academy 1/35 warrior Iraq 2003

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  1. col68

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    Hi guys this will be next kit. It looks like a nice straight forward build the only real problem is with some of the vision blocks. For some reason academy have decided to machine their moulds so that every port has ejection marks on the glass part.
    On the plus side they have included loads of stowage items. There are even two reasonable sa80s.
     

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    this looks nice
     
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    That looks a very nice model and something a little bit different.

    Shame about the vision blocks but sure you will overcome that slight issue.

    Hope you get some enjoyment building this one.
     
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    Apart from the vision blocks Colin it is a nice kit mate. Built the same one way back and enjoyed it.

    Have fun, John
     
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    Here's a few pictures of the warrior. Not very impressesed with it there's ejection marks all over the vision blocks. Nearly every large part is warped and I have used more filler on this than I have used on my last 10 builds and the instructions are useless.
     

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    Anyway looks an excellent start!
    Keep the good work coming ;)
     
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    Nice start Colin. :)
     
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    It looks a nice kit Colin, and a nice start
     
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    Does build into a nice model, didnt have any warpage :( on my copy :)

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    Got the turret built last night no issues what so ever. It amazes me how a kit can be so bad in places and brilliant in others.
    I added some mounting brackets for the cable reels and drilled the antenna mounts out and added antennas from brass rod.
     

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    Moving along very nicely Colin.
     
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    Looking the business!:cool:
     
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    Hi all
    Finally got the base colours down and a few details painted ready to seal and a wash.
     

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    Quick update managed to get a wash onto the warrior looks a bit dark at the minute. I will add a lighter wash after I get the decals on.
     

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    That's looking great Colin, really like the detail on the rear end.
     
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