Here is my latest green box on tracks: Trumpeter's new 2S3 "Akatsiya" 152mm SPG. I built this kit out-of-the-box; it's my first unmodified model in a long time.
I had been hitting several speed bumps on some other projects, so I opted to build this kit as fast as possible, just to get the "finishing bug" out of my system. My goal was to complete the kit in one week, from shrink-wrapped box to finished product. It wound up taking me eight days. Close enough.
My self-imposed time limit led me to take a handful of shortcuts. I overlooked most of the smaller details, which hurts the overall appearance but kept me focused on speedy completion.
My inspiration for the project came from this photo, which is on page 29 of the F.A.Q 2 book by Mig Jimenez. I loosely imitated the camouflage scheme by masking each layer with Silly Putty.
Now, back to my real projects! Thanks for looking!