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Trumpeter Mk.5
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:13 PM UTC
Real beauties here!

Zon- the second batch of pictures of your tiny jewel are of much better quality then any of those I have posted here.

Joseph- I take my hat off for the clean build and the splendid modulation!

Majid- superb work on the combo!
I'm a big fan of ZiL-157 truck and I dare to say Trumpeter's take on it is among the best - both in detail and ease of construction-kits I've ever seen.
That engine does cry out for some superdetailing.
Here is my try from this winter:



Keep up the good work,

zontar
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:52 PM UTC
Tamas: thank you for the encouragement. My main goal now is to not mess it up! Also, some day I hope to get my picture taking up to Joseph's level.

Joseph: that has really turned out nice with such a superb paint job. I think I will have to give that vehicle a try sometime.

Majid: thank you for the kind words. Your engine looks fantastic! Very realistic. Nice work.

Happy Modeling,
zon
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:25 PM UTC
Thanks very much, Majid. I like your progress on the ZIL 157 engine and chassis. I worked on the same project but is currently a shelf queen right now. I started the project with the intention to detail the engine because I have a pretty good reference. In the end, I decided against it because I wanted to model an operational truck.I don't have the need to leave the engine compartment opened. This is where I stopped on mine.
whitewolf_mk67
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
hi everyone

Joseph,great work ,nice and clean build i like your work im waiting tosee how u weathering it.
zon, nice painting great job

here some of my SA-2 and zil 157 progress.i had a problem with uploading photos but now its solved.










majid


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BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 11:35 AM UTC
I have applied AK Interactive's 4BO Modulation Paint Set on my S-51.













Weathering next!
agriamodeling
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 08:14 PM UTC
Hi Zon,

Congrats, the new photos with the darker background do show the beauty of your painting result. I am sure the finished model will be amazing!

Tamás
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 04:56 AM UTC
The S-51 has been primed.







Thanks,
Joseph
zontar
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 05:42 PM UTC
David: that looks great! What a beast that is.

Joseph: really interesting vehicle.

As Tamas pointed out, my last photos weren't too good, so I retook shots of the main fuselage. Hopefully the blue background shows off the vehicle a bit better. Sadly, I've made no further progress...






Happy Modeling,
zon
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 04:34 AM UTC
primer coat added:



and now the fun begins as i add various shades of "rust" using hull red, red brown as well as orange and yellow.

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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 01:03 AM UTC
the assembly is now complete as much as i can and so begins the painting process.


zontar
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 12:23 PM UTC
Tamas,
Yes, I will retake the photos this weekend. I was in a hurry and didn't think about the contrast / lack thereof.

Thanks,
zon
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 11:10 PM UTC
i've finally found time to finish the engine for the isu152 and i hope to install it at the weekend and move along to closing up the two hull pieces and begin the painting process soon.

SpeedyJ
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 01:21 PM UTC
Cool build.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 09:13 AM UTC

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Hi Joseph,

Very nice assembly work on an interesting subjuect. I especially like the ladders!

Tamás



Thanks Tamás! Those ladders are pretty intricate. I'm afraid I'll break them off accidentally when I handle the model during painting and weathering.

Here are pictures of the S-51 with sub-assemblies dry fitted.











I will be applying primer soon.

Thanks,
Joseph




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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 01:39 AM UTC
Thanks Tamaz.
agriamodeling
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 12:00 AM UTC
Hi Robert,

Good luck with your healing. And yes, you are very much right with the "Bright Side" :-)

Tamás
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM UTC
Hi Zon,

Would you mind to take some photos with a much darker background? The current photo setup hides the beauty of your paint work, I think. What I have seen now, looks very nice, though.

Tamás
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Hi Joseph,

Very nice assembly work on an interesting subjuect. I especially like the ladders!

Tamás
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 09:50 AM UTC
Hello everyone,
Work on my S-51 is nearing completion. Here are some WIP shots.

I replaced what I assume is an antenna. The kit part broke apart even when I was being careful removing it from the sprue. I use a brass wire and tube as replacement. I got the base from the kit part.


I liked how the sag was pre-molded. This is one of the easiest track assembly I've encountered and I am happy with the results.


I replaced the barrel with an RB Model aluminum one. It looks much better.




For the engine deck, I replaced the grab handles with brass wires. I also used Eureka T-34/76 tow cables.


Also for the engine deck, I assembled this complex looking ladder. It consists of very thin plastic rods and photo etch steps.


This is the result.


And here's how it looks installed.


I'll be taking pictures of this S-51 with most parts dry-fitted.

Thanks,
Joseph
zontar
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 05:12 PM UTC
Aloha All,

Peter: well done and congratulations on finishing.

Jerry: Thank you for the kind words. Masking wasn't too bad, except at the instrument panel. Your HIMAS is looking awesome! The paint job is superb.

Tamas: nice work on the T-72.

I've managed to paint the Aerosan. Next up is clear coat and decals.





Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC
Tamás - awesome-looking T-72, very low-slung and mean, the way Soviet/Russian armor should look...it‘s coming along great! I‘m looking forward to your further painting/weathering steps.

Jerry

P.S. Thanks for the compliment!
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 06:46 AM UTC
Robert, I hope you get better soon - good luck!

Jerry
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
Thanks Angel, it's what they say.
"Always look at the bright side of life".

ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:28 AM UTC

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Hi all. Thought I'd give a little update on my getting well soon. Just when you think...hey we are getting somewhere...I can walk again (be it for short distance), my doctors decided on a draw back(they pulled my big toe nail out, just to keep me on the couch for at least another 3 months. Your healing process will benefit from this he said. 
So today after one week of pain, healing seems to hurt a lot, I had my second checkup in Bangkok, (location where the did the surgery), another draw back. 
Possibly additional surgery, but hey...first we make a CT Scan, due October 18 and after that we will decide.
Well, I hope Christmas 2020 will be a good one.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan



Well, sh.t happens, Robert!

Let doctors do what they know best, it will be for good.
Look at the bright side of this ordeal-now you have more time to plan next modelling projects.

Gute Besserung,


SpeedyJ
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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 01:20 AM UTC
Enjoy your builds for this campaign. I will follow along.

Cheers