Sunday, September 8, 2013

Epic Haul! Modern Zvezda 1/100 Vehicles

FINALLY!  After what seemed like forever, the Zvezda "Hot War" stuff has started to arrive in the States.  Good thing I pre-ordered - especially with the Russian stuff!

The entire order is still enroute - but Michigan Toy Soldier did fulfill it partially in the form of
 4 x T-72 Main Battle Tanks, 4 x BTR-80 APCs, and 2 M1A1 Main Battle Tanks.

I will showcase some of the models in some future posts but here is a sneak preview of some of the kits and the T-72 on the sprues:

nice packaging

T-72 Turret w ERA

road wheels and tracks - I am really getting spoiled with the "fast build" kits!

top part of the hull.  very nice kit!  Can't wait to put together and paint this sucker!

So my Soviet tank battalions are taking shape now with 1 T-80 Battalion on the drawing board and 1 T-72 Battalion on the drawing board.  At least now I have the hardwear for both!  It will be interesting to see how my Zvezda M1A1s line up next to my "Johnny Lightning" M1s...I'm not holding my breath.  The smart money says there will be 2 separate Company teams with the M1s from different brands in different outfits.  That's all for now.  I'll showcase some of the other equipment this week.  LOTS of spray painting to be done tomorrow!!!  Huzzah!


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    1. Thanks, Paul. Can't wait to get them painted and on the field.

  2. Good stuff, and here's to good ventilation.

    1. Definitely, Sean. I'll be spraying them up outside and it's mighty windy out today. We'll see what happens.

  3. Nice mate, look forward to seeing these

    1. Thanks, Al, I'm just getting around to painting the T72. Was fun to put together and only took a hair under 8 minutes.