This is the second part of the "points bomb" I dropped into the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge over the weekend - a WarPac motor rifle company mounted in BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles. There is also a BRDM-2 recon vehicle. The BMP-2s are multi-part plastic kits from Battlefront. The infantry are from Eureka. The BRDM is a metal kit from QRF.
I did encounter one confusing element when approaching these model kits, relating to the IR lamp to the right of the cannon on the BMP2 turret. Here are examples of the lamp from some photos:
But when I checked over the instructions on the assembly, it didn't seem to have one...
But the actual part is on the model sprues, and it fits quite nicely beside the cannon. So I don't know what sort of mixup may have happened with Battlefront - or perhaps I am mixed up, and maybe not all BMP-2s have that lamp beside the cannons? Perhaps a sharper treadhead out there can enlighten me. At any rate, it was a small bump, and I was able to figure it out after only messing up one of the models :)
|Battalion commander and his ride|
|I managed to sort out the IR lamp beside the cannon|
|Eureka motor rifle troops|
|PKM LMG stands|
|Another shot of the PKM LMGs|
|Propaganda photos - Hind covering the BMPs|
|Motor rifle dismounts sweep the town...|
|PKM LMG team deploys|
|Marksman in position|
|Hind deploys troops behind the NATO lines...|
|A nice little disposable recon asset|
|Ready to assault on the west...|
As much as I enjoy tank battles, having infantry for both sides I think is important to round out the game, so I'm now trying to work on a solution for the NATO mechanized infantry. But I'm looking forward to getting these guys on the table soon!