I’ll build this Russian Scud missile and 8-wheel large military vehicle. This kit was released long ago. Since it was before the era of the smart kit and premium edition that was a large amount of photo-etched parts are contained, I was prepared for difficult assembly. Words were bad, but more than I had imagined… The strong appealing is satisfactory very much and seems to be awakened to the charm of the large vehicles.
I wrote something sarcastic as a bad thing above, anyway, it is a fun kit to build. Always keep an airbrush on one side, I roughly masked the windows and painted the inside of the vehicle with white, touch up with the brush only around the window.
Box building of the driver’s compartment is the high difficulty. Because I cannot get a final image what kind of shape it is, I’m working it with trial and error. I made a lot of steps and gaps so it would be necessary to fill in patches when putting together large modules.
Finally, when the driver’s compartment is over, the next is the missile fire control system room. This kit includes almost the interior. It is amazing that the interior is prepared though it’s old. Maybe the reason is there are many windows. To be honest, I do not have much interest in the interior, so assembly and painting are a little tough.
Because the axle seems to be rather weak, I filled up the gaps with plastic putty, super glue was also used, and more putty was added and firmly fixed. The direction of the tire did not change from the first, as I could not see the tire backside very much, I thought to make it firmly. I was relieved when all the eight wheels were grounded cleanly.
I am afraid that I do not know whether assembling is failing or going well until I combine the last big module on the chassis. There are many burrs and distortion, and it is uneasy as much as there is a part which cannot be assembled properly. I am confident that the German III tank or IV tank, I will build up without collapse until the very end, but I do not understand such a new genre well. It seems like I’ｍ reading a mystery novel, building pace keeps fast. Actually, I got tired a little.
Though it is to be said from the old days, Dragon’s instructions do not count on as many mistakes. I imaged and assembled it with feeling. There are times when the part number and illustrations and their finished products are different from each other. There are many different parts numbers and illustration and finished parts.
Masking with a lot of windows to use masking sol. This time, I used the sol because it seems likely to come off when pressure is applied to the windows. Adhered firmly the clear parts PVC, but it is difficult to correct if it falls in the compartment and operation rooms.
It is terrible that the part number of the manual is full of mistakes. Not only the mistakes of E and F of the runner but also the number itself are many mistakes and it is difficult to understand. I thought it was the worst explanation when I made a Dragon’s sFH 18 heavy howitzer kit, this kit also has some difficult parts. As I got angry with it, I have said it again…
This vigorous looking is wonderful! It was troublesome to assemble and I wrote a lot of bad things, forgive it for the time being! Before painting, there is enough presence. Maybe there are detailed parts mistakes, but it’s okay. Finally, I’ll put it in the overall paint.
Scud missile itself was Creos Mr. Color #330 dark green. In the Dragon’s manual, the base color of the truck is a mixed color of #320 Green 80% and #312 green FS34227 20%. On the other hand, #302 Green FS34092 in the Trumpeter’s manual. There is no big mistake what color you use.
Scud missiles variations are type A to type D, and this vehicle equipped with Scud B type. This type range is about 300 km, it can be set chemical weapons and nuclear warheads in addition to the normal warheads.
The weapons of the Soviet Union were exported to many countries, including former communist countries and developing countries that were deeply connected with the communist zone. Copies were made in China, North Korea, Egypt, etc., and exported to more countries. In the end, Iran and Pakistan also acquire rocket technology and influence nuclear weapon proliferation.
During the actual war, it was used in the Yom Kippur War, the Iran Iraq War, the Afghanistan Invasion, the Gulf War. The power of a nuclear missile is considered to be various cases as it is influenced by the size of nuclear warheads and the altitude at the time of the explosion. Normally warhead firepower seems to be about 15-story building disappears. Even if you are standing at a radius of 100 m, you will be blown off by a blast, so if you get hit directly, you may be in danger even if you are in the basement.
The missiles Iraq launched into Israel in the Gulf War were Scud. Although the human damage is not light, I think that Scud of Iraq and V2 rocket of Nazi Germany are similar in the sense that it gives a big influence mentally to civic life.
This is the vehicle that carries Scud missiles, and this MAZ-543 is a large military vehicle driven by 8 wheels. There is a dent between the driver’s seat on the right and left, which is characterized by a space for missile transport. MAZ means Minsk Automobile Plant.
This overwhelming presence is good. There were lots of difficulties to build and it was hard to reinforce a lot of invisible parts. It is interesting of large-sized 1/48 airplane plastic model. I recently did not make a big plastic model with AFV, so it’s quite fun. I feel very good when I am watching it.
To be honest, The Trumpeter kit seems to be better if you buy and make it now, even if the price is high. How about trying this kit, like a person piling up old kits like me? There are many problems when you start making it, but it will be completed.
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.