Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Zvezda Gaz AA

More Triples purchase, some Gaz AA trucks ot supplement my 15mm Soviet transport. I have to say that these weren't hugely enjoyable to build, the truck bodies and chassis were OK but the mouldings had a very strange arrangement for the bonnets which required them to be cut/bent into shape. As you can see from the photos, this left the engines looking a bit odd. That apart, they were OK and they were cheap and light to carry.

Finished trucks. Duff engine covers not too obvious from here.

Sit quite nicely from the side.

The general dodginess of the front end is very obvious here!

Look OK from this angle though.
These just finished in Vallejo Sov green over a black undercoat with a brown inkwash and highlight with some ochre lightened Sov green and a very light drybrush of light tan. A moderate amount of mud was applied ot the lower portions. The windows are solid so I did them sky blue with a couple of highlights, which seems to work OK from a distance.


  1. I have one of those and yes - the front end was a real sod to build!

  2. I am baffled as to why they didn't use the same setup as on the Opel Blitzs, which go together fine.

  3. Thank you Phil, I think the washing and drybrushing helps bring out the moulded detail. Still not sure where to put the white squiggles on the windscreen but I seem to have standardised on two lines in the top left corner these days.