So the lineup for this includes my mech platoon's M47 Dragon teams, S21 Gvozdika self propelled howitzers, the kit-bashed Zvezda T-72 tank which had been sitting around for awhile, a ZSU 23/4 Shilka, and the black lines added to my MERDC M113s.
First up are the Dragon teams. These guys add some much needed anti armor capability to my US Cold War forces, including the ability to reach out and touch some armor, provided it's a flank or rear shot!
My M113 personnel carriers got more of the MERDC treatment also with the black "gull wings" added. They are starting to actually look like a real unit now!
These are Zvezda 2S1 Gvozdika (Carnation) Self Propelled Howitzers. Aside from being awesome models, they are some of my favorite vehicles. These big guns are waiting on their third vehicle to make the "Battery" full. I will use the decals for them as well and they'll be 100%.
I know everyone's been wanting to know the status of this beast. This is my kit-based Zvezda T-72B which I've turned, more or less, into a T-72 regular by whittling off the Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor. I think he turned out pretty darn good considering.
Jenkins! Hit that T-72 now before he draws a bead on us!!
And lastly, the Zvezda zsu 23/4 Shilka. This, too, is one of my favorite models. Ken asked me if I was actually saving any $$ buying the Zvezda stuff and I think utlimately, I'm buying the Zvezda stuff because I like it, as opposed to any practical reason now.
|Lots of weathing (probably too much) on this beast. Still needs decals added.|