Hello. I'd like to share with you my latest WIP, beautiful Smerch rocket launcher by Meng.
Also, great resin weighted wheels set.
So far, the kit is unbeliveable. Full of details, sharply moulded, not many pin or sink marks and most of them are not visible.
Since almost all the Smerch models I've seen on the web are 3 colour schemes, I decided to go with a single Dark green version.
Work started with the frame, engine, transmission etc. A lot of possibilities for superdetailing here, but I didn't have the guts to go down that route. Besides, almost everythig is going to be hidden at the end.
Care must be taken when assembling running gear or you might mix some parts and not have proper alignment (don't ask how I know that...). Meng claims that the model has workable suspension and indeed it had until I instaled shocks which fixed it in place. I couldn't figure out was it my mistake or what. Front 2 pairs of wheels are moveable.
If you opt for resin wheels, you will have to cut away locating pins on the axles because the holes in wheels are too shallow. Be careful when gluing them as they are rather heavy. For the rear 4 wheels I used 2-part epoxy glue (5 minutes drying time), but for the front 4 CA gel had to be used (I tried with epoxy first, but when trying to align everything, due to weight of wheels, some parts of axles and rods fell apart, but were easily fixed).
At this point I'm almost done with the frame and the carriage platform, still more weathering work to do.
Hope you guys like it, comments and critics are more than welcome.