STRYKER M1134 U.S. ARMY ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILE ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35

It is a derivative type of Stryker armored car. I made it from October 2013 to January 2014.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI’ll be making the modern vehicle again after a long interval. It is the 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 is not all needed to become futile. It almost became part picking…

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAssembling from the chassis is the same as M1126 I made last time.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGLast time I painted tire parts in mat black, I think this time I’ll blow the only mat clear, keep remaining material quality.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGThe 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.
(12-October-2013)

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGI 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGThe 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGIt became the fragile shape and broken If I don’t touch carefully. A rearview mirror, the machine gun, etc. will be broken easily.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGIt 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.
(27-October-2013)

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAssembly completed the rear hatch and missile launch machine. The rear hatch is movable open and closed, but inside is not made this time.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGI 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAlmost assembly process was completed. It is like a ship if the tires are not attached… The instruction manual said the antennas are made of runner stretching, but I made them from a 0.2mm metal wire from preventing damage.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGThere 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…

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGSince 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 has equipped that cover very well these days.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGThe 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGI 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGTwo kinds of missiles are 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.
(09-November-2013)

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 BOX PACKAGEModern U. S. Army Armor Crewman & Infantry set is released from TRUMPETER, and I’ll attach them to this Stryker.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGIt’s not usually as WWII figures which I ordinary make. It seems like a bulletproof vest is equipped to standardize for every soldier.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGMany 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.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGThese are two types of camouflage paint decals. If we use it well, time-consuming camouflage paint is avoided.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGThe left is the scattering parts of one figure. Right is although rough, quick assembled figure and rifle.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGI 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 this many equipment and accessories. Let’s think after shaping all 6 figures.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGI 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 in these figures. But the mold of a face is good for injection figure.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGI 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)
(24-November-2013)

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGRubber 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAll was washed with neutral detergent before painting. These days in Japan, it will not immediately get dry.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGUS modern army tank crew. Facial expression is good.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGThree U.S. modern tank crew from the 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.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGThey 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.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 MAKINGEach soldier, with a small rucksack, a large-sided backpack, a walkie-talkie, etc. Small gaps such as a rucksack and their back, were corrected with epoxy putty.
(06-December-2013)

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGBasic painting, using Mr.Color No.123 RLM83 Dark Green.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGMaking 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.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 PAINTINGBlew fresh on these 6 crew and soldier faces.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 PAINTINGShocking 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 of camouflage uniform colors on this kit. I’ll check it later.
(15-January-2014)

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGTires 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGI fitted the tires and blew mat clear on all body. After with the tire, it became smart at last.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 PAINTINGThe camouflage of a desert pattern is underpainting. 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.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 PAINTINGSix-figure face painting was almost completed, not yet gloss control. Left one looks like an Asian person and the right is rather a white? The right is a slightly deeper eye.
(18-January-2014)

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGAs the normal type Stryker version, this kit also does not have OVM straps, I made them for attaching plastic thin bands.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGMissiles 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.
(22-January-2014)

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGI found a very nice item. It’s a periscope decal of a reflective coating. It seems a good accent of the vehicle.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 PAINTINGAlmost completed figure painting. Very hard work of detailed camouflage painting of 2 kinds of patterns.
(22-January-2014)

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe Stryker which has been made since last year October was completed at last. Missing item and the crack of the decal are overcome.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI made normal type Stryker four and half years ago, it’s also on my homepage. Although that is a very nice experience, I regard the base color choice more accurate like real vehicle this time.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe 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 the exhaust cover which was not painted and the brass panel is exposed. Although inside is hardly visible in usually looking…

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe red bolt hook and taillights are good accents.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBack large-sized hatch can be opened and closed. It will be disappointing if we look into it because I didn’t make inside the interior. The warning light of orange is my favorite portion. Cause such coloring is not much existed when tank making, it’s very interesting.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI just replaced a 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTODepending on looking angle, since the headlight of orange is gloss finished, but it doesn’t shine in this photo.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe marking seal of the periscopes kit includes the seal of gunsight of a rocket, it’s very nice looking like a high-tech mechanical weapon.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe 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.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOHonestly speaking, Dragon models decal quality is better than this kit. I like softer decal cause easy handling.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO US TANK CREWThey are three crews who are going to mount. Brown color washing was made to settle down the vivid camouflage.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO US TANK CREWMaybe you are not interested in, it’s the sight of their back. Helmets are dusted a little by using pastel.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO US TANK CREWMissile 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…..

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe 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 the cockpit cover.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThree 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.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOZoomed up photo. The left soldier’s goggles had in the cover, it was lusterless, but the right has exposed a glass so took gloss with clear paint.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe 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.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOEnamel paint camouflage was guarded after lacquer-like Mr.Color painting mat clear painting. After that, again enamel washing is no problem.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI think it’s a Colt M4 carbine rifle. It’s with a launcher.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOGoing to move a military operation from a rear hatch.

US ARMY ARMOR CREW AND INFANTRY TRUMPETER 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOWhen I see from a top, it’s feeling like an operational commander.

STRYKER M1134 ATGM AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOTwo missiles in the center are blown 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.
(24-January-2014)

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