27/01/2016 at 01:04 #37342
For the next installment on my 15mm side project, we have more Eureka Miniatures modern troops, this time Russians. They are fantastic sculpts, very clean and crisp, little flash to remove, and they paint up quick and easy, particularly given the simple camo paintjob I did on their uniforms. The camo looks good to me, looks like uniforms I’ve seen, and was a break after putting Multicam on the Australians, which I kinda owed myself 😉
The whole force, 21 troops supported by a Zvezda 1/100 scale BTR. The 21 troops come from a one man leader pack, a four-man MG pack, a two-man grenadier pack, a two-man RPG pack, and the remaining 12 rifleman are from two duplicate packs of 6 men. To see a bunch more pics of the individual poses, please check the blog at:
Well, that’s these guys. I’ve got one more post for troops (Eureka Chechens), and I have one more batrep I still haven’t typed up. I will do my best to get off my butt, but I’ve been busy as heck lately.
Jack27/01/2016 at 02:04 #37343Rod RobertsonParticipant
While I applaud your hard work and your painting and your gaming, stealing your own children’s toys is a bit much! Shame on you! Don’t be surprised when they try to take your car in about ten years, you raised them by example! Petty larceny aside, good paint jobs on the Eureka Russians and the BTR. The hot SUV is good too but it figures you’d give it a new paint job and change the plates. Running a 20mm chop-shop perhaps?
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson27/01/2016 at 05:36 #37346
Those look so good!!! I’m tempted but all my money is tied up in already ordered Team Yankee stuff. Oh and I have a ton of Matchbox cars and trucks I use in 15mm for my Zombie games…that reminds me I need to work on those rules again soon.28/01/2016 at 03:06 #37384
Rod – Thanks man! I’ll look to get the Chechen posted up soon, then look to get all three forces on the table here in the next few weeks. And I need to get a good look at all my boys’ cars, see if there’s anything else I can use 😉
Kyote – I’m having a really hard time with 15mm cars, and I’d like to have a bunch on the table for urban fights… I’m on the verge of finishing up the painting/basing of those QRF guys you gave me (in desert camo, use as both ‘chocoloate chip’ and tri-color), as well as a Battlefront US Mech Infantry (dismounted) platoon in Woodland camo, I’ll probably photograph them this weekend and post next week.
And I just received a slew of Peter Pig WWII US Marines, so the next project is on…
Jack28/01/2016 at 04:37 #37385
Sounds good, I’m still waiting on Game HQ to get the BF US and Soviet Team Yankee infantry in. Marines sound good, I looked at the Eureka and like those for the 43-45 Marines. I’m using the BF Rangers for the 42-43 Marines.28/01/2016 at 16:26 #37398
Well, if you find some more of those old QRF US infantry, I’ll trade ya for a beautifully painted Battlefront US Mech infantry platoon 😉
Regarding Eureka Marines, they are fantastic, but I want to start my campaign in The Canal, and I really love the Peter Pig sculpts for this. The Eureka Marines look too much mid- to late-war. The PP guys aren’t correct either, but I’ll just not use the M1 carbines and use the Garands as Springfields, paint them up without helmet covers.
Jack28/01/2016 at 16:32 #37399
Damn wish I had some more of those QRF US infantry…..Yeah no one makes the right figures for the Canal. I really looking forward to your AARs on the Canal.29/01/2016 at 00:42 #37416
“Damn wish I had some more of those QRF US infantry…..”
Yeah, I wish you did too 😉
I just put the final touches on the QRF and Battlefront guys, I’ll try to photo them this weekend and get them posted ASAP. My USMC campaign won’t be ready to start for a bit, I haven’t even ordered the Japanese yet, much less got anything painted and based…
Jack29/01/2016 at 01:53 #37418
I’ll look forward to the photos.29/01/2016 at 15:44 #37466GeoffQRFParticipant
The problem with the old figures as that we took them out of production completely, and Chas has the masters in store somewhere in the roof space, so he needs to find time to get up there, extract the masters, check if they are in a good condition to mould, then actually mould them. And since before Christmas he’s been so busy (as there is actually only him there doing the casting) he just hasn’t had time to even get up there!
So… we do still have them. And when (if) it ever quietens down we will get them back into production as suitable for the mid-late 1980s.
Meanwhile I’m just putting the finishing touches on the M114 and Stryker MGS… (there’s a sneaky hint)
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www.quickreactionforce.co.uk29/01/2016 at 15:59 #37471
Looking forward to your M-114 !!!!!
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