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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, June 25, 2022 10:16 PM

I like the look of these Brutish looking Trucks and you are doing a lovely Job on Him.....Cheers mark

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 30, 2022 9:05 PM

Looks great Pawel! Nice work on correcting the windows. And I know only the most basic skills of soldering- your work looks perfect to me. Yes

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, July 18, 2022 10:44 AM

Mark, Gamera - I'm sorry for replying so late and thanks a lot for your kind words!

In the meantime I was working on the interior of the workshop. The work was draggin' on and somehow I didn't make in-progress photos... Until now - so here's where I am with the workshop:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

How do you like it?

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 18, 2022 8:07 PM

Looks great Pawel! I assume you're adding some tools and parts on the work shop tables? That's all it needs is some clutter!

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, July 18, 2022 9:04 PM

Very nice.  The interior looks great.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 9:10 AM

Gamera, Gino - thanks a lot for your kind words!

Gamera - I just thought if I put too many loose objects there in real life they would create a real mayhem once the truck starts movin' (the roads in the east aren't all too good, you know).

Friends on the Polish forum try to trick me into lighting the interior with LEDs...

Thanks a lot for your comments and have a nice day!

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:52 PM

Sounds reasonable! 

Again nice work! 

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:43 AM

Hello!

Awright, I let them talk me into it...

About exactly 2$ worth of materials:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

10 white LEDs, 10 100 Ohm resistors and 2 meters (about 6 feet) kynar wire.

Surprise: Israeli Jerry Cans!:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

The plan is to make lamps bodies out of them!

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

Here are the cans sanded up and LEDs soldered together with the resistors. This will giva a current trough the LED of about 15mA

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

I want to cut the jerry cans up in slices about 1mm thick, shaped like shallow Cs...

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

...and two such parts would form the lamp housing when glued to the roof. Connections:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

"Minus" on white wire, "Plus" on green wire. A popsicle stick with masking tape sticky side up really help hold those little parts before soldering:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

After soldering the LEDs fit into their housings:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

Now it's a time for a test:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

It works! (although I have to tell you that for the first time one of them didn't work - some investigation revealed a faulty resistor). One more thing to do was to add lenses made out of matted clear sheet and cabling channels made out of strips of sheet styrene:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

Now I have to quickly finish the interior and put it all together. The plan is to power this baby with an USB cable that would connect to one of the boxes under the rear of the van. Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by lurch on Monday, July 25, 2022 7:51 PM

That is fabulus Pawel. Great job. Was wondering if they would talk you into wiring it. You did an excellent job. I realy like the job you did on everything. 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:01 PM

Oh that's so neat Pawel!!! Clever thinking!!! Yes

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:02 AM

Hi Pawel!

    Hey, I hope you got my mail! Now On this. Does GAZ have old FORD parts in stock? LOL! That looks like an old 57 - 352 - V-8 from my Ford with a different manifold. Good looking work so far. I started on page two and worked backwards! It's nice that you are lighting it. That's gonna make it POP!!! 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:06 AM

Hi!

    Oh Boy! This is looking nice. Now see? you are using Gas cans to make light fixtures. I used to use Bombs and Ultra Small Hurricane Lamp Chimney holders( The Tapered Glass part on top) What you have here is very unique. Now I have to wonder why some of the R.C. Boaters I know that light stuff haven't tried this. It looks so much better!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:09 AM

Okay Pawel!

     Now this is outstanding .You make me understand how important photos are. I didn't know this was a Rolling WorkShop!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 11:20 AM

Hi Pawel!

       It's Me Agin!  I love what you're doing to this ZIL/GAZ? Truck. I have a question though, Not related to it. Have you seen ANY of the older ICM kits of American U.S. Coast Guard Inland Patrol Boats. Back in the Seventies They made Two very nicely detailed ones. In about 1/35-1/32, Scale I think. If you see something like that would you message me? They would've been Forties or Forty-Twos.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, August 18, 2022 5:05 AM

Hello gennulmen!

Thanks a lot for your comments and for your kind words!

TB - I don't know how well known the fact is in the US, but Americans helped to develop soviet automotive industry for decades - it started with GAZ AA -a copy of the Ford AA, and it went on even in cold war - the coviet Lada cars and KamAZ trucks wer built in factories equipped with Americam machines (that happened in the seventies). I wouldn't be the least surprised if that V8 was at least a little copied from an American design.

For example the first passenger car manufactured in Poland after WWII was a licence of the soviet "Pobeda" (=victory), powered by a GMC engine from the CCKW, but cut down to 4 cylinders from 6 - creativity!

Sorry, I've never seen a ship by ICM... Can you give me some more details on that? Maybe some other manufacturer (Zvezda?).

After some thought I went with the suggestion from Gamera (Thanks a lot!) and added some 3D printeg, scratchbuilt and gizmological clutter. Here's what the workshop looks like now:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

How do you like it?

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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