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11 August 2016

Comrade! (Part 8)

Been a while eh? Well, real life has thrown me for a loop *more on this another day maybe* and I haven't felt inspired much to paint a damned thing these last few weeks.

Last night though I decided to slap some paint on these three Soviet fellows, a second SMG-toting Tank Rider and a Flame-Thrower team. They'll do for tabletop play - pics were pre-dulcote and in piss poor lighting, but I'll photo them properly when I can get a group shot - enjoy!

The horrors of war can certainly be shocking. Or maybe this chap has come across something horrifying during the Konflikt?


Flame-Thrower team. The 'Thrower is a cool ROKS model that the Soviets came up with to try to confuse sharpshooters so they'll think it was just a regular rifle from distance. 

I really do like Warlord's metal sculpts. Chock full of character and detail. All of the previewed snow bases have since been cleaned up a tad after I saw random grasstuft pieces, etc that needed fixing.

Bonus picture of some transport elements that arrived recently. A ZIS-6 truck and a GAZ-67  jeep-thing. Both models were resin with metal parts and went together relatively straight forward after some cleanup and trimming. The truck came with all the cab details and a driver, but to keep things simple and paint-time low I instead stuck in some plastic pieces over the windows and will just paint those instead. The one part I didn't enjoy was the GAZ-67's windscreen - it was bent to bollocks and I've no idea how I'll stick clear plastic in to make "glass". Only patience will tell.

24 comments:

  1. Great painting comrade, and I especially like the stunning features on your first model. Brill stuff. Has his gun frozen in the treacherous Soviet Winter, or is he about to gun down a load of Motherland invaders. Either situation suits such a terrific facial expression :-)

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    1. Hehe, I like to wonder about the narrative that goes with people's paint jobs too. I do like the idea that his gun has jammed right at that moment when he needed it most though. Thanks mate!

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  2. Fantastic work!
    Soviets have beauty snow bases. I love uniform too!

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    1. Many thanks Michal! There'll be more to come very soon!

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  3. Well done, they look syperb!

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  4. More great additions, the expression on the first chap's face is absolutely superb.

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    1. Glad you like them Michael.
      I had a lot of fun trying to give him a realistic expression.

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  5. Good stuff, shame I'll not get a chance to shoot them ;)

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    1. Maybe next year I'll head back across the pond again funds permitting. Never say never Chico!

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  6. Great looking soviets and I'm sure their transports will be fun too.
    Best Iain

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  7. They look great, esp the first guy.

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  8. More terrific looking Sovs, Dai. Bravo. Like the others, I really love Ivan #1, he has that 1000 yard stare going on.
    I notice your uniform colours look really brown, almost like Vallejo English Uniform. Not saying that is wrong, because I know that every army had huge variations in the dye and colour of their standard uniform - like field grey, which could be green, grey, brown, whatever. I am sure the same is very true of the Soviets, though your guys look browner than the standard green shade you find in, say, Russian Uniform by VJ. I rather like the brown.

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    1. Hrm... I will review them and think on this. Thank you Mike.

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  9. Sorry to hear about the real life interference. Good looking Sovs. I like the 5 o'clock shadow. I haven't been able to locate you on FB. I forgot to tell you that.

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    1. FB thing should be sorted now.
      Glad you like!

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  10. Looking great Dai! That flamethrower guy definitely is awesome.

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  11. Very nice work, love the faces you do. Hope real life isn't too testing at the moment.

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    1. I'll get through eventually mate, thankyou.

      Glad you like them - always seem to be a focal point for me when I look at other people's minis, so feel I should put that much extra into my own in kind.

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  12. Oh, just splendid! That first fellow is particularly impressive.

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  13. Thanks Drax. Whilst the plastic sculpts don't have as much character, it does offer one the opportunity to paint it in ones self instead. I tried, and I guess people say it works, so I'll take it!

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