Another wet day confined me to the shed (no mowing, yay!) and I got some of the Hind Commander minis finished.
US forces (Kiowas, Apaches and Blackhawks) fly over a hill, supported by two F16s.
The rotors supplied were a tad sticky and attracted fingerprints which made them more 'reflective' than I would like. However they attached easily and were a worthwhile addition.
Tail rotors were also supplied but I didn't bother with them as they were so tiny; I felt they added nothing to the model from tabletop distance.
Russian forces move through a near-future town (Brigade buildings, reviewed here); Mi2s, Mi8s and Mi24 Hinds. I found a toothpick handy for painting the portholes on the Mi8/Mi17s.
1:600 - To Small?
My plans for using the sand table were ruined when I realised how easily the tiny 1cm-long tanks would vanish into the sands. I should be safe with 1:300 but the helos have turned out OK and I am now not sure: to go 1:300 or stay with the 1:600? I've made a start in 1:600 and terrain is very cheap; but the tiny 1:600 "rice grain" infantry turn me off and the scout helos don't do much for me as I mentioned here.
TL:DRThe 1:600 helos paint up OK, rotors are good; but still not sure if should switch to 1:300...
Check back soon for a AAR/retrospective review of Hind Commander