elimination parts being glued.

Here is where I am as of this morning:
Frame built:


Air piping(brakes plus tyre pressure) added:



Cab testfit:


Had some tense days after building the load bed because I couldn't try the fit of the Compressor right away.

All went well- there is 1 mm distance to the load bed sides for and aft:



I'm iddling on the Compressor build right now, while waiting for the DioArt's Various Dials set(# 037) to arrive.
But I already received the Instruments Bezel set, ordered from Airscale last week:


Happy modelbuilding!

ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC
Looking good,Jesper!

SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 11:13 AM UTC
A little more progress on my tank. The basic shape is about right. Now some gap filling and sanding coming up.

ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Hi Angel -

ha - you guessed right - I'm building another truck - was anxious about posting it here as it's not military...
...So, yes - I'm still scratching! I won't push my luck with this on this thread - next one will be another military - of some kind!

Keep on building!

Cheers
Nick



Nick,
We are not focused on strictly military subjects in this Campaign.
As a matter of fact the ZIF-55 compressor I built earlier had mainly civilian use.
So I don't see any reason why your current scratchbuild should not be eligible to participate.

On a side note- that's another Nick-ish stunner!
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC
Ah Nick, just temporarily sit a CROWS in the sunroof opening and we're good!

Always love to see you handiwork!

(IMHO)
Stickframe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 10:38 AM UTC
Hi Angel -

ha - you guessed right - I'm building another truck - was anxious about posting it here as it's not military -



This project has received lots of scratch work -









So, yes - I'm still scratching! I won't push my luck with this on this thread - next one will be another military - of some kind!

Keep on building!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 11:31 PM UTC
Thanks Stefan!
I'm silently following your Kriegslok build blog.Looked in awe at the pile of MasterClub's resin bolts you acquired recently...
Keep up the good work!

Nick, thanks!
Any scratchbuilds recently?