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KrAZ-255B Russian Heavy Truck - 1/25 by MiniManFactory


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Hi ...

 

here is my next project which I am working on it already since a few days... smile.png It is the Russian Heavy Truck KrAZ-255B in scale 1/25 by MiniManFactory. It is a huge truck... a huge kit, full of resin parts, decals, photo etched parts, and more..... very clean parts with lot of details, not much cleaning necessary. Good kit, big kit, also expensive kit smile.png

 

See here the first pictures - from the beginning to the actual state.... 

 

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that's it for now... next update soon smile.png

 

Cheers.

Micha

 

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The interior received the seats, as well as the pedals made of wire and pe-parts. The gearshift etc. is made of wire as the kit-parts were broken in the package. But no problem, this is easy to fix:

 

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Next step was a big "correction" of a previous mistake which I made with the tires... the pattern of the tires is in different directions.... this is a mistake which is clearly visible at this truck as it has such uge wheels with very prominent pattern. Therefore I took the saw and removed the wrong wheels.... (both front wheels which caused most of the headache).... then I switched the wheels and used the spare wheel  for the rear axle.... and fixed all wheels with pieces of thick wire, put in drilled holes so that the wheels are fitting perfectly now.... and the pattern is correct now smile.png

 

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The cab is mounted, one door installed (the driver's door will be installed open later), then the engine hood was glued to the cab, also the driver's side engine cover. The 2nd engine cover was cut in three pieces, one was glued to the engine hood (and to the front grill which is made of PE-parts only), the 2nd small one to the cab. The part of the engine cover which is removable in original remains separately for the diorama later. Due to that the engine is clearly visibile so that I added some details, wires, ... to the wall between engine and cab...... 

 

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Then I started a first painting in matt black on everything. The frame, the tanks, the tires and the rims remain black, these parts will receive some cloudy airbrush painting in several grey tones (dark- light greys) to make shadows and different colos of the black. The wheel houses front get, the steps, the cab will receive some rusty airbrush (cloudy, only partly) before the final paintings follow.... 

 

This is step 1 of many planed steps... smile.png

 

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Cheers.

Micha

 

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Once the black and brown paint is dry I have added some salt-water mixture on realistich places at the cab, the wheel houses and on the floor of the interior. As soon as the salt is dry the first layer of green is following with airbrush. Once also dry I have sprayed several layers of lightend and darkend green (base colour) on the parts to give it a used look, looking as an older car with old paint.... 

 

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Once the colors are dried I have removed the salt with a stiff brush.... now it looks like that:

 

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... and put together....

 

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Next steps are painting of the details, interior, painting the front bumper in white/red (also with the salt methode as above), then following oil colour, pigments, rust, streaks of oil, water and rust, and so on ....

 

Cheers

Michael

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Finished engine - ready for installation:

 

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The interior.... - missing: dust, sand, magazines....

 

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Cab with new add on parts under the engine hood.... after a fist washing with dark brown oil colour.... 

 

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Front bumper.... after several layers of painting (black, brwon, salz, white, taped, salt, red, oil colour dark brown)

 

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Frame - after mounting the engine, the cooler, front bumper - after a first washing dark brwon oil colour, after a layer of tamiya buff

 

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... and all together - as it looks right now:

 

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Now mud and dirt on the wheels, the frame, the wheel houses is following....

 

 

Cheers...

Micha

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... and black primed, rusty and woody colors sprayed over.... then salt added ....

 

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... and same here ..... 

 

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.... then painted in green ....

 

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.... and some dust on the front windows.... first layer, 2nd one follows and makes some streaks on the window.... 

 

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Cheers

Micha

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  • 2 weeks later...

Next steps.... working a little bit at the diorama base for the monster...... added some plants, grass and other stuff to it..... the road made of plaster, which I have cut in single pieces and glued on the floor. Plaster, sand and wood glue used for the sides ....... then painted it all ....

 

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The light wasn't that good.. but I did not want to use the flash of the camera.....

 

Cheers

Michael

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UPDATE
 
 
Outside mirrors are mounted, the barrels mounted with rope and received some leaking oils on each. The platform makes me worried a little bit as I am still thinking about what I could add more to make it a realistic optic.... Questions.....
 
1. - Now I have 6 wooden boxes. All on the plattform? Where would it be most realistic? How piled up? 
2. - What else would be realistc and possible to put on the platform? Scene should play in and around Tschernobyl.....

Do you have any idea??
 
Then I started the driver.... a plastic figure from Italeri which will need some modification still. Here - the first parts glued together before made any modifications on it....
 
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Cheers.
Micha
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Tried to add a figure.... coming from Italeri's Truck accessories.... not perfect, not finished yet.... 

 

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The black frame of the diorama received a layer of clear coat, and I have added a roadsign with warning note behind the truck...

 

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Cheers

MIcha

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