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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...

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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!

MIKE

4 comments:

  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.

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    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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  2. Interesting models, thanks! Here is nice restaurant that I recommend to visit - Tampereen ravintolat.

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