Hobby Fan's 1/35 Scale
by Andrew Judson
Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV)
images by Brett Green
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this kit a long time ago but when I opened it I thought, no way am I
experienced enough to tackle this kit, so back in the wardrobe it went.
later out it came and, Da Da! Here it is.
kit was a lot of fun, but not without challenges. The instructions were
very vague and in some areas, if followed, might have ended in disaster.
I found that the model had to be built in stages, otherwise painting
would be a major issue.
figures needed to be assembled and painted, then the drivers compartment
also built and painted, followed by putting the figures in place. Next
the engine and cage around it was built and painted as a separate
section and glued in , now things are looking good.
part was placing the the roll cage over the figures and getting
everything to line up, there was alot of warpage in this area and hot
water used a lot. The last things left to do were final painting and
weathering of the FAV and finally gluing the wheels on.
The base is
an oval piece of craftwood purchased at a local hardware, and DAS
modelling clay used to make up the terrains shape. Over this I then
painted it with white glue and sprinkled on a very fine grit.
Once dry I
painted it with flat earth and using more white glue, put in a couple of
rocky crops and some different grades of vegetation. Over this I then
very lightly sprayed it over with desert sand and buff to tone things
glued the FAV into place and lightly dusted everything over with some
great fun to do, and I hope that you enjoy the images.
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2005 by Andrew Judson
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