From the Shed: Cold War Russian AFVs.

My friend Simon recently got a new 3d printeer- one of the resin ones. He was playing around with it and did a few 1/76th Russian AFVs that he ultimately didn’t want so he passed them on to me.

The standard of resin printing is fantastic now: the detail is very crisp. I believe all of the files came from M. Bergman on thingiverse.

The BRDM 1 armoured cars, based on the BTR40 but fully enclosed. Mostly unarmed but could have a pintle- mounted machine gun.

The MTLB – a 60s design, mostly used as an atrillery tractor but also issued as an APC in arctic areas. Many are still in service. Many variants are based on this chassis, engineering to atgm carrier…

The BTR70 – a wheeled APC that was an improvement over the BTR60s. Not many made and mostly replaced now by the BTR80.

All vehicles were painted in acrylics, Vallejo Russian Green, and then weathered with various techniques before an all over oil paint wash to get that grimey look.




30 comments on “From the Shed: Cold War Russian AFVs.

  1. Guru PIG says:

    These have come up great Pete. Do you game in 1/76?

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Thanks Guru- I’ve got loads on 20mm/ 1/72nd/ 1/76th stuff as it is where I started, although it has been a while since I’ve got any of it out to game with.



  2. Jeff Groves says:

    Well done, Pete! You’ve captured the variations of the paint tones well. The Soviet / Russian APCs are a deep and confusing rabbit hole.

  3. Oooh, those are really nice, Pete! 🙂 I think it really needs a resin printer to do those angular hull shapes justice!

  4. patmcf says:

    Bugger me mate!! I was wondering why I wasn’t getting any of your posts!! Well I must have improved my skills as I was able to look it up and some how I had lost you!! Anyway I’m back mate and will check out what I have missed! Apologies Pete, I will try to do better from now on!!

  5. patmcf says:

    I was too busy grovelling mate to say that these are neat little vehicles you have there mate!

  6. Niiiice. Now where do I find myself a friend who has a 3D printer and gives things away for free???

  7. Faust says:

    Those are some nice looking armored vehicles, Pete! Resin printing sure is nice. I especially like how it cuts down the miniature assembly time! 😀

  8. The mud / dirt affect you have going on around the wheels of the cars is great Pete!

  9. borderguy190 says:

    Nice prints! Its winter here and my basement is quite cold, so no resin printing for me. I’m thinking he has a 4k or 8k printer, as those are very, very nice.

  10. Look great. 3D printing is a wonder.

  11. Those look great mate, they have painted up really nicely. Strangely I have a mate called Simon who recently got a 3D printer too, we aren’t talking about the same person are we? 😁

    Cheers Roger.

  12. Really nice Pete, I remember these potential targets!

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