1/600th Ultramodern Marines

I am very lucky to know some amazing former US Marines, some of which server on Sea Kings and later on V-22 Osprey’s.  So in an Ode to them I have painted up an ultra Modern Marine force for Hind Commander.  I have completed the air part of the task force, the ground part of the task force is next.



The boys back in Melbourne have played this for some time, unfortunately I have been lazy with my up take of new games until recently.  Hind command is a 1/600th or 3mm scale helicopter combat game.   You can get Hind commander from Assault Publishing directly, or if your like me I got mine through Pico Armour, along with a task force for Hind Commander.

The task force I am painting looks like this.

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The only problem with this list is I have a EA 6A Prowler, and there are not any rules for this yet, or there maybe I just don’t have them yet.  It is not the only thing I have, I also have painted the F35B which I will just run as F22’s.

I also have a number of CH-53 Sea Stallions, V-22 Osprey’s, CH-46 Sea Knights and AV-8B Harrier II’s.

I will start with the V-22 Osprey’s, these were a shapeways order, but the problem is that they are extruded Nylon and have a very rough stepped finish, so I have never really gotten around to paint them completely, I am looking for at a number of other possible suppliers.

F-35 Lightening II, this is part of the same shapeways order, these are made of the FUD material, and they are fantastic as are the Harriers that I ordered in same order. They are a sweet model and I recommend this model.


Fixed wings.


Fixed wing Aircraft.

The jets came out great, I am still working on my C130J’s but that is ok, I can take a touch more time on them.

VMFA-232 “Red Devils” F/A-18C’s


VMFA-121 “Green Knights” F35B
VMAQ-2 “Death Jesters” EA-6B Prowler
VMA-211 “Wake Island Avengers” AV-8B Harrier II

Tiltrotator Aircraft


V22 Osprey – made from extruded nylon on shapeways

I am really not happy about this model, I have not even finished it looks pretty bad.  I am looking for some replacements now hopefully I will find some soon.

Rotary Wing

CH-46E Sea Knight
UH-1Y Venom
CH-53E Super Stallion

I put the rotors on these first then realised that they would be no good for photos, so I had not put any more on the models when I took the photos.  These are the rotors that I got with the models they come stuck down to a sheet of paper, I have seen some discussion on what to do, because they are sticky, well.. I removed the sticky backing with some Eucalyptus Oil.  Eucalyptus Oil can remove anything sticky from just about anything, it is great stuff.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa
AH-1W SuperCobra


These were great fun to paint, but it will be time for me to move on to something bigger for a short time.  Highly recommend looking at these models if you are doing any moderns. I have some more plans for this scale, I really like the fact they are clean crisp models, you can source stuff from all over the net.


Air Detachment

I still have models I have not based up, some UAV’s, more aircraft.  overall this really didn’t cost much and you do get a good bang for your buck, Assault Publishing have a fantastic amount of community interaction, and expand and add to the system regularly.   I am really not happy at all with the poor quality of the V-22’s but you get that.

What is next?

Well it is coming up to the end of the year, I think I will have to sum up my year, go through what I am looking forward to in the next year. I might try to get some painting done but with this time of the year it gets increasingly hard.