Saturday, April 30, 2022

Trumpeter 1/72 Challenger II MBT (Iraq War) by Onur Uz


Hello friends,

Onur Uz  completed a Challenger 2 serving in Iraq. Very nice model, well done Onur.

Onur likes yellow tanks, but we told him that we would like to see models in other colors from now on. Don't worry, He is working on this.

Erhan & miniafv team ..

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Zvezda 1/72 Su-85 Soviet Tank Destroyer (by Cenker Olut)


Hello everyone,

Cenker Olut shares a Zvezda / Soviet SU-85 tank destroyer. 

Nice finish with heavy weathering.. 
Congrats mate…


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Matchbox & Revell 1/76 M-40 G.M.C. (by Şerif Sadık)


Hello dear modeller,

Revell re-boxed  some old and nostalgic Matchbox kits. One of them is this M-40 G.M.C. kit.

Şerif Sadık modeled this kit very well. I liked it very much. I hope you like it too.

Well done Şerif,


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Zvezda 1/72 S-400 Air Defense System (Turkish Army) / By Burak Özdil

Hello dear friends,

Today I am publishing an special modeling project of Burak Özdil. A first in 1/72 scale modeling, the S-400 air defense system of the Turkish Army

The Turkish Army bought the S-400 Air Defense System from Russia in 2021. After this time, modeling an S-400 became more interesting, especially for Turkish modelers.

Our miniafv group is working on 1/72 scale modelling, it's hard to find kits at this scale.

Modelcollect released the first kit for the S-400 in 1/72 scale. (Modelcollect 1/72 Russian S-400 Missile Launcher Early Type **inbox review**)
However, it was impossible to model a Turkish S-400 with this kit. Then we were happy with the kit that Zvezda released. I previously shared the in-box preview of the Zvezda S-400 kit, (Zvezda 1/72 S-400 "Triumf" SA-21 Growler **inbox review )This kit includes the S-400 transporter truck Maz 7910..

But the problem was with the truck carrying the S-400 system. The S-400s that Turkey bought from Russia arrived mounted on the MZKT-7930 truck. (MZKT-7930 Astrolog "Russian: МЗКТ-7930" is a Russian army 8×8 transporter-erector-launcher. designed and developed by the MZKT in Belarus. This vehicle is included in the Zvezda Iskander kit. (Zvezda 1/72 "Iskander-M" SS-26 "Stone’un" Russian Balistic Missile System)

Burak made the S-400 model for the Turkish Army by using the parts of both kits.

Green sprues from Zvezda Iskander kit, for MZKT-7930 truck , gray sprues from  Zvezda S-400 kit..


young modeller Sarp Özdil (Burak's son) is at the painting stage.. 

for S-400..

Babibi model prepared the decals about the Turkish army, thank you..(

completed model...

with SA-22 Greyhound (Pantsyr-S1) from Armory..(http://miniafv...greyhound.html)

Happy modelling, Burak & Erhan...

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