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ICM 1/35 Chernobyl firetruck

This is yet another eBay find that I wasn’t expecting while looking for something else. I didnt even know the kit existed.

I quite enjoyed this build as I usually do military stuff that’s green or gray, so something a bit brighter (in colour, not history) was fun to do. I say fun now, however masking white and red together is very unforgiving if you get even the slightest overspray. Lets just say I had a few F&%K! moments, but I think it came out OK in the end after lots of touch ups and a few resprays here and there.

Having the figures included was a bonus and meant I could put it all together in a simple wee diorama that tells a big story. Interestingly it also comes with a cardboard backdrop of the Chernobyl fire. For those that are not building dioramas it’s a nice wee background for something a little different. It’s not my kind of thing but have added a couple of photos with it anyway.

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10 responses to ICM 1/35 Chernobyl firetruck

  1. First time I’ve seen a diorama of the tremendous heroism at Chernoble!!

  2. Carl that is awesome!

  3. What great idea, Carl! And brilliantly executed – I love the shots looking into the reactor on fire. Congratulations on achieving that perspective and a fantastic model and base as well!

  4. Chilling.

    Excellent work.

  5. Quite a nice diorama of one of mankind’s most horrible blunders.

  6. That’s a great model, Carl.
    You did an excellent job on this.
    Brings a lot of not so good memories, the heroism of personnel that knew where they were going to included (not all of them knew the devastating threat, but a many of them knew…).

  7. Thank you for sharing something a bit different, and no less important! @carlpud

  8. Definitely different, nicely done.

  9. This really cool Carl. I love atypical subjects like this. Very nice work!



  10. Hello Carl,
    Interesting subject and very well excecuted.
    ICM and “Russian”trucks are hot items.
    Regards, Dirk

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