Here is my first MERDC M113. Part of the old US Army "J" Series MTOE, this will serve as a M114 scout vehicle in a small Cavalry Troop, or a covering force with some M551 Sheridans (drat I spoiled the surprise!). I am also painting up 2 M-48s from Command Decision that will serve along side this little bugger. He is based in Army Painter "Army Green" primer and this is a sandstone and black over for detail. My more modern US stuff will be painted in the NATO standard 3-Color.
|The Petner Panzer T-72s wearing their basecoat!|
|ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" from Quality Castings. Or as American Soldiers refer to him as...."Zeus."|
|AT-5 and a Recon BRDM2. These guys will come in handy.|
Okay last but not least, I promised progress and progress you will see. This is my second-last French unit before I am officially DONE painting French infantry units. And then I can finish the last of my Brits. Then start my Saxons, and Napoleonic Prussians....Ugh!!!
Speaking of Prussians....I have some intel for all you Seven Years War gamers and collectors. If you're into plastic, I'm happy to report that the HaT Seven Years War plastic 1/72 guys come with head options!!!!!!!!! Want Fusiliers? You can affix the Fusilier hat. Want Grenadiers? You can affix the Grenadier hat. This is a pretty significant development because it considerably expands the options for building an Army in plastic and not stretching the ole' wallet too much. I am embracing the HaT Seven Years War troops and will be building Armies from them once i get a handle on the Napoleonics situation.
And here's a little surprise for you Horse and Musket fans...Zvezda Swedes from the Great Northern War. I am very tempted to have them stand-in for extra manpower on the SYW table. From a distance they look...Ok? Anybody's thoughts?
Not shown here are my M48s, my Israeli halftracks, Arab T-55 and T-62 hordes, Soviet infantry and a myriad of other systems that were painted up. Pictures of them coming soon!