6mm-Minis is Maksim-Smelchak's blog to discuss gaming, miniatures, books, movies, food, Israel, Judaism, life in general and other funny crud. My favorite scale of miniatures is 6mm, which is also called 1/285 or 1/300 scale. I enjoy many different kinds of games including ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Car Wars AKA Autoduel (a sort of crash'n'derby automobile combat game), 6mm Godzilla AKA Kaiju games, and science fiction games. I'm open to everything though!

Monday, July 30, 2007

COOL STUFF: Psychedelic Armor!

.TOP: This WWII-era ex-Soviet T-34 can be found in London, UK...
...if I recall correctly.

Hi All,

One of my good buddies, L-4, has a real aversion to anything but battlefield-ready camouflage on his miniatures... and this post is a sort of weird homage to EXACTLY what he doesn't like!

TOP: This is that same U.K. tank before the pink'ish torture.

These are photos of WACKILY-painted tanks that I found around the Internet one day when I needed to chase away the loneliness birds.

TOP: And if you are going to disfigure a tank...
Why not throw in a few gratuitous babes?

And as an aside, I had a great weekend, got all around... I visited the Gilroy Garlic Festival, The Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, beautiful Monterrey including the world-famous Aquarium and much, much more. All in all, a great weekend, even if I am a bit beat. I had meant to stop by the Castle Air Force Base Aviation Museum but time was lacking so I'll save that for a future trip. I'll try to write more about the trip, share a few links, and include some photos soon.

Have a great Monday!


I remember some captured ex-Arab tank destroyers painted garishly on a playground in Israel (They made better "jungle gyms" then fighting vehicles...), but haven't been able to find any photos of them yet.

Notes regarding photos / pictures / videos: These are not all my images and videos. I am using various images and videos from around the web, mostly from public sources and/or private sources used with permission. I have tried to include only images and videos under public domain, creative commons, or fair use. If I have inadvertently violated any copyrights, please inform me and I will remove your image/s (if it is indeed an infringement).

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  • At 10:17 PM, July 30, 2007, Blogger Yehuda Berlinger said…

    Pretty cool indeed. I would love to see minis in war games painted like this.


  • At 10:26 PM, July 30, 2007, Blogger MaksimSmelchak said…

    Hi Yehuda,

    Thanks for writing! It's great to hear from you!

    I hate to admit it, but I enjoy the wacky stuff too... like the beastman / Jersey Cow army I recently saw at DunDracon this year...

    Wishing you and yours the best!


  • At 12:23 AM, July 31, 2007, Blogger Paul O'G said…

    Great minds think alike Maks - I posted the "pink tank with babes" to the old EpiComms a few years just for L4 too!

    Maybe shuch a colour scheme could feature in a Chaos army...

    Nice to see it again BTW!

  • At 7:10 AM, July 31, 2007, Blogger MaksimSmelchak said…

    Hi Tas,


    There's also a garishly pink MiG-15 floating around somewhere...

    ...as well as those jungle gym Su-76s somewhere in Israel... still looking through my photos.



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