Saturday, 26 November 2011

AK47 Autumn Assault [30]

I've neglected the painting over the last week or so, mainly due to lack of time and loads of work. This is a shame, as I have the bit between my teeth at the moment especially when it comes to the AK47 project. As a result, I'm trying to catch up this weekend and make some progress with the remaining bits and bobs.

To kick off, I've assembled a couple of the boats that I bought from The Scene at Attack! in Devizes:

They're really simple little kits but build up into neat little models, complete with soviet style whitemetal HMG's. I've reversed the armoured wheelhouses, as I think they look better this way round and have added a couple of Peter Pig HM crew. They will be classed as boats in the rules, armed with HMG's and capable of transporting two bases of figures.

I have a cunning plan to build some landing craft / assault boats out of lego and plastic card to use alongside these fire support swamp boats. They will be capable of lifting the full complement of four bases, if I ever get round to scratchbuilding them that is? I also have a second Dinky patrol boat and an air sea rescue launch diecast to convert, so it's all hands on deck.

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