by Andrew Judson
Somewhere in Africa
images by Brett Green
1/35 scale BTR-70 is available online from Squadron
You've seen the review and
now, behold, here it is built!
Zvezda's 1/35 scale BTR-70
went together really well with only a couple of minor gaps and some vague
areas in the instructions.
When basic construction was
finished, I was surprised at this model's size - it is big!
Except for the figures, the
model is otherwise built straight from the box.
The figures are recent
releases from Warriors. These are fantastic in terms of their pose and
Painting was very simple.
The vehicle received a base
coat of Dark Green which was faded with an overall misting of Buff. A
heavier coat of buff was applied as the disruptive camouflage scheme.
Tamiya Acrylics were used throughout.
Once the basic paintwork had
dried, I applied various washes of Black, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna.
Red paint was liberally
applied along joins and in random patches to represent primer as running
repairs of rust.
The figures were painted
using Vallejo acrylics and Testor's Model Master for the flesh tones.
I was very happy with the
end result as seen here - a poorly maintained and cannibalized vehicle
used in one of the many conflicts on the African continent!
Squadron for the BTR-70 kit and VLS for the figures.
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2003 by Andrew Judson
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17 March, 2004
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