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ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« on: September 04, 2020, 02:04:27 PM »
With a due nod for the inspiration to get his started to Dizzyfugu on Whatifmodellers.
I have been cleaning out my attic area and three odd days ago fossicked out this old Dragon ZSU-27 Shilka and the equally old Dragon BRDM 2 Gaskin  into the "Should I stay or should I go" (Thanks The Clash) pile.


Clearly in their pre-loved state, could not bear to bin them, so went to work on the Shilka of a number of years ago.
 I must have glued it together with Clag, because the tracks were self destructing and all the bits came of suspiciously easy.
Dug out the Rotary Cannon that did not make another build and bluetack on, that was enough for me to proceed as it looked ok. Then tried some Gaskins from the BRDM to sort of keep
the timeline consistent.

Some enlargement of the ammo hoppers and other bits still to come. Could be a quick build though because it is really not getting a too major make over.

Of course had to try this

I reckon there is room for a bit of ridiculous.. so this might get a run as well.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2020, 06:05:47 PM by buzzbomb »

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2020, 06:26:19 PM »
There's ALWAYS room for the ridiculous in WhifWorld! ;D
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 11:45:01 AM »
Progress! On a roll this weekend. Not doing the model I should be doing, but then.. that happens.
Fleshed out the Turret some more. Added some etch that was hanging around filling up a drawer




Only downer is I am short some track links, so this might end up in mud on a base if I cannot find enough to get by.
Not that interested to cast any up either.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 11:47:01 AM by buzzbomb »

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 12:21:39 PM »
Looking plenty fine. :smiley:   Well thought out and done scratch built parts. :smiley:   Seems RW.

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 03:40:50 PM »
Put her in deep snow in a winter camo scheme! ;) :smiley:
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 06:40:21 AM »
Yup. Or mud as you said. Either way, excellent update!  :smiley:
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 07:22:18 AM »
Nice revamp!  :smiley:

Regarding the track links. Couldn't you just cut some of those in contact with the ground in half? You'd probably not see those inside faces under the hull anyway. Just so there is something on the outside that can be muddied up suitably. If muddied up, just about any track link of a somewhat comparable shape would probably suffice.

How about side skirts? Saving modellers from having to assemble at least a third of their indy-link tracks since... the birth of indy-link tracks probably.  ;D

Or a dio where one side of the tank is obscured by some ground feature/doodad that blocks the view of the tracks. You could then assemble one side without any gaps. One of those Gaskin containers , largish box, parked next to a wall, camo netting,.....

Here's an Abrams and a Bradley standing in a shallow stream.

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2020, 02:18:42 PM »
All good ideas. I'm just prompting for a worn Winter camo scheme. ;)
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2020, 05:53:44 PM »
Update test. Database problems stopping update

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2020, 06:02:53 PM »
After much harrumphhing, wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth, I busted out my terribly out of date rubber and resin and made some 3rd grade castings of some track. Pretty ordinary, but will stand up to a casual glance


Winter Scheme.....yeah, yeah, Naah! Sorry Guy, for better or worse, here it is firstly in the original Green I was going to do


Then on a whim went the Finnish, 3 Tone Splinter scheme, well sort of.


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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 06:05:03 PM »
Was having troubles getting the images in. (Is there a limit to the number of images per post ?)
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2020, 08:11:51 PM »
Awesome! And Finnish service is a good fit. :smiley: 8)
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2020, 10:45:04 PM »
Good decision re the tracks.  :smiley: Camo is awesome!  :icon_beer:
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2020, 02:23:47 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2020, 03:32:54 AM »
Track repair approved.  Main thing: whole build looks right on RW as non-kit-bash to me.  Cool and lethal  8) 

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2020, 10:31:13 AM »
Awesome! And Finnish service is a good fit. :smiley: 8)

Indeed. And gorgeous job on the Finnish camouflage  :smiley: :smiley:

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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2020, 11:00:07 PM »
("We play symphonic post-apocalyptic reindeer-grinding Christ-abusing extreme war pagan fennoscandian metal")

Or Nightwish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJvKZNEh7g
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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2020, 12:00:10 AM »
Or Heilung's LIFA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRg_8NNPTD8

The Finnish finish looks great! Did you make the groundwork?

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2020, 03:20:30 AM »
Or Nightwish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJvKZNEh7g

Well, the lead singer of Nightwish is certainly more fun to look at than the guy from Heavy Trip ... and there's less projectile vomiting too  ;)

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2020, 06:40:15 AM »
Whoa.. Frank... Heilung... awesome, plus a bit of Floor as well.. love Nightwish (not getting drawn on the Tarja vs Floor debate)

The comments in the Heilung clip are as entertaining as the ProtoNorse Feasting Hall Party.

Oh.. by the way, yes the base is my work

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2020, 09:21:11 AM »
Excellent work on that base! Just enough going on there to be convincing but not so much that its distracting  :smiley:

... The comments in the Heilung clip are as entertaining as the ProtoNorse Feasting Hall Party...

Agreed! My favorite was under Maria Franz of Heilung - LIFA Vocals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSfA0i6Typw

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2020, 08:53:52 PM »
That turned out well,  the base sets it off a treat  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: ZSU-30R - Life Extension for Shilka Platform - Done !
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2020, 08:18:28 PM »
Another cool design and another great job. Camo came out great.

Reminds me of the T-249 Vigilante.


Here is a walk around of it.
http://www.primeportal.net/tanks/david_lueck/t249_vigilante_spaag/