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.