Wednesday, 9 January 2013

BA-6 armoured cars

These were bought at the Partizan show in September 2010 and built about a year later.  Only a year and a bit further on here they are finally painted!  I really like these 6-wheeled armoured cars and the Pegasus kit is an easy way to get a really nice model.  Markings have been kept to a minimum and one car has a Britannia commander.

17 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

Very nice indeed. I want these Pegasus cars for my Finnish army (the Finns captured a lot of these). They look pretty good for simple war game quality models don't they?

Conrad Kinch said...

Mmm...quick build Rusky kit you say.

Tsold9000 said...

i love those pegasus easy builds. more companies need too make easy builds...the interwar soviet stuff was interesting.nice models!

Phil said...

Great looking vehicles...
Phil.

AlFront said...

Very nicely done - all the angles and edges seem to help 'lift' the usual tank green finish. Tempted m'self!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
You really can't go wrong with this kit (after all, I didn't...). I look forward to seeing your Finnish version.

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
I'd say that 20 minutes of hard labour will build tha pair.

Tim Gow said...

Tsold9000
The expression 'Dorky Charm' has been used elsewhere in connection with the BAs.

Tim Gow said...

Phil
Small effort, big result.

Tim Gow said...

AlFront
They were a joy to drybrush!

Stephen Beat said...

One thing Tim, how do you determine the size of the bases for your vehicles? Do you use a set measurement like 5mm around the base of the vehicle to judge the size of the base?

Paul said...

Jealous again...Damn you Gow!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
My 20mm toys are based for Megablitz (though they do get used for other games). A stand generally represents a battalion-sized unit and so wants to be 1km (4cm) wide. Some are wider to accommodate bigges toys - the T34s are about 6cm. Length (depth) is dictated largely by the size of the toy, so,the BAs stands are 8cm long, the T34s 10 cm. leg infantry are on 4x4cm bases.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
I must be doing something right then!

Stephen Beat said...

Cheers Tim.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

What is not to like :)
I'll have to keep my eyes open :)

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
They seem to be easy to find at shows.