Saturday, February 8, 2014

Project Kursk 28: Soviet Bits and Bobs

Well, it is the start of another busy school year. Most of my hobby tie since the start of the year has been devoted to getting figures painted for Curt's painting challenge, so blogging has suffered somewhat.

Just to bring us up to date, here are a few Soviet bits and bobs I painted up for Battle Group Kursk.

We have:

A brace of Katyushas from Zvezda...



...a command truck and Gaz jeeps from QRF. This are not exactly a joy to put together, but nobody else makes them as far as I know.



In contrast, here's a very nice little model of a SU-76 from Skytrex. I already had two of these, so now I have enough for a battery in BGK.



Next, a Skytrex Lend-Lease White Scout Car, and the unit of infantry it carries.



And finally, this is a resin knocked-out T34/85 from Peter Pig. Despite the inevitable compromises with detail this is a nice little model, which will act as an objective marker for Battle Group: Fall of the Reich.



So what's next for BGK? Really, apart from doing up more infantry, I now have a lot of gear for German and Soviet battlegroups. I think my focus will soon start drifting towards doing some Brits for Fall of the Reich, especially as I just picked up a bunch of Skytrex figures that Mick at Micks Metal Models was getting rid of. But I have a decision to make: Should my British battlegroup use Shermans, Cromwells or Churchills? Opinions welcome!

15 comments:

  1. They look great!
    My opinion regarding armour for BG FOTR would be to opt for Churchills along with some Comets for extra clout. Although the Churchill could be a bit under-gunned it will probably serve you better because of the armour - plus they look so typically British :-)

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  2. Lovely stuff mate

    Churchills all the way!

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  3. Very nice.
    I always have the same issues with which tanks to go for - so I usually by some of each !

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  4. Great painting! The broken down T-34 is a nice addition.

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  5. Great looking stuff. Now imagine what you could have done in the one true scale! :-) Good luck with the new year.

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    1. I know, I know.... I blame lack of like minded opponents living in the same city.

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  6. Good work again Dux, the Katyushas are really good. Hmm Chruchills for the Brits, big armour awful gun but you are up against the best and worst of the end of the Reich so it would make a nice game. Also more historical as Churchills ran with the infantry. or as said above do all three (oh and the comet too).

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    1. I'm not sure 'run'is the right word for churchills! ;)

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  7. Very nice work. I am glad that I am sticking with 20mm, otherwise I would have been sorely tempted by Mick's stuff. Churchills are way cooler than Shermans, but I do like Cromwells as well.

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    1. Hi Doug- yeah, I don't like shermans. Cromwells I love, but then I have to find a few challengers. I think churchills are the go

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  8. Very nice stuff all around, Dux, especially the knocked out T34 - sad and gruesome. Is it all 20mm? I'm guessing so.
    Britannia also makes a Russian command truck, if we are talking 20mm.
    I must check out Zveda's offerings.

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    1. Hi Michael, nope, these chaps are all 15mm.

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  9. Great looking vehicles, very nice paintjob...love the broken T-34...

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