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15mm GAZ Trucks from Peter Pig

GAZ 4-Wheel Truck
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Now that the warm weather is returning in the northern hemisphere, I've been able to finish basing some of my latest troop acquisitions.

GAZ trucks

These Soviet trucks are from Peter Pig, and if I recall correctly, they come with separate wheels that you glue on. Fortunately, the manufacturer has a system of V-shaped pegs and slots that makes fitting the wheels quite easy.

GAZ trucks

These models were painted for TMP by Old Guard Painters in Ukraine. I'm pleased with the weathered look they produced. Two of their techniques stood out to me:

  1. They put mud streaks and splotches on the tires, and I like the way they do it better than my way, so I'll try to copy the technique the next time I'm painting a dirty vehicle.
  2. There must be a thousand ways to paint vehicle windows, and here's another one: looks to me like they paint the window black, then paint it dark gray (leaving a black line around the outside), add horizontal streaks of light gray, and then cover with a hand-painted gloss coat.
GAZ trucks

Two-thirds of the models came out of the mold with heavy flash along the lower right-hand door. I think that Old Guard Painters did an acceptable job at trimming the flash back, but I'd have been willing to pay a little more for them to file the seam completely away.

GAZ trucks

As I mentioned, I did the basing myself: just a steel base, primed rust-brown on both sides, then flocked and sealed.

GAZ trucks

The models were attached by putting a little superglue gel on the bottom of each tire, and then pressing them into the flock.

GAZ trucks