Monday, October 16, 2017

Galaxy Laser Team 

This is the Galaxy Laser Team from Tim Mee, sold by Victory Buy.

They are about 1:35th scale and are single piece plastic figures.

They include both humans and aliens.

Including Turtle-Lobser.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Russian HQ, Supplies, and Flags

A simple FDC with two oil drums and a bit of scribed plastic sheet to look like boards next to a more complex version.

Russian batteries A though D and their ammo dumps.

Russian FDC RD with a camouflaged post and their unit sign out back.

Larger view, netting is simple gauze dyed green with Rit fabric dye.

Russian units also get flags on small bases, they are often seen in propaganda photos.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Building Fire Direction Centers

The spares box yielded many important bits for fire direction centers.

Zvezda often provides little bases for groups of figures.

 I re-use them for fire direction centers and ammo dumps.

 Almost any little box can be a radio if you drill a hole in the top, and insert a bit of nylon brush bristle into the hole.

A bit of sheet styrene or a spare building door will work for a table top.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Indirect Fire

Each company gets it's own FDC too.

The company fire direction center allows the whole company to fire together on one target.

Then each battalion has a fire direction center too.

Most communication is done by field phone, but communication with the forward observers...

If often done by radio, so they can be mobile.