Russian BTR-70 APC Early version in 1/72...

...building the Trumpeter kit

Trumpeter have been adding a number of new small scale kits to their range in recent months.  One of them is the Early version of the Russian BTR-70 APC.  Nicely detailed and simple and straightforward to build.  The 8-wheel design has nicely done suspension arms which go together well and make the assemblies neat and simple, while the tyres are moulded in a black vinyl and just slip onto the hubs.  Best to paint the hull and hubs before adding the tyres and fitting the wheels to the suspension units.

 

 If there is one change I would have wished for, then it is that the hatches were not all moulded shut, a bit odd as the box art image show one open on the hull, yet these are actually all moulded shut.  Next steps will be to add detail paint, transfers and weathering....

I bought mine from E- Models who sent the order through very quickly.

Robin

Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Box art
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Parts layout
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Built but wheel hubs not fitted until painted and then tyres fitted
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Built but wheel hubs not fitted until painted and then tyres fitted
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Built and basic paint applied
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Built and basic paint applied
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Built and basic paint applied
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Built and basic paint applied
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Built and basic paint applied
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Details painted and transferred applied
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Details painted and transferred applied
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Details painted and transferred applied
Trumpeter 1/72 Russian BTR-70 Early
Details painted and transferred applied
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