Friday, 22 May 2020

Aerosan OSGA 6

More stuff for Whiteout, this time 2 Aerosans from Baker Company.
In Whiteout you can have Sno-Cats as equipment or find them as terrain-encounters. My take on the game is more pre-WWII Pulp, so I was after something else. These Aerosans looked just right.
The Aerosans were used during WWII by the Soviets, and captured ones by the Finns and Germans.
The kit, especially the metal parts, are not the best, and I changed the tin-rods for plastic ones to get a more stable and rugged model. The rig for the motor isn’t very like the real part, but this being pulp I just didn’t bother to convert it more than I did.
We’re in the Arctic, and I already got some Winter War Russians painted, so my baddies in Whiteout will be Russians. I painted the aerosans to work here as well as in WWII-winter conditions.

Finally I 3D-printed a hatch for when I need an unarmed vehicle. It’s hatch + plug so I can just drop it in place when needed.
They were this week’s painting challenge.

9 comments:

  1. Cool models (heh!) and nicely painted and weathered!

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    1. :-D
      Practiced chipping and it turned out quite well on the skis.

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  2. Those are really cool looking vehicles. Especially for pulp/spy type games.

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    1. They do have their place in such games. You could imagine James Bond pursued by these two

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  3. Joakim, have you given up on the blog. I hope not. Maybe you have the covid blues. Happy New year.

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    1. Hi Gary!
      No I haven't given up, and I'm actually preparing a post (or a couple), that you will see soon.
      A very happy new year to you, too!

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  4. Hi Joakim I think we are still waiting for the posts you promised back in 2020 :) Don't worry wargamers are patient folk.

    Hope everything is OK with you, and you are still healthy and active in a personal sense. The world seems to be waking up from Covid only to be dismayed by the latest news from Eastern Europe. What happened to the vibrant Blogging world 4 or 5 years ago, of all the gamers that inspired me to start blogging almost no one is still active. I didn't realise how their enthusiasm helped engender my own.

    We've just got back from a month walking and drinking in Spain and I was getting maudlin looking at my blog and just wondered how you were, good I hope.
    OK I'll go back to the Jack Daniels although I prefer Scottish Malts but Christmas sometimes brings what others think you like rather than what you actually like, mind you it's all good.
    Take care

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  5. Hi Joakim I think we are still waiting for the posts you promised back in 2020 :) Don't worry wargamers are patient folk.

    Hope everything is OK with you, and you are still healthy and active in a personal sense. The world seems to be waking up from Covid only to be dismayed by the latest news from Eastern Europe. What happened to the vibrant Blogging world 4 or 5 years ago, of all the gamers that inspired me to start blogging almost no one is still active. I didn't realise how their enthusiasm helped engender my own.

    We've just got back from a month walking and drinking in Spain and I was getting maudlin looking at my blog and just wondered how you were, good I hope.
    OK I'll go back to the Jack Daniels although I prefer Scottish Malts but Christmas sometimes brings what others think you like rather than what you actually like, mind you it's all good.
    Take care

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  6. Hi
    Everything is OK here. Painting and building quite a lot, playing some games, even though it has mostly been solo the past two years. But we have started playing at the club, so that's really nice.
    The Blog... I was actually looking at it today and I'm sort of thinking about writing for it again. Not as frequent as before, but at least something. An AAR now and then, maybe.
    Stay tuned and take care, my friend

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