Tuesday 31 August 2010

Bringing the battlefield to life: volume 5 - Prime Time news from downrange

The news team from Brittania miniatures. Nice little figures. The single based one I painted to look like Ross Kemp - who went to Afghanistan twice with the British Army. There are two DVDs available that I can only recommend!
The news team's van is out of Hasegawa's 1/72 "Ground Crew Set" and only got a little satellite dish added.

Bringing the battlefield to life: volume 4 - the market

A group of ladies selling or buying goods at the local market. Nothing special to be honest. The little cart comes from Forces of Valor, the market goods I got from S&S and the miniatures are from Stan Johansen.

Modern US Army: Avenger HMMWV + Cargo Carrier

Latest addition to my growing modern US Army force: The Avenger HMMWV variant. The Avenger carries a small one-man-operated turret, sporting a .50cal HMG and two boxes of four FIM-92 "Stinger" Surface-To-Air missiles. Although basicly intended to fight enemy helos or low altitude jets, it is a common sight deployed in a ground support role.
Avengers have strong thermal vision, night vision gear, a laser range finder and their HMG - a perfect array of tools for overwatching intersections or valleys at night.
The model shown consists out of an OOB built HMMWV from Revell and the resin turret from Shaun (S&S). I made the turret removable, allowing myself to add the canvas top to the back - this way I get the Cargo Carrier variant.

Monday 23 August 2010

The Guild Forum Big Game 2010: Red Tide! In-game photos

WarPac support
FV107 Scorpion
NVA squad
M113 mortar carriers and ammo dump
WarPac MTLB and Soviets with gasmasks
NVA squad
Bundeswehr MILAN team
The "disguised" WarPac troopers with Western M48 and M113 vehicles
Bundeswehr Jagdpanzer Rakete "TOW"
Soviets in full NBC gear
Artillery preparing to fire
OH-58 Scout Helicopter lasers targets
Russian GAZ with ZSU-23-2 anti air gun in ground firing role
BAOR units in Minden
Soviet Katyusha unit
BAOR on advance in Minden
Russian VDV airbourne assault troops
BAOR tanks on advance
A-10 "Warthog" tank buster diving on attack
strafing runs of the USAF A-10s
Mil Mi-24 "Hind" on approach over the Minden Canal
Rapier SAM site
BAOR mortar unit firing
Soviet casualty collection point/first aid station
sneaking through industrial areas
In position to engage with recoilless rifles
Urban fighting
German Autobahn occupied by endless numbers of Russian T-72 tanks
ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" , MTLB and T-80 tanks

Saturday 21 August 2010

The Guild Forum Big Game 2010: Red Tide! NATO forces 1

Above: West German spotter tank for artillery (Artilleriebeobachtungspanzer)
Above: NATO ground forces
Above: More NATO forces
Above: "Tank Busters" A-10 Thunderbolt II
Above: West German border police (Grenzschutz)

The Guild Forum Big Game 2010: Red Tide! WarPac Forces 1

Above: The WarPac ground forces
Above: WarPac Soviet Airbourne assault battalion
Above: Nationale Volksarmee (East German) T-72
Above: Recce BRMD-2 and artillery unit with 2S1 Gvozdika howitzers