Friends, hello everyone !!!
I present to your attention a well-known set from Zvezda BTR-80. I have already done several approaches when working with this set, since 2012. The funny thing is that I wanted to burn it all the time, just like now, once again. Only now I have two wonderful sets of Microdesign photo-etching in my arsenal.
Now for the etching kits ... This job is not for beginners. Especially when docking the rear stern, because the base set tends to bend in shape. Some points of the initial etching materials, as, however, have long been so, are not always clear, so arm the soldiers with photographs of real BTR-80. I used the rolls of Dmitry Derevyankin, as always wonderful and very understandable reviews https://www.dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=3506, https://www.dishmodels.ru/wshow.htm?p=3102. This will greatly help with assembly and soldering. I consider some details to be superfluous, and one could easily do without them, but this is a purely individual matter, but, for example, there are not enough elementary loops. It doesn’t scare me, but it doesn’t pleasantly scratch at the individual requests of the consumer. But again, the sets are very good!
The work is done in my style and belongs to the period of the 90s in Tajikistan, a mine explosion. But at the same time, the model does not have a specific prototype, so for reasons, so to speak. You can define this model for almost any period, including the closest modernity of hostilities.
I used the KAMAZ engine from the ICM set. It was given to me in a friendly way by my good friend and modeler Sergey Busurin!
When modeling, I used Microdesign photo-etching, brass, wires and tubes of various diameters. Color TAMIYA, pigments WILDER. AK tinting.