Aerosan RF8 / GAZ 98 -- Ukraine 1944

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  1. sakrison

    sakrison Member

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    Aerosan RF8 / GAZ 98, Ukraine 1944 -- From Papermau, a 3-evening project, built for a friend. It's a nice little kit in/35 scale. Aerosan_7942.jpg Aerosan_7943.jpg
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a FANTASTIC JOB!
    Thank you for sharing the link.
    I would have liked to have seen a build thread though.
  3. DanBKing

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    3 evenings ????? Your evenings must have more hours in them than mine .... :)

    Lovely build. Your friend has gotta be happy with that. :)
  4. sakrison

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    I don't usually do build threads for two reasons: I don't want to do a build thread for something I might not finish, but mostly, it just takes too much time. I do post ideas, tips, and changes I make to a kit, mostly on the other forum.
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    That is OK. No worries. I understand.
    Thank you once again for posting this. I have downloaded it and will build it (eventually).
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    I just posted a "New Rules' about not enough build threads, you slipped this beauty in. I have this one and the fully enclosed one I plan to build. The fully enclosed model is extremely detailed. There could be movies made about how these things were used. Nice clean job, as one would expect from you.

    These small ones were used for forward observation and boy were they fast. They could see a column of tanks of German Soldiers, and there was nothing that could catch up to them, if they even saw them. Too bad they weren't so detailed on the steering mechanism. The "Ackerman" was set up just like cars, from the center of thrust! Sitting low like they did, they handled well and the protruding bars helped save the prop in even of a tip over. They usually carried an extra prop, definitely on the bigger ones. The had baskets that attached to the sides to get wounded men back to the rear as fast as possible. You never hear of these incredible inventions, used and produced for well over 100 years in Russia, and in various private parties in the U.S.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    @sakrison, did you see the one from Shtirlizt s.s. @ Boomgen? I found it a few years back, but have never been able to find him. From what I have read, he does not care who builds his models. It is this same sled, except far more detailed. Since you are on that other forum, Papermodelers.com, it would be cool if you could find out where he is hosting it. If I don't hear anything I am going to put it up here with his name accredited to it. If he wants it pulled down, he just needs to say so, better though would be if we could host his whole collection, as we have done for many others. I know he is a member at P.M..com.

    You think you would be interested in poking around. Maybe we can get him to contact us? ")