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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 04:14 PM UTC
A photo that unfortunately may be somewhat awkward for Angel to look at, bringing back old painful memories:

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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 06:43 AM UTC
My pleasure,Mike!

Helping is a both-way's action(sunvisors?!? drain cocks?!?-never thought of them before...).
That's what makes this site-and all modeling buddies(Homo Mutantus, like we call ourselves,here in Sofia),that frequent it- so great in an era, when people speak,read,write and listen less and less...
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 06:04 AM UTC
I wish I could take more credit for doing that other than just the thinking of it in the first place. I went to a translator app I use frequently, typed in what I wanted to say and then copied and paste the result.

I very much appreciate all the helps you have given me on this and other projects.
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Well, that was a surprise,Mike!
My first thought was- Now I'll need Google to translate this

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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC
Благодаря ти много


разбира се, това беше целта
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 09:57 PM UTC
Mike,
The 34 looks like organic kit - that's a well done conversion,

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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 07:23 AM UTC
Current progress on the 34:
Mostly accomplishing the adding of small details and main body paint this week.






- I cut out the "shifter platform" from the floorboard. (In the photo above you can now see the top of the transmission - at least you can until the shifter platform is reinstalled properly as mounted on the engine/transmission.) On the Trumpeter kit this item is incorrectly molded as part of the cab floor but in reality this piece should stay with the engine and transmission when the cab is tilted forward.


- Also added the "hat channel" stiffener bracing to the back cab wall panel.
- Next up will be the headlights and marker lights as well as the in-cab fire extinguisher mounted to the back wall. Also planning to build a pair of sun visors and the ceiling mounted windshield defroster blower that mounts between the visors. (These last items are NOT included in the Trumpeter kit.)
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 07:19 AM UTC
It seems the GAZ-66 chassis is a very popular base frame for building conversion vehicles. And the "HUMMER" design is a very popular body style for civilian off-road vehicles the world over!

Notice how in building the new body the manufacture still salvages and uses the standard GAZ windshield* assembly and all four side doors!

That's a beautiful, no nonsense truck! (Much better looking than the tall, boxy H3.)

* I really envy them those hinged, opening side vent windows in the windshield. Would really like them on some US vehicle.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 08:24 AM UTC
and now for something completely different


and another one



and a third variant

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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 06:32 AM UTC
The design of the pontoon bridge trucks appears as though inspired by the look of the Thopters in the most recent "Dune" movie. Interesting.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC
Well I sit corrected.

From the perspective angle of that earlier photo I would have sworn the rear door to be rectangular rather than just a copy of the front door. This make more sense anyway as building a custom rectangular door would have been a very unusual (and expensive) thing for a manufacturer to do,
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC


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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 01:27 AM UTC
That last "macho" truck also has another alternate design crew cab. Most crew cabs just reuse the standard GAZ front cab doors but this one has a custom made "short" rear door made without the slanted part in the front and the wing window.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC
More pics of the pontoon truck :

If you push it hard enough, maybe it would take off













Even more pics here : http://archive.li/I83yJ and here : https://www.drive2.ru/b/4899916394579152291/

More info about the DPP-40 air-portable pontoon bridge :

here

and here :

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/nsdraftroom/dpp-40-air-droppable-bridge-pontoon-kit-t9059.html

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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC

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On a related topic - I presume this is an ex-military GAZ fire truck???




I believe this one is rather the MZ-66 lubrication truck variant.


Talking about other variants, what about a pontoon truck ?









or a KNS-4UM beacon truck ?



This one is on steroïds



Check out this thread for more :

http://www.acemodel.com.ua/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5561


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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 04:52 AM UTC
Reference photo:
Close up of GAZ-66 instrument panel.

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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
On a related topic - I presume this is an ex-military GAZ fire truck???

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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
Have never seen that scale model before. Interesting.

I have seen photos of the palletized vehicle like Frenchy showed us and I always thought it was just being prepared for air shipment. It never occurred to me it was being repaired for air drop!
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 01:23 AM UTC

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I believe Eastern Express did the paratroop version.....



Indeed



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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
I believe Eastern Express did the paratroop version.....
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC


I guess the one above is a GAZ-66B (or V ) Paratrooper version with telescopic steering column, folding roof and folding windshield frame :





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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC
. . . and yet another question:
(After all that is the name of the thread.)

Anyone know the purpose for the pyramidal shaped projection that extends out the back wall of the cab?

This photo makes me think for the first time that perhaps when you put the gearbox in reverse the driver needs this extra bit of room for the shifter and to keep from raping his/her knuckles on the back wall.

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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC
I have always loved the great variety of color shades available to us in what I will call "Russian Green".
Here is a choice example:


Also note the three Jerry Can rack under the back edge of the cab. I have seen one and sometimes two but never before three!
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC
An interesting Rag Top!

Earlier in this thread I pointed out that the "snow-cat' version of the GAZ-66 had an interesting convertible cloth top.



Well I recently found what I think might be an equally interesting additional photo of this cloth top for the 66:


Note the windshield "bumper" supports on the front edge of the bonnet, the folding bracket for the searchlight and the vertical rod mount that makes the outside rearview mirrors extremely adjustable!

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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
I totally agree! I need to throw in a box of chocolates and maybe even a marriage proposal!

I will admit to breathing a major sigh of relief when I noticed this!