I recently received a few more models from QRF, primarily a bunch of T64s and an 82mm Vasilek automatic mortar.
I already had three T64As, but ordered seven more to round out a company. The beautifully painted model on the QRF site looks pretty good, but I figured that I'd share a photo of a bare metal model which is still a pretty good looking model..
I also received my first 2B9 82mm Vasilek 82mm automatic mortar. I ordered just the one, as the photo on the site looked quite nice, but I was concerned about the number of parts and how much struggle it would be to assemble.
The model is very nice and finely detailed, and I believe it consists of nine pieces. I wasn't real familiar with the contraption, so I looked up some photos of the it on the net, and it made sense pretty quickly. I canted the axle backwards a little, which I wouldn't have done, had I not seen pics of the actual weapon. It also appears that the trails rotate from a horizontal orientation when in tow, to the vertical when deployed (at least on some units), which confused me a little. Here are a couple of pics of the assembled model,which I hope might be helpful to others.
Since it turned out to be pretty easy to assemble, I'm going to order a couple more of them, to give my Soviets something to annoy my Afghans with.
Given that some of my recent orders from other companies during the age of Covid-19 have been rough rides and/or a bit slow, I want to mention that QRF did a really nice job of packing the models, as the postal system positively beat the crap out of the package with no harm coming to the models, and the turn around time was quite short.