Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Painted 28mm Red Army infantry and tank-crew.

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. 

Vallejo colours:
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!










9 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I'd buy a heap of those Eureka boys, except I've already got a heap of Russian awaiting the paintbrush.

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  2. That is exactly what I need - more inspiring painted miniatures to make me want to buy something in the knowledge that I would never get around to painting it!!!

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  3. Bravo Kosta.
    Look fantastic. Can't wait for the next lot. What about cold war British in NBC gear?

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  4. The gas masks look very cool. Great painting, as usual Kosta.

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  5. Thanks people.
    Hey Spyros, Cold War Brits is something I'd love to do.... maybe one day!

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    1. Mate that would be sweet. I'm realy into the Cold War stuff.
      I'm getting a few games of Cold War gone hot in, and Brits in NBC gear is all I'm missing.
      I've got your Soviets and US in NBC and they are fantastic.

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  6. Beautiful painting, very inspiring.

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  7. I picked these up from Nick at Salute last year, awesome work mate!

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