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Hello everyone!
It's time for some serious play :-) After building couple flying machines finally coming to the point that I'm mentally ready to work on completely different project - armoured personal carrier - Russian amphibian. Outstanding off-road capabilities and unusual shape makes this monster truly unique vehicle. For those who are interested in a bit of history - here is a link to Wikipedia - enjoy!

Ok - let's get to it :-) My choice was simple - Trumpeter. It is a latest and newest revision of BTR-70 out of all plastic model manufactures. The box is a moderate size, but contains a whooping 470+ plastic parts and a small photo-etched sheet. Here is a box itself:

[DSC04237] 

Overall quality of moulding is very good - no flash, neat and clean, also detail is very good (there are even tiny lines of welding metal plates on hull). Also tires are a great - beautifully moulded out of rubber. Only decals seems to be on the simple side - only two unspecified variants. Instructions are clean to read and seems to be straight forward - not much to say at this point. Ok - here is a few shoots of the elements out of the box.

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This build will be upgraded by substantial amount of after-market parts. To include photo-etched set, resin road wheels (which are lovely and imitate loaded car - the tire is slightly squashed)

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Also there will be a big set of additional accessories like buckets, crates with food and bottles, towing cable, ammo boxes and other personal soldiers stuff like bags and backpacks.

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To spice things up there is a full detachment of soldiers - to include two drivers, three paratroopers , one sniper and Rebel Mujahideen (who will play main role within my project)

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Ok - now just to not to confuse any further have to explain that my build will have three stages - first which is an BTR-70 will be continued within current thread. Second part of my project will be continued here. Third stage will be concentrated on building diorama out of two builds - under this link.
That's it for today - hope I will get some help and support and we will have a good fun together :-)

For full photo story and detailed photos of all box elements - please follow my signature link.

cheers
Christian



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cant wait to see this come together.
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each link has revealed more and more of your commitment to this project. I can see this diorama with a huge award on it at a model show! thanks for documenting everything so well in pictures and text. exciting!!


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Hi Guys
Thank's for positive comments. Not much to report yet beside the fact that I give good wash to all sprues. Due to fact I will be working with a fair amount of photo-etched parts decided to work on this model with gloves all the time. Just a precaution but later one it will save me frustrations (don't want to loose any small parts during cleaning). Also had a chance to inspect all elements very closely and have to say that some bits are tiny and very fragile - a bit afraid how will cope with it... Anyway - attached shoots of cleaned bits - tonight first attempts to put few elements together!

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oh god for a sec I thought you had already canned it!!!!!!!!!!!!! whew--that was close. this build is going to be awesome!
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Hi Guys!
So finally after two days of studying instructions (from Trumpeter and VoyagerModel) and virtually build that beast in my head started tonight with some basic steps. First - had to cut and remove couple of plastic elements (they will be replaced by Photo Etched parts). And to start with - here it is an opening sequence.

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Then I had to fill a couple of very tiny gaps (still waiting till Vallejo Plastic Putty dry through) and clean/sand surface so there will be no sign of plastic elements. Started with Medium grid, then Fine and finish with X-Fine. Here is a photo:

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Then I started to bend and form some tiny photo-etched covers for visors. It took a whole 2h to dry fit and make sure they are perfect. Then I've cut the ending of cocktail stick and apply a small amount of Thick Slo-Zap glue - which I have to say welded PE pieces with plastic in a super neat and clean way! Very happy with outcome.

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So this is it for an opening of my photo-build. Anyway now is time to bed (it is 01.30 AM at London right now) and vision of having only 5.5h of sleep is really crappy (thanks God is Friday already).

cheers Guys
Christian

 



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Christian,

Top shelf already. Excellent work and diary with great pictures. this is going to be fantastic to watch.

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Hi All
It's 4AM and my wife just knock to my door - so it has to be quick :-) Anyway - carry on with first paragraph of instructions - similar scenario to yesterday - cut/remove/fill and add PE.

[BTR-70+manual+002] 

It goes very quick - next step bending tool, pliers, rounded knife and diamond file.

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Some of PE are tiny tiny - here is an perfect example :-)

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After few bends - back to model and applying Slo-Zap with cocktail stick - then tweezers with PE and Kicker to weld all materials together. 

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Next step - second paragraph

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This step was very easy - just cut plastic elements, remove flash (very minor) and glue with Tamiya Extra Thin. Only question mark was when I've tried to find PE for door hinges. VoyagerModel instruction is a bit wonky, some elements are wrongly explained or not exist (or maybe it's just me). Outcome is - have to park side doors - will come back later one.

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Next step contain some PE (simple ones) and additional elements of drive shafts (separate for each wheel)

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At the end decide to start third paragraph :-)

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All suspension arms are dry fitted (next step is a bit complicated, and it will give me much needed adjustment)

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Ok - that's it... birds are singing in my garden - time to bed :-)

cheers
Christian



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Amazing Christian! Your PE work is awesome, respect mate!
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king of the photo diary! looks like what a pro company would produce, but you know that already. the PE is straining my brain. I've got a box of it but have not built the kits in my stash that I bought it for.say hello to the birds for me please!!![smile]
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Thank you Guys!

@Ted - your kindness is beyond any examples known to me! Never had a privilege to know anyone, who is like You Ted! You believe in all of us, encourage all of us - great to have you here! Changing the subject - you have to try PE - it's cool!

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Christian

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Will post some update soon ;-)



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Looking very good, [thumb]
Your workbench is so clean[tongue]
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Hi Guys
Saturday and Sunday night seems to be great for my modelling addiction - kids are in beds, wife too - time for some pleasure :-) :-) :-)

Let's start - here is third step of instruction:
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This time I had to make fragments of arm suspension stabilisers - easy task, just cut, sand excess of plastic and glue together all elements.
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Then connectors of upper and lover arms - again simple step, just cut, sand, glue and repeat eight times :-)
[BTR-70+manual+007] 

And here is finished element.
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Fourth paragraph relatively easy, beside a rather smallish access with tweezers - torsion bar here I come :-)
[BTR-70+manual+008] 

And here is an example of a whole set. At this point had a though about adjustments of front pairs of wheels - so they will be nicely turned (add more dynamism to my model maybe...), but give up. Will cross that bridge when wheels comes together - I have a feeling they will cover most of suspension and maybe could fix that element with a nice shortcut... will see...
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Next step, shocks - they are small and had to sand one of the sides (after cutting them from sprue). Six of them on each side.
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And finall effect of complete suspension. There are still brake drums - but they will come a bit later.
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So it was Saturday - a whole 6h of hard work... next steps was done last night - check this out ;-)

Step 5 contain some minor plastic elements here and there. The core is an recovery hook with spring-loaded hook retainer (not sure is that correct term to describe it)
[BTR-70+manual+010] 

After cutting all bits, and gentle sanding with diamond file here is a set ready for action :-)
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Spring-loaded hook retainer had a tiny bit of "bite" in a middle - supposed to help with stitching it to plastic. Reality was it just make difficult to apply "frame" element onto flat surface - had to sand it down.
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And here are shoot of finished element - it is a tiny tiny detail - approximate dimensions are 2x1 mm!!!
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That's all, it was a good weekend. Just to wrap things up - almost lost my eyes... finished those PE elements only thanks to magnifying glass and scuba diver ability to hold my breath :-)

cheers Guys!!!
Christian




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I am holding my breath just looking at the images. so well done and photographed! are you using a macro setting or lens on part of the shots? the detail is off the chain! fantastic work Christian.
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Hello Ted!
Thank's for those kind words. I'm using regular lens which in my case is a zoom lens (very standard and cheap one... but I have to say - I'm squeezing all from it :-) There is no macro setting engaged since all aspects of photo been set to manual. Obviously I'm using tripod and long exposure time for high aperture setting. I wish to afford a macro lens and a new body, but current one is just ok (having a good shoot taking a bit long, but effects speaks for itself I believe).

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Christian



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