M1 Abrams Tanks

These have taken me an age to paint, they’re quite large with quite good detail. It’s also not super exciting painting and they’ve been sitting around in various states of half finished. Colours and processes are the same as for the M113 and variants (see ). I’ll start with the 2 command tanks (I’ve never…

AH-1F Cobras

Some more work on my US Team Yankee force. I’ve painted a full flight of AH-1 Cobras. These are another great plastic model by Battlefront, one of their good ones and they were a pleasure to assemble. They also come with magnets, so the rotors and bases are magnetised to ease transport. I’ll be honest…

Infantry in Woodland BDU

I’ve not particularly enjoyed these figures. It’s a long tedious process. God knows how I would go with a second platoon, or a Russian swarm. As a result my progress on these has been painfully slow. It hasn’t taken particularly long to paint them as I go with an assembly line, but that does mean…

M113s, M163s and M901s

After the 3 test models featured back a couple of months ago, I got going and produced another 13 AFVs in 3 different variants. I haven’t put any number or tactical markings on them as there’s been nothing to really inspire me and I think anything obvious might take away from the general feel of…

M113s in MERDC

I think this last project is probably one of my most excessive. I’ve decided that I want to paint my US cold war force in one of the MERDC schemes. However the ever popular winter verdant seemed a little boring. Instead I’m going to paint them in Snow with trees which has base colours white…

1/100 Zvezda M109A2 Review

Zvezda produce a number of 1/100 model kits for Modern and Cold War vehicles. I’ve heard mixed things about their kits, and I think that’s because their kits are a mixed bag: some good, others not so good. With that in mind I picked up a handful of their M109A2 kits to use in my…

Russian Vehicle Commission V

I’ve finished 8 of the 12 Hinds, the other 4 are going to sit for a little bit while I recover from painting soooo many vehicles. To paint the camouflage I used Anarchy Model’s HD Stencil System. I really like these stencils, they’re sticky enough without pulling paint up with some flexibility. Ideally they would…