I was a little stuck on this one, not
having a great breadth of models to draw on due to my fairly focused
collecting. The options were Full Thrust ESU ships or 6mm Soviets. I
went with the 6mm Soviets as the ships were in the garage and it's
The following vehicles are from my embryonic
6mm Team Yankee force - no doubt they will see action in other rule sets
as well. Sticking with my current 'Gunuary' theme (the real reason I
went for painting the tanks rather than the space ships), I opted to
paint some of the 'supporting arms'. In this case self propelled
artillery, anti-air artillery and Recce (one of which will be the OP for
the arty as well).
These models are all GHQ and I went
for a rather simple paint job of all green. I did use the 'official'
Team Yankee 'Soviet Green' (which I think it Vallejo Russian Uniform
Green). The pictures came our rather dark, so I messed with the contrast
on the pics, meaning the paint job looks a little flat. The radio
antenna took a small amount of work, but an old toothbrush used for
cleaning models gave up some bristles for the task.
First up, the queen of the battlefield - 5 x GHQ 2S1 Carnation SP Howitzers
Then 5 x GHQ SA-13 Gopher SAM vehicles
Then 5 x GHQ ZSU-23-4 Shilka SP AAA
And lastly 5 x GHQ BMP2's - OP vehicles has 2 radio antenna.
addition to these 6mm models, I finished off some 3mm attack
helicopters I have had sitting around as part of my 3mm Team Yankee
project. I actually only painted 6 of them from scratch, 2 of the Hinds
were painted previously and only finished off with this batch so don't
count. I decided to not do the 'plastic disk' rotor blades for these
guys, at 3mm that sort of stuff can be left to the imagination! For
scale, each of the helicopters is the same size as a 15mm soldier.
6 x 3mm 'Tumbling Dice' modern attack helicopters
Comprising of 4 Cobra Gunships:
And 2 Hinds - The front two were painted in this challenge, the back two were only finished off so don't count!
That brings the total for this entry to 20 x 6mm vehicles and 6 x 3mm aircraft!