Maybe my new favorite vehicle

The M-1128 MGS (Mounted Gun System) has all the speed, maneuverability and amphibian capabilities of a Stryker and has an awesome 105mm L7 gun that can take care of most armored vehicles.  Of course this vehicle does not have the armor that a tank has but it’s speed, smaller size (smaller target) and relative cost (if you use a point system) make it a real nice choice.

Using my point system for TAC-II, you can field about 10 of these M-1128s for the same cost as 7 T-80s or T-90s

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A Bit of Work Ahead

Sometimes when I start painting up a bunch of miniatures I forget that getting the main color on is the easy part … the real work begins after that’s done.

This photo represents a lot of work yet to do.  Here’s what is left to be painted:  468 tires, 54 tracks, about 130 machine guns and cannons, 27 Sagger missiles, a bunch of helicopter windows and two aircraft canopies.

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After my mini GHQ rant

Just hours after ranting about the lack of US anti-aircraft artillery available from GHQ I started working on designing a Patriot Launcher in 285th scale.  Here is the beginning of the drawing.

I’m going to play around with this design very slowly, hoping that GHQ beats me to it.  They have a surprise November release coming that some people predict will be a Patriot or a THAAD … here’s hoping they are right.

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Working on some Anti-Aircraft Artillery, and a little GHQ rant

I love GHQ Micro Armor so much that I made a blog about it, I don’t think my devotion to the company and their products can be argued  … but I swear, if they don’t come out with some modern US anti-aircraft artillery (Patriot or THAAD) pretty soon I’m going to scream.

Our choices for modern US air defense are pretty limited, you’ve got the M163 Vulcan which is far from modern and you’ve got the M998 Avenger (pictured below)…. and I think that’s it unless I’m forgetting something.  On the Soviet side you have 3 different ZSU variants and 6 different SA-x missile systems and Tunguska and the ZPU-4.  That’s 10 different AAA choices for the Soviets and 2 for the US.

Anyways, here are some Avengers I just finished and some soviet stuff in the background that I’m still working on.

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