CZECHOSLOVAKIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35

box package of ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35

It has passed a little since Shilka was released from Hong Model and Meng Model. It seemed that the Dragon Models Shilka was at the bottom of my stock and waiting for the nipper. It may be difficult to build because it is too old kit now, but I try to build it.

chassis making, Shilka

I am making a chassis. Parts matching is not bad. Easier to assemble than the previously built panda hobby Tunguska.

caterpillar tracks, Shilka 1/35

Speaking of old Dragon Models Kit, there are many kits included this kind of caterpillar. Creos Lang which I made a while ago was also a similar caterpillar, so maybe the original is Dragon Models.

making Shilka tracks Dragon Models 1/35

The Caterpillar assembly is annoying work, but personally I like the type of each piece tracks. Recent kits have become an excellent belt caterpillar, so I don’t stop choosing belt type.

natural hanging down condition by the weight of the caterpillar

The natural hanging down condition by the weight of the caterpillar. As this car has no side armor and tracks are visible, I want to make it as good a caterpillar as possible.
(27-Jan-2017)

upper part of the body are good, ZSU-23-4V1 Shilka Dragon Models 1/35

The upper part of the body is a good feeling without strange burrs. It may be a shot manufactured while the mold is new. I purchased it long ago. When I bought it, I had a feeling I made on that day…..

the most important parts of Shilka, 4 pairs of anti-air guns

It is the most important parts of Shilka, 4 pairs of anti-air guns. Assembly is easy.

turret is square and about the size of the old Walkman

The turret is square and about the size of the old Walkman produced by SONY. There are some handcrafted works that scrapes off the bulge and fills it up.

building of ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 The rear radar is painted and then glued.

The rear radar is painted and then glued.
(29-Jan-2017)

before painting vehicle, Shilka Dragon Models 1/35 burried some gaps by putty, Shilka

There was a gap in some places so I buried it with Tamiya light curing putty.

heavily yellowish decal

Shilka was one that had been left untouched by half way. Decline of motivation occurred at the time of move my house. In addition to what I was losing motivation by looking at a decal yellowish completely.

rinse in a bleaching agent this yellowish decal whitening the yellowish decal old decal whitening ability

A few days ago I decided to bleach the decal with a bleaching agent and experimented it seemed to manage somehow, so motivation for painting is now revived. When mixing undiluted and water about half and half, leaving it for about 3 minutes it got a little white like this. Since the decal itself is already dry and crisp, extreme caution is required for handling. There’s a possibillity to melt by a too long rinse it in the liquid solution.

basic color painting of Shilka Czechoslovakian army

The basic color of the Czechoslovakian army Shilka was Mr. color No.304, olive drab FS34087 70%, No.22 dark earth was 30%. In fact, I thought it was a bit different after mixed them. That’s why Russian green and dark green, Green FS34092 were mixed appropriating to make this color. I’m blowing a bright gradation. I don’t know the correct answer, bright color is easy to do washing later, so I suppose this is just fine.
(31-Jan-2017)

build and painting of ZSU-23-4V1 Shilka Dragon Models 1/35

It is a self-propelled vehicle of anti-aircraft machine-gun equipped deployment in the Soviet Union in 1964. It can knock down a jet fighter that radar and computer and shooting device work together. Equipped with a 4 x 23 mm anti-aircraft cannon. About 7000 in total was produced.

making of ZSU-23-4V1 Shilka Dragon Models 1/35 completed work of ZSU-23-4V1 Shilka Dragon Models 1/35

In the Fourth Middle East War (Yom Kippur War), the Arab side deployed and seriously damaged the Israeli fighter plane. It is a serious threat to fighter planes flying at low altitude. Because it is linked to the radar, possible to react to the speed of jet fighter. It was very useful for attack helicopters.

self-propelled vehicle of anti-aircraft machine-gun

Shilka is a river name of a tributary of the Amur River in Russia.

Shilka is a river name of a tributary of the Amur River in Russia. 4 x 23 mm anti-aircraft cannon

The 4 x machine-guns glittering and it looks strong, but maybe it overdoes too much.

Shilka, The basic color was about halfway between olive drab and Russian green. Shilka, Czechoslovakian Army 's nationality mark, blue, white and red circle

Czechoslovakian Army ‘s nationality mark, blue, white and red circle, I think official marking blue is on the front side and white is the upper side. I don’t know in detail and only my presumption. The Dragon Model’s old kit has been arranged the decals in the same color order left and right, whether Dragon Models was not careful about it. But I used it as it was.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 Czechoslovakian Army

The basic color was about halfway between olive drab and Russian green. It turned to a khaki color while doing weathering. There is sunlight in the room and it is reflected brightly.

side view of  Shilka Dragon Models 1/35 The radar was painted in a slightly bluish light gray and lightly dry brushed. Shilka

The radar was painted in a slightly bluish light gray and lightly dry brushed. When watching video image, it turns around very fast. This time, I thought about the strength and bonded it perfectly.

Shilka, machine-gun weathering of Shilka 1/35 scale

Even if I do not bleach it, the yellowish decal is not much difference when after doing the heavy washing. I think that the most troublesome is the yellowish part of the clear areas of the decal margin, Marking of the Czechoslovakian army had little margin so there was no problem.

washing technique Shilka

There are many kits that I would like to complete before a new product comes out. Well, I can build something I want at any time.

finished work of Dragon Models Shilka 1/35 scale

Although the painting of barrels was slightly rough, I think that it’s a harmonious vehicle color on the whole.
(01-Feb-2017)

 

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

3 Replies to “CZECHOSLOVAKIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35”

    1. Thanks for the comment! I closed my old website “saimitsutogenkyo” in Jan-2017 and all the contents were moved to this site. The main reason for the moving was because it can not be viewed the previous site from multiple mobile viewers.

  1. Good Morning and than you for your reply! I was looking for your old website and was worried I could not find it, I’m glad to see it’s moved here. Looking forward to your new works!

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