I have some Russians to show today not many but it's a start ! I have always had an interest in the Russian/Soviet armed forces and the war in Chechnya was something I watched unfold . The miniatures themselves are from Eureka Miniatures and are supplied here in the UK by Fighting 15's here in the UK .
They are very nice sculpts with little flash and moldlines, the Russians come in two types there are the standard infantry you can use them as infantry, airborne or naval infantry they are armed with RPG 7, RPG 18 they have AK 74 some with folding stock . They all have steel helmets its up to you if you paint them in covers . Most have standard webbing (if anything is standard in the Russian MOD) . The other units are MVD they have the sphere helmets with chest riggs and are armed with the MOD weapons .
I have painted them in different uniforms as they wore a multitude of different types so some have melon pattern camouflage with the yellow/orange jackets and trousers . The webbing I left light green with buff tabs and reinforcing. The AK74 is painted with both the wood and brown plastic grips and magazines and an added touch some have tapped an added magazine to the existing one .
The Russian armed forces are supplied with a variety of weapons and equipment so you can really mix it up . I will say when I paint cammo in 15mm I only represent it I think the background colour is the most important as that is what can be seen across the table .
All the base's are PVA and fine sand and flooring cork painted as concrete and rubble with cut up staples to show rusted metal . The only thing I might change in future urban bases is mixing in larger diameter sand to make it more rubble strewn .
That's it, now back to my naps hope you are making steady progress on your projects until next time......
All the best Gavin .