Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Flytrap Factory: Giving 100% no Fuchs

So edging out into Ultramodern territory with this one, I've done up a Platoon's worth of Flytrap Factory TPZ FUCHs APCs for the Bundeswehr.

Assembled and painted I'd rate these models somewhere in the civinity of a 7-8/10. Good solid sculpting and capturing of the general profile of the vehicle, although I think the proportions are slightly off (the upper hull seems a bit too tall in comparison to the rest of the vehicle) and a bit more detailing would have been nice, as there are some fairly bare panels on display.

Options with the kit were very nice and I was able to build all with the ATGM mount on the middle cupola, as we as attached gun shields to the front. Hopefully in future iterations there may be a RWS option *wink wink nudge nudge*

Decals by Dom, using his modern German military set.

Doomflowers: 2S1 full battery

expanding on the Carnation battery this week, I've added an additional 3 guns. Theres also a PRP Small Fred observation vehicle in the works.

On top of that I also got the first of the Khurasan T-72As done, definitely the best iteration of this particular vehicle currently on the market in 15mm photo K722.jpg photo K723.jpg.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Soviet Speedbump - Late Cold War US Mechanised Platoon

So spent the last few days painting up some US infantry for the 1980s. The platoon is naturally under-strength, hence some of the three-man bases.  Also have replaced the m249s with Pigs, as it feels more quintessential to the period. Wouldn't hold out too much hope for these guys in the face of a T-72 company, but they are a fun little character piece to mix in with the armor-heavy force I've got going at the moment.

The figures are Battlefront and overall are about a 7/10 sculpt wise. There are a number of very odd poses that really need fixing, the worst offender being the prone grenadiers that are actually posed as if leaping forward. Rivet-counter wise I'm not sure why they picked the M16A1 at this point, as I'm fairly certain the A2 was in full circulation by this point. Also the SAW seems a tad too modern for the period. General quality of features such as faces is pretty good, but not up to the standards of Peter Pig or Flytrap. I do like the liberal deployment of AT weapons throughout and hope they will release a future pack with special weapons such as snipers, tripod MGs/ATGMs and Stingers.

and with their rides:

Now for the far more painful task of doing a full Soviet BMP-2 company in Sun Bunnies

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fear the mighty Gavin

Some aluminum deathtraps to cart around some poor unfortunate riflemen in the mid 80s. Standard M113 kit by Battlefront with some weapon modifications based on some historical photos for a bit of flavor. Crew were unfortunately defective but were quickly replaced by BF's excellent customer service, so will have to be added later.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Khurasan Winter Spetsnaz

Some commissioned 15mm winter modern Spetsnaz, painted for an upcoming Khurasan range. Done in a mix of cold weather gear.

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