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T-55 additions

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Just a few changes to the T-55 before I varnished it...

Using Tamiya Weathering Master pastels I added 'soot' around the exhaust...

...and around the gun muzzle
I also decided to make the tracks look a little less rubbery and gave them a drybrush of Boltgun Metal followed by another Weathering pastel (mud)...

Number 386 is now ready for battle!!!

T-55

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Saw this on ebay recently and thought it would make a nice addition as an objective or a reinforcement for the Vietnam stuff me and my dad are putting together...and this morning it came through the post :D
The following two pictures are as it came straight out of the package...


These following pictures are what it looks like now, a wash of GW Devlan Mud and a little bit of dry brushing and it's about ready for some matte varnish...










SAS Raid

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Not so picture heavy this time...me and my dad were getting really into this game as we were trying out another section of the rules...the cautious movement and silent strike :D

Mission Objective: To infiltrate axis air strip and take out the planes and cause as much disruption as possible...
The SAS ground troops had assests of 2 Jeeps, 1 30cwt Chevy and 1 Rolls Royce armoured car (might not have been used by the SAS but we had some asset points left over and we wanted the Rolls)
Though the going was slow through the first half of the game (due to the cautious moving which reduces the distance you can move) didn't mean there was any less excitement...my dad (with one squad) almost alerted the sentries and had an enemy officer swanning around...and me (with the other squad) thought I had set off a mine but it didn't go off so we decided it to be an upturned enamel mug buried in the ground (like the scene from Ice Cold in Alex)...
All was going rather well, my squad cleared the dis…

'Nam Game

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Some pictures of a game me and my dad did...still play testing the new rules for Parkfield Miniatures...this one is in the 'Nam

Mission objective: to investigate possible enemy bunker system...



Turn 1: The US move in to the enemies AO mounted in M113s...

Turn 2: The rear M113 activates first and cannot squeeze past the lead vehicle so the troops within disembark...


Turn 2 continued: the lead M113 advances towards the hooch and the infantry disembark and spread out...
Turn 3: US fire team moves up from their M113...the Platoon command vehicle is seen in the background holding back...
...another US fireteam moves towards the river to head up the bank towards the hooch...


Turn 4: The VC spring out of hiding and immediately take casualties from the lead M113 in over-watch...the VC retaliates with small arms fire and an RPG...
...the US fireteam on the road takes minor casualties and the RPG misses its target of the lead M113...phew!!!
...the second M113 advances up to the T-junction and waits …