Saturday, 16 November 2013

USMC Force takes Shape.....

It seems just lately life is full of pleasant surprises, this last week was no exception.

I have recently ordered some items from Irishserb Miniatures, and after months of me pestering him, I think Brian got fed up of me asking over and over and caved in! (I'm very glad I did however!)

So I ordered some models which looked pretty good on his website....Well those items arrived and to say I was blown away is an understatement. Brian doesn't do this full time, he has a job and other commitments so this if more of a "one man - as and when" type approach, however he is putting major producers to shame. A Picture paints a thousand words...


So I picked up 3 of these, 2 for a Platoon of USMC and the third I will convert into a Command Track. The model is impressive, it's massive just like it's real world equivalent and I've put the recent Zvezda Bradley next to this..

I really love this model, it is rarely seen in 15mm but it's an Iconic USMC Vehicle so is a really good addition for adding flavour.  The other 6 models are much more ubiquitous but still of superb quality...

The All American HMMWV!

You might have noticed, I used BF Weapons from the M113 pack and yes this is a more modern HMMWV rather than a late 1980's one but it makes a very good proxy. I can also use this in other games and with this in mind, I was pleased that Bryan included a fair few spares for turrets and weapons. So my intention is to Magnetise my HUMMERS so I can have 0.50cals, M60's, TOW's. Mk19's etc. 

This is great value for money, as if my gaming group want to do dufferent types of 15mm scenarios I can mix and match my models a bit. 

Here is a final comparison between the IRISH SERB Stuff and the ZVEZDA recent releases.

I will be picking up some LAV-25's both the TOW and the Chaingun variant, and then some M60A3's and my USMC should be complete!

I would recommend IRISH SERB Miniatures over any other producer that has the same models, the Quality is beyond anything else in the Market place!



  1. Thanks for pointing out this guy's stuff. Gonna pick up his hummers for a 2013 combined arms mechanized force I'm going to build. These are lovely.

    1. As you said, they were a complete revelation and I was very impressed. I've actually been painting them, so I'm waiting to do a an update on these bits.

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