My 15mm Soviet WW2 project took a step forward recently when I finished off a box of Plastic Soldier Company T34 tanks, purchased from my favourite wargames emporium. Here they are on maneuvers, with a Battlefront resin road and a 4Ground building in the background. Is that the Dniepr glinting in the evening sun behind them?
I’m still liking my decision to start using bases for my vehicles. It’s hard to see but I kept the weathering to a minimum in the interests of time, just a bit of Vallejo Panzer Aces Rust on the tracks and some dry brushed Yellow Ochre on the tanks for a coating of summer dust. Terrible lighting in my basement. Hopefully once I move next year, I’ll have a proper window in my gaming room.
That’s my attempt at hand painted Cyrillic tank slogans. I bought a white gel pen at a craft store but found that the nib was hopelessly fat, so I took my smallest and best paintbrush, took a shot of gin to steady my nerves, and consulted my favourite website for Russian propaganda posters.
The great thing about this particular PSC set is that it provides turrets for both the T34 and the T34/85 models, should I want these tanks for a late-war game.
Glory to the Soviet tank forces! On to the West!
These figures bring my 2014 totals to:
28mm Mounted: 13, 28mm Foot: 22, 28mm Artillery: 1
20mm Foot: 33, 20mm Artillery: 2, 20mm Vehicles: 2, 20mm Terrain Pieces: 2
15mm Vehicles: 5, 15mm Foot: 26, 15mm Terrain Pieces: 3
6mm Foot: 120, 6mm Terrain Pieces: 2
Kilometres Run: 770