Sunday, January 6, 2019

'Reconnaissance' from BenF: 6mm Cold War Recce Troops

So for the Recce bonus I'm keeping in line with my theme so far in the challenge of 1984 Cold War Gone Hot. These are various reconnaissance troops for my 6mm forces.


First off it's a soviet Recce (or Razvedchiki) bonanza. This is a BRDM-2 RKh NBC reconnaissance vehicle. The coloured bits at the rear are flags used to mark out contaminated areas - Yellow for chemical, red for radioactive. This vehicle is a Heroics and Ros sculpt.






Next, it's a regular BRDM-2, a PT-76, and a UAZ-469, all for the elite Morskaya Pekhota (or Naval Infantry). These guys, with their black dress uniforms worn over iconic blue and white sailors shirts, and with their history of bravery and ferocity in the Great Patriotic War were the elite of the soviet armed forces. I've almost finished a load of them for a regular entry, but rushed out the recce vehicles for the bonus round. The PT-76, UAZ, and naval infantryman are Heroics and Ros, the BRDM is GHQ.








Finally for the Russkies, it's a dinky little Mi-2 Hoplite reconnaissance helo. While unarmed, this little fella can be used as an airborne forward observer. Again, this is Heroics and Ros, with rotor disc from Hurlbat.





Next up, some of the NATO troops. This is a West German Sp√§hpanzer Luchs, the 8 wheeled armoured reconnaissance car and eyes and ears of the german Panzers. It's a GHQ sculpt with homemade camo using the 'foam and superglue' method.



Finally, another dinky little helo, this is a Bo 105 VBH observation helo. The 105 is made by Messerschmitt, and was used primarily as an Anti-Tank helo in the Bundeswehr, though some were fielded as airborne observers and general utility vehicles - which is what this little guy represents. Again, the vehicle is Heroics and Ros with a Hurlbat rotor, and a iron cross decal by Flight Deck Decals.






That's it for my first bonus entry, going by usual scoring this is 7 vehicles (14 points) and one infantry man (.5 points), that's outside of the bonus points.

15 comments:

  1. Incredible painting and scenic details on these 6mm models!

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  2. Great work on these Ben! Such clean brushwork. Love the rotors for the Bo ( I have some of these for Vietnam era Hueys which I have to try).

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  3. Amazing work Ben. And I need to look into these rotors...

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  4. Crikey they are small. Great work . Cheers

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  5. Nice work, the detail you’ve brought out on these small vehicles is excellent.

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  6. Brilliant to get such detail in 6mm. I especially like the helos.

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  7. Cracking work on such tiny minis!

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  8. Really good job on these tiny miniatures. My vote

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  9. I agree with the people above:these little models are full of excellent details and have great character. The chopper specially is top notch.

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  10. Wow, amazing stuff. Hard to believe that they're 6mm!

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  11. Lovely detail on the Soviet and West German teeny tiny tanks and choppers!
    Best Iain

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  12. Can't believe the detail on vehicles this small! Noice.

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