Why is this here..


A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Cold War - Soviet Armour

Now, it seems to me that I do a lot of WIP posts, but I rarely show the finished product. (This could be a result of the average wargamers 'ohhh shiny' attention span..) I did show some pictures of the S-Model BMD and the Modelcollect T64 under construction, but here they are 'finished'. I still have a Mi 24 Hind E to build, and the Spetsnatz to paint..   but at least there is some progress:




So here are the pride of the Soviet forces, model 1975 T64, and two BMD. I looked in vain for easily available Soviet tank crew, and drew a blank. So these guys are the AB WWII vintage. The padded helmets are very similar, and a black coverall is a black coverall... 


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  1. They look great, and the crew figs look right at home. Forgive me if I'm just missing it, but what scale?

    V/R,
    Jack

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  2. Hi Jack, thanks for the comments, and these are 1/72. I elected for this scale because of the cheap and ready availability of die-casts, kits and plastic figures for very much less than the equivalent metal cost in 15mm, or the lack of available and expensive stuff in 28mm. My main interest has always been ancients, so this is just another foray to build a small force for small scale gaming.

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  3. Hmmm, very interesting, I'm doing the same with a modern sideshow in 20mm, and I current have zero vehicles. I keep thinking I should have a jeep, or a Land Rover, and maybe a BTR.

    Cheap you say? That's the magic word right now! ;)

    V/R,
    Jack

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  4. Keep an eye out for these on eBay... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234908982-converted-172-cararama-land-rover-109s/

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    1. Wow! Yeah Doug, those are perfect!

      V/R,
      Jack

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