As you may or may not know, I'm painting my US Cold War forces a healthy mix of both the summer and winter European verdant MERDC scheme. The specialist vehicles, always the bastard children within the line battalions [until they're needed!] the FIST track, M577 TOC, and the mortars are still wearing their summer scheme while my line units will be painted in winter.
|M577 Tactical Operations Center. This time a much lighter shade of earth and black applied as a wash. Slightly greener dry brush as well. Not very noticeable in the pics.|
|Quality Casting model Expensive but overall pretty nice.|
I think I'm getting the hang of this MERDC stuff. I just wish there was a better paint for "field drab" as opposed to the model master dark tan I've been using. I'm tempted to try a rustoleum dark tan with a satin finish....
|Roskopf Mortar carrier. I think he's a German mortar carrier with the smoke launchers but everyone will get the idea. Especially Ivan's infantry!|
|dice detail cast right onto the model.|
|The specialist vehicles. That lone M113 on the side is the FIST track (Fire Support Team). I am not giving them their hammerhead laser mast so you'll just have to use your imagination! I may, however, give them some antennae.|
|You can see the variations in the dark shades on these guys. The FIST track is obviously the darkest.|
|The entire fleet assembled and ready to move out!|
Since work has been crazy not much time for painting or gaming but luckily these fellas don't take too long to complete. Last week I also managed to find a few minutes to finish my SS and DAK single based infantry platoons. Watch out David!!! They're coming for your Canadians! :)
|Still need their flock but my SS platoon is pretty much done save for an HMG team and mortar team. Obersturmbanfuhrer Kurt Meyer and his radio operator are in there somewhere - sans the motorcycle...|
|My SS troopers in their box awaiting transport to the battlefield|
|Single based SS trooper rounding out the rest of the platoon. David and I will be playing a 15mm Bolt Action game some time this year.|