As most of you know if you've been following the blog, my basement is in shambles right now and all of my stuff is packed up or pushed to the center of the room. Just wait until the floor needs to be installed....That being said, it hasn't been "too" difficult to get access to some of my supplies.
|Butler's Printed Models BRDM-2 Platoon|
The BRDMs were a joy to prep for painting and the amount of "stuff" that had to be removed was not bad compared to the tanks and BMPs, which have huge amounts of extra stuff hanging off them.
The Butler's models are clean and crisp with lots of detail. Next up are the rest of the BMP-2s from the first order. I bought I think 4 more in the second order which will give me 12 BMP-2s if you don't count my "quality casting" ones, which I think I'll use for a reconnaissance platoon now.
The Butler's models are a very hard plastic, but also a porous plastic so you have to go over a few times with the rattle can when priming them as they soak up alot of paint. But overall, I'm VERY happy with them.
Bashytubits in the US is up next. I bought a somewhat large order from them in the ballpark of 10 BTR-60s, 10 T-55 (I requested AM2 model but got the standard T-55. That's OK by me though. They'll look just fine on the table).
That being said, they're completely worth the price at 5 dollars a model. They're all going to die on the table (quickly) anyways and get covered in "smoke" and "blown up vehicle" markers anyways so I'm personally ok with the lines. Look at it this way - you can pay Battlefront 40 dollars for 4 vehicles, or your can pay BTB 40 dollars for 8 models. I chose BTB.
Just dont say you weren't warned at the amount of crap you have to whittle off of them.
|One of the BTR-60s|
|Next to the BRDMs for scale|
|The fleet I assembled today. My hands were killing me after this. Those are 6 x T-64s that will do double duty as T-80s when I need them to.|
|I love the look of the T-64.|
And a German Leo II for you, of which I bought 4. Again, lots of printing lines on this beast which I am personally ok with, but again, fair warning, some people might not be.
Last but not least, here is the pile of sh*t that I took off all of these vehicles. The nice straight pieces that are along the tracks can easily be used to make a 15mm fence for terrain. You better believe I will at least try!