Sunday, 28 August 2011

Operation Typhoon - Part Two

The bulk of my Soviet Infantry will be Regular soldiers, with each formation consisting of three stands of five models, plus two support stands (Mortar and Machinegun). The infantry stands are made up of the two poses found within “Pendraken Miniatures” World War Two Russian selection SV20 and the two further poses which make up SV29. Both of these packs are described as Riflemen, winter equipment. The Mortar Team is made up of the models found within pack SV48 120mm Mortar with crew. Whilst the Machinegun Team come from SV31 Maxim model 1910 team, winter equipment.

Instead of wearing great winter coats, the soldiers from packet SV20 wear Telogreika (a padded winter jacket) and so, along with any Ushanka worn by some of the other models (e.g. the Maxim crew), these figures were undercoated with Dheneb Stone, before being washed with Devlan Mud and dry-brushed with more Dheneb Stone. The Regulars’ helmets and the 120mm mortar were painted with Knarloc Green, before being washed with Thraka Green.

My formation of Soviet Cavalry (carrying Submachine guns) consists of three stands of horse, and a further three stands [only two shown] of Soviets on foot for when they dismount (e.g. to fortify a building). The riders are from packet SV54 Cavalry with Submachine gun. As with the Telogreika and Ushanka wearing models from SV20, these figures were undercoated with Dheneb Stone, before being washed with Devlan Mud and dry-brushed with more Dheneb Stone. Their horses were painted using either Chaos Black or Astronomican Grey with Badab Black wash, or either Dark Flesh or Dheneb Stone with a Devlan Wash. The models on foot are from packet SV21 PPsh Submachine gun, winter equipment, and consist of soldiers wearing both heavy winter overcoats, Telogreika and Ushanka.

I currently have the first of my Soviet Tank formations close to completion and my Russian's fifth and final unit (for now at least), some Veteran Infantry.

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