STRYKER M1126 U.S. ARMY INFANTRY CARRIER VEHICLE AFV CLUB 1/35

The AFV Club Stryker. I built it from April to June 2009.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 BOX PACKAGEIt is a state-of-the-art infantry carrier vehicle of the U.S. Army. It was out of stock almost in Japan and ordered to Hong Kong at the end of last year. I received it about two months ago. It has been rolling in the corner of my room. I almost forget about it…..

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGJoint of parts seems to have improved greatly though it is the same manufacturer of Stuart M3. The Michelin tire has real texture.
(2009/04/16)

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGIt is like a puzzle to put the tiny parts on the outer shell, It’s very interesting.
(2009/04/19)

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGBecoming close completion little by little. It is a multi-material assembly to use rubber and etched parts.
(2009/04/19)

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAssembly was completed.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGSince strength was weak, I made the antenna in the brass line, though there was an instruction to make them from the extending runner.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGIt is a precise structure of machine-gun.
(2009/04/29)

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGI painted the basic color of Stryker. But the feeling, imagination and this color are a little bit different.
(2009/05/31)

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe Stryker is an eight-wheel armored vehicle developed based on the Pyranja developed in Switzerland. The crew is two, and nine infantrymen can board. It can be also possible to carry in the air transport and deploy the forces all over the world.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI think it’s the best kit of the AFV club. I can assemble with no stress, even there were a lot of detailed parts.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe tint is different from a real AFV. I suppose it should be thicker and darker. Some photographs seem to have lightened too much.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIf I used the petrol with washing too much, a dry mark might become irregularly appeared though the paint film of Humbrol is quite strong. And petrol violates the paint film to make crumples. There’s a case the wrinkle disappears after dry, but I suppose it’s a risky method.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI recovered the paintwork to blow the basic color again. When I express the pastel too much, the recovery is difficult.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOOn the upper armor, I did pastel work too much and difficult to recover it. But dusty weathering is matched with the Middle East climate.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe photograph from upfront. There is a lot of detailed molding.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI should have added the accessory more and set up the feeling of the actual combat.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI installed the resin head in a Dragon’s old figure.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI think that I was able to paint the handle and the metal part such as shovels quite well.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI think we need to be careful that transparent parts of the AFV club becomes cloudy white or melt when it touches the enamel thinner. I bonded them with a transparent epoxy adhesive at the end of all steps this time. The vertical line of thin clearing parts has disappeared when a right headlight touched the epoxy adhesive…..
A whole shot with antenna is quite good-looking.

STRYKER M1126 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe painting was not so good this time, but I could enjoy the assembly process. Eight tires are a very strong impact. Forming is also excellent. This kit is wonderful.
(2009/06/18)

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