Facebook: Friends of the Tank Museum

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Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014
Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!
2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020
7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition

15mm is dead. It just doesn't know it yet.

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When you don't have the budget for a proper technical...
Amusing though it might look, this vehicle seems to mount a Soviet SPG-9 rocket-gun, essentially the same 73mm weapon as the BMP-1 IFV.  A small initial charge launches the round about 20m downrange, at which point the rocket motor kicks in and carries it to the 800m effective range.  The warhead is effectively that of the RPG-7, though the range is much longer.  If the only car you've got is a Trabant, there are worse ways if moving a 60kg weapon
Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014
Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!
2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020
7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition

15mm is dead. It just doesn't know it yet.

fsn

19 November 2021, 07:35:09 PM #692 Last Edit: 19 November 2021, 07:40:46 PM by fsn

THE CHURCHILL TANK (INFANTRY TANK Mk IV).
Heavily camouflaged Churchill tanks of 6th Guards Tank Brigade in a cornfield in Normandy, July/August 1944.


One forgets this sort of image when one is painting one's own models.
Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014
Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!
2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020
7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition

15mm is dead. It just doesn't know it yet.