Thursday, 19 June 2014

Forbodian Peoples' Army infantry (c1979) - part 3

The Forbodian battalion is now complete.  As things turned out it didn't see action in last night's game - but it was there - poised for action!  Above an below is the AT Platoon with 9K11 Malyutka AT missiles. Or, if you prefer, 'Sagger'.  The missile is a cut-down 1/72 scale Sparrow AAGM and the figures are from the Airfix Mountain Troops set.  The 'gunner' in his experimental issue camo smock began life as the loader for an MG42.  Note the control box complete with joystick so he can track the missile to it's target.

The rifle platoon stands - armed with RPG-7 and Yugoslav built M48 rifles and M56 SMGs.

The mortar battery.  The 120mm mortar came off one of the Steve Weston WW1 'Tadpole' tanks, with a baseplate from a Tamiya US 107.  The crew are again from the Mountain Troops set.
The battalion HQ.  A frenzy of quietly efficient staff work.  The radio op is a Tamiya figure but this being Forbodia the radio probably won't work - hence the semaphore flags.  The chap in the foreground has a SA-7 Strela AA missile - he is anxiously scanning the skies for enemy aircraft.  The CO - in cut down stahlhelm to make a Yugoslav-style helmet - is another Tamiya figure.

12 comments:

Don M said...

Those came out quite nicely!
I haven't decided what army
to build yet, waiting on
that magic figure or model
to inspire me...)

Tim Gow said...

Don M
You mean I've done all this work and you're still not inspired? No pleasing some people......

Don M said...

It's not your fault I'm painting WWII Italians, talk about allot of
work and all you'll get at the end is a retreat...kinda depressing.

Tim Gow said...

Don M
But you do get better food and wine than most other armies!

Pete. said...

Looks great Tim- shame I missed them in action.

The Strela is a nice scratch build too.

Cheers,

Pete.

Archduke Piccolo said...

Very nice: simple and effective paint job, and I like the scratchbuilt infantry equipments.

Stephen Beat said...

Very creative and imaginative as usual!

Tim Gow said...

Pete
They'll be back in two weeks.....

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
I'm aiming for something of a 'toy soldier' look, hence the clean finish.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
It was a case of looking at enough old photos of Cold War Commies. Inspiration was bound to strike eventually!

Paul Foster said...

Rather effective paint conversions here Tim. Good use of bodging for the support elements as well.

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
It took most people a wee while to realise they were Airfix DAK and GJR figures!