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  • #52285
    6mmwargaming
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    Hi all

     

    Another project that i’m working on is a 1960-2000s Iraqis although there are some vehicles in there to help me morph it into Egyptians or a generic Arab army.

    So far it is mostly Russian gear and a mix of 6mm manufacturers – Scotia, GHQ, H&R, Skytrex and CNC. I have T55, T2, T72, BMP1, BTR50, BTR60, ZSU23-4, ZSU57-2, SA13, SAU122, 85mm AT gun, MTLB and lots of softskins. I’ll continue to add to the pile but this should get me started! I’ve done some work on them and they are ready for painting. I’ve stripped and cleaned up them, replaced barrels with brass rod and Greenstuff, added stowage from more greenstuff and a few dozer blades.

    Cheers

    #52286
    6mmwargaming
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    My first batch of modern 6mm Iraqis is completed as I started this army a month or two back. Actually I’ve painted some tanks also, but I have decided to add some camo paint to them. These vehicles were painted using a spray can of Testors “Gulf Armor sand” followed by some highlighting and then off white drybrushing, and finally a dark tone vallejo wash. Not the best photos and they don’t show the contrast very well.

    in the front row are BMP1 and UAZ469 jeeps, middle rows is MTLB engineers vehicles, Zil 157 trucks and SA-13. the back row is 2s1 SP122m guns and KRAZ 255 trucks

    Thanks for looking

    #52314
    Thuseld
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    I am tempted to get these and use them as fairly low tech Sci Fi armies.

    #52315
    6mmwargaming
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    You should have a look at Brigade Models Neo Soviet if you are after low tech scifi

    #52319
    Iain Fuller
    Participant

    Cracking set of kit.

    I’ve been contemplating putting stowage on some of mine for a while now and I think you’ve just given me the impetus to do it.

    #52323
    Gaz045
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    I like the finish, I’ve got loads to do and have been looking at the sprays to speed there process up.

    The wash is just right, I have yet to perfect that bit!!

    Incidentally, my lo-tech sci-fi unit has S-tanks and MTLB’s with Stalwart trucks……..and some 155 long tom artillery.

    "Even dry tree bark is not bitter to the hungry squirrel"

    #52324
    Rhoderic
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    Just out of curiosity, what are the tanks with the double barrels in your first post? Excuse my ignorance as I don’t know the first thing about tanks. I just recall a discussion on a sci-fi forum (not TWW) over a sci-fi tank miniature that had a double-barrelled turret. A real-world tanker or tank mechanic in that forum seemed to find the notion ridiculous for reasons I can’t recall, so it would be interesting to me if it turns out that such beasts actually do exist.

    #52351
    Iain Fuller
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    They’d be ZSU-57-2’s.

    Not tanks but SP twin 57mm AA guns, what the Soviets had before the ZSU-23-4.

    #52356
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    Ah, that would make sense. Thanks.

    I did say I was ignorant about this kind of stuff 

    #52360
    6mmwargaming
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    Yes ZSu-57-2,but I replaced the barrels

    #52381
    Thuseld
    Participant

    I already have a small force of Neo Soviets from Brigade Models. They have such a great look to them.

    #54876
    6mmwargaming
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    Work has slowed down considerably but I recently finished a batch of modern British 1/285-1/300th.

    Chieftain Stillbrews and Warriors IFVs by Heroics and Ros and GHQ FV432s with Peak turret.

    #54878
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Why is it you don’t base the vehicles?

     

    (curious, not judging)

    #54985
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    I used to base them all on thin steel  and then store them on magnetic sheet. But I dont like the look of green bases driving they towns etc. Infantry doesnt bother me strangely enough!

    #55672
    alan
    Participant

    Very nicely done.

    May I ask, what is your technique for replacing the gun barrels with brass rods?  What diameter of rod do you suggest and how best to drill into the turret without damaging it?

    Alan

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