With the moderns bite in full swing lately, I thought I'd finally break out my Rebel Minis' 15mm "Spetznaz" troops, who I originally planned on basing individually, and paint them up with the famous KLMK camouflage uniforms
with blue berets to serve as my VDV
Soviet Airborne troops.
I used the tutorial and color schemes from the excellent "Cold War Hot Hot Hot" Blog found here
While the casts aren't Rebel Miniatures' best figures (their Modern US are really good, among others), they fit the bill nicely.
|Google uploaded the pictures backwards. Oh well. Here I'm using David F's pumice for the bases.|
I've based these on "team" sized bases to represent whatever I need them to represent and to basically play them with any rules set I want.
Iraqi sand mades the "squiggles" or digital patterns that are found on this famous uniform. I like the look of these fellas much better than the plain "Afgantsy
" on the Team Yankee pages.
Combine these guys with the firepower from the 1/144 Zvezda Hind gunships, or even mount them in the fast, hard-hitting BTR80 from Zvezda and you've got yourself a very nice little force that packs an elite punch.
By the war, Richard C, the colors you picked were Spot On for VDV in my humble opinion. The only change I made was to add a little rust color to add some redness when I painted the magazines on their small arms. Also, I have not applied any washed or dry brushing yet.
Anyways that's all for now. Not much time for gaming or even much painting but I am trying to keep myself painting some stuff.
Also planning out a World War II "Rapid Fire" scenario based on Ponyri Station. I just cant give it up can I?
More VDV coming and hopefully some Early 80s US Army (or US National Guard?) and another ersatz Bundeswehr infantry platoon. Stay Frosty everybody!