September 21, 2015

2o15 | Military Scale Models | National Show

2015 – The 7th edition of the “Military scale models National show” takes place at the National Military Museum in Bucharest, Romania (National Military Museum Romania). In spite of the Military dedicated scale models, there are allowed to be exposed all types of scale models, doesn't matter neither the scale nor the type (navy, terrestrial or aero). The goal is to popularize this hobby among the interested people, to know each other and to show to the others that “it is serious mater”. My contribution at this event consists in 9 scale models, previously presented on this blog, but never seen in real by the Romanian modeling community.
  • Willys Jeep : presented HERE
  • Nissan 24o ZG : presented HERE
  • Kraz Timber Truck : presented HERE
  • Mustang P51 : presented HERE
  • ZIL 131 : presented HERE
  • IFA 5o : presented HERE 
  • Ford A : presented HERE
And several other models you can see below

September 01, 2015

NIVA | lifted

On the 29th of January 2013 I have published an article about some Lada cars I have in my collection. The title was “ LADA | LowEAST". You can (still) read it here : LADA | LowEAST
The last photo of the article was a Lada Niva lifted in front of an ARO 10.
May be you wanted to see more about it… The truth is that I intended to make, just after the LADA article, another one to present the NIVA. I forgot!
But now, here you can see more photos with this little 4x4 still very popular in my country among the off roader lovers.
But before this, some words about the car.
The Lada Niva or VAZ-2121 (Лада Нива) is an off roader produced by the Russian manufacturer AvtoVAZ. It can be find since 2009 on most markets as the Lada 4x4.
It was the first mass production off-road vehicle to feature a unibody architecture and independent front suspension with coil springs.
Basically, the Niva has a 1.6-litre carburetted petrol engine producing 72 hp) and 126 Nm, and full-time 4x4.
The model gets a lifted suspension, Land Rover alloy rims and a two tone color. Some details were reproduced in interior as well as at the exterior.