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GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - Quad Maxim Prototype 171011
« on: December 31, 2016, 07:18:02 PM »


Being the first Russian 6x4 truck and based upon the the famous 4x2 "Polutorka" GAZ-AA, the first GAZ-AAAs left the production halls of the "Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod" at the end of 1934.  It proved as robust and reliable as its smaller counterpart and stayed in production until 1943 with a total of 37,000 built.

Its chassis served as the base for many tasks, among them as AA truck carrying the 37mm 61-K gun, as self-propelled 76mm field gun (SU-12), as ambulance and mobile workshop.  The GAZ-AAA even appeared in an armoured version as the BA-6 and BA-10.

Our aim is to create a basic 2 sprue plastic kit which will serve as a base for conversion and kitbashing. We have no release date for this kit as it is still under the 3D drawing phase. We will update her progress on FB as often as possible.
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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - New Project 161231
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 07:33:48 PM »
yes 8)

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - New Project 161231
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 09:33:59 PM »
Excellent, no idea what I would use it for though (Back of Beyond transport is a possibility).

I hope you will continue to post updates here as not everyone is on Facebook.

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - New Project 161231
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 07:34:29 AM »
Bystriej, bystriej! Wee need those trucks for the front, comerades!

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - New Project 161231
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 07:58:38 PM »
 :)

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 10:06:03 PM »
After 3 months of basically no update, the GAZ-ZZZ 3D drawing is almost completed.
Now awaiting check on accuracy and compare with historical references.  3D prototyping
is next...











Enjoy!
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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 12:53:25 AM »
It looks fine.  I do wonder if another Soviet truck is a good idea so soon after the Studebaker.  It's a rather ordinary looking vehicle, so it's main appeal is to early war period Soviet players.  I think there are other non-tank vehicles that would be more popular - such as armoured cars.

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 01:13:25 AM »
This is an early war base kit for many things to come... a BA-6 or BA-10 armoured car, a Maxim M4M, and lastly with a "Katyusha" setup.  This is an important vehicle for the Soviets in game terms.

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 07:52:40 AM »
Looks good. I hope this is the sales success it deserves to be.

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2017, 10:08:15 AM »
This is an early war base kit for many things to come... a BA-6 or BA-10 armoured car, a Maxim M4M, and lastly with a "Katyusha" setup.  This is an important vehicle for the Soviets in game terms.

I'm sure you know your market.  Just wondering if there aren't more compelling subjects, considering the current heavy focus on transports and German subjects.

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 11:24:37 AM »
I understand where you are coming from Pinky. Selfishly I can see this truck trundling across Poland in September 1939 and therefore it gets a tick from me.

My concern would be the heavy emphasis on crew sitting on tanks. Personally I think if you are sitting on a lot of expensive armour where bullets and shrapnel is flying around you probably deserve what you get (open topped vehicles excepted where they need observable crew). Personally I'd prefer to see the vehicles of all nationalities get priority as there are many competent figure manufacturers out there already. However I realise Rubicon understands its market better than me.

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 12:05:37 PM »
From our viewpoint, there are already enough tanks out there to fill a tabletop, softskins are either rare or the quality is really bad.  We are just filling in that market with a few popular trucks or light vehicles.  We are still working on tanks... lots of them too!

PS: These trucks are important for our next year's line up ;)

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2017, 12:26:48 PM »
BA-10     Yes Please  :)

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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 05:21:58 PM »
Are there major differences between the GAZ and the Ford trucks (you mention it is based on the Ford) ? I was wondering if that  was an option?
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Re: GAZ-AAA 6x4 2t Truck - 3D Drawings 170308
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2017, 05:38:29 PM »
Agreed, there are enough tanks out there to fill a tabletop but I think I'm right in saying most of them in 1/56 scale are fairly generic. Tanks are merely Sherman's or long or short barrel Panzer IV's without much attempt to differentiate different variants. Rubicon sets a higher standard in this regard.

The family of vehicles set to follow this truck sound very interesting.