Thursday, 27 November 2014

BTR-70 with SA-9 - part 1

They say some people never learn.  So it was that despite the chastening experience of the Kitech Marder kit I threw caution to the wind and bought the same firm's 1/48 scale BTR-70.  I was drawn to this by the fact that it has the SA-9 turret - a variant of the BTR of which I hadn't previously been aware.
As it happens, with both the SA-9 and 'normal' 14.5mm MG turrets mounted, it looks to my eyes at least, rather too 'busy'.  Which is why the smaller turret now languishes in the spares box and will no doubt appear on a future dodgy bodge.
The good news - most of the major parts fit together fairly well.
The bad news - apart from the sodding wheels.  All eight of them.

The kit includes loads of fiddly detail parts which you will no be surprised to hear that I've discarded most of them.  This has been hanging about of the modelling table for several weeks now, having been sidelined by another acquisition - of which more news later.  I'll take more photos wen I get it finished.


Russell Phillips said...

That looks like a very interesting vehicle. What have you fitted in place of the machine gun turret?

Tim Gow said...

Russell Phillips
A fake hatch -I've just plated over the hole.

Russell Phillips said...

Tim, what I meant was, is it from another kit, or something you've made from bits of plasticard?

Tim Gow said...

Russell Phillips
Got you. Just bits of scrap.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

The scale creep is frightening me, you must have a shed full of this stuff at the bottom of your garden ;)

Needless to say I am still very impressed ;)

Paul Foster said...

Its looking okay to me.

Are you a agent for Kitec now Tim?

Tim Gow said...

It rather frightens me too. But I can assure readers that the garden shed contains no toys.

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
My enthusiasm for Kitech products remains at a fairly low level!

Sean said...

Nice progress on the LCW project. I really like how your forces come together.

Tim Gow said...

I think 'slowly and from many random and ill matched elements' about sums it up.