The AMX-13 is a Frenchlight tank produced from 1953 to 1985. It served with the French Army, as the Char 13t-75 Modèle 51, and was exported to over twenty-five other nations. Named after its initial weight of 13 tonnes, and featuring a tough and reliable chassis, it was fitted with an oscillating turret built by GIAT Industries (now Nexter) with revolver type magazines which were also used on the Austrian SK-105 Kürassier. Including prototypes and export versions there are over a hundred variants including self-propelled gun, anti-aircraft systems, APCs, and ATGM versions. Total production of the AMX-13 family is approximately 7,700 units, around 3,400 of which were exported.
This is a very old kit of “Heller”. Detailing very poor. Tracks were replaced by tracks from UM Hetzer. Handrails were all made of wire. Were also made the ventilation grilles of the engine and the barrel trunk.
The model as always was painted with AMMO acrylic paint, and pigments.
BRDM-2 (armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle – 2) is a further development of the BRDM-1. Serially produced from 1963 to 1989 Arzamas Engineering Works (as well as under license in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia). BRDM-2 has a low sheltered, armor protection against small arms bullets and shrapnel. The main feature of the machine – very high permeability. Besides the main-wheel drive chassis with adjustable pressure in the tires, in the middle of the body, there are special additional retractable wheels, allowing, in particular, to overcome significant ditches, trenches. At present, to some extent used in the intelligence unit of more than 50 countries. In the army has the nickname “Mess”. In the USSR, production is completed in November 1989. Production continues under license in Poland.
It going very simple, like any kit of trumpeter. The only addition is AKMS and handles made with wire of different thicknesses.
Camouflage is made using adhesive pads “patafiks”. The model as always was painted with acrylic paint, and pigments from AMMO “Mig”.
T-90MS “Vladimir” – Russian tank, created on the basis of previous versions: T-90A and T-90S.  The weight of the tank 48 tons, length 9530 mm, width 3780 mm, height 2228 mm. Engine – multifuel diesel V12 B-92S2F2 power 1130l.s., Automatic transmission. The maximum speed on the road 65 km / h on the highway cruising range of 500 km.
It going very simple, like any kit of Modelcollect. Vinyl tracks of good quality.
In this set, there are a couple of not very pleasant moments. I’d love to have a metall barrel. And anti cumulative grating is very thick.
A model is slightly different from the real tank. Exactly the same tank as a model I could not find.
Camouflage of this machine is not standard. Camo is fictional, since the tank is not accepted for service, and I did not want to do the the Indian version. The model as always was painted with acrylic paint, tinted oil paints and MIG pigments.
A detailed step by step about the camouflage painting, can be found in this past post.
This model can be found for your own build in our utility here.
Brand new kit of known Ukrainian company “Armory”. The company is known as a manufacturer of photo-etched and resin kits. This is their first all-plastic kit.
I will not say much about this kit. Photos say more.
Quality casting unfortunately worse than what I expected. From other Ukrainian producers I could compare with a very good kits of “ACE”. Not up to the quality of the models of “Roden.” Plastic has many fin. Looks very messy. Hatches are cast together with the hull and turret. Tracks cast from vinyl poor quality and have burrs.
In the end, I would say that the price set too high but since it’s new and there is no alternative, it is “MUST HAVE”.
On the reverse side of the box, you can see the other new items that will soon come out into the light.
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