August 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm #12074
The past two days I have been busy reviewing and building the GAZ-2330 Tiger armored car by Meng Model. for the review, please see this link: GAZ-2330 Tigr Review
I followed the instruction sequence and started with the chassis frame and body:
The build of the frame was very easy and after some cleaning of the mold lines you have a very nice framework!
I continued with the floor deck of the interior, the seats, dashboard and ammo rack:
A detail of the dashboard:
After that I proceeded to the hull part, first thing you need to do with it is applying the large and beautifully fitting decals! I sprayed the hull in Vallejo russian green first, after a gloss coat the decals were applied and fitted perfectly!
In the following pictures I already glued the loose interior pieces in place as well, like the ammo boxes and the black tubes
Next up are three shots from beneath. Everything on the interior is finished and ready for weathering!
Finally two shots from the exterior, note the PE (already grey because of primer) front grill
I hope you guys liked it! if you have any questions, let me know!
Thanks for watching!August 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm #12075
In this update on the GAZ-2330 Tiger I will show you the paintjob on the exterior.
After finishing the interior, I glued the chassis with the interior on it to the upper hull. The GAZ was ready for the paintjob!
After masking some windows etc, I applied the color “Russian Green” by Vallejo:
That were the pictures of the base coat on the Tiger!
While airbrushing, I painted a lot of other stuff as well:
- some rope
Next up was applying the other two colors to create the three tone camouflage pattern! I figured the best way to do this was by had (brush)
I used the colors described in the manual, and after some struggling finally managed to complete the hard edge pattern.
Painting the details, unmasking and applying decals was next up and is shown in this update as well:
Here you can see the doors:
Thats it for now!
In the next update I’ll show some weathering and attaching the last pieces to the GAZ Tiger such as antenna’s, wheels, tools etc.
I hope you liked it!August 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm #12077
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