My photo
Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Russian Artillery (Part 7)

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!



  1. Nice work Thanos, sometimes Frontline can be a bit hit and miss but you've done well.

  2. Well that should bring the boom to the front fast enough :)
    Good job, Thanos :)

  3. Excellent!! Very very well done.

  4. Superb, the weathering really brings them to life.

  5. I think your Russians look ready to roll in their trucks!

  6. Very, very nice! Love the dirty effect you've painted on them.

  7. These are amazing. I really want to get into this as a hobby.