Friday, 24 July 2015

Red Dawn Part One - My adventrures with Soviets in Flames of War.

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy
Hi,
      so last Christmas I was very good to my self and invested in a basic airbrush and compressor.

I was really excited at getting into this new era of painting and I was going to do so much with it and like at lot of us out there, I sat and looked at it for 3 months and did nothing.

What I need to get me started was the right Flames of War project so after many nights on Easyarmy and Forces of War I finally hit Soviet armour.  Ideal for painting as its only the one colour and I wouldn't need to worry about German camo.  Also great for gaming as they are the completely polar opposite to my usual Fallschirmjager.

So I've been playing a few games  while I was painting the army and something just didn't gel with the gaming, hen and chicks.  I know it shows how the Soviet tankers operated but it just didn't suit my style so I thought I'd try the Hero Tankovy and haven't looked back (well for three games at least).  Now I want to keep this post to the list and painting so I'll come back another night to talk about the gaming but the joy of playing maneuverable T-34s.

1750 Hero Tankovy from Desperate Measures
  • HQ T-34/76 with Tank Riders
  • 4 x T-34/76 with Tank Riders
  • 4 x T-34/85
  • 4 x T-34/85
  • 3 x SU-100
  • 3 x ISU-152
  • Short Scout Platoon
Its a nice compact list with my T-34/76 assault unit with some big assault guns in support.

For the painting a really went to town with the weathering and damage.  I wanted these guys to look like they have been fighting from Bagration to Berlin, real heroes of the Soviet Union.  I have painted an extra SU-100, ISU-152 and scouts as I will be expanding this list at some point.

These were my first models I've painted with an air brush and all of the weathering and filtering effects.  I'm pleased with the results. Hope you guys like them to.

All models are 1:100 scale from Battlefront Miniatures.  The ISU-152 are the resin version which I bought about a week before they announced the new plastic ones were coming out.

Like I said I'll do another post on the gaming side of this list later.  If you like the tanks and want an article on how to paint them please leave me a comment below.

On to the pics and thanks for looking

Gazza

Command T-34/76

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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

T-34/76
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T-34/85
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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

T-34/85
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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

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SU-100
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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

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ISU-152
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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

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Scout Platoon
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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy
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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

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Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy

Wargames and Painting Blog - Flames of War Soviet Tankovy