24 May 2014

Insurgency rising - part 14

Hello guys,
 
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.
 First guy from the left is obviously a veteran of many insurgency campaigns. He has (un)wisely taped two magazines together for a quick reload. He looks downright menacingwith his covered face. There is one thing about him, though. He has a backpack on his belt (check photo below) and wears no straps - he must be in a lot of back pain!
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,
Mathyoo

31 comments:

  1. Fabulous modelling. The masked man is a real tour de force, wonderful.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like them :)

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  2. Nice work yet again, Mathyoo. I must admit that I am impressed with your tank. Scale-wise it looks perfect.

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    1. Thanks mate. Tank is a bit too high but I assume it will look smaller once painted with darker colours. :D

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  3. nice addition. this is going full of goodies for your campaign

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    1. Thanks! There are still more things in the pipeline!

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  4. Great stuff Mathyoo.
    That "red" camo looks great. The stripes on the fat guy's tracksuit look really good and it makes him different from the others.
    That's an impressive tank, can't wait to see it painted.
    They look like a decent force all together.

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    1. Thanks Bob - a little extra effort I have put into them has really paid of, I agree.

      I hope I can get tank painted soonish - it should be done months ago!

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  5. Nice work mate. Your camo looks fine to me loads better than that cloud camo! I think you have enough troops to et started now. As for Warlord Games I wonder if they will still be doing that sprue offer in 2 weeks time? If so I may have to indulge!

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    1. Cheers mate - 27 is to a man exactly how many I need for the quick start scenario, so 3 to go :D.

      Warlord game sale is until end of May I believe - at 50% off they are really a bargain, but you have to be careful as some body sprues don't come with weapons.

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  6. They all look great might. I love how you converted them all yet they all fit together as a unified force. They look fine next to the tank to me it wouldn't bother me if its to scale or not it looks right and thats what matters.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, the tank really isn't that bad I guess - miniatures shouldn't be standing right next to him anyways :P

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  7. Another three great additions to the 'gang', camo looks good and I have a friend you has a similar pair of red camo trousers, so someone makes them !.The ski-mask and other minor conversions and paint-jobs makes this group very unique.
    You can't help feel sorry for the guy in yellow though, I think that even if you made another fifty of them, he still wouldn't blend in !

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    1. Thanks Joe. According to my 2 minute google research, this camo is quite popular among the civilians, but I have yet to see actual troops in them - except those from video games :P.
      Mr. Yellow has no way out and I've already assigned him a "bullet magnet" special rule :D

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  8. Looking great yet again! The tank, is that from the South Korean company? That is where I got my challenger from.

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    1. Thanks mate! Yes, the tank is from "Zhengdofu", which I think is the same company as "Academy" your tank is from - they are all bad copies of other companies I've read. :D

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    2. They actually are, but for our purpose they work.

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    3. Yeah, and for that price, I can't complain :D

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  9. I love your insurgents! You have done an excellent job on those figs. The figures have been coming along very well. The tank is perfect to go with them.

    Really awesome!

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  10. Nice work- especially on the red camo suit.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  11. I can't help thinking that the guy in the mask looks like a pro wrestler (WWF or something like that)! Still, it's nice to see the occasional unusual camouflage in this group :-) . Tracksuit guy is good, too.

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    1. Haha, that is a possibility! At least his mask is black .P

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  12. Love the come on dud in the mask and the tank looks great

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  13. The red camo works great on the insurgent, good job Mathyoo!

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    1. Thanks! I agree, red suits the "bad guys" quite well :D

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  14. Mathyoo I've nominated you for a Liebster award.

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  15. Nice work, love the red camo!

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    1. Thanks Phil! That camo came out really well, I agree!

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