War in Afghanistan
|A group of Talib set up a Soviet-era 60mm mortar in a compound, and prepare|
to loose off a few rounds at a nearby NATO base.
Of the 40 models I have, I managed to do about 20 which is very productive for me. These chaps are all fairly quick to paint although I do find it harder working with the lighter browns than with my more comfortable, darker, sci-fi settings. Also, UK DPM camouflage is really hard to get right. I might even dedicate a whole post to my efforts in this regard.
Incidentally, my attempts at making more scenic shots seem to have come off okay, they're both scratch built buildings (tutorial here). I'll let the photos do the talking.
|'The Arab', a skilled sharpshooter from abroad, takes aim|
with a rare Dragunov snipers' rife.
|Mortar crew again.|
|In hot pursuit, a UK multiple emerges cautiously from an alleyway.|
|By the time they arrive, the mortar and crew are nowhere to be seen.|
|The platoon commander (left) radios in.|
|All the while, the platoon sergeant (centre) keeps the search team|
well covered from outside the compound.
|... with a towed boiler, adding a few pipes, chimneys, flywheels etc...|