Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
April 11, 2013
Image Size
20.1 MB
Resolution
3264×14688
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,880 (3 today)
Favourites
110 (who?)
Comments
78
Downloads
44

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Sep 11, 2012, 10:41:00 AM
Software
PhotoScape
Sensor Size
6mm
×
Stryker Collage by enc86 Stryker Collage 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.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconfuryblue:
Furyblue Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Nice job on that, gonna make a model of one or two of those my self one day.
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
thank you very much!

you should give it a try. this model was very nice and wasn't too bad on the wallet either.
Reply
:iconleave-noone-alive:
Leave-Noone-Alive Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Very impressive level of detail you got here. All the gear and odds and ends, it just looks right. 
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
thank you very much!
Reply
:iconbang-doll-ssi:
Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
More great stuff! I'm not even a big fan of the Stryker, but this is pretty hot. Nice!
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
coming from you that means alot. lol you are like a modeling GOD to me.
anyways the Stryker is a big failure of military design but i really like how it looks. this project was a big challenge for me but i was able really increase my skills throu this build.
Reply
:iconbang-doll-ssi:
Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks! But nah, I'm no modeling god-- otherwise I'd be able to actually get some stuff finished at a faster rate than one model per year (I;m getting slower with age). lol Sorry, I've been away. That damn project has been killing me-- but I should be back more often to check out your work!
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
lol well a god to me, your builds have really helped inspire me to get better. i have studied some of your tanks more than a few times.

anyways cool, i look forward to hearing from ya and seeing more of your future work. ill have to pick your brain at some point, your techniques are very impressive.
Reply
:iconbang-doll-ssi:
Bang-Doll-SSI Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah, well thankee! When I finally put this current stupid project to bed within the next couple weeks, I'll be getting back to tank building with a vignette of a King Tiger in snow. Hopefully, that'll turn out well (crosses fingers).
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
sounds great! and i am sure it will turn out awesome!
Reply
:iconxparament:
xparament Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Filmographer
wow! im scared i just got hooked on another hobby! this looks like great fun
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
it really is a blast! it easy to fall in love with tiny bits of plastic. it can be very relaxing as well.
Reply
:iconxparament:
xparament Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   Filmographer
yeah...looks like my kind of thing! i wish i had the time
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
yea thats the one thing about models, they can take a ton of time. a simple bare bones kit takes me around 20-30 hours, something detailed like this Stryker takes over 80.
Reply
:iconxparament:
xparament Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Filmographer
yeah i imagined it was like that... it would not be fun if it did not take time!
Reply
:icondocholiday1974:
docholiday1974 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
WOW!!!! the detail is amazing..... this is incredible!!!
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
thank you very much. i put alot of time and love into this one(and a ton of parts XD)
Reply
:icondocholiday1974:
docholiday1974 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
it shows man... if you have ever attempted miniatures you understand how much work that is..... incredible
Reply
:icondasmarc:
DasMarc Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible details like every time dude! Love it :D
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
thanks a ton buddy, this one was crazy.
Reply
:iconmaster-ninjabear:
master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Damn.
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
XD
yea this thing was freaking crazy, and i put ALOT of time in. defiantly one of my better works and raised the bar for me.
Reply
:iconmaster-ninjabear:
master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
To you and the others who do the museum-quality, movie studio grade work, I doff my cap to you, sir.
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
i am no where near that level but someday i might
Reply
:iconmaster-ninjabear:
master-ninjabear Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I beg to differ, Grasshopper.
I'll have that pebble back now, please.
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
XD
Reply
:iconadamthung:
AdamThung Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i like the way u layed them out and how did u get the backround so white
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
thanks man, its kinda neat to do these "walk around" photos. get you thinking about different angles.
Reply
:icondmstrecker:
DMStrecker Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great work as always. I keep looking at it and finding new details. That bottle of water is too much, man. Love it.
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
thanks man, i really went for it on this one, and put in alot of work.

yea that water bottle is freaking neat,really is cool as it gives off and instant sense of scale.
Reply
:icondesynchronizer:
DeSynchronizer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Ride in the Stryker you will never DIE...you will never die because theres a force field around the Stryker! ITS A STRYKER FIELD."
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
lol yea its got special powers.
Reply
:iconboias:
Boias Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Awesome vehicle , you are doing great ! :nod:
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks man, it was a really good learning experience, pretty proud of my self XD
Reply
:iconboias:
Boias Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Yes you should be ! Bless you mate !great weekend!
Reply
:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent build! :clap:
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thanks man!
i tried out a few new things on this one, including to scale tie downs for some of the gear.
Reply
:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a great Idea to add the tie-downs.

To often this detail is missing/left out from armor models. In the 'real world' anything and everything is tied down somehow, or it will eventually fall off.

Nice J.O.B... ;-)
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
yea its something you have told me on more than one occasion but i often forget or get lazy. one this one i remembered some spare photo etched ones i never use and i gotta say the effect is quite cool IRL. its something ill have to remember going forward(maybe make them outta card stock next time)
anyways thanks again for both the idea and compliment.
Reply
:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem...

I use to use empty toothpaste tubes, the material they were made of was very malleable and the right thickness. Cut into thin strips, it looked very convincing as tie-downs.
I'm not sure if tooth-past tubes are still made of that same stuff though.
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
ummm i get what your saying, that thin plastic kinda stuff... think i might be able to try that out, good tip. lol yell at me if i forget.
Reply
:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think there now made of plastic, but what I'm talking about was some kind of medal. Don't think there made that way anymore.
Maybe some kinds of ointment tube similar to this... [link]
Empty of course.
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
ahhhhh yes, i know the type. my wife works at a hospital, i am sure she would know.i have a garage full of random stuff too, ill have to be on the look out.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconshay-tank-dragon-41:
Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another recurit joins your US armory XD

Great details lad o.o....your armor is defiently one of my fav's out there :)
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
XD

thanks a ton buddy, glad you like them so much. i am honored to be one of your favs.
Reply
:iconshay-tank-dragon-41:
Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
Reply
:iconkatze316:
katze316 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So much detail! :noes: I especially love the water bottles on top :XD:
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks dude, this thing is pretty loaded up with detail!
Reply
:iconpsykohilly:
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Awesome work :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks man!
Reply
Add a Comment: