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

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGEIt 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.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI am making a chassis. Parts matching is not bad. Easier to assemble than the previously built panda hobby Tunguska.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGSpeaking 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.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe Caterpillar assembly is annoying to work, but I like the type of each piece tracks. Recent kits have become an excellent belt caterpillar, so I don’t stop choosing belt type.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe 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)

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe 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…

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt is the most important parts of Shilka, 4 pairs of anti-air guns. Assembly is easy.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe turret is square and about the size of the old Walkman produced by SONY. Some handcrafted works scrape off the bulge and fill it up.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKING ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe rear radar is painted and then glued.
(29-Jan-2017)

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKING ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThere was a gap in some places so I buried it with Tamiya light curing putty.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGShilka was one that had been left untouched by halfway. The 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.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 PAINTING ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 PAINTING ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGA few days ago I decided to bleach the decal with a bleaching agent and experimented it seemed to manage somehow, so the 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 possibility to melt by a too-long rinse it in the liquid solution.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGThe basic color of the Czechoslovakian army Shilka was Mr. color No.304, olive drab FS34087 70%, No.22 dark earth was 30%. I thought it was a bit different after mixing 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)

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt 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.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKIn 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.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKShilka is a river name of a tributary of the Amur River in Russia.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe 4 x machine-guns glittering and it looks strong, but maybe it overdoes too much.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKCzechoslovakian 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 FINISHED WORKThe basic color was about halfway between olive drab and Russian green. It turned to a khaki color while doing weathering. There is the sunlight in the room and it is reflected brightly.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe radar was painted in a slightly bluish light gray and lightly dry brushed. When watching a video image, it turns around very fast. This time, I thought about the strength and bonded it perfectly.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORK ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKEven 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.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKThere 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.

ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED WORKAlthough the painting of barrels was slightly rough, I think that it’s a harmonious vehicle color on the whole.
(01-Feb-2017)

3 Replies to “ZSU-23-4V1 SHILKA CZECHOSLOVAKIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUN 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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