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Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:00:23 AM »
Hi guys!

Once upon a time... there was a little WW2 diorama with a Katyusha.

With a guy playing the accordion, and a billy goat with an attitude....:)




But times changed....
And with the passing of time, the glue inside the tires (made of soft vinyl plastic) begun to react with the plastic of the wheels and oozed out,
creating a mess and kind of ruining the credibility of the scene.

It was time to give the Katyusha a new life.
So I started wandering what if.... there was an aquatic version of the Katyusha, roaming valiantly the rivers and lakes of Russia?

Nothing like trying, right?

To begin the "surgery" I grabbed the remaining pieces of an Academy Da Vinci submarine kit long forgotten:




Cut the Katyusha body to fit in it...




Anda voilŠ! Behold the intriguing and exotic "Katyusha of the River" :)






















There are many details still missing, like the engine cover section, exhaust pipe, etc., etc, but you get the general idea :)


Thanks for watching.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 04:20:53 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 02:41:42 AM »
Looking good
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 03:09:32 AM »
Such a creative redo. 8)
Making connection with Academy Da Vinci submarine is superb insight.  Whoda ever thought?

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 07:24:37 AM »
Looking really good! :smiley:

You going to have a fish or two listening to him play, or maybe a rusalka? ;)
« Last Edit: January 23, 2018, 11:14:30 AM by Old Wombat »
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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 07:40:44 AM »
Wonderful concept for a reclamation  :smiley:

... or maybe a rusalka? ;)

I like your thinking  :D
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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 09:48:31 AM »
Great looking model so far; I was wondering how those DaVinci kits could be wiffed.

One thing is certain - it's going to be the fastest boat on the river when those rockets light up!

Maybe my Russian swamp cooler can clear a path.

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2018, 03:40:22 AM »
Hi guys

A few weeks later, this Aquatic Katyusha finally gained some color!
































There is only one rocket, just to see how it looks.


Now is time to paint the details and start thinking about the water...

Thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 04:22:01 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 03:49:03 AM »
Looking good.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 12:17:37 PM »
Standing ovation from over here. Fantastic thinking and building

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2018, 01:49:05 PM »
 :-* Sooooo good there otta be a kit.  Got it covered down to mooring posts and spark plug wires and all in between. :-*
Boat type steering wheel one many many zactly right touches for credibility.
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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 02:05:29 PM »
Beautiful!!  Having a fish boil just aft of it after firing off all the rockets?

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2018, 07:05:53 PM »
Standing ovation from over here. Fantastic thinking and building

Yup, couldn't agree more! 8)
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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2018, 05:45:09 AM »
very cool

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 04:04:40 AM »
The guy with the squeezebox really adds character!

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Re: Katyusha of the River (катюша реки) 1/35
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 01:02:18 AM »
Thanks for the kind words!

Finally I manged to finish the base painting, including the details.




























Regarding the water, I will probably use some acrylic gel, but still no definite ideas on the subject.
But it has to be fast, cheap and easy :)

Some weathering with oils is still due, but lately I have been very lazy regarding this particular point.
It used to be my favorite...

Thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 04:22:58 PM by Antonio Sobral »