Trumpeter 1/35 Stridsvagn 103B Main Battle Tank
One of Trumpeter’s early offerings was the Swedish S Tank: the Srv 103B. This is my first go at doing a tank in 1/35th, and I elected to choose one of my all time favourites to start my foray into AFV modelling.
It’s a pretty straightforward kit, no dramas with construction of the hull & wheel assemblies. The plastic is a bit too soft for my liking and had a tendency to crumble on the really small parts, so a bit of care had to be exercised.
The tracks are rubbish. My references indicated that the shape of the tracks were a bit inaccurate, which I could live with that, however disaster struck when I tried to un-warp one track length with hot water. The vinyl began to melt & the water wasn’t that hot either! You have been warned.
Mistakes have been hidden as best I possibly can.
This has been built out of box.
Vallejo’s grey primer was used, with some pre-shading on top.
Lifecolor’s Green RLM02 with about 15% Green RLM82 was used for the top coat.
Next came Mig’s excellent Dark Brown enamel wash to highlight the busy surface detail.
Various weathering powders were also used, and the whole lot was sealed with a coat of Future.
For more details on the build checkout the Work In Progress Armour posts in the groups section of this site.
Please feel free to comment, but in the meantime thanks for looking.