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#1 OFFLINE   miscing4life

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 11:04 PM

Would be keen in having the ZIL-111, ZIL-114, and the GAZ-13 Chaika in 1/18 with a fully detailed interior and engine. I see only DeAgostini  is manufacturing them, but on a 1/43 scale.

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 01:31 AM

I think you might be able to find some of the classic Russian cars have already been made although they are in sealed form. The 1/43 DeAgostini one I believe were made for partwork magazine a while back.

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 02:27 AM

Because those subject matters are less profitable than the models that are released I presume. After all, it's business!
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Posted 20 February 2021 - 05:40 AM

A while ago I came across a manufacturer called SSM, they have a few upcoming UAZ 4x4 in 1:18, but I think they're sealed. TBH I'm not sure if they're still in business, they have a website though: http://startscalemod...eu/models/cars/

Also there's this guy: https://www.facebook.com/i.modelcars/. If any Soviet era model in 1:18 exists out there, he will know about it.

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 07:25 AM

Abrex do a range of Soviet era Skodas.
They also have one or two pre WWII cars.
Because of my interest in motorsport I had considered one of the rally 130RS models,
I was not sure these opened like the 110R versions, and they are expensive for the quality.

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 06:03 PM

Did the soviet union ever build a car worth replicating, based on what little i know about the Russian car industry it is not very good. It would have to be like some 4x4 or something very utilitarien to get my attention.

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Posted 20 February 2021 - 07:01 PM

Cause they're all crap lol. My childhood is filled with either getting a ride in a soviet shitbox and it breaking down, or helping people with their soviet shitboxes push start their cars on the street.
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Posted 21 February 2021 - 07:28 AM

If you want some detail on Soviet era cars, check out James May's cars of the people TV series.
In one episode he talks of the descent of the Fiat 124 into the Lada 1200 series, and how it was changed for Eastern block roads and weather.
Time now for those old Lada jokes to be revived.....

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 10:32 AM

Theres a 1:18 scale Lada I know of.

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 01:43 PM

There are several Lada models produced in sealed diecast covering several periods of Soviet control.
All are fairly crude - but rather inexpensive.

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 02:20 PM

Lada Police models (the original ones) not the ones that came out late last year are rare and sell for crazy money. As mentioned they are fairly crude, but most sell for over £200

I have a GAZ Wolga M21 & I think an M24 VolksPolizei Police car models. They did a few Taxi models too.

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