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Monday, October 09, 2017 - 03:09 PM UTC
Balaton Modell released their long awaited kit in 1/35 scale featuring an off-road 4x4 produced in Russia: Lada Niva.
BM3567 - Niva 4x4

This multimedia kit (resin + PE) contains pieces to build 1.6 or 1.7i version.

The LADA 4x4, formerly called the Lada Niva, is an off-road vehicle designed and produced by the Russian (former Soviet) manufacturer AvtoVAZ specifically for the rural market. It was the first mass production off-road vehicle to feature a unibody architecture, independent front suspension with coil springs, and is a predecessor to current crossover SUVs which nearly all follow this format.

Available from: http://www.balatonmodellshop.co.uk/
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I remember my father having one of these here in Canada that we used up at the cottage. It was a little beast, and I definitely need to have this one.
OCT 09, 2017 - 04:43 PM
You even get an exhaust to go with it, even though Lada's don't have any
OCT 09, 2017 - 06:07 PM
According to the caption, this Russian military vehicle called 'Intelligence Patrol automobile', or RDA-1 is based on a Niva chassis : H.P.
OCT 09, 2017 - 07:08 PM
Oh yeah! I guess the only LADA that sold and still sells very successfully worldwide. None of the current SUVs out there can compete with this guy when it gets to real off road
OCT 09, 2017 - 07:08 PM
Niva-based technical in Transnistria : Low-budget add-on armor in Ukraine : H.P.
OCT 09, 2017 - 07:36 PM
Legendary off-road
OCT 09, 2017 - 09:05 PM
Probably the only Soviet/Russian-made (non-military) car that was/is really appreciated in the Western world too and pretty much the only one that is still around in Western Europe these days. It's a tough, reliable, great off-roader. I'm happy to see in it 1/35.
OCT 09, 2017 - 11:36 PM
NIVA, car I use to have
OCT 10, 2017 - 01:44 AM
Lada Niva .... how many memories my grandfather had one and it was the car he used in the mountains
OCT 10, 2017 - 04:23 AM

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