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Old 07-04-2009, 05:55 AM
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Straight Flush Radar for SA-6 - Finished

Hi folks, been quite a while since I have posted here.. no real excuse, just laziness and other non AFV projects

For about six months I have been tinkering with attempting to build one of these

The Straight Flush radar vehicle that aquires and tracks for the SA-6 launchers

Starting with the Trumpeter SA-6, which while a nice enough kit, I had a hankering to do something different, gets around the skinny missile issue anyway.

so I started by gutting the thing


and building the new flush hull


then started on the radar mounting structures, using various diameter tubes such as candy containers and deodorant bottles


Suffice to say, I have been tinkering along and have finally got to where we are today




It looks like a Straight flush but I dont have definitive drawings just web pix, so dont look too close for details as there are a myriad of variations on these boxes and each version varies, so I this one is bit of a hybrid.

So some detail stuff still to go on and then to decide on a colour finish and country as these have been sold all over the world along with the SA-6 launchers so it could end up anybody's, Russian, Czech, Polish, Iraq, Indian..just don't know yet

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Old 07-04-2009, 07:07 AM
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:42 AM
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Thumbs up Re: Straight Flush Radar for SA-6

This is simply amazing work! MORE PICTURES, please!
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:58 AM
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Really superb scratchwork! amazing!

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Really nice scratchbuilding....

This is the Shilka chassis right? Same as the PT-76 I believe.

I would think these would be juicy targets for the anti radar missle boys.

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:20 PM
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thanks for the kind words folks.

I hope to get some more picture up when I put on the final finicky details such as pioneer tools, cables etc.

This vehicle is based on the PT-76 chassis so I am led to believe, as is the Shilka.
It has a completely different superstructure, but appearing closest to the SA-6 its stablemate.

With the size of the thing it would be a juicy target for any aircraft.

More down the track once I decide on colour scheme

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Amazing...Brian...excelent job...my congratulations!

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Hello Brian

First off all congrats on your excellent model. The conversion is a mission succes, great find of those candy containers etc to constuct your radar. Did you use a walk around or something? What camo and country will you make from this model?

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Wonderful scratchwork!!! Is there more photos about process?
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:47 PM
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SA-6 Straight Flush

Brian-
I could look at stuff like this all day! That is inspirational man!

Awesome! Thanks for posting it and please continue!

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