The construction was relatively flawless with the exception of the tracks. These weren't just vinyl rubber band tracks, these were thick, silver, inflexible, things [relax Paul, despite this, I still don't have track rot]. I ended up cutting the things into link/length parts, and super-gluing them on.
I painted them in a slightly different pattern from my Type-72Zs which have a solid brown pattern on a khaki background. I followed the pattern I see most on the Iranian Scorpions: brown/orange-brown stripes on a khaki background. The other I see is this one, all green/grey: I don't like it as much.
|Photo from "Iranian Military Forum"|
|You will see I cheated on this part. The road wheel assembly is terrible, so I went in behind them and filled the suspension up with hot glue. You will also notice my quick reference sheet for Force on Force.|
|Here is the second area in which I cheated. There is no track on the top half of the suspension, it isn't noticeable when just looking at the tank I don't think.|
|Here you can see how tiny these things are! Don't believe me? See below :D|
|Photo from "Iran Military Forum"|
The launcher is scratchbuilt, and the figures are conversions. I left the figures without a base for several reasons. This gives them a low profile on the table; I can switch the nationality of the crews in the future per scenario; and I didn't feel like basing :D
|I had another go at "AusCam," an Iranian favorite for some reason.|
I hope you have an excellent Friday, and weekend!