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Old 10-06-2007, 11:22 PM
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Soviet Armored Car BA-10

Hereís what Iíve been playing with for the last few weeks



I was a bit hesitant to even buy this kit after a huge disappointment with Zvezdaís earlier release of the BA-3. That poor thing didnít even last through step #1.
The BA-10 turned out to be a much better (read - easier) model to build. I only had two major problems with this one. First - the front axle had to be moved about 1/4 inch back so that the front wheel would fit inside the wheel well. Second - the front fenders. One turned out to be a bit higher that the other.

Anyway, hereís what I got so far.
Added a lot of rivets (gray color):


Replaced gun barrel with a CMK barrel and added rivets around the turret:


More rivets. Also replaced front and rear tow hooks with shackles:



Repositioned the front axle so that the wheel would not touch the bumper.


Time to spray some primerÖ.

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Old 10-07-2007, 04:30 AM
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Nice

Tom,
Nice work, I have looked at this kit once or twice and then walked away, What wheels are these? Is it an aftermarket set? They look very nice. Looking forward to seeing it in paint.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:47 AM
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Great improvement you did to the model Tom!
Were all those rivets missing or did you removed the originals first? As I don't see any marks in the model I assume they were missing.

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Old 10-07-2007, 12:38 PM
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Very nice. These things are so cool looking.

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Old 10-07-2007, 01:57 PM
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Thank you for your kind comments. Now to answer your questions:

Mic - The wheels are made by Hussar and I got them from Airconnection in Canada. They are very nice and have a lot of details to include rivets on the inside of the rim. I had a small problem with rear wheels but solved it by using small (1/4 inch) circles to create space between the two wheels.

Sorry for the poor picture quality. I hope Santa will bring me a good camera this Christmas

Ruben - There were a few rivets on the model but mostly for the doors and side panels. The only rivets that were replaced were the three big rivets on each side of the gun mantlet. All the other (gray) rivets were added by me using drawings and pictures in Militaria's "Sowieckie Samochody Pancerne" vol. 1 and vol. 2 as a reference.


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looks like you had fun with it.
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:33 PM
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looks nice Tom!
any ideas about camo?
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:35 PM
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It is looking good, but I bet it will be even cooler under some paint!
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looks like you had fun with it.
Actually I did have a lot of fun with this one. At first I didn't even want to look at it because of the terrible experience I had with a few other Zvezda models. I finally bought it just so I can have something to practice "riveting" and a different painting technique with. The more I worked on it, the more fun it was. Of course after all the time I have spend working on rivets I had to get a CMK gun barrel. And next thing know is that I had to get the resin wheels. Thank God that Eduard did not come up with PE set for it yet, or I would have to have that too.

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looks nice Tom!
any ideas about camo?
Nothing special. Just a regular green with a few markings. I have some dry transfres with slogans left from a T-34 I was wotking on. I might use them on this BA-10.

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Old 10-08-2007, 05:33 AM
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boxes on rear fenders?

Very nice BA-10 indeed.

Are the boxes on rear fenders original Russian installations? I have seen similar boxes only on Finnish post-war vehicles but my photo references are very scarce.
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