|Sorry about the rather naff quality of the photos, but I was excited!|
These models, as I said, are from Russia (found them on eBay) and seem to be from a collection of models similar to the De Agostini magazine collection we have here. They are a bit simplified but are no worse that a lot of the war game quality models.
In theory this means that all I have to do is decide on a appropriate colour scheme and paint them. Please let it be that simple!
|T-28 tank R-48 (later Ps. 241-4) photographed with some of the crew. Photo taken|
in Lappee July of 1941. (SA-kuva photo archive, photo number 24415).
In use these two models will make up the core of my two heavy armoured companies (under the Rapid Fire! rules). Each company can consist of one T34/76, one T-28 and either one T-34/85 or one KV-1 tank. This nicely illustrates the rather eclectic nature of Finnish armoured formations, reliant as they were on captured tanks.
As far as I can see these tanks were painted in the normal Finnish three-colour camouflage of moss green, chestnut brown and a 'blue grey' that inexplicably appears to be a sandy beige in some reference material!
|Picture source: Armchairgeneral.com|