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Offline Ash

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20mm 1970/80's British
« on: July 02, 2018, 08:11:48 PM »
Picked up some of the new 20mm British Army of the Rhine minis from Under Fire, waiting for another three blokes to make up the numbers...












Offline Wellington Bonaparte

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 07:44:14 PM »
Interesting figures, the Carl Gustav looks way to small the ones I carried were a damn sight bigger!! 66mm looks about right in size and to have that many guys with 58 pattern webbing hung in its original form would be amazing,, I take it the ones in white are marines in Norway?
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Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 05:51:58 PM »
The exact same webbing is a little off-putting, I have chopped off a few bum rolls but would probably need a chisel to remove some of the tad large resi pouches, that said considerably better detail than anything else.
These are all PIP, the tan is just the first layer for the DPM, not snow camo :)  The extra figures have just turned up, so I'll get them based and primed then try and get them all finished.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2018, 06:38:51 PM by Ash »

Offline Bindonblood

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 06:50:20 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing how the dpm turns out. Always interested in how people tackle it.

However, not so sure about the figures. The heads look too small. Personally I would go for either Elheim or Liberation Miniatures. Both are very nice and full of character.

Offline Westy38

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 08:49:24 PM »
Interesting figures, the Carl Gustav looks way to small, the ones I carried were a damn sight bigger!! 66mm looks about right in size and to have that many guys with 58 pattern webbing hung in its original form would be amazing.

     I cam imagine.

     Regarding their uniformity though, I had them done as they 'should' be so that customers can modify to their hearts content afterwards. One of the JNCO's does have 'Hero sleeves' and the SNCO has had his kidney pouches repalced with three separate ones, as I do like to put character into a few of the figures.

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Offline Wellington Bonaparte

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2018, 10:25:20 PM »
Westy, all said slightly tongue in cheek and not really a criticism. I'm sure some Bn CO's did insist on regulation 58 pattern webbing being worn, I do remember a platoon commander in the 80's who always wore his kit as issued right down to his doss bag on top of his large pack.  Always wet he was!
Nice to see some new BAOR minis about thanks

Offline Westy38

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 10:17:29 PM »
Westy, all said slightly tongue in cheek and not really a criticism. I'm sure some Bn CO's did insist on regulation 58 pattern webbing being worn, I do remember a platoon commander in the 80's who always wore his kit as issued right down to his doss bag on top of his large pack.  Always wet he was!
Nice to see some new BAOR minis about thanks

You might want to hide your wallet, there's more packs to come and Soviet opposition.

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Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 03:16:34 PM »
Got a whole platoon, command section + 3 x infantry sections

Base coat





green bits


brown bits

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 02:45:23 PM »
Black bits


dry brush

Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2018, 10:33:02 AM »
Finished: a platoon of 20mm BAOR from Under Fire miniatures.

Command group



Section 1





Section 2





Section 3



« Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 10:48:56 AM by Ash »

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2018, 10:37:53 AM »
Nice job.

Offline Wellington Bonaparte

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2018, 09:26:32 PM »
Great paint job, the webbing looks fabulously real! I'm well impressed with the end result.

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 02:05:48 AM »
The transformation is stunning through the various stages.  :o

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Offline Ash

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2018, 10:06:43 AM »
@ Ultravanillasmurf: Thanks
@Wellington Bonaparte:Thanks for the comment. The webbing on these is probably the best I've seen, It actually looks like '58 patt.
@Mike: Cheers mate. I wanted to do some Brits in DPM for a while. Only conversions where chopping a couple of the AT blokes in half and swapping the legs around, swapping some arms on the SF GPMG team to make them go prone and removed a few poncho rolls.




I started to paint up a mixed bag squad of Falklands War Brit infantry from TDQ that had been stuck in a box for a very long time.
MG team is an Elheim loader and an UnderFire RhSAS gunner, the TQD minis are a bit smaller but then I think the more recent UnderFire figures have got a little bit bigger.





I previously had a go at converting some spare Under Fire Rhodesians into Borneo British:


Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 20mm 1970/80's British
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2018, 01:12:08 PM »
They look brilliant mate, you've given me something to aspire to, with my BAOR blokes.

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