ANOTHER STRANGE ONE THE "RUSSO BALT" 1919

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    ANOTHER STRANGE ONE THE "RUSSO BALT" 1919

    Post  alexbb on Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:24 pm

    THIS IS A MODEL OF ONE OF THE FIRST RUSSIAN ARMOURED CAR, IT DATES BACK TO THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1919. UNLIKE THE FIAT ARSENALE THIS ONE WAS A NIGHTMARE TO BUILD. TERRIBLE RESIN HORRIBLE FIT AND EVEN WORSE DETAIL. THE WHOLE THING WAS FIRST SANDED DOWN SMOOTH, NEW HATCHES, DOOR AND AN ALMOST COMPLETE SCRATCH HOOD, HINGES, VISORS ETC ETC WHERE ALL SCRATCHBUILT BUT MOST TIM ECONSUMING WHERE THE RIVETS THEY WHERE ALL REPLACED WITH NEW PLASTIC RIVETS AND AS YOU KNOW YOU CANNOT USE LIGUID CEMENT TO STICK PLASTIC TO RESIN SO THEY HAD TO BE DONE WITH SUPERGLUE.
    I USED THE KITS CHASSIS EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT THAT GOOD, MAINLY BECAUSE MOST OF IT WILL NOT BE VISIBLE IN THE END.



























    PS attn BRIAN
    HOPE YOURE HAPPY NOW THESE TOOK ME AGES TO UPLOAD, TIME WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER UTILISED IN MODEL BUILDING

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: ANOTHER STRANGE ONE THE "RUSSO BALT" 1919

    Post  Ray on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:38 am

    Lovely nightmare Alex pale Embarassed

    I know that the rivets would take a lot of punishment from your handling, but I've stuck some plastic buttons on MS or Duro using liquid cement, with good results but then again I repeat that those rivets would not withstand your onslaught for sure if not SUPERGLUED Twisted Evil Laughing

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:04 pm

    Another beautiful ugly vehicle!

    So you just used the frame.... and the rest you scratch built!! Crazy, man!

    I like the paint job!


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    Post  David on Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:57 pm

    always interesting subjects

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    Re: ANOTHER STRANGE ONE THE "RUSSO BALT" 1919

    Post  bcauchi on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:06 pm

    Looking good Alex, very cool indeed. Your extra work paid off. You are right, you only kept the basic parts. All the detail you put on looks really good.

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    Some questions.....

    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:18 pm

    First of all...madman cousin for tackling such a horrible kit.... Razz

    1. The green looks very dark...is it a preshade ? Weathering such dark tones will be hard if not...and weathering is likely to darken it even further...

    2. Why didnt u use Archer rivets...think they are much easier to place than supergluing plastic rivets....

    3. What wire did u use for the handles on the hood...I'm looking for wire that is soft enough to have the ends flattened with a plier...(seems thats what u have done). Is it solder, stun?

    Keep them coming Sandro...

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    PS should post something of my own soon...getting inspired LOL

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:27 pm

    Dottore wrote:First of all...madman cousin for tackling such a horrible kit.... Razz

    1. The green looks very dark...is it a preshade ? Weathering such dark tones will be hard if not...and weathering is likely to darken it even further...

    2. Why didnt u use Archer rivets...think they are much easier to place than supergluing plastic rivets....

    3. What wire did u use for the handles on the hood...I'm looking for wire that is soft enough to have the ends flattened with a plier...(seems thats what u have done). Is it solder, stun?

    Keep them coming Sandro...

    Dottore cat

    PS should post something of my own soon...getting inspired LOL

    well matt its still not dark enough, the reference on this vehicle is sparse but all agree that it painted in a black green livery. yes the handles are .4 solder wire and i would give you some if i had any but cous alex has a whole roll so why dont you ask him?


    p.s archer rivets too small and shallow
    sandro hehehehehe

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    Thanks Alex....

    Post  Dottore on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:40 pm

    Not sure about the calibre if its right....but i would do with a series of thicknesses...spill the beans where did u buy it from...and dont tell me map electronics cos he only has one thickness....

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    Post  Ray on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:50 pm

    X'titkellmu tqil tal-AFV's Sad

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    Post  alexbb on Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:09 pm

    Dottore wrote:Not sure about the calibre if its right....but i would do with a series of thicknesses...spill the beans where did u buy it from...and dont tell me map electronics cos he only has one thickness....

    Dottore

    of course not from map he has not been open that much..........
    the date on the reel is 1967 so on your knees and beg for boney
    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

    i can always spare some but you can work with copper wire just as well

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    Post  iCocker on Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:54 am

    Where do you find these strange cars mate!!!!

    Alex those MGs are Maxims? From were did you manage to find them?

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    Post  alexbb on Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:57 am

    iCocker wrote:Where do you find these strange cars mate!!!!

    Alex those MGs are Maxims? From were did you manage to find them?

    Ivan
    HEY WHERE KIT SUPPLIED NOT REALY THAT GOOD BUT TaNK PRODUCE THEM AS INFANTRY VERSION AND WILL LET YOU KNOW OF OTHER WHICH AT THE MOMENT I CANT REMEMBER

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    Re: ANOTHER STRANGE ONE THE "RUSSO BALT" 1919

    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:49 pm

    alex wrote:
    Dottore wrote:Not sure about the calibre if its right....but i would do with a series of thicknesses...spill the beans where did u buy it from...and dont tell me map electronics cos he only has one thickness....

    Dottore

    of course not from map he has not been open that much..........
    the date on the reel is 1967 so on your knees and beg for boney
    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

    i can always spare some but you can work with copper wire just as well

    Is this some modelling gaffe ala Doc and me or Twisted Evil Sad ????

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    Post  alexbb on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:54 pm

    Ray wrote:
    alex wrote:
    Dottore wrote:Not sure about the calibre if its right....but i would do with a series of thicknesses...spill the beans where did u buy it from...and dont tell me map electronics cos he only has one thickness....

    Dottore

    of course not from map he has not been open that much..........
    the date on the reel is 1967 so on your knees and beg for boney
    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

    i can always spare some but you can work with copper wire just as well

    Is this some modelling gaffe ala Doc and me or Twisted Evil Sad ????

    no ray
    i have some old ex raf solder(stan u mhux as doc says stun) reel which is about 0.4mm(still in imperial meas) it is ideal for grab handles wireing cables because of its maelability and thickness or should i say thinness.

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