06 August, 2013

Battlefront Vietnam M113s for mid 80's Cold War Canadians

Bought myself two boxes of the Battlefront Vietnam M113s at Historicon for my mid 80's Cold War Canadian (what else) army that I'm putting together.  The models are fantastic and come with lots of extra bits and pieces.  I was quite keen to get them together and painted before hockey starts, so I devoted the past long weekend to them.  Here is a shot of them before weathering, stowage and a few more guys sticking out of the "family hatch" checking out the frauleins.  I used my airbrush, but as its not a very good one (for 15mm) I used the blue tac method of camouflage painting.  I should have taken a photo of that.  After the last colour is done all you see is a model with a ton of blue tac on it with lots of green paint.  You don't know if it worked out until you peel it all away.  Fortunately, they came out pretty good.  For infantry I'm again using the Battlefront US infantry in Vietnam. In 15mm they look fine as long as I paint on the Canadian flags on the shoulders. I'll update this post when I get a few stands of infantry done. I also want to add "skis" to my QRF Leopards as they are a bit small compared to the BF M113s and skis might make them a bit taller.  There was no way I was going to use QRF M113s as they are such a poor model.  I did use the QRF TOW missile launchers however.  The excellent decals, which really make the Canadian look are from TL Modelbau in Germany.  http://www.tl-modellbau.de/

10 comments:

  1. They look great Rob, they'll go together really nice with the rest of the stuff you have been working on!

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  2. Sure look like the ones rolling around Petawawa! fantastic work Rob!

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    1. I hope Bob sees them. It could convince him to join us in the cold war. The paint jobs of the ones in Pet are not so clean.

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  3. They look great. The camo is very convincing. Well done!

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  5. I don't see any Timmies in any of the officers hands... looking great.

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    1. No Timmies in Lahr, it was a beer tour.

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    2. Yeah but Timmies Rule Stands....Fresh one every 20mins MAX!

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  6. Looking great Rob! Would love to see more pics, including some close ups!

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  7. They look great Rob...I found the leopards to be small as well. Very curious to see your skis in place. Cheers.

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