Saturday, February 27, 2021

Trumpeter 1/72 Russian T-62 BDD Mod.1984 (Mod.1972 modificaiton) **İn box review** (by Erhan Atalay)

Hello dear modeller,

Trumpeter continues make the most of it's T-62 molds by releasing various versions of the T-62. This time they have covered the T-62 BDD (T-62 M) upgrades to their T-62 mod 1972 kit. 

This version of the T-62 came about as a result of the Soviet's experience in Afghanistan. They found the old T-62 was easily damaged and destroyed by weapons such as the RPG-7 and mines. To combat these threats, the armor of the T-62 was upgraded with passive armor arrays on the glacis, the turret cheeks and the forward underbelly extending back to the second road wheel. Steel reinforced mesh side skirts were added for side protection. A Tucha smoke projector cluster was added to the right side of the turret and a laser range finder was placed over the main gun. Internally, the drivers seat was replaced with a suspended one to help mitigate mine blast shocks for the driver. These improvements were also placed on T-55's. Many of these improvements to one degree or another are still in use with T-62's today.


Here is the parts..

Sprue F...

Sprue B...

Sprue C..



Painting guide. Left for Trumpeter 1/72 kit, right for Trumpeter 1/35 kit..

click please the "1/72 scale T-62 Comparison & Trumpeter 1/72 Russian T-62 BDD construction" page:https://miniafv....172-scale-t-62-comparison-trumpeter-172.html

Thursday, February 25, 2021

How to make small scale tree (by Özgür Aydın)


Hello there,

Today Özgür Aydın is telling us about 1/72 scale tree making technique ..

Thanks my friend, 

Erhan ...

1. Bend the electric wire to make the body and branches of the tree. Try to make more thin branches towards upper branches.

2. 2. Cover the bended body and branches with putty, plaster or wood reparing paste. I used reparing paste. Cover the ben

3. Continue to this process until on the wires is covered.

4. As a last layer, make tree texture. To do this, make vertically strokes with your brush to on the not dried paste. Paste the small tree branches with t
ransparent glue to edges of branches of the your tree

5. Paint to the body and branches as you wish but this color should be suitable for a tree. I used a mixture of wood brown and black as base color. For highlight, I drybrushed with a mixture of wood brown and white.

6. Stick the turf to edge of the branch with hair spray. You can use a different glue, also. You can continue to the this process until you have to desired.

7-8. I used the hair spray again to paste little leaves. After the hair spray sprayed the on the branches, I sprinkled the different colored leaves.

9. I sprayed semi-gloss clear to everywhere and finished.

Happy Modelling,
Özgür Aydın

Monday, February 22, 2021

Esci 1/72 M113 A1 Ambulance Version (By Kerem Özkır)



Medical doctor Kerem loves military ambulance models. 

This time he made an ambulance version with an M113.

Thanks mate, well done ..

Friday, February 19, 2021

Hasegawa 1/72 Leopard 2 (by Mümtaz Yıldız)


Hello guys,

We are at Mümtaz's corner in miniafv ..

He is with us today with Hasegawa's antique Leopard 2 kit. A nice model with Nato camouflage interpretation

Well done my friend,


completed model...

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