1/8 scale ZIS 3 antitank gun

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  1. Roland98

    Roland98 Member

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    Hi! I am new here. Glad to be a member. Here are progress builds of my model.

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  2. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

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    Looking Good So Far!

    Hi Roland! Welcome to the forum! Your build looks very good so far. Are you scratchbuilding this?

    I'll watch your thread with interest!
    Regards from Canada!
    Jim
  3. Roland98

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    more pics zis-3

    Yes. I was off scale modelling for a long time but now I started again, and I am into scratchbuilding. Here are a few more pics. Hope to hear more from you soon.

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  4. Jim Nunn

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    Roland,

    1/8 scale now that’s impressive.

    Are you building the model from parts created in a drawing program or are you cutting and rolling as you build?

    Jim Nunn
  5. Roland98

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    Unfortunately No :cry: . I am not that well versed with the software programs since I was off modelling for a long time and just was recently bitten by the modelling bug. I do it by the traditional cut, fold and roll. I use different thicknesses of paper/cardboard depending on scale thickness so it was a chore cutting up those especially thick boards. Anyway I am glad to be back to modelling again:grin: :grin: :grin:

    Here are samples of some old models of mine from way back then. Unfortunately they are in a sad state of disrepair (falling apart) Years of handling and neglect left them missing parts. Both are 1/16 scale and I am building new ones like the 1/8 ZIS3.

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  6. Fishcarver

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    That Mutt looks very fine, "years of neglect" notwithstanding ! I hope my latest project ends up looking half that good!
    Regards,
    Jim
  7. Roland98

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    Greetings! Hope to see more of your project soon. Along with the ZIS3 also in the works is a 1/10 scale M151A2 mutt jeep. Here are some initial photo builds:

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  8. Amazyah

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    Amazing

    Hello Roland and welcome!
    You are truly gifted! Your scratch builds look better than most of the commercial kits!
    Truly Amazing! I can't wait to see more! :)
    Russell
  9. Roland98

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    Thanks Amazyah although I am not that good. However I try to do the best I can. You can also check my new thread on my mutt jeep where I will be posting my builds for that model. Happy modelling!
  10. Roland98

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    here are a couple more

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    additional photos
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    gun

    Hi

    That is one impressive piece of kit cog drive looks fantastic

    regards
  13. Roland98

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    That is one of my hardest cuts. I cut it from 1/8 inch cardboard. I was hoping to make it mechanically movable but more precision cutting is difficult given my tools.:)
  14. Fishcarver

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    Roland: Vote me with Barry! That is great looking work! Have you ever considered using a scroll saw to make accurate cuts in heavy stock?
    Regards from Canada!
    Jim
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    thanks for the advice fishcarver. Haven't used a scroll saw yet. I'll try to get one and use it.
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    DREMEL makes a good one, at a reasonable price, and they are widely available in North America. If you'd like some more info, PM me and I'll direct it your way!
    Carry on with the fine looking build! Hope to see more!
    Jim
  17. Roland98

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    more photobuilds. testfitting. still a long way to go.

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    Model is getting top heavy. Need to temporarily prop it up. Also needed to use a nut and bolt for the carriage.

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    thanks for the info about dremel fishcarver. I'll check their website and look up that stuff.
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    Hi! I have been so busy lately that I was not able to get some time off for my project. Anyway here are some more photo builds. Next comes the wheels which is the hardest part.

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    some more photos

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    (Note the Pzkpw III turret in the background, derelict!)
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    wow...great build...