Post by maschinenkrueger on Nov 21, 2018 10:33:24 GMT -5
While researching the KV-07 and U-19, I came across the ZiK-20 Assault Gun. The goal was to mount a 152mm gun into the hull of a KV-7 since that design path was a failure. It's an interesting design. Most of the ammo was stored in the floor and the fuel tanks in the front corners of the casemate. It has a crew of 6.
There are only a few drawings of the ZIK-20. Most of them don't match up to one another so I have had to adjust some of the features to line up. As far as I know, there is no top down drawing of the roof plate. The locations for the top hatch, vent, rotating periscope, and fuel caps are interpreted from cross-sections. I added the periscope sketches where possible, added a second crew hatch and rear loading hatch.
Post by maschinenkrueger on Mar 15, 2019 10:02:00 GMT -5
Buddho, I guess I have been negligent in my updates here.
Here is the current status.
Detailed with 3d Printed parts for the barrel, mantle, and roof plate. Rest is styrene. Epoxy putty for the welds. Royal Model Fenders with Albion extrusions added Aber Tow Shackles Eduard KV-1 PE set Master Club Tracks Master Club Rivets, 5 different style/sizes Miniart Crew and ammo boxes
That looks fantastic, a shame to have to paint it.
Thanks! I wish I could have left the 3D printed parts in natural tan for show but they are UV sensitive even after cure so tend to warp without a coat of paint. May just leave it like this for a while.
spottet this on Facebook, and after seing I just had to do some reading up on it . Man that is way cool, and super job and painting/weathering . After seing it I really would like to get it printed in 1/16 scale fora rc modell later on . Those parts you sent off to be printed ( seen on the ipms usa forum) did you draw them yourself, ore did you find the files online ?