SWEDISH MAIN BATTLE TANK STRIDSVAGN 103C TRUMPETER 1/35

I made Swedish Army S tank. March to June 2009.

Box package of Stridvagn 103C Trumpeter 1/35

The form was particular, and I wanted to make an S tank for a long time.

Swedish main battle tank Stridvagn 103C Trumpeter 1/35

They are upper parts like the plates. There are only eight trank rollers right and left in total.
(2009/03/26)

upper armor of Swedish main battle tank Stridvagn 103C Trumpeter 1/35

I punctured some holes again, and the place where parts did not fit in well was amended.

making of Strv 103C

It’s old kit and many adjustments were needed. There are lots of processing of the parting lines, too. I don’t worry even if somewhat deformed parts were in this kit. I will advance to the next step.

making of Strv 103C Swedish main battle tank

Photograph before attaching side armor. Only the lower side of the caterpillar was fixed. Because the upper part of the caterpillar was covered.
(2009/03/27)

S tank was roughly completed

S tank was roughly completed.
(2009/04/02)

The exhaust tube’s Strv 103C

The exhaust tube’s parting line processing was troublesome.

S tank Trumpeter 1/35

This tank design is futuristic shape. Like in the SF movies. However, this tank has actually retired all now. From 1970’s to 1990’s are the main activity period.
(2009/04/02)

painting of Strv 103C

I blew light green. This photo is too vivid, but actually a little darker color.

painting camouflage pattern of Strv 103C 1/35

I drew freehand dark green camouflage with the brush. It has become like a present age tank.
(2009/05/25)

painting camouflage pattern of Strv 103C 1/35 Trumpeter

Sand brown in addition.
(2009/05/26)

all colors added on the surface of camouflage pattern, Strv 103

Black was drawn in the last process. All camouflage was finished. This time, the irregular brush was not appeared too much since all were the enamel colors.
(2009/05/27)

Stridvagn 103C Trumpeter 1/35 build and painting to finish

This time, I made an S tank of the Swedish army. This tank has no turret. The main gun is equipped with the main body directly.

S tank constructs the obstacle with the dozer braid equipped forward

This was developed as a tank of the defense specialty. S tank constructs the obstacle with the dozer braid equipped forward.

Hatches of S tank

I made a mistake in the upper and lower part of the big window installation. The wiper should be adhere up. As for the upper surface of the body, it was uneven and the brush paint of camouflage painting was quite difficult.

Many fuel tanks is equipped with the right and left side

Many fuel tanks is equipped with the right and left side, it was also the role of side armor.

Stridvagn 103C Trumpeter 1/35

I think that the atmosphere of a real car has occurred as such though camouflage painting are all free hands. The overall impression was brightly finished since quite a lot of parts of light green had remained.

Periscope was painted in gloss green

Periscope was painted in gloss green.

dozer braid was attached to the front of the body

The dozer braid was attached to the front of the body. It can make bank for the defense of the position of the shooting.

The engine is at the front. This is a protection of the crew from the enemy bullet

The engine is at the front. This is a protection of the crew from the enemy bullet. It is the same concept as Israel main battle tank Merkava.

Stridvagn 103C Trumpeter 1/35 build and painting to finish

The side was depicted with the weathering as the eavesdropping mark, etc.

rear view, Stridvagn 103C Trumpeter 1/35 build and painting to finish

That looks like the U.S. Army when I presume from the box art. Anyway, I could build up the stylish Swedish tank, I satisfied it very much.
(2009/05/31)

 

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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