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Ural 4320
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 05:58 PM UTC
I am planning to build a civilian Ural 4320 in sky blue as seen in the pictures below. I absolutely love the blue colour in such a mean looking and sounding truck.

I am starting with the Trumpeter kit. I personally think its a nice kit and molded well, would love the option of the different filter on the fender though. I may need to make this or source one.

I also have miniarm resin tyres and a flat tyre from the same company. Very well molded and detailed tyres.

This will be part of a diorama unyet as started but i have a few hidden gems for it. But 1st the truck.





If anyone has built this kit or any recommendations im all ears. I have a few walkarounds saved as reference and watched some YouTube videos of these truck. Quite impressive.
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 01:46 AM UTC

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I am planning to build a civilian Ural 4320 in sky blue as seen in the pictures below. I absolutely love the blue colour in such a mean looking and sounding truck.

I am starting with the Trumpeter kit. I personally think its a nice kit and molded well, would love the option of the different filter on the fender though. I may need to make this or source one.

I also have miniarm resin tyres and a flat tyre from the same company. Very well molded and detailed tyres.

This will be part of a diorama unyet as started but i have a few hidden gems for it. But 1st the truck.





If anyone has built this kit or any recommendations im all ears. I have a few walkarounds saved as reference and watched some YouTube videos of these truck. Quite impressive.



Hi, Nick!

Best of luck with your new project, and YES, it IS an impressive vehicle!

Keep us posted; it'll be GREAT to see this military truck done up as a civilian-adaptation!!!

PS- If you have any spare 1/35 modern trucks, you should be able to "cobble" that Air Filter. Perhaps something out of a 1/32 CIVILIAN truck kit might help you. You could try "cobbling" something from say, the various 1/32 Peterbilt or Kenworth kits; they have "upright" External Air Filters.. I'll check MY OWN spares for you as well...
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 02:43 AM UTC
I know it's too late as you have already bought the kit, but I guess the pictured truck may be the "long nose" variant of the 4320, fitted with a YaMZ 238 engine since 1993. The Trumpeter truck is an earlier model fitted with the KamAZ-740 V8. Since the mid-1990s the Ural-4320 has had its headlights located on the bumper, and the old attachment points for headlights appear as plastic plugs. Zvezda has released the "long nose" 4320 :



"Short nose" :



"Long nose" :



According to the caption, the blue truck may be a 2008 model, just like this one :



H.P.
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 11:31 AM UTC
Hi Dennis, yeah i will definitely keep everyone updated and post progress pics. As for the external air filter im sure i may have some parts tucked away to make the filter. I have a few detailed photos of it to help.

Hi Frenchy! As per usual you are right! Has anyone done a review of the zvezda kit? Its reasonably new isnt it? As its going to be a civilian vehicle i guess that gives me a bit of freedom on colour. Im still planning to do the sky blue...but dont mind that red either.
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 01:14 PM UTC
Either of those trucks would look good in that blue color.
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 07:55 PM UTC
A blue "short nose" 4320 :



I guess it's a timber truck with the crane removed :





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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 08:25 PM UTC
Definitely looks like a timber truck. Or it was. Almost looks like thats a boom travel holder on the front for the loading crane.

Also shows great details for weathing around the wheel hubs and under the mudguards. Another great find!!
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 08:31 PM UTC
Other flavors :















I believe this "short nose" may be fitted with a YaMZ-236 engine (which doesn't require a longer engine bay, contrary to the YaMZ-238)...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYCMI1s_6GI

If you're not on a budget...





A few inbox reviews of the Zvezda kit (which may require some help from Google translator ) :

http://www.kfs-miniatures.com/1-35-ural-4320-zvezda/
https://www.detailscaleview.com/2018/02/zvezda-ural4320-3654-review.html
https://www.modelclub.gr/new/index.php/reviews/31-armor-afv/994-unboxing-ural-4320-zvezda

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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 10:39 PM UTC
I looked into the Panzershop logging kit for the Ural! It looks great but i am unfortunately on a budget. Definitely one to add to the list in the furure.

That YouTube link has a lot of great ideas. And a lot of unique trucks including the triple rear axle and the sleeper cab. But i did notice a few short nose models with the larger external air filter setup. More great references. Thanks Frenchy!!
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 10:44 PM UTC

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But i did notice a few short nose models with the larger external air filter setup. More great references. Thanks Frenchy!!



There are two in my last post (the blue ones). Do you consider scratchbuilding a timber truck ?

Air filter close-ups :








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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC


[/quote]There are two in my last post (the blue ones). Do you consider scratchbuilding a timber truck ?[/quote]

Oh no way! I am not skilled in that sense unlike many of the talented contributors on here. It will be a challenge enough for me to build and be happy with the air filter.
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 11:55 PM UTC
These are fitted with a different model of filter (looks like it's plugged to the original snorkel air intake) :









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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 12:20 AM UTC
Now for something completely different.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 01:10 AM UTC
It seems it is articulated (could be useful for parallel parking ) :



Monster truck RVs ? :





Monster (timber) truck ? :



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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC
So i finally got to make a start on this today. Starting with the chassis and engine. The sprues amd parts are really good with only minor seams to clean up. Everything so far has gone together with ease. The detail on the engine is superb with PE fan belts. I was contemplating added some basic wires to the engine but the bonnet will be sealed up and not seen.

Looking over the plans i will only need to make a few minor chnages for the civilian vehicle. Just to the the front of the doors on the Trumpeter model looks to be a mounting plate on each side for lights?? These will need to be cut off and sanded back carefully back to the vehicle panel. No pics as of yet.
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 02:03 AM UTC
If you're still undecided about what version to build, Balaton has released a dump truck conversion set (which is much cheaper than the Panzershop timber truck )



http://www.balatonmodellshop.co.uk/Dumper-truck-conversion-set-for-Trumpeter-Ural-kit





H.P.
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 06:03 PM UTC
I did look at the dump truck kit bit i didnt love the look of it...not compared to the logger anyway.

So heres a progress shot. All the chassis, suspension and steering components built up. So far its all gone together without a hiccup. Now saying that the kit is missing an exhaust pipe from the headers to the muffler. I plan on getting some round styrene and adding this. As seen below is a pic of the exhaust. In this day and age i am surprised this is missing. I jave drilled out the exhaust tip.

Anyway.....i have had to use the rear of the kits front hubs as the miniarm resin wheels didn't have the front hubs which support the steering arms. An easy fix though.



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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 07:47 PM UTC


So i have added the exhaust as per my reference pics using 2.0mm styrene rod. 2 into i exhaust from the header pipes. The join where the pipes meet still needs a clean up once its dry. This is the 1st time i jave ever done this...im.happy with the result so far.
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 02:30 AM UTC

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Now for something completely different.




"And now for something completely different..." Is everyone in your pic going to start "walking silly"..?

Yes, I'm a BIG Monty Python fan!!!

Great work!!!
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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 - 04:41 PM UTC
So after assembling the cab interior and priming it i have sprayed it with a medium grey colour. Since its a civilian vehicle the interior shouldnt be Russian green. I have also sanded off the raised dials as i will be using a PE one from Yahu. I will paint the seats, steering wheel and levers etc black before adding wear and tear, dirt etc and enclosing it.




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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 03:04 PM UTC


So made quite a bit of progress. I have painted and detailed the cab including th PE dash from Yahu. I have also added a folded up newspaper and dirtied the floor/lower edged of the door. I have closed the cab up and made the external air filter (minus pipe? Still need to clean the cab up and prime it white.