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Hey all, got a question for you. Did Soviet tanks in the 80s period use a particular colour as a primer (much like the Germans did with red oxide) and what was the primary green they used? I have the Mig Ammo ZASHCHITNIY ZELENO, which was mentioned as being the colour for the vehicles in that time, but it seems more...browny than green, so I was just wanting to specificy, particularly since Trumpeter often suggests using 303 Green for Soviet tanks or equipment of that period, which is decidedly more green in colour. Being Russian vehicles I imagine they used a mishmash of greens and camouflage, but I'm particularly curious about the most common known colour for them, as well as any known schemes used in the Afghan theatre, particularly on T-62s and Zil-131 trucks. Cheers. Gaz
With the great success of last years 80's NATO/WARPAC GB and the popularity of this years 70's version I was having a think about all the great subjects that were around in the 80's that fall outside of the geographic scope of the previous GB and some of the extremely popular subjects that would fall into it's remit, so here you have my proposal that we do for Asia what the 80's NATO/WARPAC one did for Europe. The geographical limits would be anywhere East of (but including) Pakistan up to and including Alaska and also taking in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. I would leave out the continental United States and Canada although units from them based in the theatre would be fine, such as US units in South Korea, Japan etc. As with the other GB's of this genre it is to be as open as possible in terms of subject matter but no Whifs, anything else that floats, flys, drives or walks will be included. So what do you think, anyone interested? Craig. The list so far; 1: me (obviously) 2: Red Dot 3: Wimbledon99 4: franky boy 5: helios16v 6: Cookenbacher 7: HansReggelson 8: Col 9: Covjets13 10. Sabre-days 11: SoftScience 12: mirageiv 13: Knight-Flyer 14: RMP2 15: Trickyrich 16: Bianfuxia 17: spruecutter 18: Zebra 19: madcat911 20: Mr B 21: Grandboof 22. Hewy 23: ArnieC 24: Jabba 25: asianairarms 26: TrojanThunder 27: CliffB 28: Angus Tura 29: Dave R 30: celt 31: has-bash-splas 32:aidy
Hi all, Not sure if any of you are aware but I have proposed a GB, which is in the vote, called 80's frontline Asia. The GB is open to all military subjects which were used/stationed in Asia (East of Pakistan up to and including Alaska and Australia and New Zealand) and I would love to see some armour being built for it and there are some great tanks which were used in the area at the time. So if you fancy building something Soviet from Afghanistan or maybe a Chinese Type 59 being stopped in it's tracks on the way to Tiananmen Square or even a South Korean M-48 then pop along to the GB vote area and please give us your support. There are great models built for the NATO/WARPAC GB's so it would be great if this one gets through so we can see some armour in more unusual markings. Craig.
So after having stepped away while real life took its toll, I decided to return with a relatively (I hope) easy build for this GB. As such I present Esci's Sea Harrier FRS.1. It took a bit of effort to Hun one down that wasn't going for silly money but in the end I was happy to get my mauly mitts on one. As you may be able to see, I decided to go with Sidewinders from the Airfix kit, purely because they have some detail on them, while the Esci ones are totally blank. I was also going to add a resin bang seat, but the one I had is too wide for the pit, so I stuck with the kit one instead. Progress so far shown below!