Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shaping up.

Sooooo I've finished building the LAV, at least everything I can do pre painting at least. Those straps holding the fuel cans were quite a challenge, each made of 2 straps and a harness. Got all these little bracket points to attach stuff too, it's pretty neat. Here are some pics.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Here's what's up.

So, here's what I have so far. Still waiting on the etched brass and the milled barrel and on a transfer sheet of US serial codes and other stencils.

I'm thinking of having the LAV driving down a dusty desert road on the side of a mountain, so there will be a cliff above and below the road. The LAV holds 4-6 marines so there's going to be the assumption this LAV is part of a larger column of some sort on patrol in Iraq/Afghanistan.

Project Time.

My newest project arrived in the mail yesterday. It's a Trumpeter 1/35 LAV-25 "Piranha." I also ordered an etched brass detailing kit, a milled aluminum barrel, as well as stowage and US Armor Crew and Infantry. The kit itself also included 4 infantry figures. I'll be incorporating all of this into a diorama of some sort. Stay tuned for future posts with pictures. I'm still waiting on the detailing kit and barrel, but I built all of the infantry figures last night.