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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 02:26 PM UTC
It looks to me to be the active one.



stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:00 PM UTC
I already started.
This is the box

And this is what we have inside:


The good news - manufacturer gives an option to make early or late type cabin


And the whole stuff together

stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:10 PM UTC
Because my English is not good - less words, more pics. :-)
For the early type cabin the turn light has to be removed.

I did it.
Started assembly of the bed

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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:15 PM UTC
The tank

I added a grab handle from wire.

And finished with the modifications of the interior. :-)
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:22 PM UTC
I drilled a 0.3 mm hole into exhaust pipe.

Assembled the chassis


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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:31 PM UTC
Unfortunately the mud guards were thicker than armor plate.

Thanks God I drink red wine and I have the right material to replace them. :-)

I cut the plastic mud guards

and made a new ones from aluminium foil.

This is the final result:


stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:45 PM UTC
The manufacturer has made a huuuge holes for the mirrors a and the windshield wipers


Since a friend of mine etched for me mirrors and wipers I had to fill those holes with stretched sprue


stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:50 PM UTC
I painted the bed ...


and the chassis

stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:54 PM UTC
Added some rust on the exhaust pipe

stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:56 PM UTC
And some pre-shading on the bed.

stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 11:59 PM UTC
I put some of the equipment for the projector in the bed

stsankov
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 12:01 AM UTC
It`s more than enough for 1 day work.
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 12:38 AM UTC
Thats a nice looking little kit you have there Svetoslav, good amount of detail on it. You made a nice save on the mudguards, the new foil ones are a massive improvement on the thick kit ones.
You deserve a break now after that amount of work for one day, you managed to get a huge amount done, great work.
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 12:49 AM UTC
Thanks John!
Actually I also assembled and painted the projector, but did not take pictures.
I'm losing more time to clean the airbrush and to take pictures, than to build the model.
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 01:06 AM UTC
I re-did the date pics just to prove that I had the will power not to start building it lol.



and the contents ....



Hopefully I can start getting some glue down later today after work and building the hull ......
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 07:15 AM UTC
I didn't assume you were so fast. But you did. Congratulations. And cheers.

Kalin
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 09:42 PM UTC
Well that was a fast bulld, Mr.Tsankov!

Love the red-wine-seal-foil mudguards and am curious to see the custom etched mirrors and wipers.

Very nice vehicle and I'm thinking of building one myself in 1/35 some day!

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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 10:03 PM UTC
So here is my start picture of R-142N radiotruck:


Will use Trumpeter's #01016 GAZ-66 kit, the van body(Kung K-66N) will be scratchbuild, some radiosets will be coppied (using Blue Stuff from Green Stuff World and Miliput) from the ones avalable in other Trumpeter's kit(BTR-60PU), while other radiosets and power units will be scratchbuilt.Last but not least- I'll add the Soviet Unions Quality Mark(CustomFactory PE) on the GAZ-66 cab front panel.

The vehicle will be built as the one I was attached to in 1995/6, while serving my time with the 5th(Momchilgrad) Border Detachment of the Border Troops/Ministry of Interior,Republic of Bulgaria.

Will start with the truck frame and engine.
In progress picture will follow soon,

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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020 - 10:19 PM UTC
Nice topic Angel, Im especially looking forward to seeing people's scratch building, ( and some of what I have seen of yours looks amazing Angel) as my scratch building sadly is very limited and basic compared to the majority I see here.
I started the Scimitar last night but only did a few things to get it started and will crack on later tonight and post a few pics.
Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 12:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Well that was a fast bulld, Mr.Tsankov!

Love the red-wine-seal-foil mudguards and am curious to see the custom etched mirrors and wipers.

Very nice vehicle and I'm thinking of building one myself in 1/35 some day!




I second.

Is there any plastic options for this in 1/35. I see ICM did a Zil-131 but not a 130, I don't know enough to say if that matters or not. What about a light option? I know for you Angel, that is but a small problem but some are not as gifted as you.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 01:08 AM UTC
Ryan,

There is no plastic Zil-130 in 1/35th scale.

There are 2 resin kits-CustomFactory are doing a late vehicle and Red Iron Models offer a early type vehicle.CF kit is less expensive but mediocre both dimensionaly and casting-quiality-wise, while RIM kit looks superb, yet is quite pricey.

And there is also the option of converting a ZiL-131(ICM,Trumpeter or Bronco) into a ZiL-130, using some of the generic conversions, that Armor35 offers:
http://project.armor35.ru/index.php/component/virtuemart/accessories-1/by,product_sku.html?Itemid=0

I'm eyeballing the second option from quite some time, so will see

HTH
stsankov
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 08:00 PM UTC
Painted the cab in the base color. Made some post-shading.
The projector is also painted. From diluted oil paint I made some wash to emphasize the details of the projector.


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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 08:06 PM UTC
Weathered a little bit the cab:


the bed and the projector:




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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 08:09 PM UTC
And start working on the wheels

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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - 12:00 AM UTC
You've achieved some really nice detailing there Svetoslav, weathering and colour fade look good..loving the used look of the projector... Always surprised how good some people can make the smaller scales look. Can't wait to see it finished.