Author Topic: Garford-Putilov 1917  (Read 3524 times)

Offline Steven Robson

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 347
Garford-Putilov 1917
« on: January 20, 2016, 05:22:50 PM »
WIP

Reckon I'll give this one a go.  Garford-Putilov 1917 Russian armoured car.     





This is an Armo kit (Jadar Models) in 1/35 scale from Poland.



Oh, there's also two sheets of photo etch.

« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 06:31:08 PM by Steven Robson »
Make Otto your motto for lovely spoked wheels.

Online bobs_buckles

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3557
  • Freedom isn't free.
    • Bobs Buckles
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 05:28:58 PM »
Did 'Lenny Peters' designed that lump of discombobulated machine?

Good luck old sprout!

vB  ;)



https://www.bobsbuckles.co.uk/

Last Minute Man Of Faith

Offline Steven Robson

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 347
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 05:35:08 PM »
Did 'Lenny Peters' designed that lump of discombobulated machine?

Good luck old sprout!

vB  ;)

I don't know who designed the kit Nobby, I do know it played a significant role in the Russian Revolution in St Petersburg 1917.  The kit will be a great challenge.  The upper parts are solid resin and very heavy, I'll have to re-enforce the suspension.

This kit will respond well to Uncle Otto's sandblasting at about 70psi with the aluminium oxide.

It's so ugly only it's mother could love it. :)
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 06:09:01 PM by Steven Robson »
Make Otto your motto for lovely spoked wheels.

Offline Des

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 9352
    • ww1aircraftmodels.com
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 05:35:25 PM »
Good luck Steven, what a most unusual vehicle you are attempting to build, but I will be following along closely as I really like the weird and unusual  :)

Des.
Late Founder of ww1aircraftmodels.com and forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com

Offline IanB

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2253
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2016, 12:18:56 AM »
I'm not so sure that "car" is quite the right word - "small bus" would seem more appropriate!

Ian

Offline Steven Robson

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 347
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2016, 08:42:58 PM »
I'm not so sure that "car" is quite the right word - "small bus" would seem more appropriate!

Ian

Yes, Uncle Ian, it's a bus!

a very ugly bus and

the sort of bus that get's it's own way. :)

I have a few photos of the ugly bus, hope my Photobucket stops playing-up.  The chassis is from an American Garford Truck, Imperial Russia bought a few from the Dough Boys and sent them to the Putilov factory for conversions.  So, yes, armoured car is a little misleading.  I'll share the photos soon.

Cheers
Fat Otto

[photo removed by Otto]

Fat Otto celebrating the start of a new kit.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 06:03:56 AM by Steven Robson »
Make Otto your motto for lovely spoked wheels.

Offline Pgtaylorart

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1480
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 03:56:53 AM »
Thanks, man! My eyes burn! I can't un-see that! :o

George

Offline Steven Robson

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 347
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2016, 01:47:26 PM »
Thanks, man! My eyes burn! I can't un-see that! :o

George

Here's a nice little photo or two for you George.



« Last Edit: January 24, 2016, 01:51:56 PM by Steven Robson »
Make Otto your motto for lovely spoked wheels.

Offline Pgtaylorart

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1480
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2016, 01:48:50 AM »
A bit better. By comparison to the last photo, that "bus" isn't so strange looking.

George

Offline JamesAPrattIII

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 145
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2016, 08:03:22 AM »
If you go to landships.com and the landships forum you will find more information on this armored car and its use.

Also see the osprey books on Russian civil war armor.

While ugly looking this vehicle could and did have the ability to kill tanks.

Offline Steven Robson

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 347
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2016, 08:37:02 PM »

While ugly looking this vehicle could and did have the ability to kill tanks.

An ugly, tank killing, WW1, Russian, armoured car/bus..

it must be love, love, love
nothing more, nothing less
Garford-Putilov love is the best :)

James these hybrid Russian vehicles are fascinating.  Oh how I'd love to get up close an personal with one of these little Putilovs (and suppress a few insurrectionists in the streets of St Petersburg).  The stuff of modellers dreams.
Make Otto your motto for lovely spoked wheels.

Offline JamesAPrattIII

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 145
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2016, 11:28:11 AM »
I must point out the Armored car units in the Petrograd area went over to the revolutionaries rather quickly during the Feb/mar 1917 revolution.

Offline JamesAPrattIII

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 145
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 06:26:59 AM »
In looking through the osprey book on Red Russian Civil war armor. 2 of the above armored cars are in the Red army:

Cokov
  II      Falcon II saw service on the Petrograd front 1918-19 before engaging the Poles in 1920 as part of the 1st armored car detachment

Ypavell Uralets fought on the Polish front until being captured in 1920

I hope this is some use

Offline Steven Robson

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 347
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2016, 08:16:57 PM »
In looking through the osprey book on Red Russian Civil war armor. 2 of the above armored cars are in the Red army:

Cokov
  II      Falcon II saw service on the Petrograd front 1918-19 before engaging the Poles in 1920 as part of the 1st armored car detachment

Ypavell Uralets fought on the Polish front until being captured in 1920

I hope this is some use

Thanks James, yes, that's very useful information.  I'm still preparing the parts for this model and it's slowly getting there.  I expect the main components will come together fairly quickly once I get some days off.  I like the way the period photos and your information combine to make this historical vehicle come alive. 

My next big job is to hollow out a couple of the bigger blocks of solid resin to decrease the weight.

Cheers
Steven 
Make Otto your motto for lovely spoked wheels.

Offline Des

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 9352
    • ww1aircraftmodels.com
Re: Garford-Putilov 1917
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2016, 07:28:16 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing your first build photos on this project Steven, it is a really interesting subject.

Des.
Late Founder of ww1aircraftmodels.com and forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com