Monday, September 12, 2016 - 03:01 PM UTC
Russian Zil-131 Truck (Early Version) with Winch
The Zil-131 has become a very popular subject in 1/35th scale of late, and here we have Bronco Models offering of the Zil-131. This particular model looks to offer the ability to easily and accurately show the hood/bonnet open and has a very nicely detailed firewall.
The Zil-131 has a long history dating back to the 1960’s. it has been used for many tasks in service with various military forces, and it should be remembered it has also been utilised heavily in civilian life. This offering from Bronco Models is the troop/cargo carrying version. The model has a number of features to recommend it judging from the CAD images, and if the model lives up to these images it should be a very good model. The title of this one indicates to me that we may be able to look forward to further releases of the Zil-1311 from Bronco Models.
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ZIS was renamed into ZIL in 1956, 3 years after Stalin's death. Likhachev was the director of the factory, whom they wanted to honour, it's not a place name.
SEP 12, 2016 - 11:50 PM
Like I said, I don't speak Russian, so that is what I deduced. I knew the name change was to honor somebody. So the 131 should be a ZIL since it was produced after 1956. The 151 could be either ZIS or ZIL since it was in production before and after the name change. The 157 should also be only ZIL since it was produced starting in 1958, after the name change as well.
SEP 12, 2016 - 11:51 PM
Which was a copy of the Soviet ZIL-157 with a different front grill.[/quote] and flat front fenders H.P.
SEP 13, 2016 - 12:27 AM
AMO -> ZiS -> ZiL LINK How about a ZiS (or ZiL ??) 112 ?
SEP 13, 2016 - 01:13 AM
Bill It would possible to build a ZiL-131 in Vietnamese service, but it would probably be a postwar one... Interesting variant H.P.
SEP 13, 2016 - 05:03 PM
Mon ami, the Trumpy Jiefang CA-30 ("Liberation") would be perfect for my needs, thanks. Gino, will those resin tires work on the Trumpy kit? I DETEST Trumpeter's nylon tires.
SEP 13, 2016 - 07:22 PM
For the CA-30, I guess Hussar ZiL-157 wheel set should fit the bill.. https://www.airconnection.on.ca/HUSSAR/airconnection_HUSSAR_35052.htm H.P.
SEP 13, 2016 - 07:45 PM
Merci beaucoup!
SEP 13, 2016 - 08:14 PM
The Panzer Art Zil-151 tires should fit the Trumpy kit too.
SEP 13, 2016 - 09:22 PM

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