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.