Thursday, 28 March 2019

28mm Soviet Support Weapons, 1980's

Four new weapons teams are coming soon from Eureka Miniatures.

These join the 1980's Soviet troops shown here and here, which are already available here at the Eureka web store, or here at Eureka Miniatures USA.  They are designed for wargaming Soviet-Afghan War and 'what-if' Cold War scenarios.



As the sculptor and designer of these figures, I first needed to decide the overall look that I was going to go for with the uniforms. Soviet soldiers deployed to Afghanistan during the 1980's wore a wide range of uniforms, which also changed along the duration of the war. In the end, I decided to match the infantry sets that I'd already made, which is primarily a KLMK camouflage suit, over which is worn the 6B-2 flak jacket. Some figures' flak jackets are variants with integral pouches and pockets for AK magazines or grenades, others wear chest-rigs or webbing.
The Soviet engineers in the below photo are an excellent study of this combination.



First is an  SPG-9  Recoilless Rifle with three-man crew.



Next is a standard  82mm Mortar with two-man crew. 



AGS-17  Automatic Grenade Launcher with two-man crew.



And lastly is the NSV  Heavy Machine-Gun with two-man crew. While the above weapons are already available with the  Afghan Guerilla figure sets, this one is newly mastered. Extra NSV photos below.



                                Scroll down for the painting guide available here.

12 comments:

  1. They look rather excellent I might say!

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    1. Thank you mate! Appreciate your comment and positive feedback.

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  2. Fantastic models and nice painting. It's tempting me to start a new period...

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  3. Thanks Kym. It's so much easier to start new projects/periods than it is to finish them!

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  4. Beautiful figures!

    On a different note, will you be making any WW2 Japanese to go with your Australians?

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  5. Nice to see the photos/source material and the actual figures.
    Great work, as always!

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  6. Excellent work. I am excited to see these hit the range so I can integrate them into my collection.

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    1. Great to hear. I'd been meaning to have these teams finished sooner but other jobs needed to get done first.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  7. Very nicely done, lovely figures and great pictures!

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    1. Thanks Phil.
      If you mean the photos of the figures, as opposed to the reference photos, I'm glad that you like them as photography is something I'm trying to get better at!

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