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Mike

New Company with a New ZSU-23-4M in 1:35

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Soviet ZSU-23-4M/3
1:35 HongModel


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New company HongModel have been in touch to tell us about their new product that they're launching soon. The Shilka is a Soviet era Self-Propelled Radar-Guided Anti-Aircraft platform that showers its enemy with 23mm shells from four barrels once it has a radar lock. The M was an upgraded system with a new loading system and some improvements in longevity, which seem to have paid off because they are still in use with a great many of their operators, including the Russian Marines, and more germane to current events, Syria. Due to its fearsome rate of fire it garnered the nickname Sewing Machine, or Zeus.

Enough of the background waffle, here are a bunch of pictures of a test shot, which promises plenty of detail, and a step up from the old Dragon kit of yore. You can build either the 4M or 4M3, and there is the promise of more to come in due course.

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Wow! That looks great, what a first release. :thumbsup:

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My old Shanghai Dragon (as they were called then) kit is going to hit the back of the stash once this is here ^_^

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That looks like it will be a great release. Where do all these new Chinese companies keep appearing from? There seems to be a new one every week (the obvious answer of course being... China)

Andy

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One for me please! :thumbsup:

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Would be nice if they had a proper website as well as FB.

Nice looking kit but as usual only a real review will tell.(and a price)

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All we need now is the How much? And, who'll be bringing it in, and when?

Next week is soon enough for me!

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Probably not in time for SMW? Shame - would have been high on the list

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Not normally one for things without wings but always liked the Shilka!

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Looks like an excellent kit.

Would anyone care to produce one in 1/24th or 16th scale now.... pretty please??

Chris.

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Not a 'Trackie' at all, neither am I a fan of Russian stuff, but I did have a thing for small dioramas featuring the Flakvierling that Tamiya make in 1/35.

The kit looks superb though! Maybe.....

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Very nice! Although my main interest is aircraft I've been thinking about doing a ZSU-23/4 for a while, in memory of the time I spent helping arrange logistic support of the couple of examples the RAF operate up at the Spadeadam electronic warfare range. (Obtained very second hand via the former East German Army.)

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Ten new photos have been posted on their Facebook Page showing one built up, and it looks rather nice :) It's even got some interior details included in the box, which is nice. Anyone up for sculpting a a re-arming set of figures? :wicked:

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We've been in touch, but are awaiting a reply. Watch this space -> ( )

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Count on me, as it's one of my favourite place on the forum.

By the way, I've just seen that there are already some decals available from Johan's Star decals, with one or two sheets dedicated to Northern Alliance vehicles, including SPAAG.

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