I'm working on a 152mm towed howitzer battery. In the early 80's, these were often seen in place of self-propelled 2S3 152mm guns, as tracked vehicles were in such short supply in all WarPac armies:
So that's what I'll use for my battery too (and there's that grey canvas cover again). If the battery was part of one of the two armored divisions, an MT-LB would often have been the prime mover:
The battery was rounded out with the usual 1V18 forward observer vehicle:
And a BTR-60PU for the battery commander:
And here's my progress of this weekend thus far. The guns have been glued to their bases, textured, and given the "mud" base coat:
As you can see, I've made a start on the tires.
Secondly, the KrAZ-255B's have been painted with East German green and their tires have also been done. The bases for them are finished, including flocking:
Where has the long weekend gone!?! Mrs. HistoryPhD has been very successful at keeping me buried under chores and household projects, so not nearly as much painting done as I wanted, at least not painting of minis! Stand by for Part 2 of this post, where I'll show you the finished battery. Hope you had a good holiday!