Sunday, 16 December 2012

Rapid Fire! 20mm- Battle of Khafji 1991- Saudi Arabian M-163 Vulcan

Just some finished M-163 Vulcan Altaya reworked for the Saudi Arabian army present at the battle of Khafji in 1991 during the  Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. In this battle there were a number of light infantry american units; the Saudi Arabian National Guard; the 5th Iraqi Mechanized Division; the 3rd Iraqi Armoured Division, along with parts of other units from this and other armies (Qatar for instance). This units are already totally or partially built and posts will get to you soon.

The Vulcans can be found in the american equiped (M-60; M-109 and M-113)  mechanized or armoured brigades(the 12th armoured, for instances). They have  other brigades with french material (AMX-30; GIAT SP and AMP-10P).
The Altaya models are great. Its true they are not cheap at around 12 euros, but are easily available; many just need some drybrushing and a few small parts to enter the table.
The main changes these one got were:
1- Card basing: I use two sheets of the card that goes along the Altaya models glued together with white  glue. Thanks to the white glue this card basing gets pretty tough.
2- Bedrools made of GreenStuff or similar material.
3- Antennae made of fishing string.
4- US plastic torsos for the manning the Gatling.
5- Grey primer allover; then painting.
6- Printed Web Saudi flags suitably sized. You don´t need no particular dedicated WebSite, just google "Saudi flags"on the  "Images" part, pick the one you enjoy the most, resize it et Voilá.


  1. Excelente remodelação JP.
    Pena que as fotos estejam um bocado foscas para se poderem ver melhor os pormenores.
    Já pareço uma pessoa que conheço a reclamar das Fotos..-:)


  2. Estes gajos nunca estão contentes, "foscasse"!!