Saturday, November 10, 2012

The last titan of Soviet armor

Another election cycle down and the world keeps a'turnin. I've soldiered on in a few different scales over the past couple weeks, but things have been pretty slow going.

First up is a QRF T-80 Platoon with a mix of B and BV models. These are some of Geoff's nicest offerings and come with a full compliment of bells and whistles. I decided to shirk the fuel tanks, but doll up the turrets with full accessories including the commander's shield. Hit them again with the 1990s 'Fulda' camo scheme and restricted weathering.

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I added a few more troopers to my Iranian forces too. This time around I went for a woodland BDU which came out quite nicely. I really like the contrastit strikes with the tan webbing, similar to the effect found with MARPAT and coyote-colored LBVs and plate carriers, only more extreme. Mixed weapons up a bit more too, adding in a couple MP5s along with the usual AK-74 and MG3 just to keep things spicy.
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The Iranians are nearly done! only three more plebs and 1 and 1/2 weapon teams left I can officially close the door on them. The final tally is 5 7-man squads with full compliments of SAWs, MMGs, RPGs; 4 weapon teams with Dushkas and AT-4s; 3 BMP-2s of various make; 3 T-55s; 3 T-72s; and a Grad. More than enough for any FoF game!

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Finally: a little something different. As with a good portion of the wargaming world I have been bitten by the Horus Heresy bug. Its been a very long time since I've space marined and I was struck by the sheer amount of after market parts available. For this little project I'm going to try and take on the infamous Blood Angels 5th chapter: the fellows who were to become the Flesh Tearers upon the decimation of the legions. He retains the post-heresy color scheme with original BA markings.

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The main problem I find with 28mm is the sheer amount of time it takes to paint each guy, especially when they are as highly detailed as your average grimdarker!

Last but not least: am I alone in utterly hating the new photobucket? No longer can I just easily CnP HTML links; instead I must engage in a relatively convoluted timesink to get them out!