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Unimog U1300L, Revell, 1/35
skarik
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Praha, Czech Republic
Joined: February 08, 2005
KitMaker: 324 posts
Armorama: 295 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM UTC
Hi Gents,

I havenīt posted anything in a while.

This is my recent work, the old Revellīs 1/35 Unimog upgraded with few aftermarket sets and some scratchbuilding.

Few more pictures to be seen on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.561500137669338&type=1&l=4fcf3ef278

Thanks for watching













joepanzer
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 21, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:39 AM UTC
Beautiful work.

Aren't there supposed to be ropes lashing down the tarp?
skarik
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Praha, Czech Republic
Joined: February 08, 2005
KitMaker: 324 posts
Armorama: 295 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:14 AM UTC
Thanks Joe!

Youīre correct. Unfortunately I made a major mistake by placing the eyes on tarp wrong. When I realized the epoxy was almost dry and me too lazy to start again.
If I had installed the rope it would have looked really silly so I decided to ignore it. But I still feel sorry about that
SoftskinFan
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Georgia, United States
Joined: January 30, 2017
KitMaker: 96 posts
Armorama: 88 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:00 PM UTC
Wow! Silk-purse-from-a-sow's-ear time. That looks fabulous! I have the kit. I opened it, saw the flash, got scared and put it back on the shelf. What did you think of the kit? How wss the fit? And can you tell me about the aftermarket stuff you felt was worthwhile?
Really nice, Jiri. I am impressed.

Gary
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France
Joined: February 20, 2012
KitMaker: 1,724 posts
Armorama: 1,699 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC
Nice work on this truck, faded exterior colors look great.

Indeed forgotten bungee cords for the canvas.

I have made this model a few years ago with a ring weapon mount from MR Modellbau.
bat_213
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Canada
Joined: January 07, 2019
KitMaker: 42 posts
Armorama: 38 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:11 PM UTC
realy great build ,great paint ,well done .
skarik
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Praha, Czech Republic
Joined: February 08, 2005
KitMaker: 324 posts
Armorama: 295 posts
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:44 AM UTC
Thanks guys!


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Wow! Silk-purse-from-a-sow's-ear time. That looks fabulous! I have the kit. I opened it, saw the flash, got scared and put it back on the shelf. What did you think of the kit? How wss the fit? And can you tell me about the aftermarket stuff you felt was worthwhile?
Really nice, Jiri. I am impressed.

Gary



Gary, I had the same feeling when I opened mine. Thatīs probably why it took so long from purchase to finish the kit. But I was always sure I wanted to have Unimog in my collection.
I used resin wheels from DEF Model and side-walls from Y-Modelle. Both of a very good quality and highly recommended. Especially the wheels is a must.
I also did some scratchbuilding. Few important details were missing and I wanted to have the wiring on the undercarriage ...even though itīs hardly visible.

I just added few WIP photos to my FB photo album. Please have a look if interested.
metalhead85
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New York, United States
Joined: March 24, 2006
KitMaker: 185 posts
Armorama: 137 posts
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:49 PM UTC
absolutely gorgeous finish Jiri !! Can you tell us what techniques you used to finished it?




Rich
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Germany
Joined: January 18, 2013
KitMaker: 252 posts
Armorama: 251 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC
Indeed nice what you made out of this kit. I see we all had the same experience and feelings upon opening the box. So far I did not muster the Courage to finally start this Mission. If I ever will I have now a standard I will strive to achieve.

Cheers Michael