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Author Topic: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - another Hip  (Read 28781 times)

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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg22 - more VDV
« Reply #330 on: July 02, 2022, 04:18:07 PM »
Cheers all, glad you like the Hip  :)

A few more figures painted for the VDV, including the first of the Empress sculpts (the one crouching is from Underfire)…just realised looking at the photo that I need to tidy up the weapons.



Also added another pair of AA HMGs …the base figures are from BlackTree, the berets are headswop from Empress, and the Helmeted head is a headswop from an Underfire



Group shot of my AA Platoon

     

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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - more VDV
« Reply #331 on: July 03, 2022, 06:52:02 AM »
Nice!
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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - more VDV
« Reply #332 on: July 03, 2022, 07:36:05 AM »
Blimey this project has gone far  :D

So how long before you have every NATO/Warpac force on the table?

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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - more VDV
« Reply #333 on: July 03, 2022, 05:55:31 PM »
They look really cool. Love the beret with the white winter uniforms.

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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - more VDV
« Reply #334 on: July 04, 2022, 08:57:16 AM »
Looking good. That's an awful lot of AA. Expecting trouble?

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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - more VDV
« Reply #335 on: July 04, 2022, 09:19:30 PM »
More great work!  Well done!

Looking good. That's an awful lot of AA. Expecting trouble?

Mind you, those DShK's can be used against ground targets as well...
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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - more VDV
« Reply #336 on: July 25, 2022, 03:51:21 PM »
Blimey this project has gone far  :D

So how long before you have every NATO/Warpac force on the table?

It’s just possible that I might be getting carried away again  ;)



That's an awful lot of AA. Expecting trouble?

I expect the VDV have seen what else is on the todo list  :)


Another quick update today, painting time has been limited lately (not least by the crazy weather) but I’ve managed to finish a second Hip helicopter, because one was never going to be enough.

Removed the weapon hardpoints from this one for a bit of variety.



They take up quite a bit of tabletop (although nowhere near as much as the Antonov) so I doubt I’ll get another one….but have got a Hind on the way.



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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - another Hip
« Reply #337 on: July 25, 2022, 10:09:29 PM »
OK, now you’re just rubbing it in….. lol lol

Impressive. If you are looking for a ride for your commander or maybe just another target at his HQ then I would recommend the Smer Mi-2. Cheap as chips and literally clicks together.
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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - another Hip
« Reply #338 on: July 25, 2022, 11:37:11 PM »
Another Hip, eh?  And a Hind on the way?  Yer gonna need a bigger table... :D

The Hip looks good, BTW.

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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - another Hip
« Reply #339 on: July 25, 2022, 11:43:14 PM »
I am definitely suffering from hip envy at the moment. I got some Mi-2s, a transport, medevac and attack versions and a hind. But not hips.  ;D

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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - another Hip
« Reply #340 on: July 26, 2022, 07:36:36 AM »
You can never have enough helicopters  ;)

Carlos's suggestion for the  Smer Mi-2 is a good one. I have one sitting in a box ready to do. Cheap and easy.


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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - another Hip
« Reply #341 on: July 26, 2022, 07:29:05 PM »
Excellent!  :-*

So an additional Hip then... Not a Hip replacement...?
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Re: AKULA’s After the Bomb project 1980s imagination - pg23 - another Hip
« Reply #342 on: July 26, 2022, 07:52:50 PM »
Iquote author=Jemima Fawr link=topic=130954.msg1749958#msg1749958 date=1658863745]
Excellent!  :-*

So an additional Hip then... Not a Hip replacement...?
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I understand that lawn bowls is not a game favoured by our Russian friends.

Then again, if you scroll back a few pages Akky has modelled what must be a Soviet equivalent of a mobility scooter. ;)

 

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