Saturday, 2 January 2016

From MilesR - 28mm WWII Soviets (245 points)

 My next submission for the challenge is the start of a WW2 Soviet army.  Completed so far are 40 infantry figures from the Warlord plastic Box set and 3 tanks from Trenchworx (2 T-34's and one BT-7)
To be honest the Warlord figures are so-so and I'd have a hard time recommending them as assembly was more difficult than it should be and there was a lot of flashing to clean up.  These troops are painted using 1942 uniform colors and equipment.
The Trenchworx tanks are simply superb models and I highly recommend them.  I do need to find some crew figures for them and add some stowage to the tanks and will do so shortly.

Next up for the Soviets will be some support weapons and maybe some other vehicle options. I also have a box of the Warlord "Siberian Veterans" to add into the mix also.

The tally for this submission comes to 245 points  (40 infantry figures and 3 tanks).

Wow, somebody has been busy! That is an amazing amount of work Miles. I agree with your assessment of the Trenchworx vehicles. The WWI Kickstarter set that I received exhibited excellent quality.  With this entry you've passed Kyle in most points to-date. I get a sense that we may witness a Battle Royale over the next few months. A Hobby Geek Cage-Match! Awesome.

25 comments:

  1. Nice work there Comrade Miles!

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  2. Wow, working like a well oiled Soviet collective! Do you sleep? Cheers, PD

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  3. great job, but I'm a little short tail number on the tanks :)

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  4. You realise it's a five YEAR plan you're supposed to have right, not a five WEEK plan? Absolutely amazing output Miles. I'm more and more relieved I excused myself from serious points competition this year!

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  5. Wow, you're smashing these out!

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  6. The speed and quality is astounding. I am guessing a few sleepless night have gone into this as well.

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  7. and so it begins. Nice set of Commies

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  8. Great work here. Got some things to drop to challenge those added points soon ;) Going to be an epic contest of models being painted I think!

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  9. Great work Miles! :)

    You will need to raise your target significantly though - at this rate, you'll have broken through it with over half the Challenge remaining!

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  10. Great work here. Got some things to drop to challenge those added points soon ;) Going to be an epic contest of models being painted I think!

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  11. Very nice work Miles and as usual you have been busy with the brush!

    Christopher

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  12. I'm in awe of your painting speed once again! Nice job and a table ready army in less time than it takes me to work out what to paint next!

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  13. Amazing work Miles. I put together 10 multipart plastic infantry and it made my head spin.

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  14. What a point bomb, great stuff!

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  15. Great stuff again! Are you going for the all time points record?

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  16. Stonking along at high quality :-)

    Ian

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  17. Thanks for the nice comments - it has been a productive few weeks. I wouldn't expect it to continue much further as "real world" responsibilities will impact painting time for much of the remaining Challenge. Despite being almost halfway there, I suspect 2,000 points will still be a bit of a struggle.

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  18. Very well done! The tanks came out great.

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  19. Blimey Miles, you're not hanging around are you???

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  20. Is it just me or has there been a surfeit of points bombs these first couple weeks?

    Great work on display here. Those T-34s look absolutely fantastic.

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  21. The tanks and infantry have turned out very well! For the poor quality of the infantry set, you did them very well. Very nice task force coming and very fit for drinking vodka in berlin! ;)

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