MAZ-537: Stalker scenario (1/72)
This dio shows a fictional scenario in which a group of stalkers roam an abandoned restricted area.
The MAZ with the built-up shelter represents their "caravan".
The whole thing was from the Pc game/ novel series S.t.a.l.k.e.r. inspired, by what is happening in the zone around chernobyl.
Why I chose this truck?
I relly like it and it was easy to build the shelter on it.
The model comes from the Takom set 5003 and the assembly went without any problems.
Simple processing and a very good fit of the parts ensured that everything was assembled quickly.
The minus points of it:
-There is no steering angle that can be built out of the box, which makes the whole thing look a bit static.
-There is no engine included, so you can see into an empty space from behind.
-The driver's cab is also very simple and reduced the details to a minimum.
So I added a scratch build engine to fill up the empty space and added a few more details in the cab.
The shelter is offered from Balaton Modell (BM7246) and is a resin ast piece.
This combination is an idea of mine and has never existed like this.
However, I had this in stck and finally found a use for it.
I added some details to the shelter and the roof of the truck.
Lighting, mudguards, step plates, tools, stepladder, flue and the boxes are not original and were scratch-built and supplemented.
I thought that the resin White Stork base (D005) fits well for this project.
I reworked the ground with acrylic structure paste and added details.
I built the electric pole myself, using wood, plastic parts and copper cable and the barrier from Mig Productions.
The signs are made of PE parts that I have provided with decals and did some aging.
Also i've taken some barrels and animals from my spare parts box.
Figures are from Italeri Nato troops and Warsaw pact sets.
I modified two of them a bit.