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Bumerang IFV 05 Jan 2020 18:23 #1

So I felt like doing something very different...and this is certainly it!


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So as the modern Russian forces are building, they have selected this to replace the old BTR series of 8-wheeled that have been around since the late 50's/early 60's. Think of this as the US Stryker with the turret. So why this? Cause I threw a SOOPER-CHEEP bid out on a FB auction site..and won!

As stated, the vehcile is a multi-role vehicle, similar in concept to the Stryker:



SO this is my first Panda kit and I have to say, I like it! It is quite similar to the newer Academy kits, right down to the plastic color and instruction printing (Hmmm.......) Detail is VERY good, although some parts of PE Are really tiny & fiddly.


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At any rate, here she sets at about 10-12 hours in (Note that shte upper hull is test fit only in some spots):

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Note that the runnign gear has an amazing amount of detail

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So this is where it sits, will post more when I have more...all the best!
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Bumerang IFV 05 Jan 2020 18:57 #2

Looks involved, good start :popcorn
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Bumerang IFV 05 Jan 2020 22:34 #3

Nice work so far. I've heard that Panda kits are getting better from their early releases.

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Bumerang IFV 06 Jan 2020 07:53 #4

NICE JOB!! :good ...That thing is kind of beast. How is the kit going together?...any easier then your AFV project?
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Bumerang IFV 07 Jan 2020 18:33 #5

Hey thanks guys - I was half-thinking no one would be interested in this at all, it's such a unique subject!

yes, it is actually very well engineered and is going together quite well. It reminds very much of an Academy kit, except that it does have bits of flash and seams that require cleanup. really not a tough build at all though, all things considered.

It is supposed to be stormy here Saturday, so it looks like I'll get more done on it....'till then!
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Bumerang IFV 11 Jan 2020 19:29 #6

OK so here she is at about 90%. Still have some handles and the mirrors and a few other minor things yet to go, but this looks pretty good right now:


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This is actually a neatly engineered little kit! Note how the muzzle & brake of the main gun are hollowed out, as is the coax MG:

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So sorry about these pics not having too much detail, I was pooped after all the work involved with the ATGM missiles and the turret. When I get the other final bits on, I'll get some better detailed pics, right before she goes to paint. Till then!
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Bumerang IFV 11 Jan 2020 21:05 #7

Looks clean, :popcorn
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Bumerang IFV 12 Jan 2020 08:39 #8

Looks good there Bruce, can't wait to see it in a kool camo scheme :good
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