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Offline Harry Faversham

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SNIPER!!!
« on: September 21, 2020, 05:32:20 PM »
I'm looking for a couple of 20mm Cold War BAOR snipers. This is a bit of a new period for me and a quick search has turned up nothing very impressive...
so who makes the best ones please?

???
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Offline Ash

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 05:46:08 PM »
I'll join that hunt. Just dug out my BAOR platoon for a little paint touch up.

Offline Ewan

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2020, 06:11:50 PM »
Maybe the ones in the British Falklands range
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Offline Splod

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2020, 09:19:01 PM »
Elhiem has you sorted.
BAOR31 British Army Snipers

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 11:21:34 PM »
Elheim are the ones that I thought look crap! They kind of stand out like a blind cobbler's thumb, doesn't anybody make them looking a bit less gormless?

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Offline Splod

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2020, 02:31:54 AM »
Elheim are the ones that I thought look crap! They kind of stand out like a blind cobbler's thumb, doesn't anybody make them looking a bit less gormless?

:?

Oh, I quite liked them! They've got a couple of kneeling figures in the HQ set, one with Starlight night-vision scope that could suit?

Failing that, your best bet might be to find a suitable figure among the Liberation/RH or Underfire Miniatures ranges and do some cutting?

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2020, 04:03:43 AM »
Plumped for these lads, with a tickle up I think they'll do...



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Offline Ash

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2020, 06:10:50 AM »
They look the part. Photo style looks like Eureka, but not seen those before; do you have a link to them?

Offline Keith

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2020, 08:47:29 AM »
AB Figures British Para Snipers by the look of it?
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2020, 11:03:33 AM »
They look the part. Photo style looks like Eureka, but not seen those before; do you have a link to them?

Here's a link to them Ash, I'm now trying to locate the little bleeders in Blighty...
damned hard to spot are snipers!


Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2020, 11:06:29 AM »
I recall snipers still using No.4s and Scout Regiment telescopes well into the 1970s, so at a pinch, I'll get away with them for my BAOR lads.

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Offline Ash

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2020, 12:36:33 PM »

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2020, 08:57:39 PM »
Thanks chaps, I'm a big fan of Elheim figures, just wish the British snipers were as good as their Russian counterparts...

:)

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2020, 09:41:49 PM »
Harry if you want so AB miniatures, I can order them from Eureka and post them to you.
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: SNIPER!!!
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2020, 03:53:06 AM »
Thanks for that kind offer Blackwolf, much appreciated. I'll try ordering them from Eureka UK, if that fails, I'll be in touch!

:)

 

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