With Eureka Miniatures head-honcho Nic Robson heading for Salute in the UK this month, I needed to dust off my brushes and get some painted figures ready for the Eureka stand.
Here are some shots that I took in today's overcast Melbourne light, and a first look at some Soviet tank-crew wearing gas masks, inspired by a certain late '80s war film.
The Crew of the Beast
The figures mostly carry the shortened AK-74 which is confusingly called either the AK-74su or the AKS-74u, rather than the AKM rifles carried in the film. I had already made an LPO-50 flamethrower for Eureka's chemical warfare Sovs, and since one is seen on screen this was a great opportunity to tool up one if the figures with this unlikely weapon. Also worth mentioning is that the Ti-67 tank carries a crew of four, rather than the five dudes who emerge from the tank in the movie.
Soviet Motorised Infantry paints used.
I have to confess that I have a total chaos system for painting figures - I mix up colours as I need them or to match reference, and often lose track of which colours have been used. I have in the last few years started to keep notes of colour combos to make life easier for myself.
KLMK suit base: 967 olive green + small amount 979 Ger. cam. dark green.
KLMK suit highlights: as above + white.
KLMK suit spots: 819 Iraqi sand.
Body armour + pouches: 879 green brown.
Belts + Y-straps base: 847 mahogany
Belts + Y-straps highlights: 818 red leather.
Helmet base: 979 Germ. cam dark green.
Helmet highlights: as above + 967 olive green.
Happy modelling and painting!