Below can be seen the first of several Soviet small holdings for a collective farm, they are designed to go together to allow larger units or stand alone. This will be done with some stand alone fences to go along the edges.
An issue occurred in the middle of the build as the newer batch of Balsa is some what thinner than the previous batch, so is not as robust, which resulted on the top parts snapping off.
SO! i snapped all of them off to just above the top cross members, as they will only break in handling.
Houses can be placed inside as needed so to give more options.
So two small holdings next to each other, the far edge still needs its separate fence in place.
Below can be seen the fallen chimney stack, should block the path of any tanks....
I roughly put the cockpit together along with Starboard side of the aircraft and tried out the internal colour scheme.
Having already purchased some helicopter pilots from Elheim for my previous builds, i ordered some more to fit this, i also decided on having this aircraft armed with some door gunners, several Afghan aircraft are armed in such a way.
The two door gunners are located so as to fire from both the Port door and starboard emergency hatch. THe gunners are sat on two spare ammo boxes to give necessary height and support.
1/ Do i keep them closed as is. Nice and easy!
2/ Do i model them open, which is not to bad a job.
3/ Remove them and fit the later ramp which is a bigger deal.
I also ordered a 3D cast Technical from Elheim to go with my 14.5mm ZPU-1 which i persuaded Matt to do some Taliban crew for. Below can be seen how it looks straight out of the box. With very little clean up needed.
Here it is in its base colours with its cargo... i am planning of building a base for the gun so i an use it dismounted. I plan to get a few more gun armed Technicals for my fleet.
I also bought a couple of Afghans on motor bikes and some stand alone bikes to add to my street clutter. I am still looking for some suitable domestic cars "The 90's Toyota Corolla is top selling car in Afghanistan" to clutter the streets etc..