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Monday, May 30, 2011

Comrades... it has begun



I've used the Dedov model to be my company commander. Him combined with 20 Plastic Soldier Company T-34s will give me 21 T-34 76s or 85s to cover all my basic soviet armor needs!

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17 comments:

Neal Smith said...

This looks great and if I didn't already have approaching a Soviet Armored Regiment already, I'd be getting these plastic tanks just for the interchangeability alone! :)

Tyler said...

Awesome! This is an exciting new direction for the WWPD crew. Welcome to the other half of the European theater!

jmezz382 said...

With my glorious infantry and your might of armor the huns will not prevail !

Tyler said...

Also, don't forget the Tankodesantniki. They are a must, especially since they only positively add to moral. Lost 7 tanks out of a platoon of 10 to those nasty German guns? No problem, if your tankos are still alive you don't have to worry (even just at 1/2 strength)!

jmezz382 said...

Looks great BTW :)

cbaxter said...

way to go, finally well get some panzers east write ups. the model looks great also. way to go.

indierockclimber said...

Thanks guys!

Tyler- Tankos are on my list, but I have plenty of junk to do before that. I tend to start with armor for a new force, so I'll probably armor overload then start mixing in some infantry to build a strelkovy horde. It will be a monumental struggle.

Anatoli said...

Very nicely painted tank. When I heard you were doing Soviets I first thought you would do an infantry horde ;-)

indierockclimber said...

There will be an infantry horde, but armor swarm first to complement Joe's infantry :)

Thaumaturgist said...

I've found that with the browns of the uniform for Soviets you can just block paint the infantry without even bothering to black line or shade them, then dip them in some Minwax and they end up looking really good. You just have to dullcote them after they dry or they will be way to shiny. It will save you a ton of time. I had to paint over a hundred infantry just for the crews for my artillery battery. You don't want to have to paint all those guys by traditional methods.

grumpus said...

i'll have to try minwax. i just finished one company. holy smokes, what an ordeal, but it did teach me how to cut corners no one will notice and used a shitload of Devlan Mud.
then i went out and bought more strelko frontniks!
a full strength batalon is what i'm aiming for.
welcome, comrade Steve, to the glorious Soviet Union of Socialist Republics of piles of Lead and Resin!

Neal Smith said...

In Soviet Russia you don't paint infantry.... the infantry paints YOU!

Soviet infantry should be done whole battalions at a time to get the most out of the assembly line process. I did my two battalions tha way. :)

I echo others in saying it will be good to have another flavor of battle reports going. :)

cbaxter said...

the other day i added up all the german infantry i have panted in the last month and realized it was equal to one russian infantry company. when my dad did his russian infantry (three companies rifles plus on company smgs) it sucked the paint soul out of his heart. when i paint up my russian army one day, i will be airbrushing or spray painting them their uniforms color. kinda like who jmezz is doing on his blog. i think i would start with tanks too.

Scary Biscuits said...

Thats exactly what I did. I base coated all of my Soviet infantry in Tamyia Khaki. Saves a metric shitload of time.

I also only do 9x infantry stands at a time, then move to another type of platoon, then another 9x infantry, just to break it up. No way I could do a battalion straight through!

Also, like poses on a single Popsicle stick is a massive time saver as well.

Dirty Jon said...

Looks good, Steve-O!

Basecoat101 said...

Looks good Steve. I'll pick up some of the Zvesda plastic T 26s to see how they compare in quality.

indierockclimber said...

Thanks guys! Looking forward to doing soviet infantry as well, but I can get to 1750 in a few days with armor. Infantry is definitely where it's at though!

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