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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Our first guest writer!

Today is a some special day for my blog, because I have a guest writer from Turkey.

Dr.M.Kerem ÖZKIR, from Trabzon/Turkey built "Einheitsdiesel" from "ZV models" in 1/72 scale and write a review.

He is 27 years old and works as a doctor in turkish army. His first model was a YAK-15 produced by a turkish firm PM. In those years, 80's, it was very difficult to find model paintings, that why he used gouache paints and covered them with UHU! (Yes, UHU!)

At the moment his favorite areas are AFV, WW1 aviation and historic figures, especially riders!

For WW1 airplanes he prefers Roden and Eduard, for historic figures Zvezda.

Regarding AFV he has no favorites, but nowadays the products of Revell and Trumpeter is an eye-catcher for him.

The number of his finished models are 175 (approx.).

Here we go (actually he goes!):

11800 vehicles were produced between 1937 and 1940 by Büssing-NAG, Borgward, MAN, Henschel, Magirus, FAUN, Krupp. 2.5 ton 6x6 truck constructed with 80hp diesel engine. During the first years of WWII Einheitsdiesel saw service in nearly all theaters with different body shapes. Then replaced with less expensive two-axle Opel Blitz.

After a brief knowledge of the truck, I will give information about the ZV Models's kit. Ukrainian producer has a fantastic kit with no problems. But quality control unit is poor. One of the sprues including mudguard, cabin interior units vs was missing. Despite the missing parts I've started to make model because of wondering how it looks like.

I've scratched sticks with sprue, covered game card with band-aid to make seat and made wheel with cupper wire.

Hand made exhaust can be seen left rear of the cabin.

The most difficult part to construct was mudguard. I made it too from play card.

Signed parts are handmade.

More photos:

Dr.M.Kerem ÖZKIR

Thanks for Mr. Özkır and we are looking for another review.

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