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Soviet Draisine "Krasnaja Zvezda" 1:72
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Friday, October 03, 2014 - 02:31 PM UTC
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Kit Number 82912
1:72 scale
Hobby Boss

This build is participating in the Steel Wheels Campaign
http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=685
This kit looks like a very simple build and the parts on the sprues look like clean casts without seam lines or flash. Crisp detail too.


Well I just started and already confused about the positions of the left and right bumpers. The I-sheets indicate the rounded (part C8) to be installed on the 'left' and the flat (part C9) on the 'right'.



But, the box art and painting/marking guide shows the positions as (part C8) on the 'right' and (part C9) on the 'left'.


Box Art


Paint and Marking guide

I've search the interwebs as thoroughly as possible and found only 2 pictures that are not clear on this detail.
Anybody know the correct configuration?

thanks for looking

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JPTRR
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 12:34 PM UTC
Hi KS1,

This looks like a good model. Sorry I have no information for you.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 12:02 PM UTC
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Hey there, no problem. Others got back to me on that and described the correct configuration. Thanks for checking in though


Assembly instructions for the trucks and wheels

I started on the simple truck and wheels assemblies but wanted to make sure I glued the wheels to the axles at the correct width to line up with the fixed rails. So, I started the railroad bed assembly with the rails.


The rail parts have a base and crown. Look carefully.


After cutting the parts off of the sprue, I sanded the gate tabs from the bottom first then inserted the rail into tie bed base.


Then it was easy for me to sand the top easily and evenly


BTW, the kit design allowed me to just slide the rail part in from the side under each rail clamp


I found out that the correct width is to glue the wheels to the axles at by the truck box width. Easy. I'll do this after painting


One truck sitting on the rails


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JPTRR
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 06:04 AM UTC
That track makes a nice base.

I noticed the parts of the trucks look crisply molded, too.

What colors do you plan for the ballast?
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 03:09 PM UTC
Thanks for looking in. That is a very good question at this point. I mean I don't know yet.

The kit has minimal and none as far as flash and seams. Very crisp.




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Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 03:22 PM UTC
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While building the trucks I decided to make an option to HO scale compatibility. This means installing trucks and wheels from one of my HO scale rolling stock cars to the Draisine




I have a track cleaner car that looked like it would fit perfectly

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I traced the clearance of the Draisine trucks with a pencil so I know where to mount the bolts to secure the track cleaner chassis

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All measurements and marks made then drilled to accommodate the modified fasteners. The nuts and washers provide the exact spacing clearance

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assembly shows that the new modified Draisine Track Cleaner will work together with my other HO rolling stock

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I couldn't lower the stance on the Draisine because of the location of the coupler box screw and the outer axles would conflict


ok, now enough with the HO fun . . . back to business

thanks for looking

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KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 08:03 AM UTC
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The kit railroad bed was designed as a display base. I didn't like the end parts (A2) to taper down like a mound exhibit so I filled the ends with stock styrene sheet and putty to model flat 'infinity' ends. This looks more like a study display which I prefer the look of







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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 03:53 AM UTC
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The 2-part ballast bed were mated here (at the arrows). The ballast stones did not match so a careful carving and putty job brought it to a satisfactory look

Finishing up the railroad bed and rails assembly I want to share the detail of this kit:






Teeny Tiny Turret


A bicycle chain link next to tiny turret yet so detailed


The inside detail of the TC hatch will not be visible after I glue it down


Ready for paint and I'll start now-ish…

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Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 01:00 AM UTC
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Base coat colors applied.

The wheel rims were sprayed 'chrome' first then when dry, sprayed base coat green through a quick rough mask made of chip board









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KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 02:22 AM UTC
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Finished trucks assembly:









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KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 02:24 AM UTC
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Finished display pics:








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KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 02:25 AM UTC
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Finished HO Converted display pics:
















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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 09:57 AM UTC
KS1,

Outstanding! What a super job!
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 07:42 AM UTC
Very kind words, Thank you




JPTRR
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 07:25 PM UTC
I am looking for one of these to start on when I get situated in a new place. It looks like a fun kit and an interesting subject.
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 10:31 PM UTC
That's pretty cool. What does it say on the side of the armored car?

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 07:46 AM UTC

Quoted Text

by: JPTRR,
I am looking for one of these to start on when I get situated in a new place. It looks like a fun kit and an interesting subject.


yes, an interesting subject and very fun to build. There are a few model kits of armored draisine out on the market shelf these days in both 1/35 and 1/72


Quoted Text

That's pretty cool. What does it say on the side of the armored car?

Jim


Thanks for the compliment. The writing on the side reads something like, "Beat Fascist Vermin(disgusting creature)" I saw it online written on the side of a KV-1 turret and copied it onto my model. My cousin showed up at the house with her new boyfriend from the Ukraine. He's ethnic Russian and confirms the interpretation and that I spelled it all correctly.