AAVP-7A1 RAM RS (HobbyBoss 82415) Build Log (Finished)

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  • #12197
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    Boris Kamp
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    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:

    The content (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    The boxart (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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)

    working on the interior (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    This is how far I am at the moment:

    working on the interior (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    working on the interior (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    working on the interior (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    working on the interior (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    working on the interior (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    working on the interior (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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!

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by Profile photo of Boris Kamp Boris Kamp.
    #12198
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    Boris Kamp
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    I did some scratching & priming this week
    On this pic you can see how I added extra detail to the benches:

    improving the benches (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Here you can see the wiring I made

    adding brass wire and improving the benches (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    adding brass wire and improving the benches (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    adding brass wire and improving the benches (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    adding brass wire and improving the benches (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    adding brass wire and improving the benches (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    adding brass wire and improving the benches (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    After priming:

    painted with primer (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted with primer (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted with primer (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted with primer (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted with primer (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted with primer (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted with primer (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted with primer (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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 :p

    #12202
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    Boris Kamp
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    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.

    scratching ropes (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Does anybody know what this is?

    scratched this thing. dont know what it is but saw it on a picture (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    I based it on these pics:

    these are the pictures I used as reference

    these are the pictures I used as reference

    Some luggage that will be added on the inside. Is this the correct type of baggage? recently used? please tell me:

    some baggage (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    set up everything so far for the picture:

    everything setup (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    everything setup (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    everything setup (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Bought some resin figures from Legend. Nice for the diorama:

    Bought some resin figures from Legend (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Bought some resin figures from Legend (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Exterior as good as done:

    Worked on the outside. all finished except the turret (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Worked on the outside. all finished except the turret (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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:
    Hanging:

    I want to showcase it open. but how- 4 options- (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Flipping to the right:

    I want to showcase it open. but how- 4 options- (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Flipping to the left:

    I want to showcase it open. but how- 4 options- (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Flipping from the front:

    I want to showcase it open. but how- 4 options- (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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!

    #12203
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    Boris Kamp
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    @boris-kamp

    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:

    the home improved turret (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Cleaned all the resin, included the MOLLE set!

    Cleaned all the resin! MOLLE bags & figures (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Just after the paint job:

    painted the interior and made the first step with weathering (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    After drybrushing with just one color

    painted the interior and made the first step with weathering (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted the interior and made the first step with weathering (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    painted the interior and made the first step with weathering (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    After drybrushing the whole interior with one color

    painted the interior and made the first step with weathering (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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!

    #12249
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    Boris Kamp
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    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 extinguishers:

     Scratched the metal bandings around the fire extinguishers. Look way better (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    The front of the cockpit:

    Applied a light sand wash (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    I already glued some equipment in place.

    Installed some equipment (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    an overview:

    An overview (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    the cockpit:

    The Cockpit (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Top view, note the cover:

    Another overview (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Upper hull:

    The upperhull (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Yeah ! the camo!

    Applied the three tone NATO camo (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Applied the three tone NATO camo (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Applied the three tone NATO camo (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Applied the three tone NATO camo (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Applied the three tone NATO camo (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Applied the three tone NATO camo (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Applied the three tone NATO camo (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Well… that’s it for now. Hope to get more tips / comments as I did with the last update.

    thanks for watching guys!

    #12250
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    Boris Kamp
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    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:

    The streaking effect first (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    The streaking effect first (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    The streaking effect first (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    The streaking effect first (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

     The streaking effect first (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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!

    Making it dusty with pigments (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Making it dusty with pigments (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Making it dusty with pigments (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Making it dusty with pigments (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Making it dusty with pigments (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Making it dusty with pigments (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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

    Boris

    #12251
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    Boris Kamp
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    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:

    Finished the model itself (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Finished the model itself (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Finished the model itself (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Finished the model itself (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Finished the model itself (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Here you can see the spilled weapon lubricate underneath the MK-19

    Added periscopes and some fluid from the MK19 (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    The spilled fuel is clearly visible

    Added spilled fuel (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    A close-up of the turret

    Detail shot of the turret (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    A nice detail shot from the rear of the AAVP-7A1

    A nice detail shot (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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

    Diorama proposal (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Diorama proposal (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Diorama proposal (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Diorama proposal (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Diorama proposal (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    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:

    Created the base with plaster (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    damaged plaster (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

     Setup before painting (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    closeup (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    damaged plaster to replicate damaged road (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    top view (AAVP-7A1 RAM RS Hob­byBoss 82415)

    Well, that’s it for now! help me by sharing your opinion on the diorama.
    thanks for watching!

    #12252
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    Boris Kamp
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    @boris-kamp

    I created a final showcase page with an overview and final result of my AAVP-7A1 build! please see here: AAVP-7A1 Showcase
    Thanks for watching! Feel free to ask questions or comments!

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