Saturday, 13 August 2022

Russian Civil War Artillery

 Fresh off the painting desk this evening is this rather nice artillery piece by Siberia Miniatures, also known as STP. Sculpted and produced in Russia, this was purchased back before the start of the "special military operation" and had a rather long and tortuous trip to reach New Zealand. 

A nice, meaty model with appropriately proportioned crew; I think they will work well alongside their Copplestone comrades.










Regular visitors probably remember I already painted a batch of riflemen from the same source, and next off the painting table will be two HMG crews; one prone, firing their weapon and the other pair running forward, pulling the wheeled HMG between them. 

Thanks for dropping and I hope you have time to leave a comment - cheers!

32 comments:

  1. That is a lovely piece Keith and "meaty" is a great description for them. They look like very robust and characterful figures without being overdone or looking like caricatures. Beautifully painted as well, of course.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence, the sculpting style is a little bit different but does stop on the right side, before descending into caricature, in my opinion.

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  2. A lovely looking model. Would love to pick one up to offer variety to the Copplestone model

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    1. Cheers Scotty - its available here for £13.50......http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/images/catalogue/STP02.jpg

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  3. Nice model, like the paint job and base.

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    1. Cheers Rob, the figures look a bit rough in the bare metal but they paint up quite nicely

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  4. Nice work there Kieth on the Russians...they are excellent quality- though I'd not known of the Russian Brand. Stay well there. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Thanks Kev....I came across them a few years ago during a Google search for 28mm RCW figures...nice to have some variety in the collection, I think.

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  5. Lovely stuff, you must do a march past of your RCW stuff at some point so we can have a good old gawk at it. Like this gun particularly and £13.50 is pretty cheap for what you’ve got there.

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    1. Thanks JBM.......errrrr, I already did an RCW parade, Feb 2022....and you commented on it! Don't worry, we are all getting a bit older, with fading memories! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚

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    2. Bugger me so you did… now where did I put my glasses…nurse!

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    3. Lol....you will have to be calling l' infirmiere soon, JBM!

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  6. Oh, this is a fab looking piece, Keith! Great job on a fine composition.

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    1. Thanks Jon, they are really cool figures. The Copplestone RCW artillery are very nice too, I just like a bit of variety๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. Great looking work sir!
    Best regards

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  8. Those are lovely castings, and you've done a great job on them Keith.

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    1. Thanks Richard, I do like the heft and solidity of the gun!

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  9. Wow! That thing really came together well! I love it. Fantastic job. There’s something about it that really pops. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I mean besides when the gun fired in our imagination.

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    1. Thanks Stew, I think the poses of the crew are very natural looking, which certainly helps it to pop!

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  10. Great looking figures and you have done an excellent work on them!
    The base looks fantastic as well with the ammo box on it.

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    1. Thank you kindly Ben! The ammo box came with the gun and crew and it was a simple task simple to make it look quite effective with two or three layers of dry brushing.

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    1. Thank you, sir....jolly decent of you to say so!

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  12. Now that is a really nice artillery unit there Keith, with lovely sculpts, poses and painting. However I can't decide if the commander with sword raised will lop their heads off if they miss;)!

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    1. Thanks Steve, that's a distinct possibility in the Bolshevik Army!

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  13. Splendid looking artillery piece and crew!
    Best Iain

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  14. Not my period at all but this is a great looking gun and crew!

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  15. Very nice artillery Keith…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Cheers Aly - that seems to be the general consensus!

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