ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Whiterook » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:55 pm

Geek44 wrote:Careful of that itch mate. I know it well. It's that itch that causes me to rush to finish and do less than my best work.
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Funny that you mentione that....Those words out of my cranium, of itching to move along, really bothered me; and for the reason you mention. I was setting myself up to speed the conclusion of the project. It *scared* me so much, I backed up and left the kit alone. I'm glad I did, 'casue I now want to slow back down and finish it right.

That was a HUGE lesson in itself to me!

It took me a bit to find the airbrush in question, but I located it this past weekend and I'll be testing it out hopefully this weekend. I also want to get back to the fuel drums and Jerrycans; as well as explore that possible color pop idea with a battered Nazi flag tossed in the ned of the ZIS 42.
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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Geek44 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:24 am

Awesome mate. This model of yours is a ripper. It'll look special with a little bit of colour.
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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Ecarots » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:43 pm

Looking at this modeling project it came to mind that the northeast coast could probably use a few of these. :D

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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Whiterook » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:31 pm

True that Brian...it would have been right at home in this Northeast Winter!

Haven't worked on the kit at all for months, as a job transition took my time and energy in another direction, but things are setting down now so, I look forward to finishing up the last details on the kit. I want to take my time and finish it off right.
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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Whiterook » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:06 pm

Finally getting back to the bench! Spent some time with the fuel drums and Jerry Cans tonight....

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And for the pop of color I had in my head, a Nazi flag the Russians are using as a drop cloth rag...

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Coming up next is a clear coat; get the tape off the windows; a little snow on the fuel drums and flag; and place the props and she should be pretty much done.
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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Geek44 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:52 am

Love the drums and cans. The fact that they aren't all exactly the same colour really works. You could use these to experiment with filters to vary that even more if the feeling took you. What's the flag made from please?
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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Whiterook » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:17 pm

Thanks, mate!!! I wanted variance on each, so it didn't look factory fresh. I figure drums and cans kinda get collected along the way, so that's what I wanted to display. After a little time away from the paintjob on those, and with a fresh eye, I'm definitely going to give them a wash; I like the filter idea, as it would be a good practice subject.

The flag is simply a cutting from a paper shop towel (thicker than a standard kitchen paper towel roll, made for the garage or shop). I buy them in the home improvement store....come in a box that you pull the towels out; each towel section is separated by peferation, so you can rip off as much as you need.

I snipped out a 'flag sized' bit...and brush-painted a couple coats of un-diluted Folk Art Acrylic "Engine Red" paint, leaving the white of the paper shop towel create the circle. I then used a waterproof black ink writing pen to draw the Nazi symbol. I then used some hand mixed earth colors of acrylic airbrush paint, drybrushed to dirty up the overall flag; a small speckled wash on the white circle; a little wash on the red; and then some oily color with Tamiya gloss acrylics.

The plan is to rest the drums near or on the edge of the flag which will be lying in the bed; arrange the jerry cans in a pleasing, jostled pattern; and then put a bit of snow or frost on all near the end...

I am thinking of first, dullcoating the whole model (with just a bit of a gloss....icy, remember); and then glue the fuel drums/cans (we'll seee about the flag), with snow, and then a light seat atop.
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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Frank » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:40 am

I thought that you had done a hell of a job as it was but these little added details should really add to it.
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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Whiterook » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:40 pm

Frank wrote:I thought that you had done a hell of a job as it was but these little added details should really add to it.



Gee, Thanks mate!!! This is one of those models that you buy thinking, 'It might make an interesting build'...only to find it's a monster...so my usual stance of making everything I can out of a tough situation, I'm really pushing the envelope on new techniques. When Nick mentioned to add a pop of color, the flag was the first thing that came to mind :D Then, thinking of the Russian's disdain for the Germans, it only came natural what they'd do with such a flag :lol:
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Re: ZIS-42 Russian "Snow Coach"

Postby Whiterook » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:52 pm

So a little more work on the fuel drums, with some highlights and some silver dry-brushed to the rims and cap...

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And then the best friend of the miniature builder, Citadel "Devlan Mud"....

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...and the final result.....

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And finally, glued in the two fuel drums, held down temporarily with the help of Command decisions 15mm Allied Tank Destroyer (undergoing repairs in the shop)!

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The flag is dry-fitted for now, awaiting the placement of the Jerry cans.

The next stage will be the Jerry cans and flag final placement, followed by a little more snow in the bed around the fuel drums and cans, and on the flag. Then top seal.
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