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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
thank you very much!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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).
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
sounds great! and i am sure it will turn out awesome!
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