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tbeard199919 Nov 2015 7:29 p.m. PST

At my website, I've posted a tutorial on speed painting 3 QRF BMP-2s. 3 models in one hour.



More pictures and a step by step tutorial at the site


Mako1119 Nov 2015 10:29 p.m. PST

Looks great, though that third one appears to have shrunk a bit.

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2015 12:15 a.m. PST

Beware:speed painting can shrink models…

Armiesarmy20 Nov 2015 2:26 a.m. PST

nice work

GeoffQRF20 Nov 2015 3:51 a.m. PST

Really nice job, especially in the time (and including pretty effective stripping!)

The BMP-2 cannon normally appears to be flat black


willlucv20 Nov 2015 4:25 a.m. PST

They look super. Nice looking model too. We really do live in a golden age of talented sculptors.

tbeard199920 Nov 2015 6:05 a.m. PST

The gun barrels are gunmetal colored for the simple reason that I thought it would look good. As the article states, the camouflage scheme is the one I use for my imagi-nation, the Kingdom of Austral (though it is based on an actual Russian camouflage scheme). And, as Geoff's photo shows, some BMP-2 have black or gunmetal cannon. For the model, I chose to exaggerate the metallic effect by using a mix of silver and gunmetal. My painting techniques routinely exaggerate colors, shadowing and highlighting. As I say in my blog, I'm a gamer not a modeler.

Oh, and the bottom photo in the original post shows a QRF 15mm model with a GHQ 1/285 scale model BMP-1.

The stripping process (the models were 14 year old models originally painted in 2001) did turn out surprisingly well:

From this


To this


To this


As stated, I used Purple Power to strip the models.

Navy Fower Wun Seven20 Nov 2015 3:45 p.m. PST

Loevly model beautifully painted!

(That scheme reminds me of the Kuwaiti defence forces (later model 3 shown below):


CPT Shanks22 Apr 2016 4:10 p.m. PST

Nice. Thanks for the tutorial as I am about to tackle US and Warsaw Pact for Cold War what if?

per ardua15 Sep 2016 1:30 p.m. PST

That's not a Kuwaiti BMP 3 it's a UAE. ( I've served in Kuwaiti BMP 2s, )

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