Saturday, 28 July 2012

Red Army Izhorski-Fiat armoured car

Sticking with the Russian Civil War, here is the armoured car that I've put together for my Red Army force - an Izhorski-Fiat.  In Force on Force rules terms it'll probably be identical to the Armstrong-Whitworth-Fiat from my last post.  Like that vehicle, I'm pleased with the way this one has turned-out.  Getting the hammer & sickle correct was the most fiddly part - the icon required multiple re-paints!

Getting the hammer & sickle correct was the most challenging part - the icon required multiple re-paints!  The name painted on the side reads "Freedom Fighter".

Sunday, 22 July 2012

AFSR Armstrong-Whitworth-Fiat armoured car

I've finally completed the two 28mm scale Russian Civil War armour cars that I bought many months ago.  Here is the first of them, an Armstrong-Whitworth-Fiat of the Armed Forces of South Russia, (one of the most prominent 'White' armies that opposed the Bolsheviks following the revolution).  The model is from the Copplestone Castings 'Back of Beyond' range:

The Russian tricolour 'V' was originally the symbol for General Wrangel's Volunteer Army, but became the icon of the entire AFSR, before being replaced officially in 1920 by the tricolour roundel.  The name on the side reads "Centaur".  I think to truely finalise this model I'll have to spatter a mud effect across the wheels & lower portion, because it's looking a bit 'fresh from the metalworks' at the moment...

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Escher juve (W40K)

I've been tinkering with a few Warhammer 40,000 models to get back onto my Inquistitor skirmish campaign plans.  Here is a House Escher juve with autopistol, that started life as one of my friend Nick's old minis.  I believe in her previous incarnation she was known as 'Hot Trigger' Tanya.  I kept Nick's urban camo pattern on her trousers, but changed the rest of her garb to a more toned-down palette:

She'll be used as a gang juve in any urban / hive city scenarios.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Chechen rebels (FoF)

I still haven't got my act together to order parts for a new PC, but I have been working on a few wargaming goodies.  This includes Night Goblins, Hobgoblins, Undead skeletons, & Chaos Warriors for Warhammer Quest; 28mm scale armoured cars for my Russian Civil War collection; plus Syrian T-62s, IDF Merkava Mk.1s, & lots of Chechen rebels for 15mm scale Force on Force.  I should have taken advantage of the brief sunny day yesterday to get decent photos of these in natural light, but I didn't, so please excuse these not-so-good photos which I've posted during one of my ailing PC's more worky phases:

I decided to do a Chechen force as some appropriate opponents to Dom's 1980s Russians. A couple of test games with Hotspots revealed I may need to add another 10 or so with AKs to the force to deal with particularly lucky reinforcement rolls by the insurgent player, but this force is more or less finished bar a few final painting touches.  They have the option of a pair of technicals with .30cals & 1 with a .50cal (I've made my 3 pickup trucks to have swapable gunners to avoid having to buy a 2nd set for my PLO).  Here are some more pics: