Richard L: well done on the Boxer. the Camo turned out great. Also the BRDM looks the part. As to color, I'm no expert but seem to recall what I've seen of the NVA armor it tends towards a more green appearance, where this one looks a little grey-ish. But then again, I recently saw a Facebook post about the "true Russian green" and it showed a field of defunct Russian armor in just about every shade of green imaginable.
Pete: Wow!! Superb detailing. Looks fantastic. Like you, I prefer the build, but keep my scratching fairly minimal so far.
Richard S: Great looking Guardian. I don't have any advice on the dull coat as I've been struggling with them myself. For the LAV below, I used Vallejo Matte Varnish, which seemed to work pretty well, but if you get the light just wrong, still has some sheen to it. Not sure if I didn't do a good job or if that's just how it is. Always heard good things about Testors Dull Coat, but hard to get here, so I don't have any direct experience with it.
Well, my turn. After making a right mess out of my gloss coat, I stripped the whole thing back to bare plastic and started over. Still had a bit of a fuss with the gloss coat the second time around, but not nearly as bad.
Here's the repainted vehicle with the decals applied.
And here is the final. I only did a light wash without any weathering. It seems to me the Japanese keep their kit pretty tidy. Tamiya 1/48th JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle.
Overall a fun build and I'm pretty happy with it. I really love the vehicle itself and feel I did a decent enough job.