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Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:55:56 PM »
This is the Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle ballistic missile. I am really enjoying this build, a real mixture of media, injection moulded plastic, resin and photo etch. One to test the skills somewhat.
This mobile ICBM is mounted on a 7 axle heavy truck ,MAZ-7917, capable of moving through any off-road terrain and attaining a speed up to 60 km/he on highways. The missile can be readied to launch within 2 mins after the order is received. The 3 stage rocket can deliver a nuclear warhead of 0.55mt up to a range of 10,000km and has a complex anti-missile defense system.

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 02:02:41 PM »
Welcome to the rocket group.

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 03:32:56 PM »
Thank you Zak!! I've had this kit for a while, I had to source the after-market photo etch from the Far East.The resin after-market rocket set was a bit trickier to find, a Dutch company by the name of 'LVM Studios' make the resin kit but they were a bit pricey, I located a set in Russia that were cheaper.
There will be two 'Sickles' depicted, one in transportation mode and one in launch mode.

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 03:57:16 PM »
We could form a special interest group on rockets and missiles.

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 04:00:29 PM »
I probably won't stop there, there are a few more missile launchers that have caught my eye!!

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 05:24:12 PM »
The LVM Studios resin and photo--etch add on.  The kit launch tube has to be shortened in length by a third to accommodate the resin kit in order to show the missile in launch mode.

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 10:20:45 AM »
We could form a special interest group on rockets and missiles.

I think you are "OFF YOUR ROCKET"  --- can I join if I promise to be good and quiet ??????

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 05:58:54 PM »
Msea, good and quiet in the same sentence doesn't apply to you, it's like telling a dog not to eat that bone!!

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 06:07:30 PM »
Woof woof woof

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 06:55:37 PM »
You lot must be barking!

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bridlufc

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2018, 11:48:08 AM »
The launch tube has been cut to size and the resin parts have been trimmed to fit. The offcut from the launch tube is at the back and will be discarded. The resin parts have been well cast, no holes or cracks to fill, they might need a bit of filler around the joints but overall they look the part. All there is for the missile is the tip on the right hand side.

And yes, I wore a mask before working with the resin!!

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 10:15:53 PM »
I am now in the process of attaching the fiddly photo etch parts, they stick to everything but where they are intended and no doubt most of them will be lost to the carpet monster when handling and then  I have to start painting the thing!!! Happy days?

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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2018, 08:42:36 AM »
The joy of etch !!!!!!!!

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2018, 10:44:30 AM »
I'm really grateful that photo etch manufacturers provide a few spares on the frets now, absolute life savers!!

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Re: Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Sickle
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2018, 12:14:11 PM »
Come on I'm itching to see it finished.