part 14 of the insurgents today and I still have three more to show! Today I've decided to use Zhengdefu 1/48 T-90. This tank will be used for anything from T-50 to T-90 that it actually represents. It's not too bad considering what I got it for, but as I put miniatures next to it, it does come out somewhat tall. It's a main battle tank and so the imposing size isn't all bad, I suppose.
I took some great comments from the past into account when painting today's three miniatures and went for somewhat wacky camouflage. It's a red urban camouflage on two guys and I got no idea if itis even actually used by any army as it's so ridiculous. Then again, is PLA's "cloud camo" any better? :D
When I started working on the insurgents I planned to paint each batch in different camouflage pattern (or at least every second), but I quickly narrowed it down to two, third being wrong colours picked and fourth being this red one. It's simply easier that way and...well, I suppose the insurgents would have one predominant camouflage clothing at hand from official local army.
So, today I have two riflemen and a RPK support gunner to show you. I am really happy with how those turned out and I can tell you straight away the next three won't be that characterful.
Fatty in the middle not so much, wearing his weekend tracksuit. Not much to say about him, apart from extra effort I took painting the stripes, he's nothing special.
Lastly, the RPK (or, well M72) gunner is the only one of his kind that has (drum roll) - a drum magazine! I figured it would look cool on one at least, besides - I had to figure something new after I have cut his magazine and gave it to the first guy!
Not much else can be said about them, so below is a group photo. You can see just how large the "low silhouette" tank is. Apart from mr. Yellow still drawing attention, this group photo is nothing special, really. I hope I can manage to play a test game with them early in June.
In other news, a couple of day ago I was visiting the location of WW1 "Isonzo front", so you can expect some photos (I actually wanted to post them today, but have decided you deserve some miniatures :P) soon.
Also, Warlord games offer a 50% off their sprues at http://store.warlordgames.com/collections/sprues. This is just too good too pass and I've made a tiny order. I got myself a variety of sprues for different projects, but more on that when they come or when I'll start working on them.
Thanks for looking,