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Posted By: Harvey Goranson
Posted On: Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 6:23 PM
 
Message:
"Chernobyl" on HBO is some of the best TV I've ever seen - but what does this have to do with 1:43?
As someone who worked in the nuclear power industry, and who has several dozen Soviet-era toy and model cars, I was glued to this one. I learned a lot from the series, a lot more than I ever knew from reading about it back in the day. The series was expertly crafted and made just non-technical enough for the lay viewer. Filmed in Moscow, Ukraine, and elsewhere, the settings (and effects) seemed all too real. My wife, not a techy by any means, was immersed with me.

Back when there was still a USSR, I acquired a lot of 1:43 diecasts from Russia and Eastern Europe. I still have several dozen cars and trucks. Car-wise, I couldn't find any faults in the HBO production. All the Ladas, Moskvitches, Volgas, Zaporozhecs, RAF and UAZ vans, fire trucks, Kamaz, MAZ, and ZIL trucks - even the DZ-117 bulldozers - looked like 1:43 models I have or once had. And all were appropriate to the last years of the USSR. IMCDB will have a fun time with this one.

I have a bunch more, just haven't got pics of them yet.

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Message thread:

"Chernobyl" on HBO is some of the best TV I've ever seen - but what does this have to do with 1:43? by Harvey Goranson #25939
It is a really good series. Nice models! (EOM) by Mark Sweeney #25939.1
Interesting ... by Chav Popov #25939.2
(PIC) Let me just say, Best Book Ev.er. I highly recommend it... by Lloyd Mecca #25939.2.1
Chav - The first truck is a Kamaz, but you are right on the other two. by Harvey Goranson #25939.2.2
Kamaz, that's right ... by Chav Popov #25939.2.2.1
I was 9, only 2200 kilometres away. We got the cloud 2 days after the explosion... (EOM) by Jean Philippe Sergent #25939.2.3
What country? by Chav Popov #25939.2.3.1
North of France. by Jean Philippe Sergent #25939.2.3.1.1
Corrections and further detail by Max Paransky #25939.3
Thanks Max. Model details duly noted. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #25939.3.1




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