So I was down in the local model shop, and they had Zvezda 1/100 (15mm) in stock.. and there was this model staring at me... well.. it would be rude not to? And I built a 15mm Sherman for my nephew...
Ok, so I just bought it to play with late war colour schemes. It's massive. Even in 15mm it's a big model.
And I have to congratulate Zvezda, it's fantastic design and model making. Admittedly it is a fairly simple shape, but it just fits!
For anyone who tried to put together 1960's Airfix designs, the engineering tolerances and mold quality are outstanding - hat's off to Zvezda, I have a number of their figures and models, and they are outstanding. To be fair, the very latest Airfix kits are pretty impressive.
I shall post further updates as paint gets laid down...
Why is this here..
A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?
I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.
My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.