Some more Elhiem figures- 50s Cold War Brits, Soviets in Afghanistan and a MENA sniper….

Been getting on with some painting, trying to reduce the lead mountain and more importantly those many boxes of figures I’ve got lying around which are started but not finished. I seem to have developed a habit of cleaning, prepping, basing and undercoating figures then leaving them sat in that state in a box for months. Tidying the shed found lots of abandoned projects in that state today. Additionally the take up far more space than if I’d left them in their packets in the bare metal… any way I digress, on with the pictures.

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First up is a generic insurgent sniper for the Middle East/ North Africa region. I made a little scenic base for him to fit into too to add a bit more interest.

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I painted his trousers in a Russian camo pattern, you can just make that out hopefully.

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Armed with the ubiquitous SVD sniper rifle.

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I’ll use this idea for other figures too as well as trying a rural base.

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Here we have 8 Soviets with a mix of small arms wearing the tropical uniform as seen in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

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I’m getting drawn by the retro appeal of the 1950s to gaming the Cold War in that era. I painted up a three squads worth of Brits. They are suitable for that short window of time after the introduction of the SLR but before the WW2 still uniforms were withdrawn; so 1954- 1960.

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NCOs have Sterlings the section LMG is the 7.62mm version of the Bren the L4. Section AT weapon is a bazooka (one is slungg on the back of the figure on the left.

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One each of the Rifleman poses in the three squads.

Cheers,

 

Pete.

 

 

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6 comments on “Some more Elhiem figures- 50s Cold War Brits, Soviets in Afghanistan and a MENA sniper….

  1. I’ve been looking at modelling my Cold War stuff into there time bands, 1955, 1965-70 and 1985+

    Usually allows three generations of AFVs, two of APC and one lot of infantry in 6mm will work across the time bands

    • Pete S/ SP says:

      Interesting idea Thomo, I may do something similar if I can get some mid Cold War Brits, the Soviet stuf is much more forgiving in terms of time spans. I thought about basing each set of game around the crisises of the time, 1956, 1969 and the classic early 80s.

      It would be easier to do it in 6mm than 20mm too.

      Cheers,

      Pete.

  2. You’ve been busy man. Love the sniper

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