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by Andrew Judson


Somewhere in Africa

images by Brett Green

Zvezda's 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 detail.





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!

Thanks to Squadron for the BTR-70 kit and VLS for the figures.



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Model and Text Copyright 2003 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 29 July, 2003
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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