Monday, 21 December 2015

From ClintB - Starting Small 1/300 Mig-17 (2 Points)




Yes I am starting small! Just a single 6mm (1/300th Scale) vehicle. A Mig 17 (fresco in Nato identification) in Egyptian markings circa 1967.

The vehicle model is By "Heroics and Ross" while the flight stand is by "Frontline". I am sticking in the desert for my main project this challenge but no longer WW1 Arab Revolt so I will not be painting Camels. Instead I am coming more up to date with a war I can vaguely remember. Actually I cannot I think I remember the 73 war!



Anyway this should get me off the mark with just a couple of points. But out of the blocks is out of the blocks. This starts the making of my United Arab Republic force for battles in the Sinai. I will be working on the ground forces more than the air forces but  with a simple silver finish and markings this was just too easy not to start with.

Nothing like buzzing the Pyramids in a Mig17! Nice job Clint!  
I have a faint recollection of the newscasts of the Yom Kippur War (I was quite young back then). I remember it being quite a shock to the West to the battering the Israelis received in the first few days of the conflict (and in retrospect how close we came to the brink of nuclear war). What rules will you be using for this project? 

39 comments:

  1. Two points well earned to get you in the rankings - nice start Clint :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. Far better to start small than not actually start.

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  2. Nice start, I can almost hear it's engines!

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian. I will remember that comment when Painting the next plane.

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  3. Once point for the plane and one point for the stick/base. That's two points more than I have :-). Very nice mate.

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    1. Well you know what the call a boomerang that won't come back ......a stick...

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    2. On the rare occasions that I have thrown a boomerang I'd have preferred it didn't come back. For the novice practitioner they're more dangerous to you than they are to the intended target...

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    3. Thanks Millsey. Painted in the dark between 9 and 10pm It gets me started.

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    1. Thank you Fran. An era that interests me.

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    1. Thanks Dave, I have been thinking about jets recently!

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  6. Very nice and dainty start Clint. Only 753 points to go ;-)

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    1. Cheers Blax, even the longest journey starts with a single step.

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  7. Small but deadly. You're off and running!

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    1. Thank you David. I am just out of the Trap.

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  8. Nice to see something unique Clint. Well done!

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    1. Thank you Anne. Always good to do something different.

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  9. Small and shiny. Groovy. cheers

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    1. Cheers Kiwi. Cool and Groovy mate, Cool and Groovy!

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  10. Well done. If I had put any thought into it I would have done something similar just to get the ball rolling. I vaguely remember 1973 but I don't have any recollection of watching the news. I vaguely remember a phase where we didn't have a tv. My kids are always shocked when I remind them of that.

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    1. Thank you Sean. I hope it does not set a trend with everyone doing a single 6mm figure first to get going in the challenge. The Diversity of projects is one of the Challenges real strengths,

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  11. very small but very high start ^)

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    1. Thanks Alex. I really do like small figures they have a charm all of their own.

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  12. A great little model to start. Nice photo too. This will be an interesting project to follow.

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    1. Thank you Jonathon. I think the Arab Israeli wars are due a renaissance in wargaming.

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  13. Points on the board are priceless, as any sports manager will attest to, so good work painting in such a teeny tiny scale, looks great.

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    1. Cheers Tea urn. I have now finished a few more 6mm vehicles so expect them soon.

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  14. Two points more than me, nice start Clint.

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    1. Thank you Michael. I know you will get good points soon.

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  15. For Curt. I will leave my comments on rule systems for now. But very likely to use Flames of War, although I prefer "Challenger II" By Bruce Rea Taylor.

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  16. Nice flyer,Clint! I am still amused by my grandfather's summary of the 7 day war....Israeli tanks shown the world how far they could go, Arab/Egyptian tanks showed how fast top speed was in reverse. ;)

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    1. Thanks David, The Israelis capture over 300 T34 tanks! (some of which were used 6 years later!)

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  17. Great start Clint, and great project - it is a really engrossing period for gaming.

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    1. Thanks Greg I agree there is much of the late 20th Century that we do not currently play.

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