1/8 scale ZIS 3 antitank gun

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by Roland98, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Fishcarver

    Fishcarver Active Member

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    Superb work!

    Absolutely stunning looking build there, Roland! I look forward to seeing some more!
    Jim
  2. Roland98

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    What a few hours could spare. Here are new photo builds:

    gun telescope sight. Unfortunately pics of the displayed ZIS 3 in books and on the web has some of the gun optics inserted in this empty tube are missing and I could only find hazy wartime photos so I will deduce from that.

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    gunner's compartment, showing gun telescope sight, gear shafts, traverse and elevation handwheels.

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    reversing gear assembly, the bolts and screws are at the limits of my capability and I have to use wood or other stuff for some of the miniaturized items. However the model is 99% paper :)
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    axle shock absorbers: sanding the pointed end and other spherical/conical things were a challenge :)

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    Well that's it:-D I hope I can add some more with whatever spare time I can have. Have a good day to all of you:) :) :)
  3. Amazyah

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    Welcome Back Roland

    Hello Again Roland!

    I am glad you came back to show us some more pictures of your amazing build. :grin:

    However modest you may be about it, I still find your talent to be awesome!
    Anyone who can scratch build by looking at pictures, in my book, is an artist!

    I am a bit curious. Your build looks very accurate, is the cannon movable by turning the traverse and elevation hand wheels?

    It is a joy to behold your build process! Please keep those pictures coming!

    Russell
  4. Roland98

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    greetings Amazyah. Originally I thought of having a working steering mechanism. unfortunately my measurements went awry since accurate plans for the ZIS3 were not available so I based my model on a 1/35 scale kit plus from books and the web and these are not very reliable. the cannon can be moved sideways, the carriage arms and arm opening handles are movable however I will have to make it a static display since paper can't take that much of abuse.
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    p.s. When I finish this model, I might tinker around with a movable mechanism in the future.
  6. Amazyah

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    Static or not, still a beautiful work!
    Will you paint it when done building?
    Looks like even a paint job will be a challenge with the small parts.
    Russell
  7. Roland98

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    I will paint it russian green although painting is not one of my strong points. I will be using spray cans since I don't have a compressor yet. I was hoping to get the paint used in plastic modelling (tamiya, gunze sangyo, hobbycolor etc.) but if I could find one that at least match the ideal color off the shelf at the local hardware stores I will use them. (they are also cheaper) For the smaller parts it will be handpainting.
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    rivetting

    The model had some rivetting required. I initially tried using white glue which I used on my previous model (smaller ZIS) but with the bigger scale they tend to collapse and not hold their own shape.

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    Hanging them upside down to dry sometimes help.

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    The template was already glued to thick cardboard hence I was unable to emboss rivets using a blunt needle. However I used some beading found at art supply stores plus some super glue and it gave much better results.

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    Using a blunt needle, I made some depressions on the model,applied super glue and stuck a bead into it.

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    That will be all for today and hope to post more soon. Wishing all paper modellers a great day!
  9. Roland98

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    Greetings everyone!

    Its been a long time since my last post. I was sidelined for I went back to school (took up nursing here in Canada) which ate up my time as I concentrate on my studies (I am on my second year). Anyway I was able to do some painting on the model and here are photos.

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    Hope I have time later to finish the wheels.
  10. B-Manic

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    That model is a beaut - is it scratch built??
  11. Tunny

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    :confused::confused::eek::eek::cry::cry::thumb:
  12. Roland98

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    Thanks. yes it is scratchbuilt of matt board and cardstock for the panels and copy paper rolled into tubes. It is primarily paper except for the plastic beads for the rivetting (I am working on making a technique of making paper rivets). Hopefully given time I will finish the wheels by molding and casting in paper.
  13. Kezn

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    omg omg, your talent is really awesome Roland.

    Thanks for sharing your greats pix.

    Regards,
    Kezn.
  14. josve

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    Thats a pretty amazing construction Roland!! Just fantastic work!!
  15. Roland98

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    Due to work and family I was off finishing the model. Finally after a long time the model is almost complete. Here is some pics to see if I can still remember to upload them.

    http://yfrog.com/jcpicturemodel007j
  16. Roland98

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    Can't seem to make them appear on the site.
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    Got it working now

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