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This model, model, model world! Zigzags of our time

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- Let's get started! Said the walrus, perching on a coastal stone. - It's time to talk about many things; shoes, ships, wax seals, cabbage and kings.
O.Henry. Kings and cabbage



Large-scale modeling today. Why such a funny epigraph to an article on model art? Yes, because it is the whole world in the world. And one can talk about it endlessly in the same way, and there also have their own kings, wax seals (what about without them, if we are talking about ships in bottles ?!), and the ships themselves, of course.



In the comments on past material, I was asked to find photos of my old models. Alas! I made them on a film camera. Therefore, the slides faded, and the film generally became completely unusable. But something still managed to be restored. Therefore, today photos will be “just a mix”, as an example of everything that I once did. And we will start here with this model, very unusual, made back in the 1982 year. Then I represented her at the All-Union Toy Competition, and everyone really liked her there, but ... was declared as “Tom Sawyer Steamboat”. As a result, one boss said: “Why should we advertise the steamboat of some American bully ?!” And “the topic was closed!” And the whole model is made entirely of polystyrene. Moreover, of the two models of steamers "Oxidan", which we bought from the company "Heller". Two steamboats - because there are two pipes and a polystyrene deficit. But the case was made entirely by the vacuum form method itself from the “gasket” for the refrigerator. Then the model attracted the staff of the museum stories the city of Kuibyshev and got there. The fact is that it was precisely the "American" ships that sailed along the Volga. Here you can’t erase a word from a song ... For a long time it was exhibited there, but then it turned yellow from time to time and, most likely, was disposed of.

“Write about paper models”


... Readers are asking VO and why not write? Moreover, modern materials, paints and - most importantly, printed sets of paper models today are so perfect that they allow you to create truly amazing quality models. However, in the previous article there were their photos. But ... I’ll say right away: I don’t know how to do such things. And never did! “And then what do you have to do with such models?” - a legitimate question may arise, and so that it does not arise, the answer will be this: paper models are different. For example, I have always been interested not so much in models for myself as in others, for example, for children. So that they would buy them, and I would get money for it. For example, in the 80 years of the last century, in the magazine “Family and School”, the last glossy page of the cover was often given to the development of a simple model, and it was precisely my developments that were printed there regularly. What were these models? An English kogg with a very beautiful emblem sail with lilies and leopards and two castles on the bow and stern, the ship of ancient Crete with some strange decoration on the bow platform ... That is, what fit into the cover format and did not require special details. But the models turned out beautiful, bright and elegant - the most childish.

And now we’ll look at such models. There were faded photos, and they are in front of you. The models depicted on them are not for professionals, they are for children. But who said that our children should not have the best? Simple, by their strength, psychology, but interesting.


Pie from the island of Bili Bili. Such was her painted in his diary by Miklouho-Maclay. And here is her paper model.



Chinese junky. Open the magazine “Lefty” No. 1 for the 2007 year, and there you will find its sweeps and you can assemble such a model from them.


If you look into the “Lefty” No. 5 for the 2006 year, then you will find this: French battle kogg.


And so it looks already being assembled!


And finally, this. Japanese castle. Assembly instruction, still without numbering.


And this is it in assembled form. Handsomely. A little primitive, but for the children's perception of the very "that." That's just the roof should be different. But this is a "working assembly", so the color is not so important.



Then my wife began to master the plastic. The material was in the letter g ... but it was, at least that. So she sculpted figures from him, cooked them or baked them, and gave them to me to paint. All of them imitate a little porcelain or clay painting, but they looked very elegant indeed. And for 1982 of the year it was something at all. When the journal Science and Life wrote about them, they literally bombarded me with letters. And all that splendor was left was a lady in a silver dress ...

Then went scan models in the annex to “Young Technician” - “Lefty”. There were a Chinese junka, a Venetian galeas, then something else. There were a lot of things ... But the main thing that distinguished my models from others was ... a simplified underwater part of the hull. After all, what did many “paper modelers" strive for? So that the paper accurately bends along the profile of the frames, but this is very difficult to achieve. It is possible to make “boards” and sheathe a dragkar, kogg, but to reproduce smooth contours of the same galleon will fail. Again, “boards” will be needed. Well, children don’t need it. They need a blooper and swam! And so that the top is beautiful, and the bottom is under water, who sees it ?! And so I came up with a model case ... from a sheet of thick paper folded in half.


Assembly scheme of the Venetian galeas. When assembled, it made a very strong impression, and already looked afloat simply wonderful.


Cut, fold in half, glue the ends, strengthen them with strips of cardboard, then bend the walls to the sides and depending on the profile of the upper edge you get a triangular cross-section with death. Only at the junior the body should not be like that, well, then she and the junior! It remains to glue the deck and ... the model is essentially ready. Remains ballast and body coating with waterproof varnish! Well, all sorts of prettiness - castles on the bow and stern, masts, sails. It makes no sense to write in more detail, all of this was described in my books “From Everything That Is at Hand”, “For Those Who Like Handicrafts” and “When the Lessons Are Done”. There’s nothing in them, ranging from an Indian canoe to a Norman sailboat with two masts. Best with this technology are short and pot-bellied vessels — kuggs and cooters, galleons and sakolevs, kochi pomors and Novgorod boats, in a word there are tons of all kinds of original, beautiful and unusual little boats.


Mediterranean fishing sakoleva. Selected for its "pot-bellied" and unusual sailing weapons. I wanted to see how it floats, won't it roll over? At the top right, so to speak, the official “profile” of her body is the contours of the frames. But her feed is shown at the bottom left. But the body contours themselves are the same. Just a triangle and that’s it. And yet, - he swam perfectly! The ballast was from a paraffin embedded shot. First, the body was painted and varnished. Then shot was filled through the hatch and paraffin was poured.

It is interesting that for some reason ship models made using this technology are especially like ... by women. Well, they don’t know that the underwater part of the ship should be “chubby”. For them, the main thing is that it even exists. And so they look exclusively at add-ons!

Of course, our sergo1914 (Sergey) would contemptuously turn away from such models, and even the underwater part of their body can terrify any knowledgeable person, however, they swim and look very pretty. Children are delighted with them, but this is the most important thing! They will become older - they will find out what the law of Archimedes teaches.


This photo I already gave, but from a different angle. Again - the only thing left of the collection in the 100 BTT models, both branded and homemade! But on the other hand ... all this helped us to live well in the 90s, which many recall with such horror. And I learned about the same default of 1998 of the year only three days later, when I came to change the bucks for rubles ... That's why I always appreciated and appreciate everything made by hand. It can always be sold. Here for ideas, especially in Russia, people so far are not used to paying good money!

And now about the development. On the basis of such simplified scans here, you can make a series of cheap models for children, and you can call your own company “Home-made products for school and for students”. After all, every year the “teachers” demand “crafts” to the school. And the parents (mostly them poor) do it ... what they don’t do! It is believed that "children did with their parents." Ha ha ha They can’t do complicated homemade products. They are hand-clasped! And this is not their fault, it is their misfortune. And the simplest ones - they are not interested in doing either! And here ... simple and affordable, and even deliberately doing poorly will not work, but it is clear that ... "the child worked." I tested on the whole class, I set up experiments for four years ... Here you have the developments, which are ready in essence - the raft "genga" from the novel by Jules Verne and the movie "Generals of the sand pits" (the children don’t need to, there’s "sex" there), the raft " Kon-Tiki ”(very good for both children and adults!), Nonparel raft - there was an article about it here in VO, find and look, the Viking ship, the Argo ship, the Indian canoe ...


Very indicative ship. "Argo" by Tim Severin. I made it in Anapa during a vacation in the 1991 year. I managed to make this photo from the faded old slide. Should have been included in my next book, “Models for Every Taste” (Enlightenment Publishing House). But ... we come home in August, and there they broadcast Swan Lake on TV ... And that’s it, this book never came out. They scattered the set because of ... "circumstances." Well, at least they paid the penalty. And now look - paper, the simplest body described above, but the model is floating and looks great on the water!

It is included in the kit? Transparent packaging! A sheet of paper (or two, three sheets) with printed or printed parts, a skein of thread, sticks for barbecue for masts and oars. A bright seductive picture with the image of a finished homemade product and detailed step-by-step instructions. And ... that's it! And then in the advertisement you write why our homework will save your family, what torment and hassle, and that those who subscribe to all issues will receive a discount ... 50%. Naturally, your cost price should be at 10 rubles per set, but the selling price at 100 level ... and still it will be very divine.


And this was already done by one of “my children”. In the sense of students in the class in which my granddaughter studied, and where I had to conduct classes with them for three years. True, I did the trees myself.


According to this principle, I did: a three-day battleship on the 1 scale: 400, the Revenge galleon, all of the above models, the Arab dow, the Hispaniola brigantine, and even the monitor model and, in my opinion, his photo somehow even appeared here.


Favorite children's toy from paper "logs" rolled on a pencil! Catapult!!! Goes for 30 min, and then can "bullet" with rubber bands and stones. And it remained unpainted ... patience was not enough for anyone else to paint it.


But that's not all. Put ten “logs” of paper, a plastic teaspoon and a skein of thread in this bag, and it will be possible to make an active catapult in the Mongol-Tatar (or Sino-Japanese) style from this!

Models of the ship "St. Brendan, Tim Severin and the Malay Flying Pro, are a bit more complicated. There it is no longer used paper, but skewer sticks for barbecue, brown electrical tape, wire, as well as many multi-colored threads.

This model, model, model world! Zigzags of our time

Especially for those who love paper models and masterfully work with it. Nobody ever produces such anti-aircraft guns on the chassis of British cars. And there are drawings on them. That is ... you take it, you develop the sweeps, since everything is simple there, and ... you start to print them! And to make mastery for an eye and put it on KAROPKA.RU to envy everyone - God himself ordered!


It is clear that you need to have a packer, that you need to print everything somewhere. But the cost will be very low - this is obvious. Here the main difficulty is to instill in our children, parents and schools (and they may well buy such sets for labor lessons!) That these sets must be bought. Here it’s even, perhaps, easier to go abroad, where they think about the development of children in a slightly different way than ours and where the schools themselves are somewhat richer, and supply these kits there. So in my practice it was already. For example, our company PTS did not sell a single “soldier” figure of the Penza fortress 1663 of the year in the city - she gave them to “the right people”, but they sold excellently abroad!
That is - yes, it will be an excellent production for a long time, but in order to untwist it, it takes time, effort and certain means. That is, you need to do this.

Models from ... crumb!


Again, modeling is good? And the fact that a person can change the source to no: choose a different scale and different materials. That is, the same model can be made of paper, wood, plastic and metal. And you can ... from bread crumb! Once I read that prisoners in prisons make figures of bread crumb, color them and this genre of prison creativity is even in some demand among amateurs. Suppose you want to make a unique company and do what no one supplies to the market. And here ... this is your stuff!



Another funny homemade work of those distant times. From a telecast on the Penza TV "For Children - Inventors." Amber cheese box was used, lugs - caterpillars from tanks factory "Spark", wheels - halves of Christmas balls. Inside the mechanism with gears and a flywheel. The wind is blowing - the machine is traveling. He doesn’t ride in the snow, he lacks strength. But on a flat floor in a strong wind she ran very briskly. Imagine a school tournament: “Wind Rider Race” ?! Children drag working ... vacuum cleaners working "for exhaust", and direct their pipes to the fans of these machines. You just need to think about how best to organize this. But it’s interesting, adversarial + excitement! And familiarity with the technique!

By the way, about unique market offers. At one time, many turned to me with this: "Make me a company ...". For example, one person wanted to make bricks on an 1 scale: 35 from clay. And so that his surname (and his name was Woodpeckers) was beaten in her name. They came up with “Woodpekaz Brix”, that is, “Woodpeckers bricks”, and the emblem is a woodpecker on a brick pyramid. I don’t know how much this business went with him, but the emblem was good. Another wanted to make models from science fiction novels. The idea for the Japanese is great, but for Russia ... dubious. They suggested, “Aelita Models” and the picture: Elk and Gusev on a cactus field near the “egg”. They even made such a diorama on the scale of 1: 72, and sent it to the USA in the magazine “Fine Scale Modeler”. They admired, were very surprised that in the 1922 year in our USSR they wrote about flights to Mars, and promised to give an advertisement if we solve the issue of packaging. But we did not solve it! And then ... our trick was that the "eggs" were real. From turkey! But ... how to transport an empty shell overseas so that it does not crash? But you can make the same model of epoxy using the rubber whale method. Although such models are very amateur. But ... how did the new NF film come out, so you immediately make a “track” to it and then advertise in Japan in the Model Grafix magazine and in the USA in the Fine Scale Modeler and ... thousands of orders from around the world leave you a chance to even sleep. But money is being poured, poured, poured ...

It was a very good idea to do it on an 1 scale: 35 ... reeds under the Rush Models brand (“Reed Models”)! I still can’t understand how the author of this “invention” managed to ... “craft”, and on a solid scale. Indeed, on this scale, the stalk is thin, the inflorescence itself is only a little thicker, and he did it from wire, and the leaves from thin metal. We sold the party to Italy very well, but I don’t know how things went with this man himself.



A very interesting figure, which was sent to me from Japan in the early 90s. Depicts Ferdinand II of Tyrol in tournament armor from the Eagle Headset on a scale of 1:12 (150 mm) co-produced by Imai (Japan) and Imex (USA). Figures of this series were created and put into serial production in the first half of the 80s of the twentieth century. The Vienna leadership praised them armory the chambers where the armor itself is located. It seems that they are not being released now, but this is just good. You go to Vienna, negotiate with the leadership of the chamber, take and measure some of the very, most armor ... and put them into production! And there you sell in the store at the ward !!! There is a lot of everything in it, there are even plate knight gloves for 125 euros, but, alas, there are not enough beautiful collectible figures. Here there are photos of the same figure, with even greater quality: https://diorama.ru/gallery/figures/1509/photo6/. Although the face, it seems to me, is still better for my knight ... By the way, the figures are still ahead of us.

So the same thing with the crumb ... We take the finished model on the scale of 1: 35 or 1: 43, remove the forms from all the large parts and form the crumb crushed to the consistency of plasticine in them. And you start crusts on kvass and crackers for chicken broth! Press the crumb into the molds and leave to dry. Dry ones will shrink and the scale will change - there will be 1: 40 or 1: 48. Under the changed scale, you’re already doing your own “small things” from “white metal” and even ... Bristol white cardboard. Then all this is packed into separate nests of cardboard packaging and ... that's it! You’ve got a unique “prison” kit with a tank model. Such a model should be painted after the primer and non-water-based paints, that is, acrylic will not work. But such models look spectacular, there is something in them ... such. It’s a pity that not a single photo was preserved ... It is interesting that tanks with cast towers and hulls are best obtained in this technology. However, why so - it is clear!

But the most relevant occupation for today is, of course, “at home” and accessories for the “home”. And this is also a simulation. But there will still be a story about it ...

P.S. By the way, if one of the readers of VO wants to start producing paper models for children using simplified technology or go to work in school as the head of the technical modeling circle, then ... I have at least a dozen such developments that are left to bring to mind a little. I have no time to do this, but if someone expresses a desire to receive them, please contact. There is even an English steam armored vehicle from the Boer War with a wagon and a gun ...

P.S.S. Photographs of the Japanese castle, French kogg, dzhoni and pies with Bili-Bili - the work of Sozinov Vyacheslav, my colleague with whom we developed them for the magazine "Lefty". He also glued them according to our scans.

To be continued ...
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  1. beeper
    beeper 6 September 2019 15: 22
    +12
    Bravo, Dear Vyacheslav Olegovich, with this Article of yours, as is now customary to say, YOU MADE MY DAY and my weekend, I was inspired by new achievements! good yes Thank you very much for this, for the relentless visual propaganda of modelism and technical creativity!
    PS About your cast sculptures (including the comic, but, in fact, true, dedicated to the Tanker of the Red Army Shpakovsky good ) and "crumbs", with color photos, for the first time I learned from the Article in the issue of the magazine "Tekhnika-Molodezhi" of the "zero years" - now it is not at hand to write for comrades more precisely the number and year.
    Sincere Request to you to continue the Theme of Modeling!
    hi
    1. kalibr
      6 September 2019 16: 01
      +11
      Glad you like it! But the "tanker Shpakovsky" was cast in bronze not by me, but by the sculptor Igor Zeynalov. Here's who have ... golden hands! How many sculptures he cast. And all with meaning! He also made wonderful models. I'll have to go to him, see what has survived. Moreover, he collected them not from finished parts, but from 0.
    2. smart ass
      smart ass 11 September 2019 11: 03
      0
      People have plenty of free time
  2. Pavel57
    Pavel57 6 September 2019 15: 35
    +5
    Yes, a whole layer of history.
  3. garri-lin
    garri-lin 6 September 2019 15: 49
    +9
    I don’t know with the crumb. With a son of 6 years, we make from ordinary napkins. We soak in water, then we bring the consistency of toothpaste to the state of the slurry with an ordinary blender. Add PVA glue and the son fills out the forms. The resulting figures for coloring. We use forms from sets of plasticine from fixsprays. Evening to have a good lesson.
    1. Old Michael
      Old Michael 6 September 2019 18: 55
      +5
      With a son of 6 years we do

      I sincerely envy you!
      "+ excitement! And familiarity with the technique!"
  4. kalibr
    6 September 2019 16: 02
    +5
    Quote: garri-lin
    Add PVA glue and the son fills out the forms.

    Perfect solution! What about shrinkage? Bread gives, dog ...
    1. garri-lin
      garri-lin 6 September 2019 19: 27
      +4
      If the gruel is squeezed out well and rammed tightly into the mold, then the shrinkage is small. After drying, a too-tiny gap is formed between the shape and the figure, only paper should be thrust into the thickness. It is on 5-6 cm tins. By the way, they turn out not hard but slightly soft to the touch.
  5. Seld
    Seld 6 September 2019 16: 05
    +7
    Not far ...
    Above all ....
    Itself is a sinner ... He was carried away and carried away. True, it is rare now, because there is no time and place for construction. Including and ships made of wood.
    The last project "Tank Tiger 1:16" was building .... for 5 years. Spread out whole reports on the construction at the request of other modelers. True, on the German homemade site. But there was something on the Russian sites as well. By the way, with the permission of the moderators: if you enter "tiger from hachette 1:16" in the search engine in Yandex, then following the link to "box" there are some of my photos with an interim report.
    But your models are magnificent in their essence and approach to the very process of modeling.
    As my wife says: "There are fishermen, there are womanizers, there are alcoholics, and there are ... modelers. And it is still not known which is worse."
  6. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 6 September 2019 16: 14
    +3
    It’s a pity that I’m hand ... It’s clear in general feel
    And I would certainly do it. I see the activity is very exciting. Yes, and decorate the apartment smile
    1. kalibr
      6 September 2019 16: 26
      +10
      You know ... A hand can also decorate an apartment ... For example, when I was a school teacher in the village, I asked children to bring feathers of colored ducks from their wings (with eyes) and laid out wall panels of amazing beauty from them. Not worse than the Aztecs! Just a panel iridescent with all colors and a frame! And everyone wonders what it is. Find only a place where there are many such ducks and they are cut. But now in the age of machines and the Internet. This is not difficult! Take an old computer, smash it, glue the parts onto cardboard, buy an expensive frame. And fill everything that is on the cardboard with "gold paint" from the airbrush. Or parts from a car and then paint under rust ... Stick on spoons, forks, knives ... fragments of plates ... paint over silver and give to your wife to hang in the kitchen. The name of the painting; "Family Silver". She will appreciate it! If you have room and money, buy ... head mannequins, male and female. And ... paste over: one with precisely matched pieces of moss so that everything is green (and water it), in the other, hammer in a lot of ... nails from the inside and paint it like dark metal. Roll some in shavings. When there are 50 heads, arrange an exhibition in a local art gallery. "Nanos with people" and tell all journalists that a desire to create has awakened in you and ... "I see it that way." It will fully pay off and give a profit! You will become famous !!!
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 6 September 2019 16: 33
        +4
        Quote: kalibr
        When there are 50 heads, arrange an exhibition in a local art gallery. "Nanos with people" and tell all journalists that a desire to create has awakened in you and ... "I see it that way."

        good Masterpiece good
        Thank you hi
      2. minus
        minus 7 September 2019 14: 29
        +3
        * tell all journalists that the desire to create has awakened in you and ... "I see it that way." It will fully pay off and give a profit! You will become famous !!! * - this is the whole essence of modern culture and creativity ... Ugh, it is already disgusting to read ...
  7. kalibr
    6 September 2019 16: 16
    +4
    Quote: seld
    By the way, with the permission of the moderators: if you enter "tiger from hachette 1:16" in the search engine in Yandex, then following the link to "box" there are some of my photos with an interim report.

    I’ll definitely look for it! Thank!
  8. sergo1914
    sergo1914 6 September 2019 16: 30
    +9
    The topic has not been disclosed.
    Modeling today is artillery.

    and ceramic buildings

    ...
    1. Edward Vashchenko
      Edward Vashchenko 7 September 2019 06: 34
      0
      What do you mean is not disclosed?
      It’s only about some areas, it’s simply not realistic to fit all the areas of modeling in one article, it will just be a list.
      Read carefully.
  9. sergo1914
    sergo1914 6 September 2019 16: 31
    +6
    Luxury fleet models



  10. sergo1914
    sergo1914 6 September 2019 16: 32
    +6
    Railroad


    Carriages


  11. sergo1914
    sergo1914 6 September 2019 16: 33
    +4
    And even wooden house building



    1. kalibr
      6 September 2019 20: 56
      +2
      I am only writing about what I myself did.
      1. sergo1914
        sergo1914 6 September 2019 21: 12
        0
        The history of the CPSU?
        1. kalibr
          6 September 2019 22: 11
          +1
          And that too ... but now it's about models, isn't it?
          1. sergo1914
            sergo1914 6 September 2019 22: 36
            +3
            Quote: kalibr
            And that too ... but now it's about models, isn't it?


            Sly? The devil is in the little things.
    2. Tavrik
      Tavrik 6 September 2019 21: 41
      +1
      Cool now there are sets of buildings, wood and ceramic. If on the 72nd scale, then it asks to make a diorama. With people, technology ...
  12. sergo1914
    sergo1914 6 September 2019 16: 35
    +5
    And this is only a small part.
    For those interested - here
    https://www.shipmodeling.ru/

    PS There are for children.
  13. Rajah
    Rajah 6 September 2019 16: 35
    +5
    Many thanks to the author for reminding me about paper modeling. As a child, only for the sake of cutting paper models, I begged my parents to write out an appendix to "UT". Then the daily waiting for mail, the search for whatman paper and cardboard, good glue (shortage, dog) and, most importantly, a carbon copy. Long redrawing of the cuts, gluing and the complete absence of coloring (well, it jars with watercolor and gouache paper). My first model was a MiG-21 with "tuning" - instead of a paper one, a lantern was made from washed film. Here is a "shovel", ie. creative childhood.
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 6 September 2019 16: 46
      +4
      I had to sign up for a model, I would learn a lot. There, even normal guys were brought up from the swag.
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 6 September 2019 19: 37
        +3
        It was not everywhere. For example, we didn’t. Himself koryachitsya. From paper, the coolest thing the airship did. 60cm long. With a rubber motor. Model And 16 from the purchase set did not work out, distracted abandoned. But the classmate of Il 2 finished. Everything is on initiative and interest. And there weren’t any circles at that time.
        1. kalibr
          6 September 2019 21: 00
          +1
          The Polish magazine HORIZONS OF TECHNOLOGY FOR CHILDREN was told how to make a FLYING model of an airship. And I did ... though he did not fly.
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 6 September 2019 21: 13
            +1
            My due to the rubber motor slid over the stretched fishing line. Flying and now I will not undertake to collect. And due to what should your airship be kept in the air? Hot air?
        2. Ros 56
          Ros 56 7 September 2019 06: 55
          +2
          At some "time", I personally enrolled in the circle in 1968. And in the 70th, our team took 1st place in the region, and we three Yurok became champions and went to the Russian Championship in Izhevsk, where I fulfilled the CMS standard. But I agree, there were not everywhere circles, but in vain, a very fascinating, informative and, importantly, educational thing. one can build a model, but it is impossible to run it without an assistant.
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 7 September 2019 10: 10
            +1
            The second half of the 80s. The periphery of the country.
            1. Ros 56
              Ros 56 7 September 2019 17: 03
              +2
              It was a very good period for modeling, our athletes (USSR) strangled almost everyone around the world, maybe with the exception of radio piloting. I just worked as an aircraft modeling engineer, traveled almost the entire Union, even had the World Championship in cord models in Kiev, judged almost all members of the national teams of Russia and the USSR at competitions, one of the last serious competitions in the late 80s was the USSR Championship among youths, which took place in Voroshilovgrad - Lugansk. I liked the city very much, especially my son was surprised by an apricot growing right on the avenue, we had nothing except elm and birches with poplar and viburnum. How Vysotsky sang, and where is my black gun, with what nostalgia now all this is remembered.
              1. garri-lin
                garri-lin 7 September 2019 17: 32
                +2
                Well, that's a high level. And in our places, in schools, during this period. The study was still on the level. But with extracurricular activities, there was only music and martial arts: boxing, sambo and the beginning of karate. Even ordinary purchased plastic models in Children's World were like a little joy.
                1. Ros 56
                  Ros 56 7 September 2019 17: 37
                  0
                  I believe, and where it was so bad with extracurricular work, if not a secret, in our region there was a circle in almost any district and boys were brought to regional competitions.
                  1. garri-lin
                    garri-lin 7 September 2019 17: 49
                    0
                    Caucasus. Black Sea coast.
                    1. Ros 56
                      Ros 56 7 September 2019 18: 02
                      0
                      He was repeatedly in those places. As a rule, in March Z.A. Naloev, the deceased, now held competitions in Nartkal in Kabardino-Balkaria. They were equated between us to the USSR Championship in terms of participants. As a rule, there were all the leading modelers of the country, almost all collections. And today, the sons are conducting competitions for the Cup of his name. But alas, we have it now, and like almost everywhere, everything is killed. The main reason strained with money.
                      1. garri-lin
                        garri-lin 7 September 2019 18: 09
                        0
                        The problem is eternal. And in times of crisis, it is also almost unsolvable.
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 6 September 2019 16: 43
    -4
    I have never respected such modelism, I only recognize existing models, especially aviation championship class.
  15. Sasha_rulevoy
    Sasha_rulevoy 6 September 2019 17: 25
    +5
    and the bottom - he is under water, who sees him ?!


    I simply did not make the underwater part in the sweeps from the "Lefty" ("Golden Doe" by Drake and "Albatross"). Why is it needed at all? Well, one model can still be made with an underwater part, so that it would stand on the TV. Somehow, waterline models are not in honor of Russian publications. Although it is more interesting to play with them.
  16. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 6 September 2019 19: 35
    +3
    I am a supporter of plastic models, especially now when there is a rich set of paints and decals, and so I glued Potemkin, as I later realized, the Canadian frigate and f-4 and yak-3 but everything was gray, the only model is the green q-85 gray tracks I think at that the time is very good and the model is of good quality, and paper is an amateur
  17. Catfish
    Catfish 6 September 2019 19: 36
    +7
    Imagine a school tournament: “Wind Rider Race” ?! Children drag working ... vacuum cleaners working "for exhaust", and direct their pipes to the fans of these machines. You just need to think about how best to organize this. But it’s interesting, adversarial + excitement! And familiarity with the technique!


    There was at one time such a vacuum cleaner called "Rocket", a cigar-shaped body on nickel-plated runners, and the truth looks like a rocket. The idea was straight into the eyes, and when someone took out this bright blue product in the trash, the young pioneer modellers did not pass by. Old film, gunpowder "Falcon" and some other chemistry - everything went into business. They stuffed his whole womb and the bravest ones set fire to the tail of the film sticking out of the nozzle. Tell me further? In fact, she flew, i.e. went, but the inventors-cosmonauts received such stars for this that it is scary to remember even now. I was one of the participants in this terrorist attack in our yard. smile
    1. garri-lin
      garri-lin 6 September 2019 19: 40
      +2
      Did you do it in the yard? Suicide bombers. There is a vacant lot for such comforts.
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 6 September 2019 19: 51
        +3
        There are no wastelands in the center of Moscow, and the chain of checkpoints is tangled and extensive. There were no casualties, no one was hurt except for the asses of a couple of our "eagles" whipped by dads.
        1. garri-lin
          garri-lin 6 September 2019 20: 33
          0
    2. Undecim
      Undecim 6 September 2019 20: 00
      +3
      Old film, gunpowder "Falcon" and some other chemistry - everything went into business. Stuffed his whole womb
      Judging by the description of the ingredients and the size of the vacuum cleaner, if you did everything right, it should have been torn with the corresponding consequences for the pyrotechnics. And since it didn’t burst, the mixture was not correct.
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 6 September 2019 20: 05
        +2
        Superfluous confirmation of the thesis "Fools are lucky". But this thing still went, albeit in a sine wave, well, we skedaddle from it. laughing
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 6 September 2019 20: 18
          +4
          A carbon dioxide fire extinguisher allows you to achieve much more realism.
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 6 September 2019 21: 31
            +5
            Didn't have time to try. A year later, a lot of interesting things were dug up near Vilnius and there was no time for "children's toys". But here, too, God had mercy on the above thesis. smile
            1. Undecim
              Undecim 6 September 2019 21: 38
              +3
              Yes, watching what the people sometimes do with a fossil "echo of war" or other explosive and shooting objects that have fallen into their hands, you remember God and their relatives too.
  18. Undecim
    Undecim 6 September 2019 19: 54
    +3
    Pie from the island of Bili Bili. Such was her painted in his diary by Miklouho-Maclay.
    1. kalibr
      6 September 2019 21: 01
      +2
      I had this book and this drawing ...
  19. Nadir shah
    Nadir shah 6 September 2019 20: 32
    +4
    Great article, learned a lot of interesting things, well, there are really cool things. This is close to me, I have been fond of modeling since childhood, now I am gluing / painting Warhammer (Age of Sigmar), and the collection has remained at home from Warhammer 40. Of the interesting, there is a Gnomish tavern (a friend gave it) and now I am crashing the fortifications for Napoleon’s French artillery from Italeri, great things actually, a lot of ideas for implementation. But, if you take examples from an article where you need to be able to be able to directly and all that, then this is not mine - hands do not grow from there :(
    1. Tavrik
      Tavrik 6 September 2019 21: 35
      +2
      Colleague! Is the Italovsky set - which is foot artillery or equestrian, on an 72 scale?
      And I finished a small vignette on the hundredth scale on the topic of the defense industry. It is called "Customer and Developers".
      I did not deal with Warhammer, and I have a Roman tavern, in 72. Someday I'll do it.
  20. philosopher
    philosopher 6 September 2019 21: 21
    +6
    In topic:
    On behalf of the Donetsk military historical club of poster modeling, I propose to go to our page and get acquainted with its contents (video, playlists, discussions, etc.). Believe me, we have something to show and there is something to tell.
    We will be glad to all our colleagues from other regions who have signed up and chatting with us.
    Our reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMT22pHnJRI4dZ_xkI2UT9Q
  21. kalibr
    6 September 2019 22: 14
    +2
    Yes, it was from tissue paper on a light frame. It was filled with hot air. Well, I overweighted him. That is, he stood on an even keel, but refused to rise into the air.
  22. kalibr
    6 September 2019 22: 27
    +1
    Dear Alexander Vasilievich! I looked at everything, thanks ... very interesting. As an 10 person who has been conducting such television shows for years, a couple of comments - a little livelier pace, and not twisting the handle in your hands - it is distracting and annoying. And so - VERY GOOD. It is advisable to make a program about old artillery, models of guns and shoot from them right in front of the camera. It is very cool! And it causes a very good reaction from the audience. Especially when a lump of paper (rolls and dries from a wet toilet in advance!) Shoots a mortar!
  23. kalibr
    6 September 2019 22: 31
    +1
    This is a very high level of skill and your happiness that you have achieved it. But what about less advanced people and children? To heaven high, but I want ...
  24. sergo1914
    sergo1914 6 September 2019 22: 40
    +2
    Quote: kalibr
    This is a very high level of skill and your happiness that you have achieved it. But what about less advanced people and children? To heaven high, but I want ...



    Well I do not know. Putin from bread, maybe ...
  25. kalibr
    6 September 2019 22: 42
    +2
    Quote: sergo1914
    Sly? The devil is in the little things.

    This is why you wrote it? What do you want to achieve with this? Show everyone again that I taught the history of the CPSU? Yes! And I see nothing wrong with this. He worked honestly, did what was ordered. And he was engaged in models. You will not find such a SUIT, whose circles would not work on my books. What's next? That I got acquainted with archival documents after the 91 year sent all this? So first they sent me, then I - we are even. What else do you want to know what little things interest you? Salary, color of carpets in a special clinic for employees of the OK CPSU or the content of rations for TV workers in the 80? Do not be shy, this is all our story, which should not be forgotten.
    1. sergo1914
      sergo1914 7 September 2019 20: 20
      +1
      Quote: kalibr
      Quote: sergo1914
      Sly? The devil is in the little things.

      This is why you wrote it? What do you want to achieve with this? Show everyone again that I taught the history of the CPSU? Yes! And I see nothing wrong with this. He worked honestly, did what was ordered. And he was engaged in models. You will not find such a SUIT, whose circles would not work on my books. What's next? That I got acquainted with archival documents after the 91 year sent all this? So first they sent me, then I - we are even. What else do you want to know what little things interest you? Salary, color of carpets in a special clinic for employees of the OK CPSU or the content of rations for TV workers in the 80? Do not be shy, this is all our story, which should not be forgotten.


      I also worked in these years. Engineer Designed a shield of the homeland. But I do not spit in my past. The reason for your anger during the Soviet period is not in some secret information from the secret archives about the bloody regime. You spent a lot of time and effort climbing to the trough. And then the feeder was gone. You are offended by the senselessness of your work. Hence the hatred of everything Soviet. Irrational. In your works, requiring a simple description of the events, you cannot resist insulting, sarcasm and humiliating everything connected with the USSR. The capricious child to whom the good uncle gave a candy. The boy took off the packaging and prepared to eat it. But the evil uncle came and took the candy. But the child for some reason considers the good uncle to blame.
      PS IMHO.
  26. Nadir shah
    Nadir shah 6 September 2019 23: 23
    +2
    Quote: Tavrik
    Colleague! Is the Italovsky set - which is foot artillery or equestrian, on an 72 scale?
    And I finished a small vignette on the hundredth scale on the topic of the defense industry. It is called "Customer and Developers".
    I did not deal with Warhammer, and I have a Roman tavern, in 72. Someday I'll do it.

    on foot, yes. In fact, I was buying fortifications from a friend, so I had to google it, but still found it. The sets are good - redoubts / flushes, fences, barrels ... everything is straight awesome, and of high quality. Italeri after all.

    On a hundredth scale? is it xnumxmm or so dwarfs?

    Warhammer is good when you are fond of such a topic, right now at the GV, the quality of the models is very high, as well as the detail. Although it is sometimes crookedly collected, it happens that the member made through one place. But where without it.
  27. minus
    minus 7 September 2019 14: 25
    +2
    As I understood it, the speech was about the 80s, and then the application for UT was not Lefty, but UT - For skillful hands. And then Lefty?
    1. garri-lin
      garri-lin 7 September 2019 21: 07
      0
      The southpaw seems to have gone 91. But I do not remember already. UT itself has retained a subscription for several years. But the offer unfortunately did not survive.
  28. Tavrik
    Tavrik 8 September 2019 11: 40
    0
    Quote: Nadir Shah
    On a hundredth scale? is it xnumxmm or so dwarfs?

    In the hundredth, the height of the figure is about 1.6-1.7 cm. Figures from a famous Chinese site (100 pieces about 120 rubles), and the Zvezdovskaya technique.
  29. kalibr
    8 September 2019 15: 02
    +1
    Quote: sergo1914
    I also worked in these years. Engineer Designed a shield of the homeland. But I do not spit in my past.

    Suggest to take an example? Has the nimbus already broken through or not? And again ... I also forged a shield ... Do you know how many guys after acquaintance with my books and magazine chose the profession of a tanker? And people are more important than pieces of iron! It would be necessary to save their letters. But I didn’t expect that I’ll have to have a dialogue with you like this ... But ... the most important thing. Well, I spit, well, I really want to. What for you? Do not like it - do not read. Or do you think that I’m re-educating me with such scriptures? Don’t even think, it’s better to go on forging. How was it in the Soviet joke? A heavy hammer ... a sickle ... a coat of arms ... you want this, but you want to strike ... well, the result is known.
  30. kalibr
    8 September 2019 15: 09
    0
    Quote: sergo1914
    And then the feeder was gone. You are offended by the senselessness of your work. Hence the hatred of everything Soviet. Irrational. In your works, requiring a simple description of the events, you cannot resist insulting, sarcasm and humiliating everything connected with the USSR.


    I’ll probably agree with that! Why not?


    The capricious child to whom the good uncle gave a candy. The boy took off the packaging and prepared to eat it. But the evil uncle came and took the candy. But the child for some reason considers the good uncle to blame.


    But then you obviously didn't have enough mind to think and create the right image. And he was like this: "good uncle" gave a candy in a beautiful wrapper. The boy opened it, and there were sweets together, a piece ... of something completely different. The boy looked at his uncle and said: "Uncle, you!"

    This is the correct image, if you like. Therefore, you need to stay away from such "uncles".
  31. xomaNN
    xomaNN 10 September 2019 16: 44
    +1
    Author - Big Master! My son and I made such models of cardboard in the 80s. A very exciting process.