Browsing my reference books, I found 1/35 scale plans for this little guy,
Weird Russian vehicle: check. Never done in 1/35: check. Railroad related: check.
Let’s do it. My reference book is in Russian, so I have no idea on the production quantities, years it served, and if it ever saw even saw action. If anyone knows, feel free to chime in.
Ever since the ST-26 I’ve been looking to expand into more conversions and even standalone kits. So getting a hold of a 3D printer has been on the wishlist for a while now. Finally pulled the trigger and caught an AnyCubic Photon Mono X on sale, just arrived yesterday.
I’m still lacking in resin, the curing station and isopropyl alcohol, so currently this is all theory. But I’ve been plugging away at the 3D design,
A quick exploded view of all the turret parts
The turret and upper hull (a WIP)
It’ll likely be a week or two before I get to any printing. Eager to get started and see how my design stacks up in real life. I feel there’s gonna be a learning curve and some rework, but that comes with the territory. Also plan on doing some custom PE for this as well.
Last day of work for the year is Dec. 15th. Should give me plenty of modeling time over the next couple weeks, hope to have updates soon.