I had an idea for a small diorama with this GRU officer from Evolution miniatures, which I painted a time ago in the old forum, and when the Zvezda UAZ was announced, I decided to combine it with the figure. Maybe I will add one or two other figures if I find suitable ones.
The UAZ itself has many small parts, some are very fragile, so attention is needed. Cleanup is minimal, fit is good for now, detailed engine and chassis is included. I didn’t glue everything, just to show the fit.
The sunglasses will not be in the final diorama, those are for cool effect
The UAZ looks cool and that figure is excellent!
Thanks! The painting is somewhere in the old forum, if it is still available
That is a great looking figure.
I like him with the shades …
Nice work !!!
Maybe I will leave him with them in the end
An idea for additionnal figures: John Rambo and Colonnel Trautman !
Preparing the engine for painting, it is very detailed:
First time I’ve seen the new Zvezda kit in plastic. Looks great from what you’ve shown so far. Really like your painted figure- plenty of character in it and your painting skills are fantastic- the colors and tones are rendered beautifully.
Very nicely done figure. The vehicle looks like it is coming along very well.
By the way I designed a bottle holder (anti-spill) for Gunze/Mr.Hobby glue bottles (original design is for Tamiya), which you can download for free and print. Those are very handy
Basic paint on the engine. I realized that I don’t have aluminium paint in the stash, so I used Vallejo Metal color silver-maybe slightly bright, but heavy weathering will be applied next.
Preparing the chassis and engine for weathering, pay attention to those steps in the instruction-to not flip the transmission. Also base primer of Mr. Surfacer 1500 mahogany on the body:
Be careful also with the rear door area, I had to make minor surgery to fit it, because forgot to glue it with the other parts.
Applying some Tamiya XF-57 Buff before the green color. I decided for open top body, becuase the back will be filled with accessories like weapons (I made AK’s, RPD, RPG-7, munitions and more ), nothing is completely glued yet:
Base color of green, I mixed Mr.Color 4BO with AK RC Olive drab, maybe 2:1, to give some mustard hue to the green (something like khaki green). I don’t have the “correct” green, but I think is looking good.
I will add patches of sand color for two tone camo
This is looking VERY good, I like your colors.
Weathering of the chassis with various effects and painting the two tone camo with Tamiya Buff (although the colors look different on the camera):