A pretty basic conversion here of a TAG rifleman into a sniper. The scope is based on a late war example but exaggerated. The sniper himself is really not altered. The ruins are made of foam core and cardboard with some thin, clear plastic in the window!
The second West Wind soviet DPM light machine gun team! Two more teams to go!
The last of my TAG rifles! Now my platoon is nearly done, just two more LMG teams and a platoon HQ squad and blammo :)
The first half of my third squad of soviets. This one is all about the rifles with fixed bayonets! Note that it is mostly from TAG, with the exception of the LMG team, which is from West Wind/Old Glory. The West Wind Soviets are good, but not as good that the West Wind Germans...
This is my first pack of The Assault Group miniatures. I decided to give these nice looking miniatures a try, and I am quite happy with them. Unfortunately TAG doesn't sell them in squad packs like Battle Honours does, so I will have to piece the squads together from a number of packs delineated by the weapon carried... My first pack was a PPSh-41 pack (PaPaSha-41).
This is a comparison shot including both Battle Honours (labeled BA) and The Assault Group (labeled TAG) miniatures. All in all I think they work great together. I have to say though that the TAG miniatures are a bit more accurate: the flared pants, helmet pattern and webbing are much closer to WWII soviets uniforms. But the TAG figs don't have thumbs on their rights hands...
Here is my Battle Honours squad in its entirety. I re-based the LMG (from the GW IG design to the NUTS! 1:1 scale deal). I was going to re-paint these guys, but now I am happy with them :)
This is my second 1/48th tank. It is from Bandai's line from the 1970's, and is much more in scale and complex than the Tamiya tank... I like it a lot better, painted it a bit brighter, and will probably use it a bit more. That being said, it is not a gaming model and was very complex to put together...
This is the first T-34/76 tank I put together to go with my Soviet forces. This tank is a circa 1970s Tamiya 1/48th scale model. It included an electrical motor and was meant to actually drive across the battlefield... Unfortunately because of the extra room required to house the battery and motor, I had to do some work to make sure this tank fit the profile of the real T-34. I decided to go with 1/48th scale because they are cheap ($5 US, instead of $30 for a 1/56th scale resin kit). The scale is a bit too big, but it isn't too noticable!
Here are the first four of my late WWII Soviets!