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ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 07:57 PM UTC
Zdravo Marko!

I don't see any reason why you can't participate in this Campaign:
-your build is a general conversion,
-it has major parts scratchbuild,
-it is a unique, one-off vehicle, that- don't ask me why am I so sure- will never be issued as a kit,thus it can only be scratchbuild.

I'll be happy to see you join this groupbuild!

ayovtshev
#490
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 04:32 AM UTC
Weekend is time for scratchbuilding

I've done some work on the 4 stage compressor:


Stages 3 and 4 are almost ready(less some bolts and piping to and from the airchiller).

Here the compressor is "sitting" on the frame:




So far no big troubles...they'll come later for sure

k_mero4
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 04:56 AM UTC
Very well ..... I'm waiting for the next step!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:42 PM UTC
Great work Angel.

Great to see some new guys joining too.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 06:14 AM UTC
Marko - if I may ask; Rubber Armor?????

Some surfaces in photo certainly looks to be flexible. I would guess stand-off rubber armor would be defense against RPGs???????
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
Kalin,Peter-thanks!

Some progress on my 8G33U Mobile Compressor Station:

Compressor built


Air coolers built(one for each stage)


Frame for high pressure air bottles added


View from another angle


No more modeling this evening-I'll celebrate now because Kimi won in Austin,TX

iguanac
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Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 08:59 AM UTC
Michael:
Rubber armor was frequent practice in 90's Balkan conflict.It should activate the fuse a bit further away from the armor,and rubber should "consume" (at least theoretically) the heat and reduce the penetration of the armor. More practical usage was to prevent bullets ricochet from the hull and harming near by infantry.
iguanac
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 09:00 AM UTC
Some initial paint job:








165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:32 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Michael:
Rubber armor was frequent practice in 90's Balkan conflict.It should activate the fuse a bit further away from the armor,and rubber should "consume" (at least theoretically) the heat and reduce the penetration of the armor. More practical usage was to prevent bullets ricochet from the hull and harming near by infantry.



Some made fun of a recent thread showing appliqué wooden armor but I thought that was done for exactly the same reasons: stand-off detonation of incoming rounds and to absorb ricochets to protect nearby troops on foot.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 07:50 AM UTC
Nice job and paint,Marko!
Well done!
Don't forget to enlist in the Campaign(log in, follow this link
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=950
and click Enlist button).

Some progress on the compressor I'm building.

Fan frame done:



Grey parts come again from Ya-12 Early artillery tractor by MiniArt.
Some additional detail(lubrication plugs, bearings housings, tensioner,struts e.t.c) will be added this weekend.

Happy modeling!
Removed by original poster on 10/24/18 - 05:06:48 (GMT).
Stickframe
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 03:33 PM UTC
Hi guys -

Marko, very nice work all around - interesting build

Mike, the photo of wood “armor” you mentioned was on vehicles in the Philippines - the idea of controlling/reducing richochete seems reasonable. I can’t remember how thick the wood was, but I can’t imagine it has much stopping ability on impact, but once through I suppose it could dampen rebounding - ?

Angel, your compressor is coming right along, and as always your eye for detail and patience is paying off! Nice work!

Happy model building
Nick
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 07:23 PM UTC
Thanks, Nick!

Cut some styrene and wires yesterday.
Twin radiator and fan housings constructed:


Compressor flywheel and engine reductor ready:

Piping from compressor to each stage cooler done:



Next are all airbottles plus-I still haven't decided yet-either the oxygen-water chiller, or the control panel frame with the fuel tank,

Happy modelbuilding!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 05:36 PM UTC
Scratchbuilding weekend over.

Control panel frame and fuel tank built:



Subassembly dryfitted:


ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 06:28 AM UTC
Not much done on the Compressor this weekend.
Removed the upper part of the control panel-need to reduce its height and then I'll build it separately.
Added an absorber and an air-oil separator with the piping from and to:


Next week I'll start the construction of the truck, that carries the MCS(ZiL 157 by Trumpeter).

k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 07:19 AM UTC
It is very good. It is a pleasure to observe your work progress. Chief, by the end of the month, will you be done to compare it to the original.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 09:04 AM UTC
Thanks Kalin!

I might be ready end of month with this build, we'll see...

In a late evening modeling burst I finished the exhaust regenerator:



Still I need to add some bolts,an access cover and the inevitable piping,

petbat
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 08:04 PM UTC
Great work Angel. I am amazed at how much you get done and still have time for scratch building too.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:14 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!

No big secret here- I built the ZiS and the Luna-M frame where I live Mo-Fri.
I scratchbuild only at home- during weekends.Providing SWMBO doesn't set another agenda

k_mero4
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 05:43 AM UTC
Oh! "You will not play anymore."
It's perfect! How will it look when you finish it?
I expect the next work progress.
Kalin
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 05:18 PM UTC
Thanks, Batze!

Next progress will be in 2 weeks-I'll skip this weekend's drive home-SWMBO set another agenda

Still I managed to find a solution for the big air pressure bottles yesterday morning(combined some from Italeri's Workshop Tools set as they were originaly not long enough):


They will take a bit more priming/sanding when I get home next time,

Happy modelbuilding!
Blaubar
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 06:18 PM UTC
Pretty sweet scratchery going on here and plenty of models to be proud of.

Angel,
That's a masterpiece in the making. I like your use of sheet copper, great stuff.
/Stef
Stickframe
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:52 PM UTC
Hi Angel - wow! You’ve made great progress on that beast - looking great!

Cheers
Nick
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 11:31 PM UTC
Thanks Stefan!
I'm silently following your Kriegslok build blog.Looked in awe at the pile of MasterClub's resin bolts you acquired recently...
Keep up the good work!

Nick, thanks!
Any scratchbuilds recently?

Stickframe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 10:38 AM UTC
Hi Angel -

ha - you guessed right - I'm building another truck - was anxious about posting it here as it's not military -



This project has received lots of scratch work -









So, yes - I'm still scratching! I won't push my luck with this on this thread - next one will be another military - of some kind!

Keep on building!

Cheers
Nick