Saturday, December 17, 2016

Team Who? Soviet T-72

A snowy, sleety, good day to stay inside and while I'm not doing much "hobbying" at least I had a minute to dry brush this beast.


A kit-bashed Zvezda T-72 that I "tricked out" with leftover Potecknov's Bears Battlefront Team Yankee T-72 parts, including the TC who is infuriatingly "lounging" in the cupola.  A few minutes against Leo's or M1s will fix that...

Anyways the whole Soviet force may be getting a makeover.  With my T-80s and BMPs getting repainted as well.
The remaining T-72s and BTRs are coated in the PSC green already.  Just awaiting their wash and dry brushing.

Not bad for hacking the reactive Kontakt armor off the turret.


This bad-boy is a proof of concept for my Soviet fleet, which I'm repainting in PSC's "Soviet Armor Green" that I really like.  I have 2 cans of this stuff, bought from a birthday binge 2 years ago!


on  the TV stand to get a better appreciation of the color schemes.


So that's pretty much it.  Things have been nuts lately and I doubt I'll even get around to flocking a single Austrian unit today but at least they're all based.  Speaking of which:
The rest of my Austrian commission done.  I have enough for Lobositz!
Starting to piece together the OOB for The Battle of Lobositz although using Black Powder as opposed to Volley and Bayonet as originally though (though I may play that, too).

Roskopf and EKO T-55s!  "Volks Armee" anyone??  These guys will all be repainted from this color to the PSC Soviet green.
Also loving this "news" about PSC making a T-55 box.  Sign me up for a box!

Anyways that's it.  Off to clean the bathroom...

12 comments:

  1. Most impressive and very nice!

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  2. Who doesn't like some Soviet green, very nice!

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  3. Fantastic finish on the T72. Mine always finish up being too dark. I must get a couple of cans of the PSC paint and have a respray.

    Looking forward to seeing the Soviet Armour in action.

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    1. Cheers Darren. Some Rapid Fire Able Archer is in order i think.

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  4. Looking good, Steve. You've got quite a Ted Horde there!

    V/R,
    Jack

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    1. Good grief! "Red Horde," not "Ted Horde"...

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    2. Hey, I dunno. An alternate cold war where the politburo is run by cuddly toys could work with the right rules.

      There's sure to be a role playing game that explores this. RPGs seem to have exhausted every genre possible :)

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    3. You're cracking me up, Duc. I suppose Johnny, the Lawyer, Tom Brady, and Flash Gordon are subordinates? ;)

      V/R,
      Jack

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    4. Cheers guys. Either way the red menace is ready to steam roll over the imperialist running dog lackeys, be it adorable, wacky talking stuffed animal and friends or a host of steel beasts.

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  5. Great report mate. Don't be too sure about the red horde!

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