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Offline Harry Faversham

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"Waho Mohammed!!!"
« on: December 01, 2019, 01:27:36 PM »
In the past I've been a tad contemptible of Warlord Games dire British Airborne metal castings... wot is going on with them No.4s?
Happily though, in my 'umble opinion, they've really nailed it with their plastic 'Red Devils'. I had the first figure on the production line within minutes of opening the parcel. Each sprue's got a treasure trove of goodies, my first bloke is carrying a sniper rifle and Scout Regiment Telescope. The Sniper rifle is a miniature joy in itself, right down to the correct adjustable leather sling.
Well impressed, great stuff from Warlord Games.


:-*
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 01:30:24 PM by Harry Faversham »
"Wot did you do in the war Grandad?"

"I was with Harry... At The Bridge!"

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 10:31:27 AM »
My headmaster at school was Rev Fr Bernard Egan MC, the RC chaplain of Frost's battalion; all the male teachers when I first went there (1966), were ex-Airborne. 

Bloody hell, but we heard some stories...... :o
No plan survives first contact with the dice.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 12:30:35 PM »
My dear Baron, have you ever read the full interview Father Egan gave to the researchers for Ryan's 'A Bridge Too Far'? If not pm me your e-mail and I'll send it you.
:)

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2019, 05:59:10 AM »
PM duly sent - eager to read what he said.  I've found some more photos of him, virtually all with the pipe he smoked more or less continuously during the time I knew him.  We reckoned he went to bed smoking the thing!

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 12:55:21 AM »
Spring 1944, on the moors above Holmfirth in Yorkshire, The Recce Squadron’s Sniper team are training hard…




Autumn 1944, in the carnage of the Oosterbeek perimeter only one of them is still standing…

but he’s very much still in the fight!







 :)

Offline mweaver

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 02:40:41 AM »
Looking good, Harry!

-Michael

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 05:32:11 AM »
Thanks for that, they look a tad better lurking...
in the undergrowth.

 :)

Offline mweaver

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2019, 09:24:27 PM »
It seems a bit unsporting, when they are trying to hide, that you keep zooming in for closeups!

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2019, 10:51:34 PM »
Does anyone know the manufacturer of the bottom two figures, I've had 'em yonks and can't remember?

???

Offline Calimero

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2019, 11:36:43 PM »

They look like Black Tree Design, comando figures :?
Must see, a friend's site; pascalpicard.ca

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2019, 01:13:41 AM »
Thanks for that...
everybody's bestest manufacturer!!!

 ::)

« Last Edit: December 19, 2019, 01:53:45 AM by Harry Faversham »

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2019, 01:51:51 AM »
Got to blow a bit more smoke up Warlord's bum about their plastic Paras!
I've nearly got Harry himself finished, couldn't resist having the silly old bugger with his hunting horn, when I gormed all the extra goodies per sprue. I've built the Bren team and just hope I can do 'em justice with a splash of paint. Should be able to, the first two figures were a joy to do.

:-*

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2019, 10:25:30 AM »
What a nice surprise to end the year on. Just gleaned this month's Wargames Illustrated, the freebies are a sprue of late war German Grenadiers. Bought two copies and now have a dozen baddies for Harry's lads to shoot at. Better get a spurt on to the bridge Harry, old lad!



 :)
« Last Edit: December 31, 2019, 10:28:07 AM by Harry Faversham »

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2020, 02:02:00 AM »
Oh joy, just found another way of sending mi' self mental...
having a pop at Waffen SS  'pea dot' cammo!!!

 :o

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: "Waho Mohammed!!!"
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2020, 09:02:37 AM »
The SS men are in 1:48 scale and do look a tad weird when you're used to stocky little 28mm blokes. If memory serves they were originally stocked by North Star but never caught on.
I've had these in my stash for many years, bought at Sheffield Triples, when it was held at the Octagon Centre...
as I'm plodding on with them they are kind of growing on me.
Here's some of the British Airborne from the same range. More than one person's described 'em as 'absolutely awful' sculpts...
what say the Brethren?

::)
« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 10:31:17 AM by Harry Faversham »