Good day honoured gentlemen!
It's been some days now, that I am uploading photos of figs, as crews for my artillery guns.
But, what would artillery guns and crews be, without trucks that would carry them through the battlefield??
In one of my previous posts (see here), I was telling you about an order I placed through Frontline Wargaming, for some Russian Gaz trucks. Since my free time is limited, I didn't want to spend many hours for building kits, with many many parts (I'm a lazy bastard you see...). That's why I placed a question in some forums and many kind gentlemen suggested of going to resin pieces!! After a small search, I ended up in Frontline's site, and I placed an order for 6 trucks (4 with open backs and 2 with tilts on them). The prices were very reasonable, and the service was quick and ''to the point''. Tim from Frontline, was very helpful and answered all my questions (since my knowledge in Russian trucks - among other things I'm afraid, is a bit nada)! Thanks Tim! :-)
Last night I finished the first lot of them, four trucks with open back (u.m.r R14 - GAZ AA Truck).
Each truck comes in 5 pieces (main body and four wheels). It takes super glue very easily, and you can build it in 2-3 minutes (after removing some small pieces of flash from the mold)! So, in 15-20 minutes I had build all four of them. I reckon it's a fair deal, if you think that I'd need almost half an hour to build only one! :-)
The colour I used was VMC 70.894 Russian Green (base colour), some washes (Vallejo's black and sepia wash), some VMC 70.894 Russian Uniform (for the highlights - drybrushing) and some VMC 70.873 US Field Drab and VMC 70.988 Khaki (weathering).
And some 20mm figures for scale reference.
I know that the painting is not of a very high standard, but I think these models would well fit the task of wargaming purposes!
The other two (u.m.r R16 - ZiS-42 Half track lorries) will follow in due course. :-)
I hope you like 'em!
C. & C. are always welcome!