After putting the rest away for future projects I started on the 5 taras, the kits as the norm with MIR kits are mostly resin with the bogies being made of whitemetal. All the kits when t together with the minimum of fuss and not much cursing .
While the 5 awaited a trip to paint shop, i got very brave and decided to scratchbuild another three.
I have the cads for them but they were fairly basic and are not to scale,so i got out the Tech drawing gear and with the aid of lots of photos drew out the plans to 1/76 scale.
A little bit further down the track , top is an Mir, centre scale drawing and bottom the first signs of progress.
View from a higher angle
To detail the ribs i used plastistruct 1mm and 1.5mm square rods, the rest of the body is made up of various grades of plasticard. The chassis comes from a hornby freightliner wagon cut back to scale length. The bogies are from spares that i got from a chap in Dublin
also nice to see you posting up here, It is warmly welcomed and appreciated.
Thanks for posting.
I ll give you a buzz in the shop about a little 071 order
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