Friday, September 20, 2013

Heroes of the Soviet Union: Heavy Metal

The T-34 was the most widely produced Soviet tank of the Great Patriotic War. This week I built two ARII 1/50th Scale T-34 model kits. They were included in a box of gaming supplies I picked up at Cangames in 2006. They have been in the cupboard ever since.

ARII T-34s with 28mm Infantry for Scale
These kits are for remote control motorized models and I am sure the diehard model builders out there will slight me for not going the extra mile and completing the kits as originally designed. All I intend to do is run a mid-war Soviet tank platoon alongside my 28mm Soviet Infantry. I have a third tank that has been shown in a previous posting. It too, was purchased in the same box of models and game bits and is clearly a different scale. That’s OK, it can be the Platoon Leader’s vehicle.

Today was a fabulous, warm day in Montreal. It was a perfect day to sit on the balcony, catch up on some reading, take some photos and spray some minis. The tanks were treated to a coat of Flames of War, Soviet Armour War Paint. Decals and detailing need to follow.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Battle of Britain Sunday

Today is Battle of Britain Sunday, a day of remembrance both in Britain and other members of the Commonwealth, such as Canada.

Churchill said “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."

Lest We Forget, take the time to reflect upon the service and the sacrifice of the few.  In the summer of 1940, with so much uncertainty, this was the sound associated with the defense of freedom and ultimately victory.