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Oiler7224 Sep 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

Howdy folks,

Thought I'd update with some Team Yankee Soviet additions…my force is a little light on air defence and recce so I've just recently finished up a couple of Gophers and some BRDM-2's for some eyes and ears.


Constructive advice and comments are always welcome.


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Sep 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

Scale? Manufacturer?

Codsticker24 Sep 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

They look great- nicely done.thumbs up

Oiler7224 Sep 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

oh, sorry about that Chief…15mm, Battlefront models. Thanks Codsticker

PzGeneral25 Sep 2017 4:48 a.m. PST

Very nice work thumbs up

HidaSeku25 Sep 2017 10:21 a.m. PST

Those look great! Really like the paintjob you did there, especially the dirt/mud.

Minis is my Waterloo Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 7:33 p.m. PST

I like the dirty effect too. What color and brand of paint did you use for that? Dry brushed it on, I presume?

Volleyfire26 Sep 2017 2:02 a.m. PST

Lovely job.

Khusrau27 Sep 2017 3:09 a.m. PST

Looks like airbrushing to me. Must go do some maintenance on mine. Polishing the needle and replacing a worn seal, looks like a really good way to get some better results.

Oiler7227 Sep 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

Thank you very kindly for the comments folks. In fact the weathering is dry-brushed…while I have an airbrush, I don't have a high degree of proficiency or speed in using it, so ironically it keeps me from using it and sticking with my brush strokes.

The weathering is a 3-4 layer technique that I've been using for my vehicles for some time. I use Vallejo flat earth to start, beige brown next, and then tan earth or US tan earth…the last step that I use optionally is a follow-up with some Army Painter Strong Tone (thinned and unthinned).

At the bottom of the vehicles I use the flat long end of my brush, to get the streaks I flip the brush on its 'end' and use the narrower longer surface and go either bottom up or top down depending on where I want the weathering to bulk up. If you'd like, I show some progress shots on some WW1 Mark IV's at the link below.

Thanks again. Take care.


Codsticker27 Sep 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

Very nice effect.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 2:51 p.m. PST

VERY nicely done.

ScottS27 Sep 2017 9:35 p.m. PST

I am so stealing that technique. Very nice!

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

Nicely done

Volleyfire28 Sep 2017 2:21 p.m. PST

Oooh I like that!

Oiler7228 Sep 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

Thank you all…I did forget to say, I vary the order sometimes I start with the tan earth and go for big 'swaths' and end with the flat earth so that it is more prominent…

good luck and thanks again.

GOTHIC LINE MINIATURES01 Dec 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

Really great stuff!

Oiler7204 Dec 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

thanks Gothic!

Howling Hank22 Mar 2018 12:34 p.m. PST


Old Wolfman23 Mar 2018 6:52 a.m. PST

Added on some extra Carnation 122mm SPs,myself.

Oiler7228 Mar 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

Thanks Howling.

Thanks for the view Wolfman…the Carnations are a very nice addition to the force.


Old Wolfman14 May 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

Also added a second Sukhoi "Frogfoot" jet of late.

Oiler7225 May 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

I still have to get my Frogfoot onto the painting table…nice addition!

Old Wolfman31 May 2018 7:01 a.m. PST

And now,2 Gecko SAM platforms and some BRDM's with Spandrel ATM's.

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