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 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…
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 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.
Almost 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.
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 has equipped that cover very well these days.
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 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.
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.
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 this 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 in 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.
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.
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 of camouflage uniform colors on this kit. I’ll check it later.
The 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.
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.
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 the exhaust cover which was not painted and the brass panel is exposed. Although inside is hardly visible in usually looking…
Back 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.
Two 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.
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.