In my Wargames Soldiers & Strategy scenario I needed to have a squad of Soviet Military Police manning a checkpoint near the SA-10 Battery. I also needed some figures to represent either various drivers or armed SAM Battery technicians. In both cases I couldn't find many options. Elhiem has a single Soviet MP and nobody I could find did some unarmed support troop type figures.
So I had to do something a bit different. For the MPs I relied on Elhiem figures - as the actual MP is Elhiem it seemed to make sense. I got a second MP figure, and then painted up a couple of "random" figures to look like MPs. Here they are
You can see that the first and third figures are actually the same figure - one just has his arm adjusted.
For the drivers/technicians I used Liberation Miniatures. They have some chaps in a kind of relaxed summer uniform and I thought (particularly their hats) allowed them to fit the bill. Here they are
Obviously they are armed - but that is fine - as the scenario allows for a portion of drivers or any non-technical Soviets to be on guard near their vehicles. To be honest I really just wanted these figures for the photos for the magazine.
More on that in a future post. That's all for now