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Build Review Zvezda 1/35 scale Russian 152 mm
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:11 AM GMT+7
Well I have started it.
A very well made kit, looks to be a good build.
But I must admit I do not like the tracks, as they used the T80 suspension, I might get a set of Trumpeter,workable. The tracks are great don't get me wrong I am not a fan of this type.

Going to be quite a few pics when done.



















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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 01:25 AM GMT+7
Will be watching this as I just acquired the same kit
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:46 PM GMT+7
You will like this kit John.

Well finished the lower hull minus the wheels.
Which are up next, kind of doing it my way, once done on to the upper hull.
Well here we go great detail on the parts.
All for now.













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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Wheels done,and lower hull painted, going to change the log at the rear.
And that is German Gray not green yet.









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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 12:05 PM GMT+7
Rubber color on.



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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 11:06 AM GMT+7
Lower hull ,and tracks started.Really do not like the tracks, seems like a link short.



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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 01:37 PM GMT+7
Well wheels on, and started on the upper hull.
Think I might use a different set of tracks,I just do not like these, have to be glued to the wheels, not a fan of that.







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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 01:49 PM GMT+7
Upper hull almost done.






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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 09:20 PM GMT+7
Thanks for sharing your build Jeff. I got this one for Christmas and your pictures will be useful. What I don't like the most in the kit are the mesh parts for the engine grilles. I think I'll replace them by some Aber PE mesh in my stash.

Keep on the good work.
Olivier
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 03:15 AM GMT+7
Right there Olivier , I was going to do that also,but decided to try and keep it as much OOB as I can.

Started on the main gun, I am jumping around, and not following the steps , but way more fun my way.

This will get a tad slower as the small parts come into play,plus the tracks just shipped from China.



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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 03:28 AM GMT+7
What track set are you going with ?
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 02:10 PM GMT+7
John the trumpeter T 80 track set, as built on the T 80 suspension.

Barrel done





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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 01:41 PM GMT+7
Almost done on the Turret part, roof, and rear not yet glued on.

Be careful on this part, as quite a few parts to make it up.

I have added some file work to the front piece, as the original has some good heavy torch cut edges. I might add some weld beads also down the road,will see. Not many closeup pics of this thing.

Cheers

Jeff









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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 06:04 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Not many closeup pics of this thing




These might help:

https://www.scalenews.de/2s19-msta-s-objekt-316-walkaround-229/
https://www.scalenews.de/2s19m1-msta-m1-walkaround-63/

Andy
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 03:15 AM GMT+7

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Thanks a bunch Andy, did not find neither of those.

Only this one.

https://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/self-propelled-howitzer-2c19-msta-s-walkaround/?afg8_page_id=4#afg-8

Cheers

Jeff
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 01:09 PM GMT+7
Just getting an idea of how it will look.
And don't mind the cat hair ,my Cat is shedding.
Need to do some weld beads soon,so can get paint on these two,plus finish the turret.

Cheers
Jeff







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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 12:07 PM GMT+7
Getting closer.
Cheers
Jeff





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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 07:02 PM GMT+7
I see you've decided to represented it with the gun travel locked. When looking at the instructions I found them not that clear about this option.
I'll probably do the same so I won't have to put the loading device in the lower position which I find "ugly".

Keep on the good job!
Olivier