The go-to 15mm M113 has to be the BF plastic offering, indeed am converting some now into IDF command posts, anyway.....
I had three skytrex in my stock pile so following on from the Armies Army Chieftians (now drying, see below) I thought they could be usefull employed with my Iranians.
I am collecting a library of Iran Iraq war photos and the Iranian M113s seem to be fairly light on stowage generally and armed with a mixture of .50cals and russian Dshk mgs, admittedly, probably not in the same units?
I'm aesthetically drawn to irregularity of the IIW, particularly in this case the Iranian forces. This usually expresses itself best in stowage, but that wasn't really an option here so it had to be the "crew", luckily the Iranians seem perfect for this.
So, using a variety of Peter pig figures, from various ranges, I started bending, cutting, filling and drilling suitable poses to resemble the infantry sitting on the m113, effectively using them as battle taxis.
You'll notice the missing heads! these figures are awaiting a Peter Pig resupply, I will be using American ww2 helmets as that's the best I can find to represent what I think were West German m1 helmets in the main, but regardless, they lot "right" ( certainly in 15mm).
I thought I'd add some variety to the mix, with the commanders, in that there's a mixture of 50 cals and Dshk and Russian tankers helmets.
And finally for now...
Here's the armies armies "batch" from earlier. I have performed standard prep:
- halfords primer
- halfords black base
- enamel black "touch up"
Once dry I will add the pre-shade.