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Rick has recently built a pair of very old 'Fort' Zis-5V kits that he had hanging about. Both models, tanker truck and general cargo vehicle, were done in a distressed winter finish. He added a mattress to the hood of each for additional insulation from the harsh Russian winter. The mattresses were made from Kneadatite two part epoxy putty. Both kits were a bit bare in the detail category but went together relatively easily and fit well. The only place Rick needed any putty or the like was with the large fuel tank and the resulting seams.
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About the Author

About Rick Cooper (clovis899)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I have been modeling for about 30 years now. Once upon a time in another century I owned my own hobby shop; way more work than it was worth. I tip my opti-visor to those who make a real living at it. Mainly build armor these days but I keep working at figures, planes and the occasional ship.


Comments

Awesome Builds!! Did you make the mattresses?
APR 04, 2020 - 10:12 AM
Now there's shop-worn! I thought that the mattress was a neat touch.
APR 05, 2020 - 02:14 AM
Thanks Joe and Frank! They were a fun build; gave me a chance to really push the weathering. Joe, the mattresses were made from Kneadatite two part epoxy putty. I think it is the same as Green Stuff, a two part yellow and blue mix. I used a punch and die to make the buttons and added them into indents made with a toothpick. The rest of the mattresses were detailed with an AK Carving and Modeling set but you could use really any kind of metal files or dental type tools. They were a good bit easier to create than I thought. It does add a nice touch for pretty minimal effort. Cheers, Rick
APR 05, 2020 - 09:30 AM