APCs & IFVs
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on the paint color of
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.
IFV version of the T-14 Armata MBT. A 3D printed model from Javelin 98.
GHQ model of heavy IFV on MBT chassis.
Post-Cold War AIFV. The GHQ model in several paint jobs.
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.
This one is in the Reaper three-tone scheme
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
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
APC based on tank chassis from GHQ. A 2013-14 model, and really quite impressive
Modern Russian protected transport vehicle. A 3D printed model from Javelin98.
Best BTR model I have seen so far
And more paint jobs...
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
This would appear to be a slightly difference version. Frankly, one of these is probably a BTR-70 and the other a BTR-80.
Three CinC BTR-70s pass by a roadside workshop
Two GHQ BTR-60Ps
I didn't black wash these models, but will probably go back and do so. These models represent the open-topped original model.
I believe this is an older GHQ BTR-50, with a mortar on the back
These models are by GHQ (left), though this may be an OT-62 (not currently in their catalog), 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.
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
This is a BMD with a BMP-3 turret
The detail is less pronounced than on the GHQ model, but it is still quite good.
Air droppable transport
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.