U.S. ARMY INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE M2A2 ODS BRADLEY TAMIYA 1/35

Since it is still incomplete, I always bring it to the top. If I put it on the blog during the making and leave it abandoned, more and more buried in the deep area. It is impossible to complete it on one page. I use WordPress like a homepage. Distributing articles is not my preference. After a while, if I update the making note, will I bring it up so as not to forget myself, or will it be completed quickly?

Box package of U.S. Army infantry fighting vehicle M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

I started the Tamiya IFV Bradley. In order to raise my motivation, I read the title “Team Yankee” written by Harold Coyle. A description of the situation of a single squad member who was not able to understand the whole picture of the war and the tank activity inside was wonderful. The US military is too strong, but depending on the time, they were in a difficult situation. I remember I watched a movie that shows only the inside of the tank called “Lebanon” a long time ago.

rolling wheels to the chassis, M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

I installed rolling wheels to the chassis.

installing the rear hatch, M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

After installing the rear hatch, I have left it for a while because I have some advice on the instructions to avoid moving until dry.

Tamiya’s belt track link. M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

This is Tamiya’s belt track link.

number on the reverse side of the increased armor, M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

There is a number on the reverse side of the increased armor parts, it is okay to separate them all together from the runner.
(2016/12/13)

This belt caterpillar is very hard. I’m worried about the fitting. Bradley Tamiya 1/35

This belt caterpillar is very hard. I’m worried about the fitting.

Some gaps might be covered by the other parts. Bradley Tamiya 1/35

The parts joint is almost OK. Some gaps might be covered by the other parts.

a lot of armor and rivets, Bradley Tamiya 1/35 body of Bradley Tamiya

With a lot of armor and rivets, has become a rough impression.

Assembly is almost completed. Bradley Tamiya making of U.S. Army infantry fighting vehicle M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

Assembly is almost completed. There are three parts that can open and close the hatches. The other part placed on the turret, maybe it’s a distance measuring device or something, has been opened.
(2017/01/01)

The part where caterpillar can be seen is very slight. Bradley

The part where caterpillar can be seen is very slight. Moreover, it is about half of the drive sprocket and the idler wheel exposed on the curved surface. When bonding this curved part, if you bend the track joint and bond it, realistic feeling of Caterpillar can be expressed.

belt tracks is not so bad belt caterpillar has reality

If it’s the reason, not a connection caterpillar, it is a sufficient belt caterpillar part.

Large rear door

Large rear door, tightening loose will be open on its own. There is nothing to show in particular with the inside, so it would be glued together finally.

There are a lot of accessories. M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35 layout of many accessories, Tamiya

There are a lot of accessories. This is one of the selling of this kit. As far as possible using accessories, referring to the instructions, It looks pretty different from pre-installation and interesting. I had to think about where to place a lot of accessories so that the space opens where I can see the decals.

Tamiya ‘s color designation is TS-46 Light Sand, it seems that Sandy Brown No. 19 of Mr. Color

Because Tamiya ‘s color designation is TS-46 Light Sand, it seems that Sandy Brown No. 19 of Mr. Color seems exactly right. It is almost the same feeling of molded color before painting. Since I use the weathering technique using fuel alcohol, basic paint and equipment were painted with lacquer paint.

some of the included figure changed the face

This kit includes three modern American tank crew. The left two figures are the latest and the face mold is very good. The right one is an old model, I changed the face the resin head. I am trying to make 3 figures, actually it might be wrong to put them together.

using fuel alcohol, the tank body was covered with clear and the surface is now gloss

Before using fuel alcohol, the tank body was covered with clear and the surface is now gloss.

camouflage uniform of desert pattern

In Tamiya ‘s instructions there was a way to paint the camouflage clothing of the desert pattern and the woodland pattern. Because this vehicle served in the Iraq war, they are wearing a desert pattern.
(2017/01/04)

bolting 25mm steel armor board on each side of aluminum alloy body

More than 35 years have passed since Bradley was deployed. During that time various improvements were made and the performance was greatly improved.

ODS Bradley ‘s ODS stands for Operation Desert Storm.

It strengthens the defensive power by bolting 25mm steel armor board on each side of aluminum alloy body and turret. In case of a hit, Kepler liner is stretched inside of the body, so it will reduce the damage.

Electronic devices are greatly strengthened.

ODS Bradley ‘s ODS stands for Operation Desert Storm. Electronic devices are greatly strengthened and equipped with enemy ally identification devices.

After painting with Mr. Color sand yellow, I got dust effect on the AFV body surface with fuel alcohol and water paint.

After painting with Mr. Color sand yellow, I got dust effect on the AFV body surface with fuel alcohol and water paint. I think it’s quite effective on a monotonous surface. Using alcohol technique well matches to the dust expression of the desert vehicle. It was a good exercise for me this time.

equipment such as Alice packs, sleeping bags, tents

If you put a lot of equipment such as Alice packs, sleeping bags, tents and so on, it seems to be in the invasion.

The marking can be selected from the time of the Kosovo conflict of the former Yugoslavia or that of the Iraq war.

The marking can be selected from the time of the Kosovo conflict of the former Yugoslavia or that of the Iraq war. I choose A Company (Maneuver Support), 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized), 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Southern Baghdad, April 2003.

two antennas with metal wire

I made two antennas with metal wire.

anti-reflection coating lens seal of AFV CLUB for Periscope and others

I used anti-reflection coating lens seal of AFV CLUB for Periscope and others.

Front face of M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

How does it fix this spare wheel? I wonder if I neglected a bit of verification. It may be a metal hook behind the wheel.

periscopes painting

When looking at the picture of the actual AFV, the periscope and missile launcher, etc., maybe it was just as good as gross black because it does not shine so unnaturally. However, since struggling pasted, it is probably a model expression. Before making, it is better to have a look with lots of real car and tank data.

additional armors of Bradley

I felt there were a lot of parts for Tamiya kit, including additional armor and equipment parts.

I was a little surprised that there was no star mark.

Surprisingly marking is plain. Being a US military vehicle, I was a little surprised that there was no star mark.

The up and down movements of the main gun have been fixed while installing the turret additional armor.

Well, I failed. The up and down movements of the main gun have been fixed while installing the turret additional armor. It is parallel to the ground so it looks not bad.

U.S. Army tank crew tank crew wearing desert uniform

The two on the left were the kit straight, the figure on the right replaced only the face with the resin head. I guess it was better to use resin.

desert camouflage figure in Bradley tank crew operates ODS Bradley

The expression of this figure is pretty nice.

tank commander and loader is discussing in Bradley

I can only see a face if I get him in the car.

tank commander in Bradley painting of U.S. Army infantry fighting vehicle M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

Looking from the back, it seems that three people are consulting the strategy.

completed work of U.S. Army infantry fighting vehicle M2A2 ODS Bradley Tamiya 1/35

In order to decorate figures and vehicles separately, figures had a round table. There is realism when getting in, so now it is displaying like this. It was almost completed a while ago, now I finally got it up to this site.
(06-Jan-2016)

 

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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