Flames of War: My Painted Soviets

Flames of War: My Painted Soviets


Greetings. I am Herbert Erpaderp and today I thought
I would share my painted soviet force for Flames of war with you. I have many more units painted up for the
soviets than either the Germans or British. I’ll show those off later, when I’ve got
more painted. Let’s have a closer look at everything. Let’s start with these two Battlefront IS-2s. They came from ISU-122/152 boxes. One is obviously a nice pink tank, I Wanted
a pink tank… So I painted myself a pink tank. It made sense because I only needed one IS-2
to act as a command tank for an army of ISUs so I only needed one to match those. The pink one usually resides on my desk at
work. I have seen a picture of an IS-2 painted pink,
so it isn’t too far fetched. Up next are my five Plastic Soldier Company
IS-2s. These are the first models I filmed myself
painting. I’ll link that video here. These models look a lot neater than the Battlefront
version and were a pleasure to build and paint. You can see I added extra stowage on a couple
of the tanks. Over here we can see my Battlefront ISU 122s
and 152s that came with IS-2 command tanks. I bought two boxes of these so that I could
use them as the main part of an army. I wanted options though, so I built them with
magnets in the gun barrel and inside the mantlet. It was a bit of a pain in the arse, but I
think it was worth the effort. I really like the logs and stowage on these
models. Next to those we can see my Battlefront KV-85s. I bought these because I wanted a heavy tank
platoon, and I figured they would be better than KV-1s also I think the turret looks cooler
on these. The models were a bit plain detailwise, but
I think I made up for that with the paint job, Also I made my own hull and turret rear machine
guns using brass pinning rod. Moving over here we can see my small swarm
of T-34/85s. Every soviet army needs their T-34s. I have ten from Plastic Soldier Company, which
are very nice models. They also come with turrets to make them T-34-76s
but I neglected to film those. These are the first models by plastic soldier
company that I ever built and if I remember correctly the second set
of 15mm scale tanks that I painted. The first 15mm tanks that I painted were these
here Battlefront T-34/85s. I really like the models. The stowage on them is quite nice. You can see they’re not quite as heavily
weathered as some of the later tanks I painted, though I think I did a nice enough job. They look as though they might have just come
from some kind of parade of new tanks and are now ready to head out to the field of
battle. Let’s fly over here and look at some infantry. This is a platoon of heavy machine gunners. I think I did a good job painting these, though
In all honesty I don’t much enjoy working with or painting 15mm scale infantry. Which is the reason I haven’t even got any
German or British infantry yet. I do enjoy basing them though. These are based on battlefront’s plastic
rural bases, which are quite nice. Over here we have the Minairons T-26s that
I recently painted, if you’d like to see more of them you can
see them in yesterday’s video. Here’s a link. This here is a platoon of riflemen. These are the most recent flames of war infantry
that I’ve painted and I think they are ever so slightly better than the others. I made the bases myself with green stuff,
some resin tree stumps and other odds and ends. I used flames of war tanks to press the track
marks into the green stuff. I think I managed to effectively convey a
platoon urgently rushing across open ground towards their enemies with these infantry
models. Moving along we can see these Battlefront
BA-64 scout cars. A whole swarm of them. I think these are kind of funny looking. I’m pretty happy with the paint job I did
on the vehicles, Not quite so fond of hte crew figures. Not much to say about these, really. And now for some more infantry. These are mortar teams, in case you couldn’t
tell by the mortars. This is another unit based on battlefront’s
rural bases. I like to have my infantry stands be as interesting
as possible. I try to set them out as though they have
a purpose and a story, Rather than just random soldiers standing
around pointing their guns . I think I’ve done a reasonable job in that
reguard. Let’s go over here and check out what I
have for anti air defense. These M17 Multiple gun motor carriages from
Battlefront. I really enjoyed the way these look, so I
had to buy them. These kits were kind of interesting to build
in that they have metal, resin and plastic parts, they greatly benefit from having plastic tracks
rather than metal. Some of the decals on these are a bit meh,
but overall I think they look alright. They’re nicely scratched up and dirty looking. And again I’m not super happy with the crew
figures, but they’re good enough. And right behind those I have these SU-57
assault guns. I bought these much for the same reason as
the Anti air version. The paint on these is a bit different. It looks kind of more bluish, and you can
see the decals are a bit worse than the AA version. I think these turned out alright though, If you look closely you can see the arms of
some of the crew figures are positioned differently. I bent them downwards so that there would
be some variety. And over here we have ten of the battlefront
plastic SU-100s These are are the first battlefront plastic
tanks I put together and I really, really enjoyed them. I think I did an alright job painting them,
though you can kind of tell I went a little bit over the top with the scratching and chips
in some places. Not too bad though. This kit would be greatly improved if they
included some stowage and logs. Soviet vehicles need logs. And finally we have this flying tank. aka
Sturmovik. I was pretty happy with how this, my first
battlefront plane turned out and you can watch me painting this by clicking the link here. I quite like the hint of blue the windows
have, It’s probably a bit dirtier looking than
it should really be though. So that’s my entire painted flames of war
soviet force so far. I hope this has been interesting for you. I’d love to hear any comments you might
have in the appropriate location below. Thanks for watching! Farewell!

21 Comments on "Flames of War: My Painted Soviets"


  1. Nice collection! (Though I'll easily match that with my Germans :p) What I would add as an overall weathering is some mud or dust on and around the tracks. I don't think you overdid the chipping, but I like heavy weathering 🙂

    Those IS-2 are an awesome opponent on the table, faced 10 of them with 8 Tigers and got totally wrecked…

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  2. Fantastic job! I'm building up a Soviet force myself, actually…consisting of about 10 T-34s, two SU-85s, an ISU-152 and a bunch of tank-rider infantry. Sounds tiny until I tell you that they're all in 20mm!

    Anyways, well done with this army! Now go forth and drive the Hitlerite scum back to Berlin!

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  3. great looking stuff mate!
    i hear what your saying on infantry,i hate painting 15mm infantry exception pscs brit infantry an gun teams(but i dont mind the guns!) tanks are the way forward!

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  4. Again a pleasure to watch. looking forward to seeing more of your forces. Must confess I stepped over to 28mm because of the 15 mm infantry

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  5. That pink IS-2 is great! And it is mostly historical, here's the full story on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_Soviet_Tank_Crews

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  6. Herbert, I'm beginning to build my army, but I have a question? How do you make tracks in the ground of figures stand?

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  7. Your infantry (despite what you say) look absolutely incredible! They're not to bright, not too dull, not too contrasting and not too boring to look at. They look just like what Soviet infantry should look like!

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  8. The Pink IS-2 you're talking about was a war memorial in one of the Soviet Bloc countries, Ukraine I think. Later, an Artist living there stole it and painted it pink. The Russian government took issue, and it went back and forth from Pink to Green. I'm not sure where it is now, but it has remained pink for a while.

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