Sunday, 16 November 2014

Baggy trousers part 2 : More 28mm Soviet Motorised Infantry

I can't believe that it was back in January that I posted photos of the first set of 1980s Sov troops.  
The year has flown by, but here is the follow-up set, wearing the Soviet tropical hat - a very popular item of headgear for Soviet troops in Afghanistan.

These figures also represent Motorised Infantry, so their kit is otherwise identical to the first bunch - body armour, marching boots and chi-com style chest rigs, though some have belts and Y-straps.



These guys have not been dropped off at Eureka for the mould-making process yet; I still need to add some red stars to their hats and recite some spells over them, but they're nearly there.

I'm thinking the heavy weapons crews will be next, but that will have to wait 'til next year.

12 comments:

  1. only bad thing about your blog..is it makes me spend to much..lovely work as always

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    1. Thanks for looking in and commenting Bradley.

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    1. Yes, the hats give them that summer feel that you want in a squad of troops ;)

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  3. Beautiful work as usual.


    It's really remember me the russian movies with their hat and mustachs !

    When are they available ?

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    1. Hi Worrywort, sorry for the late reply!
      These should be up on the Eureka Miniatures site in the next 2 weeks or so.

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  4. Lovely stuff as usual, I am busy with a reinforced platoonof the tin hatted baggy trousered version 1, complete with carriers and tank support. Jolly nice they are.

    So having just built a couple of Eland 90s with the commanders you did for Eureka, any chance of revisiting the Aden collection any time soon? Ferrets, Glengarries, Tribesmen. Otherwise the present platoon may find themselves dealing with Rhodesian independance!
    Best
    Graham

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    1. Thanks for your comment Graham, I'm glad that you like the Sov miniatures!

      I'm planning to get back into sculpting some more Aden Brits and some Yemeni rebels in the next couple of months, in fact I've already made the weapons for the tribesmen, so they aren't *too* far away.

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