Here is the kit contents of a 1/35 Trumpeter Stryker NBC RV and my in-box review. I have wanted to make a Stryker for awhile now and there are tons of different kits and variants to choose from(i found one that has box showing it fight a huge mech monster [link]
lol). I decided to get the NBC(nuclear biological chemical) variant because it kind of has a sci fi feel to it. Anyways this one comes in a pretty decent sized box and features some really cool art work. Plus I really got to hand it to trumpeter, they packed this kit right. Everything was wrapped up very nice(some runners even have wrap over individual pieces and sections!) nothing was sliding around or broken upon delivery.
Set of detailed instructions
Insert/diroagram of key features and details
Color painting /decal insert
2 runners of clear parts and painting masks for them
2 sheets of very nice "photo etched "parts
8 rubber tires
Fully molded upper and lower hull
10 runners of parts (insert tells me over 570 parts total)
In Box Review:
As with the other newer trumpeter kits this one is pretty impressive when all laid out. I got mine for about $30.us and I really feel like I got my money's worth! The kit is modeled with some really nice crisp details and little to no flash. The hulls have a nice fit (all be it kind of finicky) and this kit looks to have some incredible details when finished.
There seem to be a few cons with this kit tho. My first complaints are the extra details. This kit doesn't have any kind of interior detail and doesn't come with any figurines, but I can live with that. My last and biggest complaint is the CRAZY instructions. They are all over the place and have tons of parts and sub assembly's per step.
Plus while this will not be an issue for me(i never build in the "right order") the instructions are very very off when it comes to how you should put this one together, with it telling you join the hull hafts as one of the very last steps after all the tiny details are applied.
Anyways this kit looks pretty fantastic and fun. This one is very complicated and complex so ill be spending more time with it. I will have to be carefully about planning and paint seeing how there is just sooooo much crap going on this one. As for paint, i am still not sure. i have a ton of gray(of course! XD) but i am actually leaning towards a medium green to almost match the box. Think in green it will look at home in my Vermont mud. i am gonna get some coffee and start in on this beast, might do some WIP's as i progress.