Bärgningsbandvagn 81, built by Markus Eriksson
It’s now close to 7 years since I went through the military service on an ARV attached to the Mechanized Brigade ”Mek B18”(today P18 on Gotland) Ever since, my ambition have been to build a replica of the vehicle on which I served. Our crew baptized this ARV (810) ”Tracy Lord”, a name very familiar to a bunch of 19-year olds…..On my company (Lärbo) there was another ARV (915) named after the other extreme as ”Virgin”. My ARV was in military vocabulary refereed to as FD1 and the other as FD2.
In 1999 Accurate Armour released their Centurion ARV Mk2, #K82. So, now there was no excuse to postpone this project any further, even though I still had to do a fair amount of scratchbuilding. Reference material for the colour scheme was mainly my memory but also the odd photograph. Another great source for technical data was the users manual of the ”Bgbv81C”.
Material used for the conversions was plasticard, caviar tube, brass/ aluminum/ copper wire and Milliput. Furthermore I plundered kits from Tamiya, Italeri and Academy. PE originates both from Aber and Eduard. The tracks are Fruilmodel. The model was painted using Humbrol Enamels and weathering was finished using Humbrol, oils and pastels. The decals are Archer Fine Transfer. Some marking had to be custom made and I did this using CAD and a laser printer.
All figures are conversions from a number of figure sets, ie Hornet, Warrior, Tamiya and Royal Models with assistance of the trusty Milliput and Caviar tube. I used the same mediums when painting the figures plus some Andrea paints.
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Finally.. by Erik Gustavsson
A box arrived in my mail..
I will do an inbox review on the Voyager and MK1 Design photoetch for the CV90 shortly.
A small build update.. by Sven Young
In case you are interested, here is a small update on my Swedish M3 Scout Car used in the Congo at the link below. My apologies for it being in Swedish. Once the model is complete, I will post an article here on PW in English
The vehicle will be pulling a trailer which is currently in the “weathering workshop”.
Still waiting.. by Erik Gustavsson
My package from Lucky Models have now been out there, alone in the world, for a whole month. I hate this waiting..
He who waits for something good.. by Erik Gustavsson
..always waits for too long.
Some lucky people have already begun receiving their HobbyFan Pbv 302’s. This unlucky b***rd is still waiting for the box to finish it´s journey from Hong Kong to Sweden.
Whenever it arrives, however, you can be sure that it will be reveiwed on this site.
CV9040C is coming this year by Erik Gustavsson
It has been rumored for some time that the CV9040C, the up armoured version of the Strf 9040 that has seen international service in Liberia and currently in Afghanistan was on the way in 1/35.
Apparently Hobby Boss is showing off some cad-renderings at the Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse, as Kjell Svensson is tipsing us about here.
Sven’s next project by Erik Gustavsson
Just wanted to give the heads up on the latest project from the PW author, Sven Young. A tank trailer for his splendid M3 scout car in swedish kongo-service. I hope we’ll see both of them here soon. See the progress on the IPMS Stockholm website.
New site feature – Notices by Erik Gustavsson
Here we can post short newsflashes that we don´t want to display large on the main part of the front page. It can be used to link to interesting finds on the web, small news or comments.
We hope you´ll find them worth looking at.
The Volvo “Valp” in 1/72 by Erik Gustavsson
Jens Lindell of Hobby-Importen is selling a 1/72 resin kit of the Volvo Pltgb 903 also called “Valpen” (The Puppy). See a picture of the kit here.