Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Zone Russians (Part 2)

Well not the largest amount painted, but here are the second squad of my Russian cold war Platoon. a few posts ago I was able to show the first squad, and this is the second squad. Similar issues with the figures and similar weapons as well. There is a slight difference in the weapons though as I am painting what was purchased in a single pack of Battle Front Team Yankee Russian Rifle platoon.

Because Team Yankee is based around BMP platoons and not BTR platoons there is 2 PKM in this squad and most likely the next as well.  So I may have to buy BMP -1 or BMP -2's as opposed to BTRs. This may not be a big issue at all as I have yet to settle on the transport that I would choose to start with. You Know me I will eventually get everything! (Well not everything but sufficient Variety to represent different vehicles in different regiments. I do know what I am intending for the opposing forces so I must try and get the forces to balance.

Anyway another picture of the Russian Uniforms that I have tried to replicate and like the first squad  I am happy with the outcome.

I am now cleaning up the third squad and will begin painting that soon. So expect the third squad and platoon command next week. I will try to get some 28mm VBCW figures done as well, IF I can tear myself away from "Minecraft!"

All the best Cheers Clint


20 comments:

  1. Very nice Clint and a lot more that I am managing to get done at the moment!

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    1. Thank you Michael. While the sculpts are nice the casting is not the best so they do take some cleaning up.

      And I am still working out what vehicles to use. It all takes time and I do get sidetracked very ease!

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, as I have now prepped the last squad I realise that there is no sniper. Each soviet platoon has a designated sniper (but no figure with a sniper rifle and too many with RPGs and Light machine guns so I will have to source one from another company! OH well!)

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    1. Cheers Chris. As mentioned above the squad composition was wrong (to many LMGs and RPGs and not a single sniper which makes the platoon WRONG!) However I can and will over come that as a problem but I will need to order some figures probably from QRF Miniatures.

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    2. Have you looked at Eureka?
      http://eurekamin.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=87_150&products_id=12940

      http://eurekamin.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=87_150&products_id=12936

      http://eurekamin.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=87_150&products_id=12937

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    3. Thanks Chris, I have looked at Eureka, Flytrap Khurisan, QRF, Peter Pig, Battlefront (Obviously as that is where these come from)and there was one more but I forget there name at present!

      But I have never had much of a problem with QRF figures (Vehicles are a bit rough though) and I think I will be sending for some QRF soon-ish so that will save shipping from abroad. Afterall no one wants to make the post office wealthy.

      Over all these are nice figures badly cast. and As I want a slightly different unit composition they did offer the best solution for a platoon without having 1/2 a dozen packs of odds left over.

      Overall I am happy with them and will make these work, but it is hard to be completely satisfied, but I am 80-90% Satisfied.

      So no big issues.


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  4. Well done Clint. Good luck finding the figures with the correct arms and poses.
    Cheers
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter. I only really need a sniper and it is mostly because many players LOVE to control a sniper, and many rules sets do make them very dangerous (and rightly so due to the extra training). It will all come together very quickly in the end I am sure.

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    1. Cheers Fran, they are getting there. I hope to get some M113s at the Broadside show... But will probably have to wait a little longer.

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  6. Nice work Clint. Really like the bases as well.

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    1. Thank you Simon, I was once told that the smaller the figure the more important the base!

      (I did them very slightly different than my normal bases but you would need to see 2 side by side to spot the difference!)

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  7. Good to see this project is moving along, Clint. You're certainly tempting me with "Team Yankee"; which probably isn't your intention. but you;re doing it anyway :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon. I will be using "Force on Force" as a set of Rules. As I only want platoon level actions Team Yankee would be better for company level actions I think.

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  8. Nicely done...I don't have Russians other than my 6 mm so keep being tempted to get some😀

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    1. Thanks Matt. I KEEP getting tempted by other peoples blogs and what they are doing.... I really do feel as IF I am about to head off in a tangent at any moment!

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  9. Great work Clint!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you Peter, I have now finished the platoon, so about to start the Americans, unless I get side tracked.

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