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165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC
Ah Nick, just temporarily sit a CROWS in the sunroof opening and we're good!

Always love to see you handiwork!

(IMHO)
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC

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Hi Angel -

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



Nick,
We are not focused on strictly military subjects in this Campaign.
As a matter of fact the ZIF-55 compressor I built earlier had mainly civilian use.
So I don't see any reason why your current scratchbuild should not be eligible to participate.

On a side note- that's another Nick-ish stunner!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 11:13 AM UTC
A little more progress on my tank. The basic shape is about right. Now some gap filling and sanding coming up.

ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC
Looking good,Jesper!

ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:06 PM UTC
Having skipped last weekend's drive home I did some construction on the ZiL-157 three axle truck that carries the Compressor.
Not much scratchbuild there, though, but a lot of detailing.

My intention is to leave at least one engine cover-and probably the driver door-opened,so a detailed engine-and cab interior- shows up.

I'm still expecting the Eduard PE set for the ZiL to arrive, so I was sort of "going around" with the build, trying to avoid elimination parts being glued.

Here is where I am as of this morning:
Frame built:


Air piping(brakes plus tyre pressure) added:



Cab testfit:


Had some tense days after building the load bed because I couldn't try the fit of the Compressor right away.

All went well- there is 1 mm distance to the load bed sides for and aft:



I'm iddling on the Compressor build right now, while waiting for the DioArt's Various Dials set(# 037) to arrive.
But I already received the Instruments Bezel set, ordered from Airscale last week:


Happy modelbuilding!

165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:20 AM UTC
I love the ZIL - just stop right there with all those beautiful frame goodies exposed.

Who's kit is the ZIL?

Stupid me - for some reason it never occurred to me to use any of my "Aircraft Dials and Gauges" for my armor work!

Hope you make it home this weekend!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC
I just can't stop,Mike!

I need to do the brake valve and attach all piping, then attach all tyre pressure pipes to the pressure cocks... and so on and so on.

The ZiL is Trumpeter #01001.Hard plastic, lot of ejection marks, but quite nicely detailed-even for today's slide-molding standards.
I've recently built HobbyBoss's ZiS-151 Katyusha and I think HobbyBoss used Trumpeter's kit as a starting point, but making use of nowadays styrene and technology.

I was very happy to find the Bezel PE.It spared me some pain in the a...

And I'm finally home

165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
Dare I say it?

Drain Cocks

Just kidding - totally!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 05:17 AM UTC
No need of drain cocks,Mike-they are molded on the pressure bottles

I spent some time scratchbuilding the Oxygen-Water Chiller of 8G33U Compressor.Used various PE leftovers,PE Wing Nuts by Microdisign, a Tamiya Allied Fuel Drum and some of Meng's styrene bolts in different sizes and configurations:



The chiller in the load bed of ZIL-157:


I still need to add the handles and-providing I find suitable ones- some chains.

k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC
Ачка, Wow. ....I do not know what to say. It looks impressive. I wait to see it live.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 07:48 AM UTC
Wow, and I mean wow...….
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 07:21 PM UTC
Thanks, Kalin!
Both for the positive feedback and for the big size Meng's Bolt shared with me!

And thanks,Peter!

The Oxygen-Water Chiller build was delayed as much as possible, as I was lacking information on how it was coupled with the Compressor.Combed a lot of ressources, but found nothing...

So I built it, but don't ask me how it worked...or how it was connected to the Compressor cooling system...

There are no visible pipes- going from and to-on the pictures I have at hand, so I've assumed these should have been mounted bellow the load bed floor.

Keep modelbuilding!
Stickframe
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 09:08 AM UTC
I’ve got to say Angel - you’re outdoing yourself on this build! Every bit of it looks great - in particular the mixing and matching of materials, and scratch and kit parts - really a pleasure to see!!

Cheers
Nick
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 06:54 PM UTC
Nick, thanks!

I still expect the DioArt Various Dials to arrive, so I didn't work on the Compressor.
But with Eduard PE arriving last week, I went through some PE fun and additional wiring on the ZiL-157 truck:


The only reason I'm showing this weekend's work here is the scratchbuilt fire extinguisher

Have fun!
Blaubar
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 08:49 PM UTC
Nick,
those 1/25 wonders you are building there are very interesting. You have added some serious interior business to that Chevy Racer there and it looks stunning (except for the FedEx add, I dislike them ). It is a pleasure to look at your work there. The MRV is also stunning.

Angel, sweet stuff as always. Haha, those MasterClub stuff, feels like 1kg or so^^. Where are you sourcing your wires from? The compressor is quite impressive. What bolt brand are you using?

Jesper, looking good and coming together nicely!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 11:33 PM UTC
Thanks, Stef!

I've used these MasterClub bolts-and still use them from time to time.They offer unprecedented detail for the sake of CA hassle.

I use Eureka XXL wire sets.They come in various sizes-the smallest I have is 0,13 mm thick-packing is three sizes with 2 m. length per size.I last bought them from Plastmodel in Poland.They still have them on stock.

The styrene bolts I use are Meng's SPS series(#004,005,007 and 008).Had a luck recently, because my local hobby shop received some of these,so I'm stocked for the next 10 projects...

ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 09:03 PM UTC
I have some (small) progress on the Compressor.

While I'm still looking (in vain) for DioArt's Dials to arrive, I started working on the lower control pannels:



Built also the air tanks fasteners and some piping.Detailed the exhaust regenerator.Reworked both engine supports:


Not much, but I also didn't have much time for modelling(SWMBO)

ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 07:30 AM UTC
DioArt Dials finally arrived so I started the upper control panel



Next will be piping.
A lot of piping

petbat
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:26 AM UTC
They look like they were worth waiting for Angel.

This is a superb build all around.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, December 08, 2018 - 08:10 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!

Yes- it was a long way from Down Under for the decal set

ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 04:18 AM UTC
Sprayed and handbrushed some primer and paint:



Next will be painting the engine,the fuel tank and the water-oxygen chiller, adding 4 cooling pipes(2 per engine and 2 per compressor), connecting all wiring.

And then I'll return to the ZiL-157 truck.

k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
It is perfect. Congratulations.
Kalin
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
After a pause i kept molesting myself with painting. Should have been easy - to paint black and brown, mask it and then spray green. No...i choose something else




After removal of masks and some correction



ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC
Marko,
I think the masking torture paid off!

I call my Mobile Compressor Station 8G33U finished:









Mounted in ZiL-157's bed





I will work on the truck next week,

Happy modelbuilding!

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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
Hi gents -

Marko - that’s a lot of work! Looks great!

Angel - WOW - that compressor is awesome! Really something special - great build!

Cheers
Nick