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brodiebear

Russian Sewing machine in Syria

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My finished build of Mengs Shilka ZSU-23-4. Model depicted as a tank been used during the Syrian conflict/civil war. Stock build, painted with Tamiya Paints (custom yellow), weathered with lifecolor Liquid dust pigments and Ammo dust pigments. Will be building a suitable dio base for it.

 

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Nice job on the camouflage and dusting   :yes:

 

beefy

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A really curious model, very well batted, like the real ones.
If I have not misunderstood, this was before in MBT ?, and the Shilka has the turret in the center, so it seems a conversion on the field by the troops? ...:goodjob:

Cheers mate :yes:

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Looks really interesting and the camo is superb.  Now you need a trailer to carry the ammo this thing burns through in 5 minutes.

 

Lloyd

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14 hours ago, FrancisGL said:

A really curious model, very well batted, like the real ones.
If I have not misunderstood, this was before in MBT ?, and the Shilka has the turret in the center, so it seems a conversion on the field by the troops? ...:goodjob:

Cheers mate :yes:

Nope, they were specifically built as SPAAG's, during the cold war. Lots of different countries then purchased them for their own armies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZSU-23-4

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13 hours ago, BlackMax12 said:

Looks really interesting and the camo is superb.  Now you need a trailer to carry the ammo this thing burns through in 5 minutes.

 

Lloyd

LOL, Yep didn't realise they actually had trucks follow them about 1 -1.5km behind with around 3,000 rounds for a battery of four tanks !!. Dont think they were/are that 'greedy' in the streets of Syria though.

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On 04/10/2017 at 17:51, FrancisGL said:

A really curious model, very well batted, like the real ones.
If I have not misunderstood, this was before in MBT ?, and the Shilka has the turret in the center, so it seems a conversion on the field by the troops? ...:goodjob:

Cheers mate :yes:

I think it is because the turret is pointing towards rear of the vehicle on this model. It makes you think it's positioned different on the hull. 

 

 

Nice build @brodiebear 

what made you position the turret in reverse? 

 

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2 hours ago, Steve_farrier said:

I think it is because the turret is pointing towards rear of the vehicle on this model. It makes you think it's positioned different on the hull. 

 

 

Nice build @brodiebear 

what made you position the turret in reverse? 

 

Going to build a base for it,like these;

 

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seems to be quite common in Syria; perhaps faster get away after firing the guns?

 

 

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Either faster or it's just more useful to run away whilst shooting? 😂😂 

 

 

I guess the real reason could be like most MBTs they do their transport and difficult inclines/declines with turret backwards to prevent damage or inclusions of dust/mud in to the barrel

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1 hour ago, Steve_farrier said:

Either faster or it's just more useful to run away whilst shooting? 😂😂 

 

 

I guess the real reason could be like most MBTs they do their transport and difficult inclines/declines with turret backwards to prevent damage or inclusions of dust/mud in to the barrel

Now that makes more sense :-)

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