Well, back on track now...
A few weeks ago I got a nice little package from S&S Models - thanks very much Shaun for his prompt and very friendly service.
These little beauties were incredibly hard to get previously. I think one Polish company produced resin kits of them that were expensive and very fiddlily to make. The Guild added these to S&S Models special 15+ club and there was quickly enough people keen on them to convince S&S to make some. Which they did, obviously. So now my VDV can be supported by these assault guns.
Here is the wikipedia link on the ASU-85. Steven Zaloga's book on the VDV basically states that the ASU-85's designed as tank hunters, were actually pretty crap, as the 85mm gun could not penetrate the armour of modern MBTs, and the VDV had the missile armed BMDs anyway, so the ASU-85s became infantry support assault guns rather than tank hunters.
Anyway - here are some photos - lighting no great as one of my lamps died and my new lamp has a yellow bulb only...
Next up is an S&S BMD-1P. This is my last BMD-1 as I now have enough to field 2 complete companies (1 of BMD-1 and other of BMD-2). I particularly like the AT-4 Spigot ATGM it is armed with, and I asked Shaun for a few of these so I can go back and refit the rest of my BMDs to this standard, and a couple of VDV missile teams, and maybe even some of my ACE BMP-1s.
Finally a UAZ-469. I haven't painted any crew for it yet - as the scenario I got it for has it parked to begin with.
Finally some youtube clips - very hard to find one with the ASU-85...
This one shows a couple of ASU-85s around the 35 second mark.
Nice short UAZ-469 clip
Another good UAZ clip - showing its fording abilities
That's all for now - already close to finishing the next project - so more on that soon.