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Stryker by enc86 Stryker by enc86
The M1135 Stryker is a 8 wheeled armored vehicle produced by General Dynamics Land Systems for the United States Army. This model depicts the Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) variant. The NBCRV provides situational awareness and detection for various battlefield conditions. It's on on-board NBC sensor suite and integrated meteorological system provides real time testing for such threats. Armed with a Protector M151 Remote Weapon Station featuring a .50-cal M2 machine gun and smoke grenade launchers.
It should also be noted that the Stryker is considered to be a failure to many due to its heavy weight (too heavy for a c-130!) large target profile, only light armor protection(very vulnerable to RPG fire)poor off road performance, cost(about US $4.9 million each as of 2012) and various other issues [link]


This is a 1/35 trumpeter Stryker NBCRV, painted in enamels and weathered with art acrylics and pastels. Gear was from the bits box (I know a NBCRV wouldn't have any gear on the outside, but it looked so bare) and some decals were from the spare pile as well.Overall I was quite impressed with the kit, featuring tons of photo etched parts, cool details and nice molding. Little to no flash with only slight injection marks. This was by far the most complex and complicated model I have worked on and was a great value at $30us. The kit did have more than its share of fiddly bits, tiny parts and crazy set of instructions, because of that I had to plan my own the build and right order for sub assembly's. After spending many many hours with this thing I am kind of sad to finish it up. At some point I might make a diorama for it to be featured in but after all the complexly and small parts, I'll be taking a few days off and catching up on some video games.
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aliensspawn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
YOU GOT SOME GREAT MIXED TERRAIN HOW MANY ACRES DO U HAVE!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
thanks! not many right now. we have about 3, but we hope to have more land when we get our new house.
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aliensspawn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Cool 
staying in Vermont ? 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
yup, not even really leaving the area. there are some great schools in my general area so we are looking at a few different towns but all within a 50 mile radius.
right now there is not alot on the market, but we have been saving for awhile, hopefully there will be something this spring.
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aliensspawn Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Good luck man happy hunting ! 
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LouieD0g Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet model and awesome shot. The scale is very convincing!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
thanks a ton!
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Silver-Otter Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome work! 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
thank you!
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foley1310 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey man, did u have to clean the sprue first before assembling and painting?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
not sure what you mean. did i wash the sheets of parts before assembly(to re move any release agents?) i did on this one but honestly i don't do that as much as i should.
or do you mean clean the parts with my knife to remove flash. this one had very very little flash. the only bad thing i can really say about this kit was it had the most complex ,crazy, and intimidating set of directions i have even worked on.
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foley1310 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Originally i asked if i need to clean the sprue with soap and warm water since i read some where that this kits is made out of styrene (sorry man dont know much about this styrene and plastic)

But ur second answer work just fine too, so thx for additional info :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
yea, thats what is recommended, a good soak and rinse with warm and light soap. i do it but not all the time. i had only a few kits that were affected by the release agents. its a good idea to do so, if you have the time and remember to do it.  most of the time its no big deal with styrene kits, as the release agents are usually pretty mild and removed at factory(most of the time).

when working with resin products, its required(stowage kits,figurines ect) the release agents they use to get the resin outta the molds WILL mess with paint and such. those really have to be scrubbed(i use old tooth brush)
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VerdRage Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Excellent work as often. Hey, maybe you will challenge this one: [link] By Talibans it's called "green devil", one of the best vehicles at Afghanistan. ;>
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
ahhhh really cool, i have looked at a few models of those. high on my list to do.
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p40kittyhawk Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks awesome..just make sure no small parts fall off..they would be a bugger to find in that undergrowth!!!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
thanks man, lol god i know! this thing has small parts in spades. when i was building it i lost one of the tiny clear headlight parts on my floor but lucky my wife was awesome and found it for me.
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p40kittyhawk Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol tell me about it, I once lost a machine gun from an Amiot 143 bomber it dropped literally 1 foot away from me ...onto a carpet or should i say modelling black hole .. never found it, out came the stretched sprue
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
lol god i know, 99.9% of the time if the part hits the floor its lost forever. they always seems to freaking bounce behind the desk or in a pile of dog hair or something. then it will be like months latter an ill find the tiny bit. Murphy's law i guess!
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AEisnor Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Shit man, this is awesome I have to agree with Dingo this is probably your best and the way you photographed it makes it look very realistic! Amazing work!
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thank you very much dude. this one was a ton and tons of work, so i was really happy i didn't screw anything up. the photos on this thing were a lot of fun too and some of my best.
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rihosk Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wou!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
XD
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picoletor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
love it, looks like a real one!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
thanks alot man, this one was quite alot of work XD
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Nice :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
thanks buddy, this one got extra love XD
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Awesome :D
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WOODYMUNYEA Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Awesome Detail, Fantastic Realism
You should be doing this for video and movie production.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
thanks! lol their are people that are WAY better at this then me, maybe someday tho, that would be a dream job.
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DasMarc Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome Photo! You used Photoscape I see :DD I'm proud of you hahaha
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
thanks dude!
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Boias Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Yes... This photo gives a realy good prespective ,very realistic , well done mate !
You are doing awesome with the camera !
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you very much, its fun trying to get different shots from the same area, just different angles. this is the same gerneral area i have got most of my photos. hopefully when the eather here is better i can get some location shoots.

and thanks, that means alot. sometimes i dont really get any better at the models but photography has fast becoming a fun passion of mine.
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Boias Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Kits , photos , you are getting better on what you do , that is for shure ! not kidding !
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BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Nicely built. Sure packed a lot of equipment on it.

Those 2 of Spades decals look familar. . .There's probably a USMC Huey Hog flying around out there without markings. :XD:
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks buddy

lol you called it!a very awesome deviant gave me the Huey(half assembled)i haven't got around to using the model but the decal sheet was cool. i miss out on them alot of the time cause armor decals are usually boring.
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Defibulator Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
I like this picture. A friend of mine also built this kit, and it the job that you did looks exactly the same as his. That's weird. Very cool!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks man, lol great minds!
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats is an awesome green XD
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
yea its pretty sweet, i like it alot. even tho its generic military "medium green" it still looks pretty cool and seems to fit in around my property. i plan on doing more modern armor in this color so i can have some matching units.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should ^ it's a nice green :)
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Baryonyx62 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These pictures from outside give the models a really good realistic feeling that bring a lot of atmosphere. :thumbsup:

Model looks very well done and very realistic too.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks dude! i love taking photos outside, its alot of fun to see how i can use my environment.

and thanks, this model was a ton of work, was happy it came out nice.
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demones Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic !!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks buddy!
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think is one of your bests!! looks hyper realist extreme x3 :clap:
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you friend, i think its one of my best builds too. it was quite challenging so i was happy i got it together without messing anything up.
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now is time to create a entire army of strykers! XD
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
XD
that would be a ton of work. ill probably make more at some point but i am not ready to do all that anytime soon.
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