Thursday, 17 July 2014

Camoflage Bases! How dare you!

 Well the bases I was waiting for have arrived very swiftly. Thank you Warbases. for yet more excellent service. So I have been able to crack on with some more 1/300th scale Russian cold war stuff. But I still had 20mm by 20mm,  2mm thick MDF bases so I decided to start with some of the smaller stuff.  First up we have 2 divisional close Recce Platoons. There are 3 of the BRMD2 Armoured cars in each platoon each armed with a 14.5mm machinegun as well as a 7.62mm machinegun. Click the link to take you to the Wiki page. (LINK) . Nice vehicles not only capable of 100KM/H top speed on Roads) That's 62mph for us oldies still stuck in the old, non metric, age, but also amphibious. And if you have the money you can even buy a real one for around £7000. Prices vary as all will be second hand and "slightly used" from different governments. And being equipped for NBC operations you might consider it a zombie apocalypse vehicle. Although getting spare parts in the UK after an apocalypse might be tricky.


Continuing the theme here are also single section of regimental anti tank vehicles. While these have a similar performance and capabilities as the armoured cars they are equipped with wire guided anti-tank missiles (Sagger C). Perhaps less use in a zombie apocalypse unless your zombies drive tanks.

My painting table is now abso-pheckin-lutley crammed with stuff now so no idea what will be finished next.  I have 6mms, 10mm 20mm and 28mm stuff all started at this point so I look forward to clearing a little space and getting things finished.

So unlit next time (Sunday) take care have fun and enjoy the sun or rain as appropriate.

All the best Clint

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    1. Glad you like it sir. There's a bit more to come. Thank you Michael

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    1. Thank you Loki. It is only looking at them now that I realise I have left a colour out.... Doh!

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  3. Very nice Clint! Inspiring me to crack on with my 1/600th russkies

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    1. Thanks Colin. I have been inspired by others and it's very flattering that I may have in turn inspired you.

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  4. Lovely paint dude. At seven thousand, they are cheaper than a lot of family cars. A must have for the apocalypse.

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    1. That was my thought exactly. But you can pick up some of the British armoured cars, like the Ferret, for cheaper ad spare parts would be easier to get as well.

      Thank you Bob.

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  5. Nice work old boy, I hear they were just as fast going backwards!

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    1. I believe you are right. But that is nothing strange in recce vehicles.

      Thank you Fran.

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  6. Those cammo bases are superb. I've not seen anyone else do that.

    I've got my little witch on the painting table now. Primed her last night and have picked out a palette. I

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    1. I shall look forward to what you may do with her!
      Thank you Anne.

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  7. Excellent work mate. Love the look of these.

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    1. Thank you Simon. Despite the heat I have done my first company of BMDs now as well. Currently working on my ASU 85s.

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  8. Spot on camo and great basing again Clint, quite a substantial force building up there now.

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    1. Thank you Joe. The Joy of 6mm is that you can get a lot done quite quickly. The other joy is that you can put a lot on the table.

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    1. Thank you Ptr. And welcome to my blog.

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  10. I'm enjoying your cold war stuff I'm only sorry you haven't done any 20mm ones so you could have a Cold War Zombie Apocalypse. So have you bought your BMDR2 yet?

    Sorry I just realized I wasn't official a follower that's sorted now.

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    1. Thank you Robert, I don't like the term "follower" so I consider you all to be members whether you are listed as an official one or not. But I do always appreciate comments.

      As I have not won the lottery I have not purchased a BRMD2 just yet. But it is tempting!

      You never know there may well be a 20mm cold war zombie apocalypse. Now that you have put the idea in my head. Zombies are so right for cross over ideas. Vietnam Zombie Apocolypse.... "Pass me a beer I Gotta frag those Zooks man."

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