Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Federal Army Cougar APC - Antenociti's Workshop's NRF Kabardin APC

The Federal Army has responded to calls from it's Force Commanders to provide a heavier armed and armoured APC for troops on Forsey. Federal troops had been up-armouring their Racoon ARVs while using the aging Bobcat 4-wheel HMLCV as support, but the situation and terrain on Forsey was such that a specialised vehicle was required.

The Federal High Command quicky aquired a contract with Antenociti to supply their Kabardin APC to Federal Forces. The Kabardin, originally produced for the Novaya Rossiyskya Federatsiya (NRF), is a six-wheeled APC capable of carrying up to 8 armoured soldiers and comes in two variants - the GP (General Purpose) and the AT (Anti-tank). Both variants are designated Cougar by the Federal Army.


Antenociti's Workshop has just released their first 15mm scifi minatures and I'm massively impressed to say the least. I had quickly placed an order as soon as the APC appeared on their website and only a couple of days later I had received my order. Opening the package I was surprised to see that the main APC body was a single piece resin cast (I had assumed the wheels would be seperate) with a small zip-lock bag containing the turret and a small seperate weapon. The quality of casting on both was extraordinary. The design and casting are both sharp and smooth. There was absolutely no clean up required. So a quick wash with warm water and then I got my vehicle painted. I'm sure there's a lot of people out there who'll do a better job of painting this, but I'm really happy with how it came out. Let's hope Antenociti bring out a lot more in 15mm.

6 comments:

Rabidchild said...

Your paintjob is a good one and lets the model shine. Now to order a platoon's worth of those for myself..

Kobold said...

Very nice paint job, and they look like amazing models.

Kull said...

The Matchbox ARV is 7 centimeters long (or 2 and 3/4"), how long is the Kabardin/Cougar?

:-D

Colin said...

Hi Kull, The Kabardin is 83mm long.

Kull said...

Thank you for the info Colin, by the way, I mean it, if you need Euro cent coins I could send you some dozens with pleasure...what do you say?

Colin said...

Thanks for the wonderful offer, but I've just ordered, and received within two days, some 15mm bases from Warbases. Back to painting some figures to get this blog back on track... once I finish my 28mm Thracians!