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söndag 18 december 2011

It's all ruined!

I bought the Tram Barricade set from the boys at Kerr&King at Salute 2007, and today I finally finished it. I have two more ruins from them still waiting to be painted, but let's not dwell on that. Instead, let's look at what's finished:


lördag 17 december 2011

"My love for you is like a truck.."

Four new vehicles, all bought as a birthday present for myself and readied for the coming Winter War game just after Christmas. These are from Minimi Miniatures , a company I can most wholeheartedly recommend.
First two GAZ 60 half-tracked trucks:

The two GAZ AAA trucks.

Both the 60 and the AAA are absolutely  stunning models and I have in no way done them justice with my painting. I will get more of these, a lot more. I see a long life of service for them, from Raate Road via Summa to Taipale and Viborg, and then from Moscow to Berlin.

måndag 12 december 2011

Yet another batch of Russians

Or, more correctly Soviets, since they will be making their first appearance on my table as the 44th Division at Raate Road and those lads were Ukranians. To be honest, I don't think the 44th had these kinds of jackets, but suitable Soviets are few and far between, so I'll live with a slight anachronism.

The three on the left are Pegasus, the three on the right are Italeri and the tree stump is from a shrubbery outside my office. I have mixed the types of paint used on their uniforms to get a feeling of mixed units for my great Taipale Assault, planned for perhaps next winter, like so:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUbV7VTiJ8s

Sum: +48(66)

Finnish AT rifle

A Finnish Lahti Anti Tank rifle. The gunner is Eureka, his observer is Reviresco.

This brings the total up to +42 (60), with one more update to do today.

Ruins

Time for two pieces of terrain. First up is a piece from the Italeri "Walls and Ruins" set. It has not been based, I intend to just plop it down among the wreckage in a urban battle.


Second is a scratch-built ruin, intended for the Finnish Winter War but probably usable for most of the East Front as well. It is timbered from matches and the fire-place is made from pieces of Linka Moulds Brick Walls. Everything is covered in white acrylic paste and dry-brushed white.