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Egyptian BM21 Grad Launcher

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This kit is the Trumpeter "Russian BM21 Grad Mulitple Rocket Launcher" in 1/35 scale. The Trumpeter kit has quite a detailed exterior and is good to build out of the box without further detailing. The only shortcoming is with the engine supplied with the model, which appears to be too simple and not very accurate, so Hussein added some scratch parts such as the battery and some cables made from soldering wires.

It is almost impossible to find photo references for the Egyptian BM21 Grad so Hussein based his conversion on the current BM21, which is mounted on a new truck the "Sakr 45" and also the Libyan and Iraqi versions of the BM21 which gave him a fair idea how what the Egyptian Grad BM21 would look like.

Hussein has always enjoyed converting figures and vehicles to Egyptian army versions and colors.
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About the Author

About Hussein El Kaissy (helkaissy)
FROM: AL QAHIRAH, EGYPT / لعربية

37 years old Egyptian Engineer, I have started modeling since 2013 and got totally hooked to it. My background as a painter helped me a lot to progress in the hobby. My focus is usually on modern armor and Dioramas mainly in Egypt and the Arab region.


Comments

Nice work.
DEC 14, 2014 - 01:52 PM
The truck looks great. Very good weathering and finish as well. There is an issue with the base though. The tire tracks are going in the opposite direction as the truck. Also, not all the wheels touch the ground, but are floating a bit. If the truck isn't attached, you could turn it around to match the tire track direction.
DEC 14, 2014 - 03:47 PM
Good point HeavyArty, its good that the truck is not actually attached to the base. I will reverse it
DEC 14, 2014 - 04:05 PM
I second HeavyArty: the truck is very convincing. Hussein, when you turn the truck you might add some pigments to base and wheels/lower frame to blend truck and base a bit more together. A figure would add too. But again: the truck is a pearl!
DEC 14, 2014 - 09:46 PM
Very nice. Like the weathering.
DEC 16, 2014 - 10:05 PM
I had to 'torque' my chassis as it was a bit off. Then when I added some AM tires/wheels and I had to sit a heavy weight on top and relaxed the chassis (frame) with a hair dryer repeatedly to get all tires to touch the surface. Now if I can just finish it! Yours looks great Hussein!! Jeff
DEC 16, 2014 - 11:02 PM
Very nice work especially the weathering on the tires. How do you guys get all four wheels to touch down? I had fits with a I.E.D gun truck, I ended up tossing the model for that and other quality issues with the model.
DEC 18, 2014 - 09:41 AM
I corrected the truck placement i reversed the truck position to adjust the track direction and i added sand putty to the base so that each wheel would touch the ground, it was better to modify the base height than to modify the wheels height Here is the photo:
DEC 18, 2014 - 03:07 PM
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Thanks.