Hello, fellow modelers. In this video, I am going to build a Space Marine Rhino. Not But this one looks similar I want something from the Vietnam war, and this U.S. armored personnel carrier is one of the most iconic from this era. I choose kit from Trumpeter. It has some details in the interior like engine and floor, but I will make hatches closed this time It is not a new simplified kit only with ten parts, but this has 55, and most of them are wheels. For gluing small parts is handy this super thin glue. It is much easier and faster than ordinary adhesive. I am removing residual plastic sprue with a sharp blade, but You can use sandpaper instead because, with a knife, you can easily cut out part of the model. This is how the model looks like without any modifications or accessories. However, you already know my models, so that I will add some of them. This barbed wire is for the 1/48 scale, but I think it will not be a problem. I found some pictures from Vietnam, so all accessories and details are a combination of many vehicles. I will glue the metal to plastic with superglue. Also, I realized that that on transporter was usually some boxes, backpacks, or canisters. will add all of them. I use resin accessories from BlackDog, CMK, T-model, or my resin cast parts, which I have from old models. The vehicle looks like brick. I eliminate that feel using backpacks. and also a few more on the top. I purchased some figures from Italeri. They are a little bit old and made from horrible rubber plastic, so removing mold lines is almost a nightmare. In any case, available was only one set from the Vietnam era. I am grateful, at least for those. Sorry soldier boy, but I need your M16. I think now the model looks more detailed. You can probably paint all the details separately, but I like it when I have all the parts altogether. I unify the whole model with a black primer. The black is better if you have on the model a lot of accessories. If you will forget to paint some parts. It will be less pronounced than gray or white. If you will forget to paint some parts. It will be less pronounced than gray or white. You do not need to prepare color for airbrush whenever you need it. I use for painting acrylic lacquer paints. These new Ak Real Colors are similar to Tamiya acrylic or Mr color H., and also, you can mix them all together. The paint layer is usually very thin and partly transparent if you used a proper thinning ratio so the black base is making the shade a little bit darker. I use a light yellow-green for highlights. The white in green color also works, but you will kill the green shade this way. And do not worry to overdone shading. After washes, varnish, and weathering, the result will be less pronounced. Hopefully So airbrush painting is done, and now I need only for the rest of the details paintbrush and water-based acrylic colors. This time the tracks are made from rubber. You can sometimes struggle with painting or gluing them, so I instead prefer plastic ones. In my point of view, the best tracks have Zvezda. They are from plastic, in one piece, you can easy bend them to needed shape, assembly is straightforward and looks very good. So I guess best for beginners. I am a unifying model with clear varnish before applying decals. The decals are printed on transparent film, so therefore on a clear surface are edges less pronounced. And another layer of clear varnish over decals. I smooth edges around decals with sandpaper. I modified my Proxxon engraver for lower RPM, so I can seamlessly drill small front lights. I am making some details optically more pronounced with brown wash. I used wash from Tamiya, and this type is almost impossible to remove without thinner. I am using a cotton swab moistened in enamel thinner. I will try to paint the rest of weathering only with acrylic colors. So no oil paints, enamel weathering products, or dry pigments this time. on the side of transporter were a lot of scratches from branches. I am spraying concentrated dust around tracks with an airbrush. It is the first layer so that I can use lighter shades. The funny technique is splattering with a highly diluted color. The result is more or less random. The Vietnam earth is reddish. It probably looks like rust, but No, this is Vietnam. The disadvantage of acrylic weathering is that you can not clean results if you find it ugly. But I think it is interesting because the result is dry after a few minutes and nicely stable. Also, water-based acrylic colors do not smell. SO for me and the neighbors, it is a win-win. I painted the figures also only with acrylics. I have some footage from this, but I think I will show you how I painted them in diorama video, where will be more of them, maybe with some Vietcong. I watched document miniseries from Vietnam recently, called the Vietnam War. It was very informative and inspirational. Thus, I could not resist creating a small model and diorama on this topic. We have in our country mostly documents from WW2 but from Vietnam or Corea almost nothing. I do not count the M*A*S*H TV series. So that is all. I hope that model was a inspirational and looking forward to jungle diorama. Thanks for watching and see you next time.