The BA64 breaks out of its supports cleanly with the usual fine print lines visible on shallow sloping surfaces. These are prominent on close-up inspection but disappear at wargames distances.Detail is good for a wargames model although rudimentary on the tyres. As it is a one-piece model , there is very little sticking together. I used Evo-Stick on the turret¹, and to stick it to the wargames base. Painting consisted of a black spray, a sand spray, then a brushed coat of Tamiya Olive Green. Weathering will be done when it has fought a few battles.
The model scales well, which of course means that it looks a little small compared to other offerings, but this is a recommendation, not a criticism. PSC and FoW are particularly guilty in this respect, with some of their figures approaching 20mm proportions.
Hitherto, Shapeways’ prices have been prohibitive, but this model is excellent value at £2.00 :
https://www.butlersprintedmodels.co.uk/15mm/ww2/soviet/ba64-armoured-car.html The next photo shows that with my wargames standard of weathering, even the smooth-hulled Zvezda BA-10 looks a bit rough close-up in this scale, so I am not anticipating any problems with 3D models.
- The new clear formulation is more like Bostik. I have yet to use it as a true contact adhesive. Usually a dob of glue with the two parts in place is enough, then let it dry .