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Τρίτη, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

PSCRussians

It's not common to have good hard plastic figures available. Plastic Soldier Company is one of the few making polystyrene miniatures in 1/72 scale. So far they have WWII Germans (late war), British (again late war) and Russians. I don't like the British much (I'm waiting for the new Airfix set due out this year) and I have more Germans than I can ever use, so I got some Russians. Overall, these are not bad figs. A bit chunky for some, but hey, the plastic is hard. I painted almost a complete sprue of their infantry set and an anti-tank rifle from their heavy weapons set.


The sculpting is pretty solid, but not as petite as say, the Revell set. I can't tell you much as far as historical accuracy is concerned, but the figures look pretty authentic to me. The proportions are a bit off (most of them have short or non-existent necks) but from a meter away, they look good. I would have liked more PPSh's, to make desant units, but I have plenty in my Revell and Esci fig sets to work on that.

Most heavy and support weapons come in 2 configurations; carried and firing. This works well for some rule sets and I plan to paint and base both of them regardless of whether I'll use them or not. They are pretty well animated figs.

You also get a pretty good commissar and a female Russian soldier that can be used as a nurse or as a radio operator (with some careful painting and a scratchbuilt radio). I painted the commissar and I'll modify one fig with a big red flag. Gotta have big red flags...


I have some more PSC miniatures ready to paint; mortars, Maxim guns and some more infantry. I hope I'll have them ready in a couple of weeks. Have a great day from sunny Athens.

4 σχόλια:

  1. It seems to always be sunny in Athens! Lovely work in these figures.

    They do look a little out of spec.

    Regards Paul

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  2. It's always sunny in Athens Paul! :-)
    It's the only thing they can't tax us for (yet)!

    Δημήτρη, έκανες πολύ καλή δουλειά!!!
    What colour did you use for the uniform?
    I have some Jerries for you waiting....:-)

    T.

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  3. These look great! I have some too and am painting them up at the moment...looking forward to seeing some more of your work ;)
    Regards,
    Monty

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  4. I used some kind of sand for the uniforms (I think Lifecolour Italian Sand), Hu93 for the webbing, some Humbrol green for the helmets and some Humbrol khaki for the blankets. I used Devlan Mud over all that and called it a day. Simple, fast and easy. Beats oakleaf camo for my Germans every day ;)

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