Jiri Kure – BRDM-2

Kit: BRDM-2    Manufacturer: S-Model, 1/72

Captured by the Doneck rebels from the western Ukrainian forcesModel by Jiri Kure

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About this model

BRDM-2Lovely straight forward kit with crisp details and photo etched fret; one even gets two kits in one box. The only complaint I would have is that the small wheels for crossing trenches are moulded as suspended, which is rarely seen. I opted for lot of sanding to feature them in the retracted position. Apart from that the model is nearly directly out of box, with only lifting eyes added to the turret and some minor modifications  specific to the chosen vehicle.

Inspiration were some photos found on internet from the relatively recent conflict in eastern Ukraine. It depicts an interestingly camouflaged machine captured by the Doneck rebels from the western Ukrainian forces.

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