It is a derivative type of Stryker armored car. I made it from October 2013 to January 2014.
I’ll be making the modern vehicle again after a long interval. It is Striker M1134 Anti-Tank Guided Missile(ATGM) model. I had already purchased it at the big shopping mole, when I opened the box, I noticed the parts A group and parts E group were not in this box. Although I did not understand in which distribution process their lost, I have no receipt now, I wonder what I would do with it since the receipt was thrown away here long ago. After all, import agent GSI Creos Mr.Hobby coped with this difficulty, I was saved very much, very helpful. I appreciate this company’s prompt action.
Since AFV Club’s items are all easy to make, sharp and cool, this plastic model are not all needed to become futile. It almost became part picking….
Assembling from the chassis is the same as M1126 I made last time.
Last time I painted tire parts in mat black, I think this time I’ll blow only mat clear, keep remaining material quality.
The upper parts have also been made little by little. Since I plan to pick up a member of a tank crew, hatches remain open. There are so many tiny parts.
I was recently busy with various matters and my assembly work is slow. I just attached the etched parts and the nylon cable. It seems that a traction cable is rolled round from the drum of the middle placed, and it lets out from the center front part along with a guide.
The area of the front headlight and side blinker is very complicated composition and unclear only by having seen an instruction manual.
Although I was making Stryker once before, I almost forgot the process, checking for seeing the box art by trial and error assemble. I’m not sure it’s truly certain placed all the parts. Since it was collected into one lump at good touch, I think it is OK.
It became fragile shape and broken If I don’t touch carefully. A rear view mirror, the machine gun, etc. will be broken easily.
It is a 2 cannon-equipped TOW antitank missile launch machine.
Since I usually make WWII tank and their main weapon is large cannon barrel, I have a strange feeling when I think that such-shaped things are the main weapon, prime arms. Weapon performance is continuing to go up.
Assembly completed, the rear hatch and missile launch machine. The rear hatch is movable open and closed, but inside is not made this time.
I just checked the situation of missile machine support pillar and found out that adhesives were flowing into the gap and fixed a little. I corrected hurriedly, it was dangerous.
Almost assembly process was completed. It is like a ship if the tires are not attached… Instruction manual said the antennas are made of runner stretching, but I made them from a 0.2mm metal wire from preventing damage.
There are no parts to support the left side attached pole that I used the jerrican fixed belt. In this kit, many belts are included. This kit required many parts attached for using instant glue, my hands are completely covered with this glue…
Since the exhaust cover which was not in M1126 was attached by etching, I used it. It’s an option, not necessary to be attached, although it seems that the real vehicle under operation is equipped that cover very well these days.
The photo-etched parts belt working are more serious and fine work is required. I couldn’t do the detailed work so I omitted small work.
The left side warning light lens, I have to correct it later.
I thought it is not so smart looking before the beginning of the assembly, after completed, it seems dependable very much and cool. On the whole, all parts are delicate and sharp mold, very smart impression.
Two kinds of missiles is attached. The left is BGM-71F and the right side is BGM-71C. After ejecting from a pipe, wings are extended automatically and the flight to an enemy will be stabilized.
Modern U. S. Army Armor Crewman & Infantry set is released from TRUMPETER, and I’ll attach them to this Stryker.
It’s not usually as WWII figures which I ordinary make. It seems like a bulletproof vest is equipped standardize for every soldier.
Many general tools are attached and various rifles we can choose. We also choose many kinds of magazine type, dot sight scope, optical aim machine. Rifle type is M4A1 Carbine, +M203 (with a grenade launcher), M249SAW, M249 PARA, and others.
These are two types of camouflage paint decals. If we use it well, time-consuming camouflage paint is avoided.
The left is the scattering parts of one figure. Right is although rough, quick assembled figure and rifle.
I adjusted the head a little for deeply covered with a helmet. It’s more a feeling of tension may come out and good looking. There are many U.S. Forces soldiers accessories, and there are no directions in this kit. Since the box art does not have the sight of the figure’s back, it does not become helpful.
A touch which the designer who got to know all equipment of the U.S. Forces, naturally attached general tools. I don’t understand about the U.S. Forces equipment, entire amateur, I wonder how to attach these many equipment and accessories. Let’s think after shaping all 6 figures.
I think right side tank crew’s legs are a little thin? And the stability of a head is bad, I’ll correct it later. There is some gap on these figures. But the mold of a face is good for injection figure.
I just placed two crew on this kit, it’s fairly good. The expression is common. The lest considering and worrying is that the decal is good quality for these uniforms. I had already run out “decal fit” (decal softener that stronger effect than Mr.Hobby produced)
Rubber tires are once removed before paint and it just attached only the wheels on the body. A rear hatch and the hatch of the back upper part can be opened and closed. Since there is especially no inside contents, it closes usually.
All was washed with neutral detergent before paint. These days in Japan, it will not immediately get dry.
US modern army tank crew. Facial expression is good.
Three U.S. modern tank crew from back. I think it’s not necessary to attach the crew’s back. But compare with the infantry figure’s heavy equipment, I’m worried I had a mistake.
They are U.S. army infantry before attaching rifles and goggles. The place of equipment, small bags and general tools has been mostly attached by my imagination. It seems to be heavy and hard working. I heard these gears total weight is around 50 to 70 lb.
Each soldier, with small rucksack, a large-sided backpack, a walkie-talkie, etc. Small gaps such as a rucksack and their back, were corrected with epoxy putty.
Basic painting, using Mr.Color No.123 RLM83 Dark Green.
Making contrast to using Mr. Color No. 340 Field Green FS34097 but after that too much contrast and not natural. I blew again dark green to weaken contrast.
Blew fresh on these 6 crew and soldier faces.
Shocking photo… Decal of the uniform which was my only hope is this condition. From the first, I had bad premonition. These decals hand feeling is tough and dry, not like as Cartograf Decal’s smooth one. Since there are so many cracks and useless, all the camouflage painting will be handwriting automatically….
Well, vigorously I had made six bodies and there is no description about camouflage uniform colors on this kit. I’ll check it later.
Tires are made of rubber, there are parting lines. Left 3 are already erased and the right side ones are not yet. I recommend you to erase all eight tires.
I fitted the tires and blew mat clear on the all body. After with the tire, it became smart at last.
The camouflage of a desert pattern is under painting. It is the Tamiya enamel color of XF-52 flat earth, XF-57 buff and XF-60 dark yellow which I used. Well, I think it’s fairly splendid without detailed research.
Six figure face painting was almost completed, not yet gloss control. Left one looks like Asian person and the right is rather a white? The right is a slightly deeper eyes.
As the normal type Stryker version, this kit also does not have OVM straps, I made them for attaching plastic thin bands.
Missiles BGM-71F and BGM-71C painting. At first I used Tamiya enamel paint by brushing but not good work. This photo is almost removed enamel paint. I intend to brow Creos Mr. Color and show you in the Gallery.
I found a very nice item. It’s a periscope decal of reflection coating. It seems good accent of the vehicle.
Almost completed figure painting. Very hard work of detailed camouflage painting of 2 kinds of patterns.
The Stryker which has been made since last year October was completed at last. Missing item and the crack of decal are overcome.
I made normal type Stryker four and half years ago, it’s also in my homepage. Although that is very nice experience, I regard the base color choice more accurate like real vehicle this time.
The last Stryker was carried out on a grand scale weathering by pastel, this time I almost did the washing moderately, very little pastel work.
I can see the inside of exhaust cover which was not painted and brass panel is exposed. Although inside is hardly visible in usually looking….
The red bolt hook and taillights are good accents.
Back large-sized hatch can be opened and closed. It will be disappointed, if we look into it, because I didn’t make inside interior. The warning light of orange is my favorite portion. Cause such coloring is not much existed when tank making, it’s very interesting.
I just replaced computer monitor and don’t know how these photos are displayed on other monitors. I changed the ISO speed from 400 to 800 but maybe noise increased.
Depending on looking angle, since the headlight of orange is gloss finished, but it doesn’t shine in this photo.
The marking seal of the periscopes kit includes the seal of gunsight of a rocket, it’s very nice looking as high-tech mechanical weapon.
The area soiled too much with the mud color washing is returned to rubber black on these tires by dry brushing. It makes emphasizing tire tread pattern.
Honestly speaking, Dragon models decal quality is better than this kit. I like softer decal cause easy handling.
They are three crews who are going to mount. Brown color washing was made to settle down the vivid camouflage.
Maybe you are not interested in, it’s the sight of their back. Helmets are dusted a little by using pastel.
Missile launcher makes an ascending vertical angle the maximum and raising the motivation. Well, although a crew will be unsavory with a flame if it is discharged in this situation…..
The crew in a cockpit is doing the temporary fastened with double-stick tape. I like it remove at any time. It’s hard to take a photo in the shadow of cockpit cover.
Three infantry soldiers of U.S. modern troops. Especially the middle soldier became a fearless expression. The knee pad is also shifted and taken down to the ankle.
Zoomed up photo. The left soldier’s goggles had in the cover, it was lusterless, but the right was exposed a glass so took gloss with clear paint.
The outline of a rucksack is unclear when camouflage is painted. Of course, it’s the subject of camouflage. I think it’s good for one or two sacks to paint on Olive Drab for change.
Enamel paint camouflage was guarded after lacquer like Mr.Color painting mat clear painting. After that, again enamel washing is no problem.
I think it’s a Colt M4 carbine rifle. It’s with a launcher.
Going to move a military operation from a rear hatch.
When I see from a top, it’s feeling like an operational commander.
Two missiles in the center are blew with the airbrush mixed silver and gold about 3:7. Seemingly glossy finish looks real, I suppose. Fairly busy, when three crews and three infantry soldiers are put in together.
Actually figure making is harder than Stryker itself. I wonder the hard working is rewarded or not? Anyway, it takes much time but enjoyable.
Since it’s a complete work after a long time, I’m very pleased.
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.