Lately two 1:35 scale kits of buses have been released. Apart from the Ukrainian company Roden's Opel Blitz, Miniart (also from Ukraine) has done a Soviet GAZ bus. I was in some doubts as to which of them I should choose, but the Roden kit won out in the end.
I'm basically just building the kit out of the box without any additions apart from some minor home made details here and there.I'm getting some help from this build blog on a military modelling website.
|The floor of the bus completely hides the chassis when seen from normal viewing angles.|
So far I have been somewhat surprised by the amount of flash on many of the parts. This is my first Roden kit so I have no idea if they are all like this or if I have just been unlucky. I plan to fit the bus with a driver and a few passengers. I will probably have to build the driver myself. Sitting passengers will have to be bought. I already have a standing passenger from MK35. Decals will be designed and specially made to have prototypically correct text and markings on the bus.