First, let me say that I'm utterly despondent after seeing the @#$%ing Patriots beat the Jaguars, and knowing they're going to another Super Bowl and are likely to win it. In any case... I was able to take advantage of the great weather this weekend and my Cold War Soviet invasion of the United States (I'm calling it my "Wolverines" project) is moving full speed ahead. Last week I received the toys, got them cleaned, assembled, prepped, and primed. Here's a quick few photos to document the progress.
I'm aiming for early 1960s, which means the US and Soviet vehicles should be plain green, distinguishable from each other only by a couple shade's difference, and all the grunts should be wearing green, too. But here's what I'm going to do: You can see I sprayed the US vehicles a darker shade of green (Testor's can of medium green), and I'm doing this in preparation to do some ahistorical MERDC on the US vehicles. The Soviet vehicles I've left Krylon green; I'm going to throw some Blue Tac on them they're going to be Krylon Green and Krylon Desert camouflage. The US infantry are going to stay Krylon Green uniforms, but I'm going to paint camo helmet covers on them, and the Soviet infantry are going to have Krylon Khaki uniforms and I'll paint medium green helmets on them.
Now to get it all to the painting table.