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Building AMX 10 RCR
vab75007
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Paris, France
Joined: January 13, 2014
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 08:13 PM UTC
I didn't resist very long to start building this new kit. Globally the quality is very good and details are nicely done. Each sprue is well packed under blister and documentation is clear.

So here are the first steps of my building. All parts come very well together and at the end we can build the kit rather quickly, much more quickly than I thought. Photoeched parts are great and give real added value.


Let's show you the first pics.





For this specific part, do not forget to keep the 2 small pieces inside the big one as they will be used in the last steps. Don't worry all is well specified in the documentation.









So after less than 2 hours without going very fast all the hull and running gears are done.
Just to let you know the wheels can run ;-)



vab75007
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 03:33 PM UTC
So I continue with the turret.
Everything is built very smoothly without any difficulty. Another very good point for this new company.

Photoetched parts which can be always difficult for newbies can be assembled there very easily using plastic parts as Meng do to be sure to form the right shape. Very efficient.








Hisham
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Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
Joined: July 23, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 03:41 PM UTC
The kit looks very nice.. and it certainly is a plus (at least for me) that the parts fit well and go together very easily.. Looks like this and the VBL will be fun kits to build

Hisham
Dimitar
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 08, 2011
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 03:42 PM UTC
Doesn't this thing have anti-slip on the upper surfaces?
Raliman
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Portugal
Joined: June 15, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 04:14 PM UTC
Looking good and fast.
pilote14
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Pas-de-Calais, France
Joined: November 01, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 01:10 PM UTC
Good jobb man !
i'm waiting mine and his brother from Tiger : the VBL !
mvaiano
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Joined: January 24, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 03:45 PM UTC
Looks great!

I'll buy one.

Cheers!

Marco
bison126
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Correze, France
Joined: June 10, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 04:22 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Doesn't this thing have anti-slip on the upper surfaces?



Yes it has anti-slip coating. Have a look at my site to see where it is applied.
Prime Portal should be of some help too.

Olivier
cagkancakir
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Ankara, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: April 28, 2011
KitMaker: 434 posts
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 09:36 PM UTC
I am wondering about accuracy of the kit decals, are they correct for Afghanistan or Mali?

CagkanC
vab75007
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Paris, France
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 03:04 PM UTC
So let's follow with painting session.
Unfortunately my airbrush is dead so I had to paint everything by hand...

First step is green coat. I should have done a primer coat as the plastic kit is quite greasy.
I had to do nearly 3 layers of green





Then I did the brown still by hand




And finishing with the black. The result is quite acceptable and should be better with matt varnish and washes.



Karl187
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: October 04, 2006
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 03:06 PM UTC
This is coming along really nicely- fantastic brush painting work on the camo scheme!
Hisham
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Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
Joined: July 23, 2004
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 03:42 PM UTC
Very nice job with the painting.. looking forward to seeing it after the washes

Hisham
vab75007
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 05:06 PM UTC
another pic from outdoor
terminators
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France
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 09:52 AM UTC
Very nice built, the model looks very fine in the details.

Nice camouflage
grunt136mike
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:46 AM UTC
Hi VAB;

LOOKS GREAT, CANT WAIT TO SEE IT FINISHED !


CHEERS; MIKE.
vab75007
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Paris, France
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 03:17 PM UTC
New set of pics of my AMX 10RCR : wheels added, decals on and a few small painting details




One shot from outside
mshackleton
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: December 16, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 03:20 PM UTC
Is there any option to position the suspension? This thing cn raise and lower itself as well as tilt backwards or forwards.

It looks very nice by the way:-)
vab75007
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 07:25 PM UTC
No option documented for the suspension but with the way the parts of the kit are done I guess it can be done
bat-213
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Canada
Joined: December 30, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:42 AM UTC
great build .very nice work on the paint .