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Armor/AFV: Modern Armor
Modern armor in general.
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Finnish Army K9FIN "Moukari" - Academy 1/35
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: April 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,023 posts
Armorama: 1,234 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:13 PM UTC
I like Finnish stuff. The balancing act between East & West that they've pulled off over the almost last 80 years would be book worthy ! I'll be riding along on this one Torsten. Have fun and please post many pictures !
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Nevada, United States
Joined: June 17, 2016
KitMaker: 1,124 posts
Armorama: 1,014 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 02:11 PM UTC
Hataka makes a modern Finnish set. Don't know about their red line (air brush) stuff, but I've just started using the blue line (regular brush) WW2 British . Me like. http://hataka-hobby.com/products/modern-finnish-army-afv-paint-set/
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Florida, United States
Joined: October 21, 2013
KitMaker: 751 posts
Armorama: 751 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 12:37 PM UTC
This is pretty much a good kit.Right now I am building the Republic of Korea Marine version as used during the bombardment of Yeonpyeong.Just one tip,pick up one of the great aftermarket barrels.
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: June 12, 2015
KitMaker: 921 posts
Armorama: 919 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:10 AM UTC
Tuned in and wwatching. This is a very interesting subject for me.
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European Union
Joined: August 09, 2009
KitMaker: 1,732 posts
Armorama: 326 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 07:32 AM UTC
Hi guys!
This will be a new field to me in several ways. I usually build WW2 aircraft in 1/48 but started last year to build armor more regular as you can see here and have just finished a MAN 5 to gl for the Logistic Campaign which will be added to that thread soon. Normally I don't do build blogs but with this build I want to. Next new field is, that I build modern German Army (Bundeswehr) or NATO stuff, if I build armor. So this build makes things different in many ways.

Last year I bought the new K9FIN "Moukari" self-propelled howitzer of the Finnish Army. So it's modern but not NATO, well, not officially .... I will build it more or less as it was seen on the National Flag Day Parade in Helsinki in June 2017. Maybe I add some Modellbau Schatton antennas and of course some finnish flags to it. But the rest will be out of box. And I hope some guys of you will accompany me on my way through the build.

First I want to show the kits parts. Here the attractive box art and the contents ....

.... sprue A with parts for the turret ....

.... 2 x sprue C with parts for the wheels ....

.... sprue D with parts for the hull ....

.... sprue B with the turret and the upper and lower hull with sprue E. Haven't figured out what parts are on that one ....

.... a thread to be used as a towing cable (might replace that one), poly cabs for the wheels, vinyl tracks and a small decal sheet ....

.... the instruction plan consists of 2 parts and the painting intruction is in b/w but I have made some notes already as you can see ....

.... on the side of the box there are some useful colour profiles ....

This is the first time that I try splinter camo on a tank. Have done it several times on a plane with no problems. Hope it's the same here ....

For the main painting I will use Vallejo paints and have decided for 71251 NATO Black, 71017 Russian Green and 71095 Pale Green. I hope these paints come close to the real thing. I won't do much weathering on it (if any). First because this vehicle is brandnew and took part in a parade and also because I'm not a fan of weathering. If you find my way of building unorthodox, please remember that I come from Aeroscale and am not yet so familiar with armor.

I have another build on my workbench (a Bf 109 for the Foreign Fighters Campaign on Aeroscale) but I hope to start the build this weekend.

If you have comments or suggestions I would love to hear them.

Happy modelling!