Thursday, 15 March 2012

Soviet staff car - Army level

This car (well, OK - van) is another useful die-cast from Hot Wheels.  Treated to my usual spray and drybrush approach it fits in nicely with my existing toys.  The figures are an assortment of metal castings - mostly (I think) from Battlefront.  The portly bald general is a lovely figure, but evidently not regarded as entirely politically reliable - hence the presence of the commissar!

18 comments:

Paddy said...

The portly bald general looks the spitting image of Bob Hoskins in Enemy at the Gates.

Phil said...

This car...oups, van, looks very nice!
Great work!

Tim Gow said...

Paddy
My guy has a much better accent!

Tim Gow said...

Phil
A quick and easy result. Aren't dodgy die-casts great?

Don M said...

The general does look like Bob Hoskins in Enemy at the Gates!
I'll take your word on the accent comrade Timski!

The commissar look suitably dour!

Peter Douglas said...

Tim

Very nice. The spray and brush worked very nicely. Even the Hotwheels clunky mag wheels turn out well - looking like wire spoked jobbies.

PD

Tim Gow said...

Don M
The NKVD are on their way to you...

Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
Actually this one does have spoked 'wire' effect wheels. The mag wheels need a lot more 'mud'.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

As long as you are not stealing from children it's OK!

Don M said...

Ha...been married 3 time hell and the NKVD hold no fear for me! lol

Paul said...

Okay this has to be the best hot wheels out there.

I like the fact that when basing them you have placed them really separate.

Close cooperation was never really a strong point of the USSR.

Great stand.

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Now why didn't I think of that....

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Truly you are a man of steel!

Tim Gow said...

Paul
I meant to post this about a year ago (with the other Sov cars) but somehow it slipped thought the net.

Chris Kemp said...

Love the Fat Controller ... er, Divisional Commander :O)

Regards, Chris

Stephen Beat said...

Cheers for this idea Tim! I've wanted a cheap way to do a WW2 Soviet ZiS 5 truck, inspired by you I looked for a diecast model and found a 1/72 Lledo 1930s Ford delivery van which will do nicely. :)

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
Army commander if you please! But well done on guessing what the NKVD call him...

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Cheap die-cast toys hold down many positions in my units, and of a few 'proper' Wargamers get annoyed by them, so much the better!