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Old 01-07-2018, 05:24 PM
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Default ZIS 150 Complete Kit

King Kong R/C has had a ZIS 150 cab and bed out for a while now, but just before Christmas I stumbled on to the "complete" kit. Same cab that's been available but with a wood bed. Well, I took the bait and on Dec 14th I ordered one. It arrived 12/21, not too shabby coming from China. Here's the box and packaging. Nicely done to survive an overseas trip.





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Old 01-07-2018, 05:27 PM
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As usual, I got so into building the chassis that by the time I took pictures here is how it looked.





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Old 01-07-2018, 05:28 PM
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That's good looking!
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:36 PM
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With the bed finished and weathered I was very impressed with the looks. Both sides and the tailgate are hinged. Of course with that nice big cab I needed a driver, and one that was "unique."
Space for electronics is VERY cramped so I built a crate for the bed to hide the battery. Of course with a driver that looks like he does you never know what might be in the crate so I created some placards for it. I used an online translator so if you read Russian I may have the spelling or meaning way messed up.
Hopefully the rest of my paint shows up in time and it can make the trip to Lebanon.







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Old 01-07-2018, 07:10 PM
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Very cool! That looks great even without paint.

I dunno if i'd want that case right up next to the cab if i were driving...
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:38 PM
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Wait till I get the skid load of "Biohazzard" barrels finished and loaded right behind it! LOL!!!!!!!
The driver has his protective bandana on, he should be good!
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I got mine on the 27th a very nice kit with amazing shipping . I started building it and was quite happy with this kit until I got to the servo Mount I got 2 right hand parts , an email and a left one is on its way . The biggest problem was getting/finding a 2mm hex driver . I didn’t start the cab yet as I want to paint it first . All in all fun kit
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:40 PM
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Mine won’t get to cabin fever lol . Is your tow truck coming to cabin fever ?
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:31 PM
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Good point. He's got Safety Squints, Leather Gloves, and a Bandanna, he should be plenty safe!

Are you thinking OD green, or is there another color in mind?
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:14 PM
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Yeah, the 2mm hex driver is the hardest part of assembly, by chance I happened to have one. I don't remember where I got it, but it saved the day. Bummer about your servo mount but it is good to hear they are standing behind their product. I'm having a ball with this build, a purely just for fun truck!
I won't be making cabin fever, too far, but the wrecker and ZIS will be at the Lebanon, IN meet in a couple of weeks.

Frizzen, Yes OD green for the cab, it just seems right.
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Looks good. Now to make it to Lebanon to see it and all of the guys!! D*@#!@ doctor visits. 4 visits in 3 days takes all of the fun out of things!!
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:33 AM
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Very nice job. I had to build almost everything scratch, only cab was available at the time.
I wonder how much is complete kit?
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:30 AM
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Thanks
I got the complete kit on sale for slightly under 300 USD + shipping just before Christmas it's now back to just over 300. Pretty good deal either way.
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Nice score, especially at that price.
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Nice to see you picked one up Dennis, I’d seen it and thought it was 4x4, so I looked into it further and figured out that wasn’t the case. What’s your opinion on a possible conversion to 4wd, do able?
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:57 PM
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Yes, I think it's very doable.
I've seen the same style transmission listed on evil bay with a forward facing output or a transfer case mounted where the current carrier bearing is located will take care of drive and one of the metal front axles should bolt right on. Being 1/12 scale there is a bit more room under the truck so I don't see any conversion issues. King Kong sells ZIS 151 tires which are a bit wider but with a more aggressive tread. But be sure you find a 2mm socket, it is vital to proper assembly of both the chassis and the bed.

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I with you on that 2mm nut driver lol . I’ve stopped on mine till I get the right servo Mount and get back from cabin fever . I’m going to try to find a battery that fits under the seat
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I with you on that 2mm nut driver lol . I’ve stopped on mine till I get the right servo Mount and get back from cabin fever . I’m going to try to find a battery that fits under the seat
Look up Wiha tools! They have those metric nut driver sets!
https://www.wihatools.com/picofinish...n-canvas-pouch
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: ZIS 150 Complete Kit

Nice truck. Since this post, I have checked out some videos on it. Pretty cool.. Yes the 4x4 would be awesome for this.... Does the 1/12 scale look to be a true 1/12 scale? How does it compare next to a 1/14 Tamiya scale? Would a Bruder mini-figure would be a little small in the cab?
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: ZIS 150 Complete Kit

It seems very close to a true 1/12th scale, the size difference is noticeable when you put it right beside a King Hauler. I don't have a spare Bruder figure to try but a 5" walking dead action figure is a perfect fit so I believe the Bruder would be a bit small.
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