Friday, 18 August 2017

Flaky Frogfoot - part 1

During the two recent Little Cold Wars games I received complaints from WARPACT players about the quality of their air support.  Apparently the MiG-15 /MiG-17 combination was no longer considered cutting edge even in 1979....
Thus it was that I decided to crack open this dodgy old Su-25 kit.  Acquired a few years ago, even before I opened the box the low quality cardboard lowered my expectations.
I needn't have worried.  The parts were reasonably cleanly moulded and fit was generally OK.  Bear in mind, tough, that my benchmark is 1970s Airfix....

Build complete and looking suitable menacing.  The explody bits weren't great so I opted to leave the many weapon pylons empty.
So now I will gently ponder paintwork and decal options.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

In the bleak midwinter

No, not a comment on the weather which is currently very pleasant. This ancient Airfix Bf-110 followed the other out of the pile of planes recently. Unlike the desert version this on still has a full set of prop blades. For now. The markings are a bit flaky but I decided to varnish over them anyway.  While the white finish is very plain it is certainly striking.
There are plenty of models still to be recovered from this batch.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Pink Russians

It may sound like the name of a cocktail, but the title of this post relates to another Regiment of Russians for September's Leipzig game.
Like the previous lot, these chaps are mostly HAT figures, with officer and drummer by Tehnolog.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Dusty Desert Destroyer - Bf110

Latest to emerge from the pile of dust and broken plastic is this Airfix Bf-110 in a rather smart desert camo. It was pretty intact, so my work was limited to removing the few remaining propeller blades and varnishing over the decals.