|Also resold by Italeri
This led to looking up websites, checking plastic figure availability (amazingly limited for Cold War period Warsaw Pact).. and identifying that the ESCI Russian Special Forces (Spetsnaz) were really the only decent option.
Unless you went for the Orion 'Chechnya' period figures - which you would need a couple of boxes of, and look to have some very weird poses. (Including a man urinating? what the?)
|Some bizarre figure choices ruin otherwise a good set.
S-Model do the airborne BMD fighting vehicle… 2 models for $16 + postage.. same seller has the ESCI figures for $11.95.. plus a T64 from Modelcollect..
Pricier at $23, but shipped free..
and you can’t do without the iconic Mi24 Hind attack helicopter… $18 inc postage on ebay for the excellent Zvezda kit from a seller in Lithuania..
Aaarrrrgggghhhhh… too shiny. I have no willpower. Thanks John.
My pocket is lighter, but I will have a matched opponent… now all I have to do is postulate an American Marine landing somewhere desert’y in 1980 opposed by airborne Spetsnaz forces.. the T64 will have to be a blow in…
Maybe the Spetsnaz have been sent to support the Socialist Yemen regime, with the T64 offloaded at port.. the Saudis ask for help, and a Marine MAU is sent to help.. ok.. there’s a scenario.