Saturday, 9 May 2015

Last Russians for Stalingrad

I finally finished the last Russian units for my Stalingrad project. There are simply no more Russians left to do now! I promise! I wanted to get the Russian guns from The Plastic Soldier Company, but I didn't need a full box and they don't do their guns as a reinforcement sets, unfortunately. I think they are missing a trick there, anyhoo, instead I ordered several German and Soviet artillery pieces from Command Decision by Skytrex, including a 76.2mm Zis-3 AT gun for anti-tank support of the 308th Infantry Division. This should give the German tanks something to think about:


It is crewed with some left-over Plastic Soldier Company Soviet crew and a spare ammo box. The Command Decision guns are really nice models, crisp and clean sculpts, well worth the money in my opinion.


Along with the 76.2mm, I needed two 45mm AT guns, both of which also came from Command Decision:


I used up the remaining PSC crewmen I had and an extra Peter Pig figure to keep them firing!


All three together make a formidable defence line for the 308th Rifle Division, which is now complete.


Also included with the Command Decision sets are towed versions of the guns. I don't have any Soviet trucks at the moment, but I may pick up a couple of Zvezda's plastic ones in the future. This is not really a pressing issue though.


But I can rest happy in the knowledge that the Soviets are finished. I just need to work my way through the remaining German vehicles and we can finally have a game!

I am still selling the rubble you can see on the bases of these vehicles, you can find it here on EBAY. It's pre-painted and comes in three colours Black/Grey, Dark Brown and Brick Red.


Thanks for reading!

Addendum: The Russian guns turns out NOT to be a Zis-3, but in fact a field artillery piece. I have dug out an old PSC Zis-3and will be using this instead after rebasing and repainting, etc... The bloody Russian steamroller seems to be rolling on and on and on...

6 comments:

  1. Very nice indeed. The Skytrex models are very nice aren't they!

    Your blog has inspired me to sort all my WW2stuffout, so im in a frenzy of basing and re-painting at the moment!

    Good Job,
    Steve

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    1. Thanks Steve, they are lovely models. I have quite a few from years back. The only problem I have with them is that Skytrex charge so much for their postage! But it's a minor gripe really.
      Excellent, I am glad that I have inspired you! I can't wait to see the results!

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  2. I have sorted out a rifle regiment for 1943, I just need to finish the bases off and they will be appearing on my blog!

    I havent played Rapid fire for years, looking forward to it!

    Steve

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    1. Excellent, I look forward to seeing them! It's a great game, the only issue is the firing chart is a bit cumbersome. A friend has reorganised it so it plays even quicker, but we haven't had a chance to try it out yet, he calls it Rapido Fire! LOL.

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  3. Excellent work! I'm getting back into WW2 again slowly, having just about all scales covered partially; my problem is actually completing...ho hum...

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    1. Thanks Monty, yep, completion can be very difficult, especially when there are loads of other projects to get involved with...

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