Bolt Action US Paras
|Close up on the Lieutenant|
|Rubicon M8 Scott|
|And the same tank, just with the Stuart turret- excellent work by Rubicon!|
|The whole force|
My US is made up of three companies, two tank companies in M1A1 Abrams, and a Mechanised company in M113 APCs. Supporting them is M109 artillery, ITOW vehicles, mortar carriers and Vulcan AA guns. As well as the air support of 2 A10, 2 FA-18 (subbing in as A-10s), 2 AH-64 (subbing in as Cobras) and 2 AH-1 Cobras.
|Close up on the first of the Tank Companies|
|Close up on the infantry|
|The whole warband|
In the interm, I think they will make a good frostgrave band actually (Necromancer? Either the Mummy is a zombie, or a construct I think).
|You know if you are in matching red robes, you are definitely the good guys.|
|The big bad guy himself|
|Close up on the big bad's tattooed skull. I used a fine pen to draw on the tattoos.|
|What a dramatic pose. And a scary looking assassin....|
Right, lastly we have the completed models from the cupboard. This time it is two Wiesel light tanks in 1/56 scale, produced by Company B. These are pre-production versions, and are actually 3d printed. My only tip with the material is to clean it before you paint it. Twice! I had some issues where I hadn't cleaned the mould release well enough, and it did funny things to the paint. Anyway, two 1/56 scale armoured weapons carriers (they really aren't tanks)- with a 28mm soldier for scale. Can you believe they fitted two (on the 20mm) or three (on the TOW) crew into these?
|Without a scale reference, these could look very imposing!|
|With a scale reference, you realize how you can fit two into the back of a CH-53....|
Oh, the other thing I painted was a boat! Right, back to the painting table. February's painting involves so much red.....