Great job Peter and welcome aboard! This past week sounds like it was a bit of tough sledding - let's hope the rest of the season is smooth sailing. These T-34s look the business, though your photos are a bit dark. (I'll see if I can lighten them up a touch in Photoshop when I get home.) I've added a few more points for your commanders to pip you up to 39. Again, well done.
Friday, 12 December 2014
From PeterT - First Timer, First Post: 15mm WWII Soviet T-34s (39 Points)
What's that they say about plans not surviving first contact? All was set fair for making some progress when real life intervened with a bang. Sunday, No 1 son gets injured playing rugby, so the day gets spent in A&E (thankfully nothing serious, just heavy bruising). Mon-Wed work goes ballistic, Thurs No 3 son fractures arm falling over playing football! All in all, I am moderately pleased to have managed to complete these PSC 15mm T34s.
They are the first two platoons in what is going to be a tank company for IABSM. Actually, one of these with an unbuttoned TC will be swapped out and used for the Company Commander.
The nice thing about the PSC kits is that you also get the parts to make the turret with the 85mm gun - they are next on the painting line - so all of the tanks can be upgraded to T34/85s with a simple turret swap. The Russians tended to keep the two versions in separate units, so two units for the price of one - nice (reference for fans of The Fast Show).
Looking at the fantastic entries already up, I feel a little fraudulent with this very simple paint job, with more to follow. Still, as Comrade Joe said, quantity has a quality all of its own. Not sure that 6 tanks counts as 'quantity', but at least I am off the mark. So that's 36 points in the bag. Now, if I can just ensure no one else in the family gets injured...who said sports were good for you?