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Build Review Zvezda 1/35 scale Russian 152 mm
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 05:11 PM UTC
Well I have started it.
A very well made kit, looks to be a good build.
But I must admit I do not like the tracks, as they used the T80 suspension, I might get a set of Trumpeter,workable. The tracks are great don't get me wrong I am not a fan of this type.

Going to be quite a few pics when done.



















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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 06:25 PM UTC
Will be watching this as I just acquired the same kit
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 05:46 AM UTC
You will like this kit John.

Well finished the lower hull minus the wheels.
Which are up next, kind of doing it my way, once done on to the upper hull.
Well here we go great detail on the parts.
All for now.













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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 04:27 AM UTC
Wheels done,and lower hull painted, going to change the log at the rear.
And that is German Gray not green yet.









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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 05:05 AM UTC
Rubber color on.



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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 04:06 AM UTC
Lower hull ,and tracks started.Really do not like the tracks, seems like a link short.



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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 06:37 AM UTC
Well wheels on, and started on the upper hull.
Think I might use a different set of tracks,I just do not like these, have to be glued to the wheels, not a fan of that.







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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 06:49 AM UTC
Upper hull almost done.






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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 02:20 PM UTC
Thanks for sharing your build Jeff. I got this one for Christmas and your pictures will be useful. What I don't like the most in the kit are the mesh parts for the engine grilles. I think I'll replace them by some Aber PE mesh in my stash.

Keep on the good work.
Olivier
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
Right there Olivier , I was going to do that also,but decided to try and keep it as much OOB as I can.

Started on the main gun, I am jumping around, and not following the steps , but way more fun my way.

This will get a tad slower as the small parts come into play,plus the tracks just shipped from China.



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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 08:28 PM UTC
What track set are you going with ?
sgtreef
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC
John the trumpeter T 80 track set, as built on the T 80 suspension.

Barrel done





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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 06:41 AM UTC
Almost done on the Turret part, roof, and rear not yet glued on.

Be careful on this part, as quite a few parts to make it up.

I have added some file work to the front piece, as the original has some good heavy torch cut edges. I might add some weld beads also down the road,will see. Not many closeup pics of this thing.

Cheers

Jeff









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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 11:04 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Not many closeup pics of this thing




These might help:

https://www.scalenews.de/2s19-msta-s-objekt-316-walkaround-229/
https://www.scalenews.de/2s19m1-msta-m1-walkaround-63/

Andy
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 08:15 PM UTC

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Thanks a bunch Andy, did not find neither of those.

Only this one.

https://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/self-propelled-howitzer-2c19-msta-s-walkaround/?afg8_page_id=4#afg-8

Cheers

Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 06:09 AM UTC
Just getting an idea of how it will look.
And don't mind the cat hair ,my Cat is shedding.
Need to do some weld beads soon,so can get paint on these two,plus finish the turret.

Cheers
Jeff







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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Getting closer.
Cheers
Jeff





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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:02 PM UTC
I see you've decided to represented it with the gun travel locked. When looking at the instructions I found them not that clear about this option.
I'll probably do the same so I won't have to put the loading device in the lower position which I find "ugly".

Keep on the good job!
Olivier
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 05:23 PM UTC
Been down with the flu so no updates.Doc is taking care of that.
So should continue again soon.
Bad time this year on the flu,even with the stupid shot.
Be safe out there.
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 11:09 AM UTC
Take care and hope you feel better soon Jeff, I'm looking forward to seeing some paint on this beast.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 06:55 PM UTC
A few pics of getting to the end.









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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
Almost ready for paint.
I have used Archer resin weld beads , as way smaller then what I could do.












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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 04:19 PM UTC
Nice beast, thanks for sharing!
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 05:18 PM UTC
Really nice
mogdude
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 08:38 PM UTC
what is the shot of the track for are these resin replacements or spares