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Geir Andersen
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Sweden Strv 103C MBT

September 17, 2019 · in Armor · · 9 · 3.1K

I find this tank fascinating. The low profile and turretless design just appeal to me.
My build might be classified as a ‘What if..’ as most of the models I have seen has the distinct splinter camouflage as used by the Swedish armed forces. I painted mine in a solid color as I feel much of the details of the tank is lost on the camouflage (but then again that is probably the point).

I also added some red color to the locking lugs, but that is more to make things pop.
Again, I probably overdid the chipping, but it is so easy to get carried away when you start chipping. Especially as none of these thanks have ever been used in battle, but then again, what if..

The kit itself is fun and easy to build and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a turret-break.

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9 responses

  1. Always liked the "sleekness" of this tank - nice job on it.

  2. This is real. I saw this on a video from youtube, a top 5 video of someone's favorite 5 tanks from a museum. It actually looks like this, too. Of course, I could be misremembering, but I am pretty sure that is the tank.

  3. Looks very frightening and realistic! Just as it should! Well done!

  4. Looks great! and different. I remember the old Aurora kit from way back.

  5. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice one Geir. The weathering looks very natural and subtle.
    Seems about ready for a diorama.

  6. One of my favorite tanks - built one as a boy (one of the 3 or 4 armor kits I build). This looks fantastic.

  7. Quite a nice job on an unusual AFV. The 103 is one of my favorite oddball armor types. Good to see one of these being made.

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