Friday, 25 March 2016

OMON have a go if you think you're hard enough

OMON Otryad Mobilny Osobogo Naznacheniya or Special Purpose Mobility Unit) is a Russian 'special' federal police unit.
One gets the impression that it would be best not to pick a fight with them.
 I discovered these chaps on eBay a wee while back and was sufficiently curious to order a set.  Moulded in an almost rubber-like material they are towards the chunkier end of 1/32 scale.  Given the material I was concerned about their willingness to take paint but I needn't have worried.
The four-figure set comprises:
a beret-wearing officer/NCO  - a figure which would fit into many other units.
a shielded chap in the act of whacking an enemy of the state with his large baton (oo-er).
a chap with an AK lobbing a grenade.  Only tear gas, one trusts.
and a sneaky comrade clearly intent on picking off the mob's ringleader.


Conrad Kinch said...

All policing units are special Tim, I'm surprised at you.


Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
I'm sure the one you're thinking of is special in a nice way.

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Tim Gow,

Isn't OMON the lot that have OMOH in cyrillic script on their combat vests. It always looks rather unfortunate when seen in the reflection of a window or mirror.

All the best,


Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
Well I'm not telling them...

Pete. said...

Great work on a nasty bunch Tim.