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Note:  Thie Soviet section has been broken up into several subsections, becasue the original had gotten far too large.

A note on the paint color of Soviet vehicles:  Most of these shots look less green and more brown than they appear in real life (I assume it is due to the flash, I don't really know).  However, I have not finished most of my vehicles in the black-green frequently seen on 1980's Soviet vehicles on parade.  Rather, I chose a greenish-khaki (Soviet Khaki #2, PollyScale) that seems to be a far closer match to the way Soviet vehicles actually appear in the field.  When I have used black green, I have drybrushed Soviet Khaki onto them.  I have not painted anything in the various light green shades sometimes marketed as WarPac paint, as I have yet to see decent photographic evidence that it was ever used outside of parades.

Main Battle Tanks

The business end of a GHQ T-80BV

Another T-80BV in a different paint scheme, using black-green as a base, drybrushed with Soviet khaki (both from PollyS)

GHQ T-80
This is a similar model to the above, but without the reaction armor.

Another version

Several more vehicles, painted with a dark base and then successively lightened.  Technique worked very well, but doesn't show well in this photo.

CinC T-80
This is an eBay rebuild, and probably not representative of a new model.  Machine Gun is added from the CinC pack.

A better version of CinC's T-80.  The paint job appears greener without the flash.

Yet another version...
It is extremely difficult to keep these barrels straight.

ISM T-80

ISM "IT-80"
ISM's version of the T-80BV

ISM FST (Future Soviet Tank)
These guys need to be based and have MGs added

GHQ T-64
The paint job is washed out, so I need a better photo as this is one of my favorite models.

These are also GHQ T-64s, painted up using a 3-layer drybrushing process, part of a full (platoon-scale) regiment I put together:

CinC T-64BV
This is CinC's T-64 with reactive armor -- a fantastic model, might be one of their best.

Newer Version Of GHQ T-72
A tremendous improvement on the original, and a fine model.

This is the new T-72 with the older "T-74" model

This is the new T-72 with the older T-72

GHQ T-72s
Painted using Reaper Miniature's Dark Green Three-Color System (essentially a very dark green base, a dark green drybrush and a medium green very light drybrush).  Looks ok in the photos, but remarkably good on the table.  I'm sold on the idea.

GHQ T-74
Actually a late T-72, nomenclature depends on who is naming it.  An excellent model.

Another version, with CinC HMGs

CinC T-72
These are painted with a new paint scheme using a dark green base heavily drybrushed with Russian Armour Green.  The have the relatively uncommon "gills" on the flanks.

This is the shot without the flash

ISM T-72
At least, I think so...

Another version with reactive armor; machine guns are CinC

A more basic ISM T-72

CinC T-62M
Background is a tablecloth.  I will do better shots of a number of these in the future.

This is the same model taken outsite using natural light, which shows the color more accurately but doesn't really show many details.

CinC T-62A

GHQ T-62 (early) rehabbed from eBay and with a MicroMark star.  This shot was done without the flash and is more representative of the color the rest are pained.

This is the same model, taken outside with natural light

Another version

I suspect this model is a bit of a mess -- looks like a T-55 hull with a T-62 turret, plus a mineplow of unknow manufacturer.

These models are not in great shape, they are eBay rebuilds.  I believe this is the older GHQ casting.  The newer version appears below.

Two shots of the new casting (dated 1989) - a most excellent model.

ISM Upgraded T-55
Not sure what this is actually supposed to be... but it is a cool model.

I think this is a T-55, but looking at the barrel, it might be an Israeli IT-67

CinC T-10M
Follow-on to the JS series

CinC JS-3
Post-WWII heavy tank that panicked the West...

H&R T-54
New model made by Ian Armstrong, and quite good.  Painted in a three-layer drybrush scheme, designed to look good from a distance.  A bit underwhelming at close range (that's the paint scheme, not the model...).

CinC PT-76
Quite a nice model, but really needs a strong barrel.


GHQ T-34/85
In the modern section because there is not WWII section yet, plus it served 'til the end of the Cold War with some Warsaw Pact armies (such as Bulgaria)

Ths significantly inferior CinC version

Cinc version with Mine Roller

CinC ASU-85 light airborne assault gun

ISM T-34s
There are a number of different versions, each with different types of baggage

Scotia model of 1960s assault gun -- not sure it was ever put into full production.

Another post-WWII assault gun from Scotia

Both together...

Assorted Mine Roller Tanks, CinC and Others


A pair of GHQ BMP-2s, painted about 6 months apart.  Note the minor detail differences.  GHQ's BMP-2 is much better than their BMP-1

Another Group of GHQ BMPs, painted recently on new Terrain Maker scenery.  Even with the flash, the paint job is noticeably darker but heavily weathered.

This is a pair of them, showing the heavy weathering

More GHQ BMP-2s, this time in a camo pattern.

CinC BMP-2
A better model in many ways than its GHQ equivalent -- particularly since it comes with the missile launcher as a separate part.

A close copy of the GHQ model, with baggage added

ISM BMP-2 Improved
This is a speculative upgraded BMP-2 from ISM, with (apparently) reactive armor and a dual ATGM.  An interesting concept vehicle, but the execution of the model was poor.  These came as part of a company pack.

Here is a trio of GHQ BMP-1s.  Its an old model, and frankly one of their worst.

Another shot of the GHQ BMP-1, with a different (more worn) paint scheme

CinC BMP-1
Molded with a separate turret, it is clearly superior to its GHQ counterpart.

Heroics & Ros BMP-1
A bit more blobular (is that a word?) than the previous two, but not all bad overall.  My paint job doesn't really do it justice.

Custom BMP-K Command Vehicle
Built by a good friend, and painted and mounted by me

Best BTR model I have seen so far

With what appears to be an AT-4 or AT-5 launcher on the turret.  At least I think this is the BTR-80... It has side doors, but the exhaust system seems wrong, more like that on the BTR-70.

BTR-80 with 30mm autocannon in oerhead weapon station

Command variant


Three CinC BTR-70s pass by a roadside workshop


Two GHQ BTR-60s

A newer model from GHQ, and an excellent addition to their lineup.

Command version of the BTR-152.  These models really need aerials.  Eventually I'll get to them.

Not a very good model at all

Two GHQ BMD-1s

A fine new model from GHQ

CinC BMD-1
The detail is less pronounced than on the GHQ model, but it is still quite good.

Air droppable transport

ISM Version


CinC BTR-50s
I didn't black wash these models, but will probably go back and do so.  These models represent the open-topped original model.

These models are by GHQ (left), Skytrex (I believe), upper right, and H&R (bottom).  The numbers are Micro Mark Soviet vehicle numbers.  They came in a sheet of about 700 (including red stars), and I would love to know where to get more.


This appears to be the Heroics & Ros/Navwar MT-LB covered with an impressive amount of baggage.  I probably overdid it on the black wash.


Reconnaissance Vehicles
CinC BMP-SON (BMP with Small Fred Radar)
I went heavy with the blackwash on this model.

MTLB with radar

These models are interesting -- the middle and the upper models are clearly marked GHQ on the bottom, but the gun-armed scout car has a separate turret.  The lower model is identical to the middle, except that the turret is cast as part of the hull and there are no markings on the base.  Is this an older GHQ model or a knockoff?  Let me know if you have any ideas.



These BRDM-2s (and associated SA-9) are by an unknown manufacturer in the mid-1980s (retrospectively, I believe these are ISM BRDM-2s).  They were the first Soviet vehicles I painted up and are done in Humbrol dark green.


Another version
Appears to be a later sculpt, but might be the CinC type

Engineering And Recovery Vehicles

T-55 based recovery vehicle from GHQ.  An excellent model, but only ship three to a pack (which makes them rather expensive at $10 per pack)

Basically the same vehicle, different manufacturer.  Don't know who made it, but I suspect ISM due to the amount of baggage, but it might just as easily be Scotia.  This photo is a bit washed out, but it is actually quite a nice model.

This model is by In Service Miniatures, who are now defunct.  I got it off eBay,and several people have emailed me that it is a T-72-based ARV called the BREM-1, though others tell me it is in fact the BREM-80.  It is marked "CM" on the bottom, which I assume means it either is based on or actually is a casting arranged by Croissant Miniatures. 

Another version with a slightly different paint scheme and a lot of wash.

ISM MT-LB Recovery Vehicle

Another version of the same model... This one came out a bit better.

Scotia BTR-50PU

Skytrex MT-55 Bridgelayer
This may actually be from ISM

I believe this is a Skytrex model

TMM Bridgelayer
I believe this is from Skytrex, but I'm not sure

MDK 2M Rotary Excavator
An unusual model of a Soviet entrenching vehicle from Scotia.

BT4-M Entrenching Vehicle
From Scotia

H&R Minelaying Vehicle

H&R Minelaying Vehicle

GMZ Minelayer
I believe this is the Skytrex model

Engineering Vehicle from Scotia

ISM IMR Engineering Vehicle
An odd model ... the turret can only be fitted on backwards....

ISM Mystery Vehicle
This would appear to be a T-72? based mineclearing vehicle

Gaz-66 With Towed Minelayer

Skytrex minelayer

T-62s With Minerollers
Two different CinC T-62s with minerollers

STS Mobile Crane
From Scotia

MAZ 535 Heavy Duty Tractor
H&R model


GHQ 2S1 122mm Self Propelled Howitzers

GHQ 2S1 in a darker paint job. but a poorer photo

With assorted decals

Another version, with a camoflaughe pattern

Yet another version

ISM 2S1 122mm SP

GHQ 2S3 152mm Self Propelled Howitzers
I really need a better shot of this model.

Better version, with a good brown ink wash

CinC 2S3

A modified copy of the GHQ model above

Scotia 2S4 240mm Mortar
An excellent model, but the barrel may be long

Skytrex 2S5 Giantsint 152mm Self Propelled Gun

CinC 2S9/SO120
120mm Gun-Mortar on BMD chassis

GHQ 2S9/SO120
GHQ's has a bit better detail overall, but the roadweels on the CinC model are much better.  Pretty much a wash overall.

Scotia Vasilek Automatic Mortar In Portee Mount
Interesting model, but doesn't really show the mortar

CinC BM21 122mm Multiple Rocket Launchers

H&R version of the BM-21 -- not as good as the CinC model, but still quite good.

GHQ's BM-21, probably the best of them.

This is a BM-22 by an unkown manufacturer -- probably Skytrex.

Thanks to Bob McKenzie, who tells me this is an ISM piece incorrectly marketed as the "BM-32."

GHQ Gaz-66 Portee Type 63 MLR
This is a Soviet/Russian Gaz-66 with a Chinese Type 63 rocket launcer mounted on the back.  Part of GHQ's 3rd World Warriors collection.

CinC model of WWII-era MRL which served well into the Cold War

BM-14  140mm Towed MRL
I believe this is an H&R model

Mystery MRL
Looks Soviet, but can't ID it...

GHQ M46 130mm Gun
Deployed and towed by prime mover.  Both models are excellent, and really in a class by themselves.
Crew are WWII GHQ Soviets, but work quite well.  GHQ artillery crews are more to scale than their infantry and look correct with the guns.

CinC D-30 122mm Howitzer
Crews are GHQ WWII Soviets.

GHQ D-30 122mm Howitzer
Unbased versions

Based with H&R? USSR artillery crews

D-30, Manufacturer Unknown, with Crewmen on textured bases

Skytrex S23 180mm Gun
A good model from Skytrex, much more to scale than their FH-70.  Crews are also GHQ WWII Soviets.

Scotia 122mm Gun with H&R Crew

Scotia 152mm Gun with H&R Crew

GHQ T-12 AT Guns and MT-LB Prime Movers

GHQ T-12 100mm AT Gun Deployed

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