SU-101 Russian self-propelled gun 1:25

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by mrafalsk, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. mrafalsk

    mrafalsk Member

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    Hi,

    I made last wheels - idler wheels:
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    And two wheels, idler and track sprocket, together:
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    @Charliec: Thanks. My problem is that I can't made models like beta testers doing. Because I'm going to made this model only once so I'm trying to make it as best as I can.

    @Cdavenport: I hope so. I'm going to start negotiations with publisher this week and I hope we'll make a deal soon. The model should be ready to publish someday in June. Thanks too.

    Regards,
    Michal
  2. mrafalsk

    mrafalsk Member

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    Hello,

    Here is the next difficult element of the vehicle - top air intake. It has very unusual shape. It took some time to made it but I think it looks not too bad.
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    And my model with all elements what I made so far.
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    Michal
  3. Stev0

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    So far this is beyond the usual for some publishers.

    Thanks for sharing these pictures. It's great to see not just the build but the design and how some people go about creating certain details.
  4. Jim Nunn

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    Michal

    I’m at a loss for words your design is outstanding and your skill in building the model is better then the design.

    Jim Nunn
  5. mrafalsk

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    Hello,
    I would like to show you how I made gun armor protection (still and movable). In my opinion these elements are most complicated parts of this model. I made them from a few tight straps.
    I started from still part of the gun armor protection. First I formed them into special shape and glue them together. Next I made needed framework and put it into made already surface. I covered the surface several times using glue and sanded it. On the end I glue it to base and I added a few small parts.
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    After that I started to make movable part of the gun armor protection. I used very similar method as before to make it. But this time the framework I used only to be sure that the surface got right shape. When the surface was ready I added 1mm pieces of paper from back side to simulate thickness of this part. Last step was adding a few small parts to the movable part of the protection element.
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    And here is gun armor protection (still and movable) ready:
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    Sorry for so many pictures.

    Michal
  6. charliec

    charliec Active Member

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    Great job on the mantlet. May I suggest using sanding sealer rather than glue - this makes the surface much easier to sand to a smooth surface.

    (I'd better explain in case the product doesn't translate to other countries. To get a very fine finish surface in woodwork a sealer is used after the initial sanding. This is called sanding sealer in Australia and the US. It fills the porosity of the wood and makes it very easy to sand to a very smooth surface. On card sanding sealer works well - there isn't any tearing of the surface when you sand.)

    The downside of sanding sealer is that the solvent is quite nasty so you can't paint it on without good ventilation. It takes a while to dry as well.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  7. mrafalsk

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    Hello,

    Small update – gun. I made it from three tubes, on internal and two external:
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    Here is the gun and the gun armor protection:
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    And here are a few picture of the vehicle in current state:
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    Michal
  8. NOBI

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    Superb...
  9. mrafalsk

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    Hi,
    I made next elements of the tank. First I made a container from back plate of the vehicle. I'm not sure what is role of it but I assume it is smoke generator. The tank mount is a little bit complicated and soft. I used super glue to harden it.
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    Next elements are external fuel tanks. Details are shown on following pictures:
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    Michal
  10. charliec

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    I think it's an external tank for engine oil. The V2 engine had fairly high oil consumption - it makes sense to carry oil for the engine as well as fuel in the external tanks. The IS-3 had an external oil tank on the back of the engine deck - this tank looks similar in size.

    Regards,

    Charlie
  11. mrafalsk

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    Hello,
    Today I'll show you machine gun, one of the last elements of the vehicle. It took me three evenings to make the gun because of many small elements. Only three, because I used ready made barrel for the gun instead make it from paper.
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    Here are all machine gun's elements connected together:
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    And current status of the vehicle.
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    To the end still main front light and tracks are missing.

    @charliec: Most probably you are right.
    Michal
  12. Stev0

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    Looks great. On par or better than the rest of your work which is already amazing.

    This is an amazing kit.
  13. mrafalsk

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    Hello,
    Just after finishing the last element of the vehicle, headlight, I started to paint it. Whole model first I painted in black. Now, I can see all inaccuracies as well as the gun armor protection's surface and all other details.
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    Next, I'll paint my SU-101 on green (Russian Armor Green from Model Master).
    Michal
  14. mrafalsk

    mrafalsk Member

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    Hello,
    And I finished the SU-101 model. I made first line of this project mid of November last year, 3D drawing I finished in the middle of January and first parts I cut end of March. Now the model is ready. I think it went fast.
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    I hope you like it.
    Regards,
    Michal
  15. Stev0

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    Laser etched tracks look great.
  16. Romanator

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    :eek: Stunning model. I'll be sure to pick one up once I become good at this hobby:oops: Did you use sand to create the rough cast surfaces on the gun's armor?
  17. nibel

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    unbelievable...
  18. roxeny

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    marvelous ....
  19. paranoia

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    nice tank!
  20. whatsyamac

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    wow! great talent you have there. i wish i have that talent so i can build my own model of the same superb quality... museum pieces!