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BTR80 in Chechnya
Luftan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC
Hello.
The last build-log I did on Armorama really motivated me during the building process, so I decided to do another one.
This time I am building Trumpeter`s BTR-80 in 1/35 scale.

I havent decided on the diorama/vignette composition, but leaning towards partially destroyed and abandoned BTR after the 1st Chechnya conflict

Here are the major "kits" I`ll be using for this build.



The BTR-80 came with a nice resin figure suited for Chechnya time period. I believe this was a Japan exclusive deal.
Wasn't able to find the corresponding Voyager PE set for the BTR-80, so I am using BTR-80A set instead. They are almost identical except for the turret, so it should be more than usable.



The kit comes with ok interior for the turret and crew compartment. Unfortunately there is no engine included. I decided to scratch build the engine.
This is my first real scratch build, and so far its looking pretty good!
seanmcandrews
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 01:31 AM UTC
Loved the M-48 dio and really looking forward to what you do with this one , this may help with the interior & engine
https://www.scalenews.de/btr-80-teilekatalog-referenzbilder/

Sean
Luftan
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 03:11 AM UTC

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Loved the M-48 dio and really looking forward to what you do with this one , this may help with the interior & engine
https://www.scalenews.de/btr-80-teilekatalog-referenzbilder/

Sean



Thank you Sean!
That web-page has a lot of great information that I was looking for. Unfortunately, I actually finished the interior section of the build already, and am about to close the two hull halves
I can still utilize some information though, like the one illustrating the IR illuminator.

Here is the scratch built KamAZ-7403 engine.
I used some parts from Miniart U-54 engine kit.



After painting

retiredyank
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 03:23 AM UTC
Nice work, on the engine. I will be following along.
gaz_ewart
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 01:37 PM UTC
Glad I stumbled on this build. Your Vietnam one was a brilliant build, lets see how this one goes.
Luftan
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:37 PM UTC
Thanks guys, and welcome aboard Gareth

Some more scratch built interior details on the firewall between the engine/crew compartment. Not many information I could find about this area, so most of them are imaginary.





Only few hatches and doors will be left open. I didnt bother to detail up the parts which will be barely visible after closing the hull halves.
Jacques
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 02:33 AM UTC
Very nice work so far. I am inspired by your paint job on the engine. Something I will try to replicate this weekend.
Luftan
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:58 AM UTC

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Very nice work so far. I am inspired by your paint job on the engine. Something I will try to replicate this weekend.



Thanks man. Hope this helps with your engine painting.



I started by applying a good coat of Creos oxide surfacer.
I also add a slight tone variation using different shades of brown & orange.

After a coat of hairspray, I spray a charcoal black mix I made from Tamiya acrylic range. Then, chip them after 10 minutes of drying time. This step isnt really important, as you can see there`s very little chipping effect visible in the final pic.

Detail paint using Vallejo and Tamiya enamel. Parts made from aluminium are much more resistant to rust, so you should keep those areas clean.
Apply a thick black wash to bring up the details. Add more weathering effects such as oily grime and additional rust streaks.
Jacques
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 09:44 PM UTC
Thank you very much. Yes, that helps me. There is always something new to learn, especially in painting a model. You illustrated it well.
Luftan
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
Thats very true, especially for modeler like me who has been in this hobby for not so long.
I learnt so much from all the build-logs available free in the internet. Some are even better than what I find in model magazine

Some more work on the interior detail. This time working on the various hatches and doors.





Im excited to see how this "ripped" effect on the door will look after painting.

And some profile shot because why not.

karel1974
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 11:01 PM UTC
For you to help -

https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/alexeigalkin74/album/475545/ .

album foto engine - compartment .
Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC
Fantastic build! I'm going to follow this for sure.

Thanks for sharing!
Cristian
Luftan
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 09:32 PM UTC
Thank you!

Unfortunately there is not much I can do for the engine, but the details on the engine maintenance hatch is certainly helpful!
Im wondering how I should add those letters/numbers on the other side of the hatch.


Some paint work on the interior.



Armored76
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 02:20 PM UTC
That's insanely well done!!!

Are you using the hairspray technique for this or something different?
Luftan
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 10:47 PM UTC

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That's insanely well done!!!

Are you using the hairspray technique for this or something different?



Thank you!
Yes, the base chipping was done using hairspray. And another layer of hairspray chipping this time to add more tones to the white surfaces.
Though, I think I would have done fine just using sponge/brush chipping.

I am a strong worshiper of hairspray I use them too much.
Luftan
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 04:34 PM UTC
Everything in place



The overall fit between the lower/upper hull wasn't terrible. There was a little bit of interference due to the scratch built parts of interior, but nothing too serious.
I can finally move on from painting the interior.



Also, some shattered glass effect using real glass
Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, June 02, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
Awesome!!! More, more, more!
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 01:30 AM UTC
Luftan san,

subarashi desu!!

amazing detail, painting and weathering.... hopefully all those details is still visible when completed


i remembered a while ago i scratchbuild the interior of zvevda's btr-70 but regret that i close all the doors and hatched...

keep it up the good spirit
ganbate kudasai

zaidi-desu

Luftan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 06:56 AM UTC
Thank you Christian and Zaidi!

Some detail will be hidden, but I`ll leave one door and a hatch open to reveal the crew compartment. Engine will be visible no problem.

Arigatou

Some minor progress on the chassis.



It now has legs ^^
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
WOW!

Two things though -

1. Wish I kept my broken glass from ipod and
2. how did you do the torn covers on seats? Paper?
Luftan
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Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 04:46 AM UTC

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WOW!

Two things though -

1. Wish I kept my broken glass from ipod and
2. how did you do the torn covers on seats? Paper?



Thank you.
The ripped sheet was done using aluminium foil. It works quite well.

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Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC

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WOW!

Two things though -

1. Wish I kept my broken glass from ipod and
2. how did you do the torn covers on seats? Paper?



The older types of this type of image frames, for the old type of projectors where nothing was digital ....:

contained two thin sheets of glass.
Another source of thin glass is the glass slides used in microscopes to mount the object on. The cover glass is even thinner ....




/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
Thanks guys for the tips on covers and glass!
Luftan
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 06:46 AM UTC
Building phase is finally finished
Frankly, Im getting quite bored of this project. Atleast I can start laying some paint on it.







I have to mask those periscopes first... sigh
ScaleDracula
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 07:15 AM UTC
Don't lose your spirit now, mate. The best is still ahead of you.
You did a fantastic job on that BTR.

Can I ask how you managed to break that glass and then glue it on the model in one piece? It looks terrific.