Monday, April 30, 2012

Renovating downtown Tehran: The Story thus far

As part of a local club challenge I've been participating in monthly quotas for my painting schedule, this month I completed 4 fire teams 1 vehicle and 1 building. Here's the final takings, a gamecraft foamboard building with the last US fireteam -


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These guys are pretty state of the art - packing a MK 48 and an SR25 in with their regular arsenal.

I also thought you guys might like a look at the overall project thus far, seems kinda small :)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I wanna be in the infantry sir

a little update slugging through more infantry. Finished another couple Iranian military fireteams, mixed in some woodland camo to spice things up, quite happy with the result.

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specialists and heavies

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group shot

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and a US army fireteam with a Charly GG.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Badass Russian Deathmachine

Some times things just all go right.

I finished up the Russian T-72BM today. I was always a little worried about this project, perhaps because I don't normally use a palette quite so white, but ultimately I am extremely pleased with the end result. I got to try out MIG's new earth wash, which really does a nice subtle job of weathering the grit and wear on this beast. Shaun at SandS was nice enough to send me some of his Mastiff bar armor, which I promptly chopped up to fit the read portion of the side hull. The crewman was a modified US tank crew guy that I found on ebay.

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The idea is that he is part of a new VDV 'heavy' regiment (hence the blue beret) that has come about from the downsizing of the Russian army. I'll be using BTR-T's as this army's transports. I figure since the Russian mil is getting rid of a lot of its older tanks it might retrofit these into actual APC's, Israel style.

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I really like the dynamic established between them, as if the commander is trying to point out an obscure target while the gunner looks on intently.

I also used a couple more crew figures to give the Iranian T-72B a bit more character