Sunday, 19 June 2016

15mm Modern Russian MVD "Vityaz" or Men in Black wearing balaclavas.....

.....from Armies Armies!

Now these are listed as sci-fi on the website but they were the cool looking figures wearing balaclavas and could be loosely based on this unit from the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs). 

A little boring painting in black but they didn't turn out too bad, they'll need vehicles though.....

Could be used as Spetsnaz, maybe "Alfa" or any of the Russian elites?

Nice figures, little flash, love the vehicle riders and have some more who will get a more traditional camouflage colour (with 15mm you take what you can get)........







Vitayz (Knight) was formed in 1991, it was assigned specifically to counter terrorism duties, but was trained to deal with civil unrest, prison rebellions and mutinies 





Some real Russian Men in Black.........





79 comments:

  1. Nice pictures and great looking minis Fran!

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  2. Very very cool Fran. I like them a lot!

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  3. Nice bunch of bully boys, Fran! They need a "flashy thing" though! ;)

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    1. Don't remember what you said....David?

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  4. Nice job! And looks like the figures will serve a dual purpose depending on what you need that day.

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  5. Black is the new black Fran. nice work!

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  6. Nice, the world is short of highly trained Russians in blCk

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  7. they're just 15mm tall? That is ever so small, Fran, don't know how you people manage to paint them!

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  8. Awesome stuff Fran. Your highlights are great and you can see the sculpts detail well despite being black. Tempting, very tempting...

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  9. These MiB have been masterfully adorned, my General. Hail Franonia!

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  10. Cool looking figures and great reference pictures.

    Cheers, Ross

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  11. They can sure wipe out whatever is in their way. Or would that be make them go up in smoke?

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  12. Well done on the black Fran, a colour I often struggle to get right ;-)

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  13. You've done it again Fran, they fit the bill perfectly very nicely done.

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  14. very nice old boy. Lots to admire should you ever need a 15mm counter terrorism force.

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  15. These are really cool Fran. You're building up quite the modern collection!

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  16. Great stuff Fran. What are you gonna give the riders to ride?

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    1. I think Russian, wheeled and cheap?

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  17. A fearsome looking bunch, clearly not to be fecked with!

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  18. Those look just great Fran and deadly!

    Christopher

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  19. Fantastic brush work! and big apologies! I add this great blog to my list- not to miss any entry :))

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  20. Very nice painting on these "bad" guys, Fran :) Say what you will about the Russians, but they are warriors.

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  21. They look properly menacing in all that black Fran. You're going to paint cammo on some of these? Cammo on 28mm is a bite in the arse. Can't imagine attempting it on 15mm.

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    1. It's not too bad! Follow a plan of sorts!

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    2. My plan would be to stand about two feet away and randomly flick paint on them :0)

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    3. ....with your skill set these days they would still be stunning cailin!

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  22. Looking good. They look scary too.

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  23. Top job on these fellas Fran they look the part!

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  24. I'm gaining a new appreciation in the clarity of detail of this hobby of your's, Fran. For these new additions, I admit, I like the sitters, i wonder if their anxious for vehicles. They are the drivers/riders, yes ?

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  25. Outstanding work Francis - and a all-new meaning to the concept of "Black Russian".. quite a punch there! ;) Cheers!

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    1. Nothing like a black Russian, yum yum!

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  26. I can believe a Russian soldier can smoke through a balaclava. I wouldn't put anything past those guys. The black is a little boring but they came out looking great.

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  27. Painting figures that are mostly 'black' is tricky, but you'vepulled it off really well.

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  28. Nice job -- they really look the part!

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  29. Looking great, the basing is a nice contrast to the black uniforms.

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  30. They look great! I had to google balaclava. I'm familiar with baklava, but I figured you weren't talking about delicious Greek pastries.

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  31. i like e`m all Francis Lee,and great looking bases that make these black boys pop! BB

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  32. Very cool looking dudes but I sure wouldn't want to meet them on the streets.

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  33. 1 mistake foto СБУ (Security Service of Ukraine) not Russia !

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  34. Some nasty looking characters Fran - great stuff. What vehicles are you going to put the riders on?

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  35. These are neat, Francis - when did you start up with urban / modern stuff?

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  36. They look fantastic Fran! wonderfull work on the black!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  37. good job ! do you think it is easy to match armies army and 15mm modern US Peter Pig ?
    Cheers

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