This is my first entry to the challenge. Given it's the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, and the start of the Russian Civil War, I thought that this would be a good theme for my Painting Challenge efforts this year.
model is a 28mm Austin-Putilov armoured car from Brigade Games. Mostly
resin, with lead alloy wheels, suspension and HMG's. I've painted it as
the "Sokol" (Eagle) car in Bolshevik service. This is my first effort in
this period, and is inspired by all the fabulous Back of Beyond /
Setting the East Ablaze games that I've seen in various blogs,
especially those by Steve Langan and The League of Extraordinary Kriegspielers.
decided to keep the base colour in Russian Green, so that this can be
used from the start of the civil war. As the war progressed, most
armoured cars turned out by the Putilov Works in Petrograd (for the
Bolsheviks) were painted in what appears to be naval grey. After the
Izorski-Fiat it was probably the most widely used armoured car in the
civil war, seeing service in nearly all armies (red, white and
vehicles, figures, buildings and terrain are in the pipeline for this
fascinating period. Hopefully they will be posted up here very soon.