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Ok, so Christmas PRessie time - son had a list of kits I liked and, in his wisdom, chose this one... Started the build and it is up to Miniarts small part, complex, fun quality. Engine went together nicely, chassis made up of a number of parts but seems to be aligned nicely.... Each wheel is made up of 8 parts (7 parts of tyre and a wheel hub) and there are 7 of them to do so that will take a while.... Going with the box scheme of 4BO and brown. Need to work out which components can be painted when and if I will display the engine or not....

 

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engine just rested in - doesn't seem to be a big unit

 

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More work on the chassis... just some smaller parts to add (like 3mm by .5mm rod!!!!) then it can be primed - chassis was all black which makes life easier. Next off will be the 7 wheels (done one)...

 

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Interesting looking project Rob, mind if I sit in?

 

  Stay safe         Roger 

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2 minutes ago, Hamden said:

 

Interesting looking project Rob, mind if I sit in?

 

  Stay safe         Roger 

help yourself, coffee is in the corner - with left over mince pies

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This is looking interesting Rob, nice work on the chassis, looks great, loads of detail here, looking forward to seeing more...

 

Ed

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Gotta love MiniArt, every sub assembly is a kit in its own making. 

Unusual and interesting subject and great start! 

Stuka zu Fuss Russki style...

 

Thank you! 

//Z

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Nice progress Rob considering the amount of detail Miniart put into their kits. It will be interesting watching this one develop.

 

Wayne

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10 minutes ago, diablo rsv said:

Nice progress Rob considering the amount of detail Miniart put into their kits. It will be interesting watching this one develop.

 

Wayne

thanks Wayne... this my second Miniart kit (built the AEC mark I a few years ago) and have 4 others in the stash - really like their subjects and yes the fiddly nature can frustrate BUT I get a sense of accomplishment when I do a bit....

 

half day at work today so hope to get some more done - found a build review so have a few watchouts to work with.....

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11 hours ago, Zack said:

Gotta love MiniArt, every sub assembly is a kit in its own making. 

Unusual and interesting subject and great start! 

Stuka zu Fuss Russki style...

 

Thank you! 

//Z

 

12 hours ago, edjbartos said:

This is looking interesting Rob, nice work on the chassis, looks great, loads of detail here, looking forward to seeing more...

 

Ed

thanks both... really enjoying the build

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Hello Rob W

 

I confess to having a GAZ problem, I have at least 5 in the stash/being made!  But this version had me puzzled.  Do you think that was a one off lash up by the Russians at Leningrad using captured German Nebelwerfer rockets and crates?  I have looked but failed to find pictures of the real thing.  Do you have any ideas?

 

Regards

 

Andrew

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35 minutes ago, AndrewCJ50 said:

Hello Rob W

 

I confess to having a GAZ problem, I have at least 5 in the stash/being made!  But this version had me puzzled.  Do you think that was a one off lash up by the Russians at Leningrad using captured German Nebelwerfer rockets and crates?  I have looked but failed to find pictures of the real thing.  Do you have any ideas?

 

Regards

 

Andrew

it seems that this is based on 1 line drawing and perhaps a description somewhere rather than any "real evidence"  - the only source I found as via Armorama which linked to https://missilery.info/article/iz-istorii-sozdaniya-i-razvitiya-polevoy-reaktivnoy-artillerii-v-sssr-v-period-velikoy

 

am assuming MiniArt had the same if not better intel

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progress... wheels done, chassis done, now on to cab sub assemblies... a lot of this needs to be painted black so aiming to get all that built up first....

 

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On 1/9/2021 at 9:41 PM, edjbartos said:

Nice work Rob, coming along a treat...

 

Ed

 

On 1/10/2021 at 8:40 AM, phildagreek said:

Liking it Rob, liking it!

thanks both... more progress -

cab assembly "done" (need to add glass, upper part of windshield, dashboard and build doors. Started on the truck bed (just to get some bigger parts done) - all sits nice & square after a bit of a battle with the front mudguards.... at the moment all cab parts & truck bed are loose for ease of painting - hope to be able to start painting (well doing a black chassis) this weekend

 

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On 1/15/2021 at 12:41 PM, AndrewCJ50 said:

Rob, how do you like the connection of the front wheel assembly to the front axle?  No strength is there?

 

Andrew

yeah that has me a touch worried... will have to see how flimsy it is

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moving forward... some fiddly bits but so far parts go where they are supposed to. Chassis painted black primer then a light coat of dunkelgrau to give it a bit of definition, green in the cab is MiG 4BO... bit of dark tracks for the rust.... this is building up really nicely I must say - may have to look at some of the other AA/AAA kits (some of the anti-air or the refueler for example)

 

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Great work Rob this is coming together nicely!

 

  Stay safe            Roger

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On 1/18/2021 at 7:33 AM, Hamden said:

 

Great work Rob this is coming together nicely!

 

  Stay safe            Roger

 

On 1/17/2021 at 10:46 PM, edjbartos said:

Nice going Rob, some lovely detail here, it’s looking great...

 

Ed


thanks both...

moving on a-pace with this.Cab on, half the bonnet on, elevating mechanism on, started on the 6 rockets and crates.... I think a couple of weeks and this will be done & dusted.....

 

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