Posts Tagged ‘Russian’

I have been adding to my Russian armour as of late

with these two heavy beauties from Battlefront and

a couple of light weights from Zvezda.

What strikes me about the IS2 and ISU 152 is

their shear size, its intimidating. Saying that

having an IS2 and a ISU 152 hiding in some woods

as back up brings a smile to my face and worries the

hell out of the opposition.

I added the two BT5`s as an after thought and intend

to use them as spotters(cannon fodder).
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Just in case my wave of T-26`s comes unstuck I have

added an Su-76 to cover the retreat.

This little model by Battlefront was a joy to make and

paint due to high detail found on metal models. I also find

it much easier to achieve better detail when only painting

one model as opposed to a mass batch.

Enjoy:

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I`m now tempted to build something big enough to

stop a Tiger 🙂

15mm Russian T-26`s

Posted: January 19, 2014 in 15mm, Russian, WW2, Zvezda
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The Russian solution to German armour was often not to

build something of better quality but rather to build

greater numbers. Thus my large group of T-26`s which have

the fire power of a small gnat but eventually through

numbers one will sting you.

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If your wondering these tiny tanks are Zvezda again.

Finally finished my KV1`s and took some pictures of them on the board.

Bring on the panzers.

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Best thing about these KV1`s was that they only take a couple of days to paint up.

KV1 Zvezda finished

Posted: November 23, 2013 in 15mm, Russian, Zvezda
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Finally finished my KV1 and I`m a lot more happy with the result.

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The photos are better as well.

Been trying my hand at a new field of action, specifically an early Battlefront Tiger in 15mm for Flames Of War or some thing similar like Rapid Fire rules.

Its not finished yet and I plan to do a KV1 at the same time ,but one thing is plainly obvious

…..what a pain in the arse 15mm is compared to giant 40k models.

All credit to people who paint 15mm stuff its seriously fiddly.

Problems I have encountered so far and as I mentioned its not finished yet !

  1. Battlefront Tigers don’t come with assembly instructions.
  2. Ever tried removing a metal jack in 15mm scale from a sprue and not cutting your fingers off ?
  3. Tiny parts of metal need super glue which by its nature runs and the parts stick to you.
  4. My detail brush is well small, but not small enough for 15mm.
  5. Even with super glue small parts fall off days after while you try to paint them.
  6. I never base tanks but after the tiny parts falling off scenario I can see wisdom in doing just that so my fat fingers don’t squeeze off a mud flap or two.
  7. Airbrushing tiny detail is difficult and its easier using free hand.
  8. Ignore pictures of other models on the net and use real pictures to get the detail correct.
  9. Leave gluing on tracks/wheels until last or you cannot get behind these areas.

The picture below is my work in progress. The KV is a plastic Zvezda.

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I`ll update as I progress, if I progress ?

If anybody has any tips/hints on painting these mini beasts please feel free to share your secrets.