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.
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.
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, a realistic feeling of Caterpillar can be expressed.
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 space opens where I can see the decals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the alcohol technique well matches to the dust expression of the desert vehicle. It was a good exercise for me this time.
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.
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.
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.
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.