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Unfortunately, a basement flood ruined the Mark IV tank I was building (I left it on the floor).  Good news-I decided to do a Meng Whippet tank, and after getting books on the Russian Civil War and early Soviet military and the Russian-Polish War, I decided to do a Soviet version of this tank.  Questions:

 

1) Would 4BO Green be the right color (used before, during, and after WW2) be suitable?  Presumably any circa 1920 tank would certainly have been repainted in whatever color since the Red Army captured it.

 

2) Do any very early Soviet soldier figures exist?  I haven't found any so far.

 

3) Said Whippet certainly was used in 1920, but where?



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I can't imagine the russian soldiers being too different in in 1920 from a few years earlier.. try looking for something like this..

https://www.emodels.co.uk/icm-1-35-wwi-russian-infantry-4-x-figures-35677-plastic-model-kit.html

 



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Ned wrote:

I can't imagine the russian soldiers being too different in in 1920 from a few years earlier.. try looking for something like this..

https://www.emodels.co.uk/icm-1-35-wwi-russian-infantry-4-x-figures-35677-plastic-model-kit.html

 


Actually I have that.  I was thinking of the version with those funny pointed hats and three bastion loops.aww

It seems that any leather outfit might work for the tanker.   Hoping for more on the tank itself.



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I believe I have seen the ones you mentioned, but that was a few months back.. if i come across them again I'll post the link here..

 

Ok just a quick search came up with this one..   http://defmodel.com/catalog/do/do35c06.jpg  I know i have seen them without the horse, just standing. Related image



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Here's a few more with the hats you mentioned, but these are for ww-2.. https://highcalibreminiatures.com/collections/evolution-miniatures?page=8

You may be able to redo the body ..

Soviet Commander. Winter War. (1939-42)



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I've seen on Russian websites that they believe the early Red Army armour was painted "Apple Green" rather than the darker and later

4BO. If you are aiming for a 1920 vehicle it probably would be in the original British Army brown - the Red Army was a bit busy until 1923 with

other matters.

Charlie



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Charlie, if it was "brown" for the white armies.. would the "reds" have changed it ? so as not to be confused on a battlefield ?



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It's a good question how much use the White Armies put the tanks the British left behind to. Remember the British tanks

were designed with a specific mission in mind - to break through complex and dense trench lines and fortifications and

disrupt rear areas (Whippet). The Civil War in Russia didn't settle down to static war of attrition but was mobile and often fought along

railway lines which meant that armoured cars were much more useful than tanks. If the Red Army did repaint the Whippets it probably

was with whatever was available.

Charlie

 



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My Osprey books did say that the tank I was planning to do was in dark olive.  Some tanks were definitely given camouflage colors (not this one), and vehicles certainly had to be serviced, being as worn-out as they were from use, and the tanks not being as durable as more advanced ones.  The Wehrmacht certainly repainted its captured tanks, but not its captured trucks and small vehicles when it invaded Russia in 1941.



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