TUNGUSKA 2S6M RUSSIAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT TANK PANDA HOBBY 1/35

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI’ll build this Panda Hobby’s Tunguska, Russian AFV. It’s very pleasant for the first time experience of modern self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThere are many small parts of the component of the chassis and is a long way until the installation of the caterpillar. There are many very small parts.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThough there are many burr and parting lines, it is the tolerance level. The size of the axle doesn’t match an axial hole of a tracker roller. It is the impression that the part accuracy is a little insufficient on the whole.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThis reminds me, I have to separate the parts other than a Magic Track. The center guides are another part this time, so it takes time. Since the part accuracy is good, there is no trouble in particular and the assembly of a caterpillar was completed.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThe tissue is being stuffed into a gap until dry, to express hanging of a caterpillar lightly.
(15-January-2016)

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGI am assembling the body top surface. There are many big parts with slight deformation. I confirmed it one by one and assembled it. I attach the small parts by progress at the same time, but I think whether it is a consideration that attaching the small parts later because I needed the adjustment of the body in various ways.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGI have the tool which bent the etched parts called the Etchmate, I bent it with pliers this time. This was easier.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGProbably a lot of etched parts are attached because there are dull mold parts. Assembly is difficult, but it becomes sharp.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGI think that the same time is better when I glue a chassis to the rear body panel and the upper part. I could assemble it by adjusting the whole when I attach the side fenders together.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThe twisted upper body has a bad influence, a chassis is also twisted at the time of upper and chassis adhesion. When it’s put on the flat, it doesn’t become stable. I can go forward without amending that twisted body, it can’t help being corrected.
I put a top body in hot water, adjusting the form of a twist. I was quite worried about such a dynamic work after a careful assembly.
(30-January-2016)

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGI struggled to correct the chassis distortion, the ordinary tank’s the remaining work is turret which is not so difficult. Tunguska is a long ahead from here to the goal. Assembly instructions are not yet progressed only up to one-third.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThe parts are too small and joint is bad. This is the worst combination. But I’m working little by little. It is a round radar like the big drum, and one of the anti-air cannon.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThe manual is easy to view as a whole, but there are some places confusing.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThe radar and missile launch tubes, having many small parts, such as machine guns, there are many etched parts which are improving the details.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGI completed the turret first because the missile launchers and anti-aircraft gun are too complicated. Never mind, there are manual errors and I proceeded with my own interpretation. Otherwise, it will not complete all the time.
(06-February-2016)

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGI connected the missiles and cannons to the turret, but do not fit tightly. This part was quite difficult. I fixed the 2 machine-gun to the turret first and the angle was fixed.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGFor the adhesive strength, missile launcher was reinforced with epoxy putty from the bottom. I have a reinforcing metal wire embedded in both the sides of the missile. I wonder if someone successfully installed the missile and anti-aircraft machine gun only the included parts of this kit?

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGI also assembled the two missiles.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGMany metallic parts are used, and when it’s made up, it’s a cool vehicle. The perseverance and resolution are needed to be here. It won’t be stopped on the way, and while the willpower continues, I recommend to put together quickly. It couldn’t be put together quickly in case of me.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGIt’s a very complicated shape vehicle in a modeling way. It’s uncommon to a Russian tank.
(10-February-2016)

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGThe body which used many photo-etched parts. Even if it isn’t painted, it’s cool.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 MAKINGOne of the periscopes was not in this kit, I think the design mistakes. What is it? I was having it from the clear parts of the rest of a Dragon Models.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 PAINTINGBasic color is FS 34102 with number 303 of the Mr. color. I’m shading it a little. I thought the weathering effect was not required so much this time, so I changed the basic color for a change.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 PAINTINGI painted the missile and missile launcher. It became more and more good looking.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 PAINTINGThe white lines are on the edge of the side fenders and light guards, I did masking before painting.
(13-February-2016)

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKI struggled but finally finished the Tunguska. This is the ZSU-23-4 Shilka successor vehicle.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKTunguska is the name derived from the River in Russia. There was a major event that a meteorite had exploded in the air about 100 years ago in the Tunguska area. This anti-aircraft tank was named related in an explosion in the air. The appearance seems strong.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKI think that the vehicle does not have bad damages much because it is not the wartime vehicle. This time, I have done the weathering only mud and dust, not so much rust.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe total length of the vehicle body is long. Longer than the King Tiger and Elephant, around the same size as the Merkava Mk.IV.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKA tail lamp is three colors. I’d like to paint a characteristic of the clear parts a little more.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe saw which is used by two people is always equipped with a Russian tank in the past and now, isn’t it? It was also in this vehicle.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe weathering of raindrops, dust and dried mud, were given to the hatches. The Towing wires are finished with some rust.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis mark is one of the Guards Corps. Guard forces were an elite military unit in the army of the Eastern European countries (former Soviet side). There was no explanation in particular by instructions of the panda hobby, but a unit in which army district is it? I didn’t have a weathering on the missile launchers. Well, I think it was not made of aluminum.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe radar parts are not good adjustable so I fixed it. When gluing together, the strength can be kept. I positioned the radar not straight to the front, the angle slightly slanted.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKA gun turret is toward the front, so there is an open space in the rear. Many panels and nets are arranged. I suppose there are an engine compartment, fuel tanks, storages of the missiles and bullets.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKInstallation of the main armaments was more difficult than the skewness correction of the body.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe front is round radar? Is Spinning and moving. When there are some moving parts, the decoration is fun.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKI think a dent on the radar is surface sink. I had shaped a little bit but still remained.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKA crew of the Tunguska is six people. Because there are many weapons, the number of people will be necessary. Six people seem to ride on the size of this vehicle easily.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe tank side is also moderate weathering.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKI used a clear resin for the headlights. Because it’s the atmosphere of the 40 years kit if I used a part in this kit.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKTUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt isn’t so incongruous, so it’s no problem for the periscope converted from the other kit.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKRoughly speaking, 80 percent of the connecting points don’t fit smoothly. I had troubles with an adjustment of big parts and a main connecting point really. I can laugh and through all problems, if it’s the 30 years before released kit, I think few modelers are convinced.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKHowever, I felt the manufacturers enthusiasm as released this complicated shape vehicle in the 2nd model. Today, many have been released, it may easier assembly process.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe firing range is around 10km, an altitude of 3,500m.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKTo watch the video, on the top radar turned around speedy.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKIs it unnatural to turn a rocket launcher to this angle? But the appearance is cool.

TUNGUSKA PANDA HOBBY 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis Tunguska is a high-performance weapon, it seems that the high production cost prevents the widespread deployment in Russia in large quantities. The kit price is also quite high.
The assembly of the last part, I did my own judgment some process where I couldn’t understand with the manual. When it’s done up, it’s powerful.
(16-February-2016)

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