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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • 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: 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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    October 2019
  • 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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    October 2019
  • 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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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:01 PM

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

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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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. 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • 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!

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

Sounds reasonable! 

Again nice work! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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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!

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, July 18, 2022 9:04 PM

Very nice.  The interior looks great.

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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!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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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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    November 2009
  • 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

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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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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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, June 25, 2022 6:37 PM

Hello everybody!

Thanks a lot for your comments!

Gino, Cap'n, Eaglecash867 - thanks a lot for the soldering tips, solid advice I'll use next time I'll tackle something like this!

M1GarandFan - Thanks a lot for your kind words!

Vladimir - somehow this is such a cool foto! You can see that ICM has created the box art based on it and yet they didn't go with that paint scheme... Maybe because of the window configuration?

That shelter with three (instead of six) windows on the side is a command post shelter (as opposed to a mobile workshop shelter) but I will put the kit supplied workshop interior inside, anyhow, because it is so nice.

Any idea why it's called kung?

And no, I don't think I will use any photoetch here, I try to keep this build on budget.

I started to fill the unwanted windows with two layers of 0,5mm styrene sheet:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

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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    July 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:34 PM

I absolutely agree with the other posts here. Outstanding work on the guards. They look wonderful, as does the rest of your work on this project.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:40 PM

A little liquid flux brushed onto the area to be soldered helps tremendously too.  It makes the heat transfer more efficient so the solder flows without having to get the whole piece screaming hot.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:14 PM

HeavyArty
use an alligator clip

I also use the micro-sized "bulldog" clips, too.  They can be more "grippy."

 

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    October 2014
Posted by Vladimir on Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:15 AM

I agree  that it's interesting model and good job has done. Paweł, you found  interesting real model for idea. 

Will you use photo etching and what about interior of kung?

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:10 AM

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 7:41 PM

Gamera, Brandon - Thanks a lot for your comments and for your kind words!

The work is slowly going on.

Among other things I tried if I can improve on the kit's (pretty nice) headlight guards.

I took some copper strip and wire and started soldering...

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

As you can see I'm using masking tape to help me position the wires, and I bent the wires in an U-shape so that they hold their position relative to each other. After some cutting and bending the result looks promising:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

When doing work like this the main concern is that when you heat a joint to solder it the next one can get hot and let go - that's why each wire is only soldered at one end and glued with CA on the other end. The place where the "rim" joins is also glued with CA.

So here's the comparison with the kit part:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

There is some progress and I wonder if I could away with using thinner copper wires and strip - but I'll stay with what I got so far.

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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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:40 AM

Very nice work. The Zil is such a cool looking truck. Looking forward to seeing more.

BK

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 5, 2022 8:14 PM

Yeah very cool Pawel, the grill cover looks great! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, June 5, 2022 6:12 PM

Thanks a lot, Gino!

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

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  • Member since
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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, June 4, 2022 9:20 PM

Looking good.  The winter cover for the front came out great.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:26 PM

lurch, Tom - thanks a lot for your kind words!

I'm moving on with the build. As you can see on the real thing photo, it has a winterfront - I decided to get me one, too! To do this I mixed some Miliput, rolled it to a flat "pancake", then cut it to size and draped it over the kit part. Worked like a charm:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

It was almost a pity to paint the black part, it matched the black vinyl so well... But I put some primer on and repainted it anyway. At the same time I installed the winch. I wound some nice thread around the drum and painted it "Leadbelcher" from the Games Workshop paint line. I have to find a hook yet, the kit doesn't include one:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

 And with the hood on:

1:35 ICM ZiL-131 by Pawel

I hope you like it - 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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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, May 29, 2022 1:25 PM

Excellent progress Pawel!  She's really coming together for you.

tjs

TJS

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Posted by lurch on Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:59 PM

The engine bay looks great.

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, May 28, 2022 5:09 PM

Hello!

Thanks a lot for your comments!

Gamera - thanks a lot and yeah, give it a try, motor are a lot of fun!

Tiger II - weathering the yellow seems to be a challenge, there are many models online with the box just painted plain yellow and that doesn't look good. And thanks a lot!

Cap'n - yup, it's an Ukrainian company.

Have a nice day!

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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