Thursday, 22 September 2011

AK47 Autumn Assault [8]

I've been tied up the last couple of days with work related stuff, so much so that I haven't had time for any painting or modelling. However, I have acquired a diecast 1/100 scale  Mil Mi24 Hind for next to nothing on ebay and have been pondering the possibilities it offers as gunship support for the AK47 army.

To be honest, it's a bit hi-tech for my army surplus 1950's vintage ex-Soviet equipped dictatorship forces but, if I don't get the Mil Mi4 gunship sorted, it'll fill the gap very well. I only need to assemble it, give it a quick undercoat and three stage drybrush, then do a bit of detailing before it's ready for action.

Dakka Dakka



  1. Good grief. I've actually got one of those!

    Cheers WW

  2. Oh yes! Very nice.

    It could always belong to a higher tech Merc team, brought in by a toppling Government to try and stem the tide. I seem to recall Sandline used to run a few of these for example

  3. Savimbi bought few of them, and his UNITA vas very vintage in other aspects of equipment :>

    So there is no problem.
    Soviet support produced strange anachronistic occurrences when their cutting edge stuff rode to battle along T 34..

  4. There was the Hind flew by a merc that supported the British in Siera Leone, so I say go ahead.