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!