Sunday, 28 June 2015

Twin Build #1: UAZ 452 x UAZ 452 Episode 3

I've got power for finish UAZes, so I start doing it!
First of all I didn't post anything about "first" UAZ in last update. In case that second is almost done, I made some things in first.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Presentation: IZh 2715 x Skif-M Trailer

I don't post much last time, cause I didn't make anything special. Only burn my fingers, trying to make roof rack for "first" UAZ. But I have one model, which was not shown. So it's its day!
Make: IZh
Model: 2715
Model maker: IST Models for DeAgostini's Russia "АВТОМОБИЛЬ НА СЛУЖБЕ"
List of changes:
-grill, bumper, wipers and wheels from Moskvitch 408
-mirrors, rear bumper and rear lights frames painted chrome
-removed decals from both sides
-tow hook
-soviet registration plates


Make: Skif-M
Model: Camping Trailer
Model maker: Agat
List of changes:
-new wheels- "cytrynki" ("lemon wheels") from Polski Fiat 126P
-repainted rear lights
-soviet registration plate

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Nissan Silvia K's Tamiya 1/24 In-Box

As I mentioned days back on Facebook (look at it here ) I used all of my glue. Using Revell Contacta and Tamiya Cement I was only able to do plastic kits, so I start working with Silvia's chassis, as body is "in progress" for 6 months...
I also looked at the box and all parts, except body of course and chassis (with rear suspension) were still on its' places in frames. So I decided to do the inbox, this time better than California's one.
Sorry for pics quality, but my Xperia runs far from stock ROM, which sometimes causes wrong pics quality, and problems with focus...
Let's go to the pics :)

Take a look at the box. Other than Revell's one, it hasn't got openings on two sides, but it's two-parts, top and bottom. On top you can see sketch of the car...

Monday, 15 June 2015

Twin Build #1: UAZ 452 x UAZ 452 Episode 2

In the last couple of days I've been working on finishing second UAZ and making suspension for the first. I found nice tutorial of how to do it in 1/24 scale and... yep, that's the problem, everything in 1/43 scale is like two times smaller, so not everything will work as in 24 and doing everything is much, much harder...
I finish one wheel suspension, time for another three... And another problem, today's morning I cut of pad from my left hand's thumb, so it's very hard to do anything using practically one hand. But I promise, I'll keep updates :)
Now time for some photos I think :)

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Twin Build #1: UAZ 452 x UAZ 452

"Twin Build" is new series in which I show you work in progress at two models, which are connected by some parts. The same model, the same style, the same type of car it depends.
We're starting with two UAZes 452. One is well known for you from older post, slighty damaged one. It will be the "second". First will be UAZ I bought two weeks ago, I showed it on my facebook, I'm working on a custom suspension for it.
UAZ 452 "First"
-grey paint
-lifted, fully working suspension
-off road accesories and equipment

UAZ 452 "Second"
-military green paint
-damaged, rusted, amateur fixed body
-lot of scratches and another bad things to body

They look like this:

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Presentation: Closed top California by Revell 1/24

As I said yesterday, today I'm posting photos of finished up California :)
This build was very fun, didn't make me very angry and I enjoyed it much! I think now I can like plastic kits :)
But stop talking, enjoy the pics that I made ;)

Ferrari California (Close Top) Revell 1/24
-yellow colour RAL 1021
-matt black wheels
-black interior with red additions
-black additions to the exterior

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Ferrari California (Close Top) Revell 1/24 WIP #3

Last days I was working on the off road suspension in another UAZ 3909 than one can be seen here, but it's been long and boring work. So I said to myself "Move you lazy ass, go to the shop, buy the polishint paste and finish up Ferrari!". So I did it! :)
But go back to the part with which I end up last WIP post

When I was waiting for interior to dry, I painted sterring wheel and another interior parts

Friday, 5 June 2015

Review: Mercedes-Benz Actros MP1 (New Ray x Daffi 1/43)

By start of this week I get really nice looking model car of modern truck tank, to be precise: Mercedes-Benz Actros MP1 with BP Ultimate trailer. It probably been produced by NewRay, and polish importer is Daffi. It is a series, which you can get on most of gas stations in Poland. You can get two paintings of Orlen, one type of Lotos, one of Statoil and one of BP. And I have last of this.
So go to the review!
Price: Model costs 49.90zł which is nearly 13.50$. Is it worth it?

Car: I don't know how rate this car. When you look at it from rear, you can see a lot of details in chassis, chrome, nice detailed fifth wheel coupling, side panels got nice decals. But now look on the front. Ugly plastic grille, lights with large bolts, and completely transparent. In plus, almost all of body is done from metal, with only grille made from plastic. I'll rate it 6/10

Trailer: all trailer is made from plastic. "BP Ultimate" and green parts are only vinyls. But when you don't look closely, it really looks very nice! It has a lot of details, also moving support. When you look closely, you can see that rear lights of trailers are... sticker! Ouch!
I think 7/10 is great value for effect which trailers give to your eyes.

All model: When you set this parts to one model, you can see that it completes each other. But... this types of trailer never drives through Poland. Also Actros+US type tank trailer also don't exist. So I rate it 6/10.

Conclusion: Model has nice details, but main parts are screwed. It fits greatly to your shelf, and is really nice addition, to smaller 1/43 cars. And yes, it looks huge. Very huge. I checked it. Yep, it's perfectly scaled :)

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Presentation: Moskvitch 407 x Moskvitch 408

I have a lot of stuff to post, but I don't have time!
I invite you to my facebook, where I post everyday up to 3 photos of what I'm actually working with. But now it's time to large presentation, so I post on blog :)
Yesterday I get package from Russia, from It's huge shop with a lot of models, accesories, and everything! I recommend it!
I bought a lot of headlights, cause I get about thirty damaged models from Polish and Russian coffee series, and in each there are front lights missing. One car of this damaged, Moskvitch 407, I made about 2 months ago, and now I can finally put it on the wheels, cause I mounted front lights.
Red Moskvitch is car from last presentation, but in V2, I changed wheels to smaller and better looking for me ;)

Make: Moskvitch
Model: 407
Model maker: IST Models for DeAgostini's coffee series
(chassis-"Автолегенды СССР" and rest from "Kultowe Auta PRL")
List of changes:
-chassis from the same model but from russian series
-lowered suspension
-two-tone steelies from Moskvitch 400
-lower part of car painted yellow
-lot of metallic extras, such as door frames, trunk hinges, chrome lath on both sides
-russian registration plates
-new headlights (previous were missing)
-new resin rear lights
, painted to match colour sheme of car (previous were missing)

Make: Moskvitch
Model: 408
Model maker: IST Models for DeAgostini's Russia "Автолегенды СССР"
List of changes:
-radiator and bumpers from newer model "Izh 412"
-lowered suspension
-new wheels, Work Equip 03 knock offs made from scratches
-tyres with very low profile
-japanese registration plates
-wheels changed to wide steelies from based on wheels from Moskvitch 400