Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Project Kursk Part 16: Trucks and a Tank

This week I have been mostly....



Churning out some Soviet trucks. These are the little 15mm Zis 5 trucks from Zvezda. I'm loving these little kits - the engineering on them is great, and while lacking a bit of detail they are fast to put together and cheap. I've spruced a couple up with some cargo from the Universal Stowage pack put out by Skytrex.



Although German production totals can't compete with the Soviets, I also finished a Zvezda Opel Blitz, and more excitingly, a Panther from Plastic Soldier Company. More lovely kits! My only criticism of the PSC Panther is the instructions, which I think give slightly misleading guidance about the differences between the Panther marks, eg giving the impression that side armour skirts weren't found on Ausf. Ds.





I think I should have included smoke dischargers on a Panther from Kursk, and I'm sure the markings are wrong, but I do like the look of this big kitty. I'm looking forward to seeing it instantly break down in my next game.

8 comments:

  1. Great looking trucks, very nice colors...
    Phil.

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  2. Very very nice Alan. Just imagine what you could have done in the One True Scale! :-)

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    1. I know, I know... I still feel guilty! In my defence, I chose 15mm to make it easier for the boys at school. And it is faster.

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  3. Lovely work Dux. You can never have enough trucks :)

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  4. I think all those vehicles look very nice. Great job.

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  5. Fine vehicles! Every war is dedcided by supply ;)

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  6. Great Vehicles, I put together 4 katyushas from Zvezda and want to get some more trucks, tanks and armoured cars from PSC so your comments are most welcome. Keep up the good work Alan.

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