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Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by Fishcarver, Dec 20, 2005.
Look What We found in the Tractor Plant......
It's almost done!!
Really looking good!
You've made good strides over the last few posts...way to go!
At last! The final product!
A socialist comrade inspects the finished product as Sergei points out its features. Meanwhile, the "zampolit" takes careful notes...........
My first armor build, boys and girls! I'll put some detail shots in the Gallery later today.
I am officially converted!!
Looks good comrade. ::
Post-Build Observations on the 2P27 ATGM Vehicle
This was my first venture into finescale for a very long time. It was also my first card armo(u)r build, and was the culmination of a considerable period of study/observation into paper/card as a modeling material: mostly gained here,and on the European forums with thanks to all of you!
My objective with this project was to try to replicate, as closely as possible, the level of detail of a decent 1:35 scale plastic kit of this vehicle, using available reference. I personally am happy with the results: the "rivet counters" among you may take exceptions, but so do I: this model has taught me MUCH!
To be quite frank, I was somewhat skeptical going in. But, at the end of the process, I am now firmly converted to card modeling and look forward to doing more as my time permits.
As a semi-professional wildlife wood carver and instructor, I make extensive use of mixed media in the presentation of my finished pieces. Card and paper have been longstanding staples. This little AFV project has taught me a great deal about their further potential, and given me great respect for them as well.
One could easily write a small illustrated book about basic card armo(u)r modelling using this model as a guide. Thank you to the designer of this fine little kit!
Above all, thanks to those who have encouraged me along the way!
Now Sergei says you have only 3999 left finish building over the next 6 months. Extra vodka if you come under the deadline.
Superb job! She came out very well, hard to believe this is your first AFV!
I'm glad you enjoyed this build, it was probably almost as much fun as it was for us watch you build her.
I look forward to your next project!
Thanks for the Kind Words!
Jim: Thanks much for the kind words! I need to tear myself away from "Owl Bashing" to take some detail pix of this model for the Gallery. I am now definitely "hooked" on card modelling, for sure.
My second AFV build is going to be the BRDM-1 U command vehicle. Then, I'd like to tackle a "real" kit: I have the ORLIK BRDM-2 in 1:35 scale. And, maybe a ship model, to get my feet wet to tackle the 1:100 Fly Model "Surcouf".....
As my long-suffering wife is wont to say, "Here we go......"