August 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm #12197
Well, after finishing the J.G.S.D.F TYPE 90 and being close to finishing my M270 MLRS I thought it would be the right time to start on the AAVP-7A1 RAM RS!
I already made a pretty big step with the interior in the lower hull. Tomorrow I will start with the upper hull.
Here are the pictures so far!
The content and the box:
This is one of the pieces of the interior. the pen lines are marks of where to add brass wiring later on (when whole interior is finished)
This is how far I am at the moment:
Tomorrow I will start on the interior of the upper hull. After that I can see how the brass wiring will have to be made, and will add that
I am planning to showcase the model with open top so you can have a great interior view of the model. what do you think about that?
Any tips or corrections are very welcome!
Thanks for watching!August 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm #12198
I did some scratching & priming this week
On this pic you can see how I added extra detail to the benches:
Here you can see the wiring I made
that’s it for now.
If you have any tips on what extras to add-on the inside, please let me know! I’m glad to add more detail so let me know :pAugust 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm #12202
The exterior is as good as done, except for the turret.
The interior is detailed with some more scratching (see below)
Right here you can see that I created some ropes hanging on some bars.
Does anybody know what this is?
I based it on these pics:
Some luggage that will be added on the inside. Is this the correct type of baggage? recently used? please tell me:
set up everything so far for the picture:
Bought some resin figures from Legend. Nice for the diorama:
Exterior as good as done:
Ok one important thing. I am planning to showcase the model in an open position (this has to be done by myself, isn’t included in the kit)
Reason is cause I like something new in my collection. Therefore I would love to show the full interior clearly.
these are the options! please let me know what you think will be the nicest:
Flipping to the right:
Flipping to the left:
Flipping from the front:
Two things I would like to know from anyone who wants to share their opinion:
– What do you think of the interior so far? are there some thing I should really add? scratching or aftermarket? in other words, am I missing something?
– What do you think will be the nicest display option?: hanging, flipping right, flipping left, or flipping from the front?
Thanks for watching!August 16, 2015 at 5:43 pm #12203
After a beautiful week in the Austrian snow I made some progress with the AAVP-7A1.
I completely painted the interior and made first steps with weathering. I bought a resin backpack set aswell and detailed the turret with brass wire
I updated the turret with some brass wire:
Cleaned all the resin, included the MOLLE set!
Just after the paint job:
After drybrushing with just one color
After drybrushing the whole interior with one color
What left to do with the interior:
– A second dry brush with a slightly darker color than the base color
– Gloss coat, and then add decals and apply a wash
– Painting and weathering all the baggage & tools etc.
Suggestions are very welcome!August 16, 2015 at 5:49 pm #12249
I did some work on the Amtrac the past few weeks:
– Scratched the metal bindings around the fire extinguishers (was thick plastic before)
– Applied a light sand wash on the floor
– Did some more detailing in the interior (see pics)
– Did a second drybrush with another color
– Airbrushed the three tone camo (tamiya NATO brown, black & green)
– Painted the details on the exterior (not much)
– Scratched the cover on top of the engine area (white part) since I will place the upper hull above the lower hull as an “open display” or whatsoever :p
The cover will be painted black at the end
here are the pics:
The front of the cockpit:
I already glued some equipment in place.
Top view, note the cover:
Yeah ! the camo!
Well… that’s it for now. Hope to get more tips / comments as I did with the last update.
thanks for watching guys!August 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm #12250
The last few weeks I have done some experiments on my AAVP-7A1 with weathering techniques I never used before, those techniques are:
– Streaking effect
– Simulate dust using pigments and fixer (white spirit)
I started weathering the AAVP-7A1 with a pinwash, first I did a dark colored pinwash, after that a sand colored one.
The streaking effect was next, I never did this, and already like it, the effects are endless.
Below you can see some results:
After that I wasnt satisfied yet and wanted to make it look like it is used in the desert for a long time without cleaning.
I applied pigments to the places you would tip when you do a pinwash, after adding them I soaked them with white spirit to fix it and make the pigments spread a little.
This was my first time, but definitely not the last, I really like the result!
Now I wonder if it is wise to spray some matt varnish over it to fix everything and make it safer to grab the model etc, but I heard that makes the pigments disappear.
What are you’re experiences with this? I will test it on a small part of the model, the rear hatch and let you know.
What do you think about it so far?
Feel free to leave questions and tips and feedback
BorisAugust 16, 2015 at 5:57 pm #12251
I finally finished the model! here what I did since the last update:
- Added the suspension and tracks
- Added spilled fuel
- Added spilt lubricant off the MK-19 grenade launcher
- Added the periscopes
- Painted the figures and some stowage
- Created a setup for the diorama / base
The next five pictures show the finished AAVP-7A1 from all angles:
Here you can see the spilled weapon lubricate underneath the MK-19
The spilled fuel is clearly visible
A close-up of the turret
A nice detail shot from the rear of the AAVP-7A1
Ok, the next thing I would like your opinion on. I created a setup for the diorama. some things to know upfront:
- The red hatched areas are supposed to be sand
- The unhatched area is a asphalt crossing of four roads.
- the crossing is blocked from three sides, with Jersey Barriers (yet to build) and Bastion Cages
- The AAVP-7A1 is supposed to provide the checkpoint with supplies for the not seen base behind the not blocked part of the crossing.
What do you guys think about this? any advise or corrections are very welcome!
I am currently waiting on the Jersey Barriers and some supplies, so they are not shown.
check the following pictures and let me hear you about it
After creating a setup I went on with creating the street itself. I used foam for this, and put plaster over it. This way you can create damaged pieces in the street:
Well, that’s it for now! help me by sharing your opinion on the diorama.
thanks for watching!August 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm #12252
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