terça-feira, 4 de julho de 2017

Rapid Fire! Russian Contemporary Wars in 1/72nd scale - Troposphere Relay Station vehicle for SS-25 Topol


I wanted something to go along my 4D Topol. Two different vehicles work together with the Topol: a Launch-Assisting Support vehicle and this Troposphere Relay Station vehicle. Both have the same vehicle as basis, the MAZ-543. So I used another 4D model from China, this time the radar vehicle of the S-300 system, as the basis of this conversion.

 
The parts of the original vehicle are in a distinctive grey while most of the scratch built parts are white plasticard.
 
 
The WWI buffs probably recognize the green Airfix wheels of the Mark 1 tank on the flat bed of the truck used here as the power wheels of the relay system.
 
 
As usual I prefered to replace the flimsy structure of the Relay Station with sturdy plasticard.

 
A few other parts were taken from the surplus parts of the Matchbox Flower Corvette, as the stairs and several boxes.
 
                             
 
 
The radar itself was taken from a plastic Chinese toy of a small truck with radar and then carved until the desired shape was reached.
 
 
 
 

11 comentários:

  1. That is a really impressive bit of scratch-building.

    Makes for a great centerpiece for a games table.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete. This one came out because I also built the Topol, probably it will never get out of the shelf.

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  2. Amazing work!
    I Just don't get the idea of modern Rapid Fire! rules. Is it a homerule or they've made some official ad-on?

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    1. check out the facebook group red storm rising
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/1110307275667754/

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  3. Thanks Venechka. There isn't an official set of modern rules of RF! But there are some nice ones produced by clubs and such and for free on the NET. Google for Able Archer rules and you will have a good set of them. Others produced by Aaron Lomgbottom are also good.

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    1. Thanks. I had a look at them. Might be interesting with helicopters transporting men.

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    2. Good. You will see, modern RF! is is a nice way for modern wargaming and collecting.

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  4. Great stuff mate,

    Might have a go at that myself

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