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ZSU-57-2 from Trumpeter
Vesalio
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Argentina
Joined: April 27, 2016
KitMaker: 5 posts
Armorama: 5 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 03:43 AM GMT+7
Greetings to all members of the forum.
I show you this Trumpeter kit, 1/35, which I just finished assembling:

The ZSU-57-2 used the modified T-54 chassis. It used the same engine, but the shielding was thinner and had 4 twin wheels on each side, instead of 5 T-54.
Although the cannons were powerful, the vehicle had some weak points such as the open tower with little protection for the crew, lack of radar to search for targets, low fire rate, etc.
It was used since the mid-1950s and 10 years later began to be replaced by the most effective ZSU-23-4.
The kit has a good level of detail, with good fitting of the pieces. The instructions are clear. If there is one thing to "criticize" is the excessive cannon cutting, mainly with the pointing system, where some pieces are quite small and with little support to stick them. But the result is very good. Note: the barrels go up and down, but when placing the arm that joins the pointing system to the barrels, these are fixed. There must be some way to solve this, but they are in a position that I like and it is easier for me to manipulate when I paint them.


















I decided on the Russian green scheme, which gives more for wear and mess.
I used the Russian green AK base, previously paneled. The painting covered very well with a couple of passes of the airbrush, leaving a very even surface.
I'll leave you a couple of photos, before I move on to the final stage of painting.


SgtRam
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Joined: March 06, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 03:58 AM GMT+7
Looks great, I am currently working on the Takom kit. But I must say I like how Trumpeter dealt with the ammo racks much better.

guni-kid
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: July 21, 2007
KitMaker: 357 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 08:21 PM GMT+7
Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing. It seems to be building up into a very nice model. Even though the open top is definitely a weak point (coming together with an extremely thight crew space there, which seems to be a common feature on Cold War Russian tanks -> thinking about the claustrophobic T-72) it brings some very nice life to the model and is definitely one of the hightlights on it to watch for a while.
Vesalio
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Argentina
Joined: April 27, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 04:44 AM GMT+7
Finally finished. For wethering I used successive washings with light and dark brown, Vallejo gun metal flakes, graphite and Castle Art and MIG pigments.
Warning: I forgot to paint two or three things (that I noticed looking at the photos): The driver's periscopes, the front hatch handles of the driver and the fuel spilled in one of the external fuel tanks. I'll get to this....
I hope you like it. Greetings to all members of the forum.






RobinNilsson
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: November 29, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
Looks really good !


/ Robin
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2015
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Armorama: 6 posts
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 05:14 AM GMT+7
Fantastic model Juan

Best ZSU-57-2 I have seen so far. I note you have the inside of the turret painted white, I guess that is right but are you sure?

Well done

Andrew
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Argentina
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
Thank you all for your comments. To paint the interior I used some photos I found on the web.
Greetings.