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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 09:48:53 PM »
Thanks Richard for your initial brief on the Perry Desert War theme. I will look forward to your forthcoming reports.

Whilst not a drama I hope the right arm was an oversight on their part. I can understand trying to pack in so much on a sprue that somethings do go amiss.

Looking at Scriv's blog and the photographs of the plastic sprues a couple of arms carrying spade/cartridge container would have been handy, but not essential. I'm sure modellers/gamers will have fun with this set.

Thank you,

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2013, 09:49:33 PM »
I think on the Perry site, they say good for Far East until 1942.
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2013, 09:54:26 PM »
Smaller? They must be bordering on being 1/72nd! Kinda puts me off a bit. Nice builds there but they look a bit disappointing I have to say. :(
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2013, 10:14:37 PM »
Smaller, that makes sense why the uni carrier looked so big when it was 1/56 on the other thread.
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2013, 10:23:33 PM »
Let it be said that Captain Blood doesn't play around when it comes to building Perry plastic kits... you acquired these less than 48 hours ago, right? Amazing you've already got pics up!
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2013, 10:24:18 PM »
June, I believe, for the Afrika Korps.
Hope you had a good trip back to Scotland  :)

My dreams of gaming some good old Indiana Jones inspired desert pulp will finally come into fruition.


Can't wait to see what you can do with this kit Richard. I expect slightly less unnerving colours this time though. And of course not an eye in sight.  ;) :D


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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2013, 10:27:51 PM »
Let it be said that Captain Blood doesn't play around when it comes to building Perry plastic kits... you acquired these less than 48 hours ago, right? Amazing you've already got pics up!

Some people already have some painted! o_o
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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2013, 10:35:28 PM »
I've been doing it wrong all this time. I thought we were supposed to let the figures 'age' on the sprue at least a year :)

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2013, 10:39:59 PM »
Only a year?  ;D

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2013, 10:46:53 PM »
lol Thanks. I shall do my best not to disappoint!

Well, I wouldn't say 1/72, but they're definitely at the diminutive end of 28mm. Here's a Perry plastic Wars of the Roses figure for comparison.



You shouldn't let the size put you off though, because they're lovely figures.

Possibly they won't be compatible with other 'heroic' scale 28's, but heck, I only intend to fight my Perry 8th Army against Perry D.A.K. so I don;t see the problem (providing I can paint the little blighters :))

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2013, 10:53:13 PM »
 :o :o :o

Bloody hell!

Ronnie Corbett in the desert!

They are a little small, but if they will be fighting each other then that shouldnt be a problem, as you say.
They may scale up well with earlier Foundry.
(Not sure they did WWII, though.....)


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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2013, 11:01:18 PM »
:o :o :o

Bloody hell!

Ronnie Corbett in the desert!

They are a little small, but if they will be fighting each other then that shouldnt be a problem, as you say.
They may scale up well with earlier Foundry.
(Not sure they did WWII, though.....)





Foundry does have some really nice early WWII. Their Germans are pretty nice. I ordered some for my France 1940 army.

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2013, 11:07:07 PM »
And I thought the Perry War of the Roses plastics were small and detailed... wow.

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2013, 11:28:34 PM »
Those do seem incredibly small! Very odd. Maybe "True 1:56"  lol

I have 3 boxes on order to get the Monty/Wavell combo - if they are that small, they likely won't mix well with, say Artizan or Empress Italians, for a random example of Italians in sun helmets. lol but I bet the Perry Italians would have to be fine...

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Re: Captain Blood's Perry Desert War build thread
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2013, 12:06:51 AM »
lol Thanks. I shall do my best not to disappoint!

Well, I wouldn't say 1/72, but they're definitely at the diminutive end of 28mm. Here's a Perry plastic Wars of the Roses figure for comparison.



You shouldn't let the size put you off though, because they're lovely figures.

Possibly they won't be compatible with other 'heroic' scale 28's, but heck, I only intend to fight my Perry 8th Army against Perry D.A.K. so I don;t see the problem (providing I can paint the little blighters :))


A friend of mine sent me this pic, next to a Bolt Action metal SAS. He also said you picked the tallest of the WOTR range, with the biggest head.  lol But he also noted that Perry is slighter, and very realistic in sculpt.

Size comparison:

Hope this helps!

 

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