Oh dear 2 new wpl trucks ZIL 151

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Postby mcevoyi » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:32 am

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Postby mcevoyi » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:19 am

They are indeed rob
The origins of the the truck are in fact American made by international/chevy
And sent to Russian on lend lease .. with a little mods and new baxkbody
You have the chevy used by the LRDG in north Africa and Italy

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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:38 pm

Things are cropping up on the interweb all the time, alloy wheels? wireless cab mounted camera's to link to your phone? trailers? There are groups on Facebook dedicated to the WPL trucks, though we seem to have some incredible builds right here on this forum.

Just need a tank transporter and trailer off the shelf...

These trucks have taken off big time, seems like the whole world has latched onto them. This being the case, we can all expect numerous variants in futire.
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Postby Pak36 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:00 pm

Now...I like those!

Especiall the 6WD version. Look a lot more period than the previous one, which looked far more 'post war' in design.

Now.....where did I put that creadit card....

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:34 pm

Oh crap. . . .

Shame they can't produce new tanks as quickly.

Well, with so many people loving these trucks, certainly causes more mass production, and less from the pocket, although the more they produce, the more comes out of the pocket :'( especially as they've caused an ever growing after market with upgrades etc.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Tank transporters?

The Bruder low loaders are easily modified and are easy to find new on eBay for under forty quid complete. You can extend them by chopping a second example or by fabrication gap fillers. This is one of my fleet that moves the collection's tanks from their base in Essex (sorry) to their sister site in North Norfolk. Speaking of buying two to make one, the 6x6 on the back is a pair of modified WPL 4x4s which uses alternative electrics, including twin tiny motors with built in reduction gearboxes which are mounted in a 3D printed motor bracket (eBay again). The spare parts created the static (for now) hauler cab sitting on another low loader, pre-chop.

However, the new WPL Russian truck is just what l need to haul my scratch built Russian fuel bowser, so much more appropriate than a KV-1!

Now here is a valid moan... how is it the 1/16 Bruder range matches the Tamiya 1/14 truck range and neither match the 1/16 tank ranges from them all? The Tamiya driver is another scale again or he is over 7ft tall! I can see another driver moving in.

Its crazy that both scales exist and originated from the same manufacturer. Too late to fix things now, just as collector and sales numbers are taking off.ImageImageImage

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Postby wibblywobbly » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:36 pm

Oh Christ! Another new member who knows what he is doing. Best pull our socks up!!

The Tamiya figures are way oversize, burly Germans that would have had the Tommies running for the hills if they were really that big.

Excellent work on the trucks, flawless. :thumbup:
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:20 pm

Aw, shucks, thanks (blush)

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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:27 pm

Cool trucks
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:26 pm

Its all your faults....l just bought a pair of 6x6 ones! As with other HL/WPL examples, l suspect these JJRC models will be little more than a nice rolling chassis that will need gutting and rebuilding with good electronics but the plastic cosmetic parts are goid. I'll build one as the truck as presented and the second as a special. Plenty of time to decide as the far east sellers are using the phrase 'pre-order', August deliveries.

Why two? I paid e-bay prices for the first and then discovered another source at £15 less from a high risk, poor reputation, personal favourite outfit of mine - I'll never learn.0
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:16 pm

Well that's the first one turned up, crushed box in a thin plastic bag, all the way from Singapore. To the model's credit, its in one piece.

Good news? Not much, same excuse for a transmitter/receiver, steering servo and gutless overspend motor etc. Never mind, that was going to the bin anyway. But the plastic stuff is good? No, disappointingly lacking crisp molds and poor detail. Molded tow shackles, molded clumsy looking wipers on screen, and to top it all, 'WAR FRONT LINE' graphics all over the cab. Yes, l know we all respray them but it just increases the the primer needed to cover up the stupidity!

I'm busy on low loaders at the mo' but I'll.keep you up to date as it gets stripped.
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:22 pm

Yes but they are cheap and if you need they can look great with simple detailing
I think I have 14 of these trucks hahhaha
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:23 pm

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:26 pm

Sorry, no pics, the forum software and my phone seem to have fallen out ? Capri - these are the new, just out Russian ZIL trucks, not the HL/WPL ones, as you'd see if the pics came through
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:45 pm

Don't worry I realise. I have some of these in the post haha. Henglong, WPL, Fayee, & now JJRC
Getting quite an eclectic collection. Plus modified loads.into something else
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:40 pm

Lets try again, but this time on my laptop (just wiping off the dust!).

No, still doesn't work... pic size too big! I've posted a few pics on the forum no problem then suddenly this - 2mb file size limit. Knocked the file down to 1.9mb and tried again.

Too big, file size limit now 350kb!!! (actually says 350 KiB ???)

Is there anyone here who would like to explain whats happening? I have lots of nice photos to show but it seems the forum has suddenly shut me out. Mods / Admin??? HELP :'(
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:18 pm

Use imgur or you can use Flickr if you share the bbcode or there are other photo sharing services
Look up posting picture on the forum search and you will find the details you require.
I only share through Flickr and don't actually upload as it only.inserts a link
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:34 pm

Yes, but how did l post the 3 pics further up this thread. Not to worry... Update!

The ZIL157 is well photographed and a Google image search returns many hundreds of fine reference pictures. However, all is not well. Of those many hundreds of images, l could find only one with horizontal front grill bars, and then not like those on our model, and worse still, only one that had the sculptured, wraparound front wheel arches. All the hundreds of other images showed 'flat' steel aches simply bent over the curve of the front wheel. Our model looks like a refined, maybe commercial example. Also, all the cabs l looked at had a rear screen.

The rear screen is a complex shape but I've managed to cut this into the cab for glazing. The grille I'll fabricate from brass rod and the wheel arch I'll leave in this model but modify the other one, still in the post.

ALL the electrics have been binned and the rest of the model has been sprayed using Halfords green camouflage rattle can - great cover and very matt. Yes, l managed to find a 10min gap in the rain today but hey, that's better than having your paint store cooked by the crazy heat we've had.

So...the body mods are complete and the base colour is down. Tomorrow I'll fit the new esc, servo, receiver, sound card and speaker. With a decent esc the kit motor is almost acceptable! I then await the arrival of detailing parts and decals, though Russian trucks didn't appear to carry much in the way of insignia - oh they do on the model box lids but in reality they didnt
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Postby midlife306 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:31 pm

4wd versions were £20 on Banggood last night


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