Thursday, 23 February 2017

Yet More 15mm Trucks - JamesM (50 points)

Hi Folks,

I'm afraid yet more Russian Uniform painted vehicles from yours truly. This time the remaining battery vehicles I didn't quite finish in time for Sunday.

This entry consists of 4 x Battlefront 15mm CMP 15cwt trucks and 1 x Battlefront 15mm 4WD Heavy Utility vehicle - along with 7 x 15mm Battlefront infantry figures. For a total of 5 vehicles and 7 infantry.

Sticking to the same idea as before, each of the bases has a theme.

For my 79th Medium Regiment, 4AGRA guys, I went with a 'packing/unpacking' theme. The troops are carrying boxes, cable reels and a knapsack, while being directed somewhere by a helpful NCO. Meanwhile an officer and sentry watch them.








For my Polish battery vehicles, I went with some poor sod having to change a truck tyre, while his two mates (who are supposed to be helping him) look for an opportunity to go search the locality for some 'Ouefs' or 'Vino'. Perhaps as Poles they have a better grasp of French that their Scottish allies!





The Poles are totally finished, other than some magnetic basing required. The 79th Medium vehicles are lacking the formation badge decal (with the Arm of Service marking hand painted, I would like to switch it for something better in the future). No one makes what I need, so I'm investigating other options.

Onto the next batch of vehicles for my artillery (*sigh*) this time consisting of a load of Matador trucks for the 5.5" guns. In the meantime, here's some pics of the finished (during the challenge) since January Polish and Medium batteries!


I really like the weathering and vignette application on your bases. Often support is overlooked in games(and real life) although the trucks and men of the support teams are vital especially for artillery units, the model choices do range in vanilla. Offloading trucks, changing tires, pouring over battlemaps; all this really captures a story and ties them in to the unit. They are definitely not vanilla anymore and are very much part of the action. Excellent work, James!

16 comments:

  1. Excellent work James. I do like the little stories your bases tell :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin - keeps me off the streets!

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  2. Lovely looking vehicles, nicely done.
    Best Iain

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  3. Top work. Version 4 FoW should be fun. cheers

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    1. I'm looking forward to it, but it makes all these units (other than the guns) pointless! Still, they've been fun to paint.

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  4. Great vehicles. Like Tamsin, I love how the vignettes tell stories.

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    1. Thanks Peter, they were fun to come up with.

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  5. Nicely done, I really need to start working on my fow army.

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    1. Definitely Steve, but I'd wait for the new edition at this point!

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  6. Very nice, I echo the sentiments on your use of the bigger bases and multiple figures to tell a story.

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    1. Thanks Jamie - the bases themselves aren't really bigger than those that were cast on. I just trimmed the casting down in order to move the trucks around and find space for the infantry figures!

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  7. That is one awesome truck park you have built yourself there James - well done!

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