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Jason Vukovich
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1/35th M973 SUSV (Small Unit Support Vehicle)

Living in Alaska, I guess the snow kind of gets in your blood. People own lots of toys for snow fun up here including the US Army. So when I found 's resin/white metal/photo-etch I ordered it right away from David J Parkins's Store. And when came out with their 1/35th BV-205S, I ordered two of their kits-one to build, one as a parts donor. I'll admit, I did not look forward to building Firing Line's photo-etch tracks (the kit sat on my shelf for a couple years as a result) so I shortened Takom's rubber-bands and made it work. I haven't really seen this kit built so while my rendition isn't perfect I think it looks the part. I couldn't resist adding Mantis's moose to set the scene either. This is my first post here as well, having lurked on the site for a while enjoying everyone else's stuff-all I can say is "wow"! There are some really talented modelers here that inspire me.

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12 responses

  1. Good-lookin' build, Jason...and a fine choice for your first post. Bullwinkle's a nice touch, too. 🙂

  2. Great to see a Hägglunds in a winter setting. Looks like you did a good job. The skis and poles should be tied up so they don´t fall off as the driving can be pretty tough in rough terrain. Hägglunds BV 206 is something we use at the Arsenalen armour museum to take visitors around for a spin so I know what terrain they can take.

    • Yep, should have tied them down-originally this was a more static build with the doors & hatches open but after gluing down the skis/poles I changed course. Next time!

  3. Jason, what a brilliant entry into the brotherhood. This is marvellous on several levels; the subject, the setting, the moose (wait, the MOOSE?.. has ANYONE ever made a dio with a moose?).

    Excellent work, and if this is an indication of your work to come, then not only are you in the right place, but I’m looking forward to more.

    ‘Liked’ - a lot!

  4. great looking vehicle...love the way you got around your problems...excellent as mr burns would say

  5. Nice build and good idea!

  6. Looks great! I too enjoyed the moose, and welcome aboard.

  7. Looks great, and unusual. What did you use for the snow?

    • The base is white gesso with Woodland Scenics snow sprinkled on while still wet. On the SUSV, I used the same Woodland Scenic snow but mixed it with PVA/white glue making it into a paste.

  8. Congrats on a lovely build.

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