Sunday, 25 January 2015

Khurasan Red Faction Vehicle Pool

I finally got around to taking photos of my Red Faction vehicle pool from Khurasan.  These vehicles, along with the Red Faction Khurasan Infantry form my European Socialist Union force for Gruntz and Tomorrows War. 

These were airbrushed in a simple modern Russian scheme.  The colors used were from the Vallejo Modern Russian Green color modulation kit.  They were quite quick to complete.  The weathering was done with Vallejo pigments on the tracks and Tamyia weathering powders on the hulls.  No washes were used on these models, with the exception of the crew and some pintle weapons.

The pool includes two tanks from Critical Mass Games.  They take the role of super-heavy tanks in this force, to compete with the Khurasan Siler and Hammers Slammers Blowers.


IS-9 Heavy Tanks

BTR Command Vehicle

Red Banner Tank Platoons

Putin II MBTs

Putin I MBT

Overall, these were enjoyable and easy to paint.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Khurasan 15mm Russian T-90 tanks - Tomorrow's War DPRG

Over the holidays I completed six of the resin T-90 tanks from Khurasan.  They are very nice models with few mould lines and required little if any cleanup.  My plan is to use from as a low technology force for my Tomorrow's War DPRG force.  That force is made up of GZG vehicles and these fit in nicely.  They are appropriately scaled and work well beside them in that regard.  However, next say a Khurasan Red Banner tank they are quite small.

The models were airbrushed with the Vallejo Russian Green color modulation kit.  I then gloss coated them and did a wash with Minwax Tudor Polyshades.  The trick with Minwax is not to let it pool and wipe off all the excess.  It brought out all the details and left no pooling or other unwanted stains.  I went for a simple scheme since a) I am a bit burned out from painting and b) I wanted to be able to use them for forces other than my DRPG which are already done in a modern camo scheme.  It is not the fanciest scheme I have done, but it serves my purposes at the moment.

The T-90 has an ATGM defensive system on both sides of the main gun.  I painted these up in an activated state (Vallejo Cadmium Red, Reaper Blood Red, Vallejo Orange Red then a white dot in the middle).

T-90 Platoons

Activate anti-missile countermeasures Comrade!

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