1/35 Trumpeter T-80BV, Part 4

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | PART 4 In Part 3, I took the airbrush to the T-80BV for its distinctive camoflage. Now it’s time to cover off on markings, weathering, and final touches.

1/35 Trumpeter T-80BV, Part 3

Welcome to the Main Event The T-80BV has been a slog of a build up to this point. Not a bad kit, by any means. Far from it, in fact. But still, the complexity and the high parts count make it rather…involving. Now, the building is (mostly) done, and it’s time for the fun. When…

1/35 Trumpeter T-80BV, Part 2

The T-80BV build continues. In Part 1, I tackled the tracks and running gear. This time around, it’s all about plowing through construction to get to the part I really enjoy – painting and weathering. If you want the TL;DR version – this kit is a slog. It has a ton of parts, many of…

1/35 Trumpeter T-80BV , Part 1

  Back in December, I pulled Tamiya’s Challenger 1 from the stash on a whim. Modern armor isn’t exactly my thing, but building the Chally has certainly piqued my interest to a certain degree. So I’ve decided to keep the modern thing going with Trumpeter’s new 1/35 T-80BV kit. And, because the kit only includes…