Today I'll be posting the last of the pics of the my Task 2 Group Build 2013 entry for The Guild which can be found here.
The final portion of the Build was a platoon of 3 Altaya or "The Tank Collection" Magazine T-80BV tanks. Here's a pic of how they originally looked a couple of years back during our first ever "Big Game". They are the colourful ones at the front:
The T-80 was of course a serious bit of Soviet kit and would have caused NATO some real headaches. A good summary of it can be read about on wikipedia here. I also bought the Osprey book on the T-80 and recommend it.
I decided to repaint my tanks - firstly so they matched the rest of my force, and secondly because I believed that the Altaya paint scheme did not represent the correct period or feel for my cold war force.
The Osprey T-80 book has a nice profile picture of a T-80BV which had been taken out of storage and fought in Chechnya. It had rough numbers painted on it's turret side, right on the ERA blocks. This is what I decided to try and replicate. This is how it turned out:
And together with the BRDM-2 RKh
That's all for now.