|BTR-80A (left) and T-90 MBT (right) from Imprint Models|
|BTR-80A pieces prior to assembly|
|T-90 bits prior to assembly|
|Helpful arrow sculpted into model so morons like me don't put this piece of the BTR-80 on backwards...|
The BTR-80A is a variant with a turret featuring a 30mm cannon, capable of elevating to engage helicopters, or enemy in buildings/high ground.
|BTR-80, with MG and smoke launchers on the turret|
|BTR-80A, with 30mm cannon in the turret|
|BTR-80A from the side - the 30mm turret has a near-futre vibe for sure...|
|T-90 turret right out of the bag - very little flash to deal with - great sculpt and great casting|
|An assembled T-90 from Imprint Models|
|T-90 MBTs ready for the priming booth (a.k.a. the garage)|
Despite this minor criticism, these are beautiful models overall. The BTR-80 is gorgeous, with top-notch casting quality and very little flash. They are very easy to assemble, practically idiot-proof (see the picture above, where a direction arrow is sculpted on). Since I am an idiot when it comes to putting vehicles together, this is a very, very good thing.
|BTR-80 platoon - ready for the priming booth|
I am not sure what paint scheme I am going to attempt on these vehicles - particularly the T-90s. I may need to attempt (shudder) an airbrush pattern. But the next time the Chemical Commies hit the table, they will arrive in style, and backed by the latest in Russian MBT goodness. I'll be back with the painted versions for show on the blog in a little while. Now - back to painting 15mm Golan Heights...