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Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member03 Sep 2016 5:56 p.m. PST

Dear All,


Checkout my latest blog post for more phots of my Leopards!

epturner Inactive Member03 Sep 2016 6:39 p.m. PST

Well, Sparker, nice post (and very nice blog) and all, but I was hoping to see a 4CMBG Leo… grin

Good you're having fun with this. I'm still stuck in the 18th century, well, maybe a bit in the 19th.


BrianW03 Sep 2016 8:10 p.m. PST

Those look nice! I'm finding this WWIII thing harder to resist.

gunnerphil04 Sep 2016 1:41 a.m. PST

I know you can team Yankee in 6mm or smaller but that photo shows why 15mm is the way to go for lots of people. Nice job

McWong7304 Sep 2016 5:00 a.m. PST

Really nice paint jobs there Sparks.

williamb04 Sep 2016 9:48 a.m. PST

Nicely done. There is a website that has diagrams with both sides, front, back and top views of the NATOthree color patterns listed under tarnschemen.

Rod I Robertson Inactive Member04 Sep 2016 3:39 p.m. PST

Ooooo! Nice! Me likely, likely! Well done, sir and may you last awhile before perishing in an unstoppable wave of Soviet armour and artillery fire! Mortituri te salutant!

Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson.

Combat Colours Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2016 4:15 p.m. PST

Nice painting!

Mako11 Inactive Member04 Sep 2016 11:17 p.m. PST

Yep, superb looking camo work!

nickinsomerset04 Sep 2016 11:39 p.m. PST

Very nice, avoid reversing Challengers on Hohne ranges though!

Tally Ho!

seneffe05 Sep 2016 1:13 p.m. PST

The real Sovs in 1980s GSFG were somewhat less convinced of their unstoppability than many folks in the West.
Thankfully we'll never know- but great fun to play out the possibilities with beautifully painted models like that.
Well done Sparker.

zaevor2000 Inactive Member05 Sep 2016 1:43 p.m. PST

Absolutely beautiful paint job.

Well done!


Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member05 Sep 2016 1:53 p.m. PST

Well thank you all very much for your kind comments! I'm thrilled its inspired some of you to look at this Cold War genre again!

I do find the dictomy between the capability we credited the Soviet War Machine with at the time, and what we discovered about their training and equipment in the early 90's, fascinating.

It seems to me for a balanced wargame you have grant them the most of the capability they projected back in the day! This at least seems to be the route Battlefront are following in Team Yankee – but its still very challenging being a Soviet player!

Part time gamer06 Sep 2016 11:53 p.m. PST

I know you can team Yankee in 6mm or smaller but that photo shows why 15mm is the way to go for lots of people.
Have to admit, I think micro armor would probably be 'perfect' more or less for TY, but 15mm armor has always been great to see on a game table. And a favorite of mine.

Now, 4-1-7

Regarding resin models, Im with you, I just dont think they match the detail of plastic cast models.
And yours look amazing!

Well done sir.

Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member08 Sep 2016 9:50 p.m. PST

Thanks mate, very kind!

Cathusac1 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 1:56 a.m. PST

Awesome tank! I can only wish…

Antioch Inactive Member19 Jun 2017 8:56 p.m. PST

Really enjoyed reading your blog articles…… some large team Yankee games there. Good stuff.

Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member20 Jun 2017 1:48 p.m. PST

Thanks chaps, very encouraging!

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