This is a RG-31 Mk3 variant of the US armed forces. The kit is Kinetic, 1/35, and as most Kinetic kits it has its ups and downs (sinkholes, bad wheels made from some weird rubber... just to name a few), but in the end turned out an enjoyable build. I`m setting my sights on the mk5 variant...
I changed the wheels for the lovely DEF wheels, made some electronic ECM/anti IED gear (monitor, SINCGARS unit, DUKE unit), made the DUKE antenna, used Live Resin SINCGARS antenna mounts, replaced the (horribly bad moulded) M2 .50 cal for the Live Resin one and made the mount for it plus holder for the ammo box, added some rucksacks, various brake lines and hydraulic lines, added Tamiya tape seat belts, anti slip coating, Broncos LED flood lights and hydraulic system for opening the roof hatches.
The windows were painted on the inside with clear color, I am not 100% satisfied but hey... they do have the sinkmarks so I couldn't get it perfect. Everything was painted with a mix of Gunze aqueous color, filtered with oils, washed with a OIF brown, some chips added (mostly on the front bumper and the turret), dusted and speckled.
The base is simple as I`m toying with an idea for it, but it will have to wait a bit.
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