This Strf 90 (CV 90) is scratch built using mainly plasticard. The running gear is taken from a Revell M2A2 Bradley. References used for this project was my own and Thord Wedmans extensive library of photographs, Users manual for Strf 9040A and B and the SPHF drawing of the Strf 90 (Order it yourself here 😀 ).
The model was painted using the real army issue colours, then heavily weathered using mainly humbrol colours.
The model was built in 2002-2003
Some of our finished workMore from this category
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.
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Great job. I love the amount of detail, like the “BT-system”. I used to be a gunner on the Anti-Aircraft version (LVKV90) and its great to se this vechile represented.
apparently a small-time manafacturer was making a kit. Any news about it on an Idea where I could get one? Nice model by the way Erik, I like it so much that I have brought the drawings myself, I think I will have a go at making one.
Thanks for representing the vehicle in 1/72 scale!
Oh, have you checked out Ingvar Sylegard’s model, it appeared in issue 26 of AFV modeller magazine. It is the C variant in 1/35th scale, It looks good!
I have in fact checked out Ingvars Strf 9040C on several occations. I had the pleasure of seeing it before it was completed even, as well as afterwards. It sire does look good, even better in real life. Ingvar gives a lot of attention to details on his models, and it is often very rewarding to give them a very close look.
I know that the well known armour historian Kjell Svensson has made the Strf 9040 in 1/72 (or 1/76) in resin, but he does very little production, so the easiest way of obtaining a Kjell Svensson kit is to participate in the swedish modelling competition C4 Open in Malmö, hoping to win the SPHF prize for best swedish armoured vehicle. That was the way I obtained my resin Strf 9040 that I am not at all willing to part from.
Beware that the drawings portray a Strf 9040, which means that it’s a version that predates the A, B and C versions. The “no letter” versions were upgraded to A, which externally mean that they no longer carry the Lyran illumination mortars on the turret roof, and that they got an externally mounted dampening cylinder on the turret front armour.
Hi, anyone can help me? I try to contact Ingvar but i can’t find a address.
I can take a message for you if you like.