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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Building up the armies, and some works in progress

Well in the Northern Hemisphere its spring cleaning time, which means for me... buying time. I am currently going through what I need and what I would like. For the main part I am focussing on the Soviets! Oronegro is going to have loads! lots and lots of them. Why? Because I can and they look cool, US soldiers look professional and deadly as do most European ones but Russians look cool!

this is one of my favourite tanks, after the Leopard 2, the challenger 2

Well then what am I planning to get? 3 things currently
  1. I am purchasing some second hand goods from an old friend Emmett, better known as Winttrix, he's downsizing his war-gaming collection after his big move so I am paying for the postage of a nice collection of models. :-D This I shall pay for shortly
  2. I am saving up for this deal! A Dutch member of the Wargaming Guild is selling off lots of kits, I hope to buy some T-80BV's, because they look cool! and also some BM-21 Grands because my first kit was the BM-24 so it seems appropriate for some reason. I'll save up and get those.
  3. another Friend also from the Netherlands, has offered to by me the Orion Chechens and their modern Russians. I got him some figures to its basically present giving! He has already given me some things but he said that he was more than willing to get the figures as well, despite my insistence that he didn't have to. ah well, I should not turn down such a kind offer, I am getting him some more figs for his Birthday anyway, also something to save up for.
 Also I will be nice and show you the Two kits my Dutch Friend sent me already, ones on the work bench (which is now actually my workbench and not the dinning room table) that is the LKW 7t. mil gl (6x6 Truck)

I needed some transport and now with this I have some :-D
The truck is proving to be a complex kit! But I shall soldier on just as the Truck itself would in the boggy muddy ground on jungle roads of Oronegro! I am also adding something not included in the kit... Crew, conversions of the Esci NATO ground crew they shall be designed to show either a sense of ease or at watch. so far only the driver is in place. I might even put a gunner in. Using the DShK included in the T-90A disaster kit as a mounted weapon, that is if the gun is not bent to buggery like the rest of the kit... we'll see. This tanks crew is looking pretty generic, which is good as the truck itself shall be also.

There is also another kit... a Tank... My Favourite tank :-D... its already named in this post... The Leopard 2 A6, what a beautiful tanks. sinister looks and a deadly armament this tank means business.
its mine... my own... my precious.
well I think this tank shall be used by the Germans but like some of the others I may paint it up without to many or any decals so it can be used by anyone. Why can't Oronegro use my favourite tank? it uses my second favourite. This shall be made once I get the truck done, but I think they shall be presented together.

well Oronegro is set to grow, with more baddies in the mix with all those lovely soviets, who of course will do good things, this is Oronegro both sides shall do good and bad, no innocence in war. And with the Good force almost complete except for some AFV's and APC's its going to get ugly once the soviets are ready for battle. Once again feel free to contact me at if you have any offers of second hand moderns, although I am going to make these purchases, they are basically going to be all the spending I shall make this year.

now onto the new follower... I have not had a new follower on one of my blogs for a while... greetings to Alfons Cànovas from miniaturas militares por alfons canovas welcome to this blog.

and once more have a great time guys.


  1. What with you and Brian and one or two others I could name, I'm beginning to find 'Moderns' harder and harder to resist. Gotta...keep... (gasp) ... focused... (choke)... No ...(wheeze, hack!) ... distrac ... (hrrrrrgkhh, ptui) ...tions... ...

    1. Do it Ion! Cave into the peer pressure! School holidays start this week - so we start on building your moderns CD 3 force....

    2. do it, do it, do it! come one Ion, even on a small scale it would be good. Moderns are really fun to play with and are quite common as well.

      besides if you use Orotinia, Gran Bolivia, the Pan-Andean Peoples republic or the United states of the Amazon. you can kill off a few apparent Oronegrean mercenaries from time to time. or if during the civil war you can use smaller armies and state that the others were around the Oronegrean boarder. to protect themselves.

  2. Some very nice kits there Gowan! I look forward to seeing the finished results.

  3. thanks Brian, my collection is still smaller than yours, though I am working on it :-) if I do manage to get the T-80bv's that would be cool. Those noddist have such a great camouflage patten, I know that their not yours but still. I'll make the Spetnaz patter I have bigger for them.

    1. Frank has done a great job on them! I think he even did a Leopard 1 in the same scheme. I will ask him next week and if he did I will try and get a photo of it.

    2. thanks that would be great. I really do love that pattern.

  4. It's cool collecting multiple different periods at once eh? Always something new to add :)

    1. it is nice but I am focussing on my moderns for now. I like the other things moderns allow me to do, with all the additional variables in the battles themselves and the strange turns that can be made in a campaign.