There was not much on there I got too excited about, but it’s nice to see them finally doing a Russian T-14 Armata. As soon as they release theirs, I’ll retire the one my company makes … GHQs will be much nicer,,, they are the top dog in this industry for sure.
Finally got around to finishing the GHQ Tigers. It’s kinda too bad I don’t play WWII, I’m pretty happy with how these came out.
Camouflage was airbrushed using the amazing Badger Sotar 20/20 airbrush.
Got them assembled and painted with Russian Armor Green and then drybrushed with 50/50 mix of Russian Armor Green and Flat White. Then a quick blackwash. Tomorrow I’ll add the weathering powder to finish them. I think they’ll look fine. Right now they look very dark ,,, but most Russian tanks do look very dark.
I did a stowed MH-53J for my USS Wasp some time ago. I like it so much that I’m doing another one.
This week I ordered the following new GHQ minis:
W-101 T-72 TUSK
N-578 Challenger 2 (TES)
N-579 M977 HEMMT Armoured
I got an email from Channing at GHQ today telling me that my order was being processed today … so I expect to see these new minis sometime late next week. I’ll post photos of these the moment they arrive. I’m real curious what the T-72 TUSK will look like, I’ve seen a few versions of the real thing on the Internet … so it’s still anyone’s guess what the GHQ model will look like.
GHQ has already posted one photo of the new Challenger 2. It looks pretty cool.
I really do not have a lot of Russian made vehicles(or as I like to call them, “targets”) in my collection but I think about 10% – 15% of my collection is Russian made stuff. So,,, I really don’t talk about them much or post too many pictures of them really …. but this new piece is really nice so I thought I’d share a few photos of it. It’s GHQ’s new T-55MV (number W100). These photos don’t really do it justice, I have not painted any of them yet, this unit is just shot with white primer and then blackwashed. I’ll post some photos when I get a few painted. But for now I think you’ll get an idea of the depth of the detail on this piece.
In case anyone cares, GHQ gets 10 points out of 10 points for dimensional accuracy on this model.
I measured the model and compared it to the dimensions of a full scale model and the accuracy is as close to perfect as you could expect.
________Full Scale__Should be in 285th____GHQs Model____Differnece
The length is off by 9 thousands of an inch (thickness of three pieces of paper) and that’s without that little extension on the nose, if you add that extension it’s over slightly over in length …. but I do not think the full scale dimensions take into account that extension. So if you average the with extension and without extension dimensions, it’s pretty much perfect.
The width is a little hard to compare because I think when they give full scale width dimensions it’s form the outside of the tracks … not any extra armor added. So that’s the way I measured the model,,, so it came out 16 thousandths under … but as above, if you add the extra armor outside the tracks it comes out a little over but not an amount that anyone would notice. Again averaging the with extra armor and without extra armor dimensions, it’s damn near perfect.
Height came out 1/2 of 1 thousandth of an inch short (or 4.7 tenthousandths of an inch),,, you don’t get much closer than that.
These are all very tiny differences and I would call the model VERY SCALE. Well done GHQ.