Sorry, It's been pretty quiet here. I'm halfway through painting a unit of HWG-Modelle Austro-Hungarian hussars and prefer to wait until they're done before I show it.
In the meantime, here's something completely different, things I did a couple of years ago. First, let's build a Russian tank. $4 from Russian Traditions. This is a very simple kit produced by Umbum (Umnaya Bamaga). Simple, it uses the familiar old "insert Tab A into Tab B" construction formula.
How's it look ? Not too bad, really. I've also built a BMP-3 from this company, also an easy build. That's an ESCI Warsaw Pact figure, a Czech paratrooper.
Now we need some figures. These are plastic Russian cops, my paint jobs inspired by the Soviet VDV. Made in Russia, I have no idea if they're still in production but they do pop up on eBay now and then.
And Caipo Americans. Not great, but cheap. You get a bag of guys molded in green & tan (naturally), about half of which look like this and the other half somehow got off a time machine from WW2.