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M3A2 Bradley CFV

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Introduction
I think that I started to make this M3A2 Bradley CFV in oct. 2004. I had made the M2A2 Bradley IFV before. As time passed by, I was dissatisfied with it because the model had an incorrect interior and many faults from different quarters. It's why I have been making a new one.

In 2004, I picked out an M2A2 ODS Bradley kit made by TAMIYA as a base kit for rebuilding work into my M3A2 Bradley CFV. As you know, the kit came out in the early 1990s. And there seem to be many parts to mend in comparison with each parts of real vehicle. It was not because the kit was poor quality, but because I just wanted to make it to look like a real vehicle. And as you know, the kit has been one of the best kits to make.

I obtained photo-etched and resin based conversion products for an M2/M3 Bradley on the market beside the Tamiya M2A2 Bradley ODS kit. But I had to scratch build most parts of the model instead of use of the products supplied, Because the products had a lot of differences compared with real vehicle, though the materials had good qualities.
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About the Author

About Kim Hyoung-Min (khm1best)
FROM: SEOUL, KOREA / 대한민국


Comments

This truly is a masterful piece of work. Anyone has a link to the build log? With this level of detail, it is shocking that you do not take the next step and try to market some of these pieces as resin castings.
JAN 11, 2011 - 08:36 AM
Hi, Doc what is gonna be your next full detail build? M1, challenger, leclerc, leopard, merkava or ......the K1!.....Eveytime I look at the build log i have to ....... Just kidding!!! Have to say again, amazing work and proud of you jay
JAN 12, 2011 - 02:42 PM
Hi there, I'm a newbie to the site and have just checked this out having missed the blog! Having attended many shows including Euro et al in recent times, I thought I'd checked out some truly stunning builds - this knocks them all into a cocked hat! Absolutely amazing - jaw-dropping attention to detail and simply masterful execution; As a scratchbuilder I find your use of materials fascinating - the cigarette pack lining for the thermal shrouding is inspired - at last a good excuse to be a smoker! Then to cap it off - not content with producing what I would rate as one of the best scale model BUILDS of recent times it gets a an absolutely top quality paint-job! Truly inspirational, and as Darren says if you check out no other builds this year - this has to be THE one not to be missed In awe............. Dick Francis
JAN 13, 2011 - 01:59 AM
Hi, zokissima. I wish it'll go well like you said but I'm not sure if I can di it well. but I can do my best. Thanks Kim.
JAN 18, 2011 - 07:54 PM
Hi, Jay. My next model will be the MLRS in repairing with tilted cap. Kim.
JAN 18, 2011 - 08:02 PM
Hi, Dick. Nice to meet you and welcome to this web!!! And I really appreciate your concern to my model and blog. I'm very happy to know you. I hope we'll see more of you. Again many thanks. Kim.
JAN 18, 2011 - 08:05 PM
Kim very nice indeed its a shame to have it painted really. Luke Davis
JAN 26, 2011 - 08:21 PM
Hi, Luke. I appreciate your good word. Actually, I love scalemodel and I really want to have the real Bradley. And I know full well that I can't do so. But now I get a vicarious satisfaction out of watching my painted Bradley. Thanks again. Kim.
JAN 27, 2011 - 11:44 AM
The word is often overused, but in this case it fits: amazing. Great job, Kim.
FEB 06, 2011 - 07:40 AM
Another Americanism that is not only overused, but often misused, is "awesome." But that adjective surely applies to this breathtaking accomplishment, as the previous comments by military modelers and aficionados far more experienced than I attest. It's "awe-inspiring," too --- silently posing for each one of us the question: what can you accomplish?
MAY 28, 2012 - 04:04 PM