Grrrrr..!

Russian Launch Vehicle S-400 « Triumf » SA-21 Growler Zvezda 1/72, Ref. 5068 The S-400 Triumf, NATO-coded SA-21 Growler, is a medium to long-range anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapon system that entered service in Russia during 2007.  The system includes a command centre vehicle, radar-carrying vehicles that are linked to several launchers. It is the missile-launcher vehicle thatContinue reading “Grrrrr..!”

Too Innovative Soviet Armour

Soviet Medium Tank T-43 mod.1943 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72095 Designed from 1942 as a successor to the KV-1 and T-34(/76), the T-43 introduced amongst other things better armour, a larger three-man turret and a torsion beam suspension.  Meant to be superior, in terms of mobility and protection, to the newly introduced 75mm KwK 40Continue reading “Too Innovative Soviet Armour”

Would-be Tank Hunters

Soviet self-propelled anti-tank gun SU-101/102, late configuration OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72081 The Uralmash-1 was a self-propelled anti-tank weapon developed during the later part of World War II, with the chassis of the T-44 as a base and meant to replace the SU-100 that had just entered service in the Soviet army.  Two prototypes, with different armament were builtContinue reading “Would-be Tank Hunters”

Last Chance Warriors

Volkssturm. Berlin 1945 Zvezda 1/72, Ref. 6272 The Russian company that we know for their excellent aircraft and armour scale model kits have been also very busy releasing numerous board games and wargames for different markets. The wargaming community can thus take advantage of Zvezda’s wide range of 1/100 and 1/72 aircraft, helicopters, AFVs, softskinsContinue reading “Last Chance Warriors”

More British Heavy Armour

British Nuffield Assault Tank A.T.9 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72095 OKB Grigorov are intent on providing us with the 18 Nuffield Mechanizations and Aero Limited proposals for a ‘heavy’cruiser tank to replace their own Cruiser Mk.IV back in the late 1930s.  This is the sixth variant thus kitted here in 1/72 by the prolific BulgarianContinue reading “More British Heavy Armour”

9/11 Lifesavers

First Responders Paulus Victor 1/72 & 1/48, Ref. PV-002-72 & PV-002-48 The latest decal sheets coming from this very interesting Croatian company is dedicated to a number of UH-1 Hueys that were amongst the first responders at the Pentagon on that infamous day, the 11th of September 2001. As usual with the work from thisContinue reading “9/11 Lifesavers”

Dead-ended Panther

German Medium Tank VK. 3002 (DB) with suspension type II OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72086 What an awkward surprise for the Germans to face the unexpected T34/76 during the Barbarossa’s invasion of the Soviet Union in spring 1941. Pretty rapidly, in November 1941, the Heereswaffenamt outlined specifications for a whole new 30-35 tons class tankContinue reading “Dead-ended Panther”

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