Monday, December 14, 2020

Pickup with ZU-23-2

The pickup truck by Meng was built almost OOTB and was very easy and fun project. The downside of the kit is its rubber wheels and I didn't succeed in making them look properly sagged. The resin ones are still somewhere in shipping:( So i'll use them for another one later on:)

I used accessories by SDM, DAN models, Miniart, DEF etc.
The subject was initially inspired by photos of Lybian technicals, yet the resulting model can be also attributed to Syria, Somalia, Sub-Saharian Africa or whatever post-apocalyptical Arsch der Welt 🙂



Saturday, November 14, 2020

KO Egyptian T-34/85

 This is my attempt of building a burnt out tank model. The subject is T-34/85, 6 day war. Relatively many aftermarket items were used



My part of the joint article was a build review



Friday, September 25, 2020

SLA T-54 APC

The subject is a conversion of T-54 into open-top APC, made by South Lebanese Army in the 80s. It seems that there were several vehicles built with minor variations.


The kit is by Miniart, built OOTB with minor additions made of styrene and wire. It's boxart is amazing and it triggered me to get this kit:)




Friday, May 29, 2020

T-34 UZTM

Nice kit by Zvezda, easy build, quick finish (less than a month)






Wednesday, March 25, 2020

BTR-70, Donbass

It took me about 2 months to finish the model. The Trumpeter kit is very nice and the parts fit decently. I used aftermarket barrels and antennae base, added wires and weld seams. Window bars (fences) and light guards were soldered from wire and copper foil. This type of window frame bars was very popular in ex-USSR in 1990s, so they look very cool and special for being attached to an AFV.
The stowage was taken from Minart, DAN models, Realmodel.
I was inspired by photos of 2 BTR-80s belonging to both sides of the conflict in the Donbass region hence I made kinda generic BTR. Yes, mine is BTR-70, but never mind  The photos were taken from lostarmour.info.