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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #795 on: November 25, 2023, 04:23:05 PM »
Indeedy! Is that the Tamiya one?

Love the doffed smock, brilliant bit of work.

By the by on one of the other threads here, a chap has used wet wipes rather than tissue for tarps as they hold moisture better. Going to try that one myself.
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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #796 on: November 25, 2023, 05:18:00 PM »
Now, that is a Firefly!  Well done!

Thanks Jim. Think I may have forgotten to varnish it..!




Indeedy! Is that the Tamiya one?
Love the doffed smock, brilliant bit of work.
By the by on one of the other threads here, a chap has used wet wipes rather than tissue for tarps as they hold moisture better. Going to try that one myself.

It's the Rubicon option:

https://rubiconmodels.co.uk/collections/british-vehicles/products/280088-m4a4-sherman-firefly-vc

Picked it up from eBay, nice kit; has an extra turret which I'll turn into a terrain piece at some stage. Also has an excellent decal sheet.

The smock was mainly because I didn't think the gunner would work if I tried to add one to that figure, fitted the space on the base quite nicely.
A second attempt at doing clothing, previous effort was a camo shirt for Cpt Willard on the PBR:



Another eBay find , was the Stanley Hollis VC figure from Warlord. He's a bit bigger than their other blokes, not by a lot...
Gave him a windproof smock to add to the winter British.




« Last Edit: November 30, 2023, 12:02:45 PM by Ash »

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #797 on: November 25, 2023, 05:39:44 PM »
Had the honour of chatting to Stan at a Green Howard's reunion, many years ago.
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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #798 on: December 01, 2023, 09:53:36 PM »
Quite a dour character by all accounts.  (My experience of very brave chaps is that they often aren't what you might call a "people person".)
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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #799 on: December 02, 2023, 11:16:04 AM »
Someone said very much the same thing about Major Cain VC of the South Staffs. New Occifer walked into the Mess and asked who was that inoffensive little fellow sat in the corner reading a newspaper. He got the shock of his young life when said 'little fellow' lowered his paper, revealing the purple ribbon on his BD!

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #800 on: December 10, 2023, 10:48:36 AM »
Needed another section to finish the unit, so got these blokes. Will add snow...






Like the detail on the chap second from left, sporting a D Day Battle Jerkin.





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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #801 on: December 10, 2023, 12:28:04 PM »
Very nice. The chap with the gas cape/poncho draped over his back is an excellent figure. Who is manufacturer of the greatcoated lot?

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #802 on: December 10, 2023, 03:32:25 PM »
Who is manufacturer of the greatcoated lot?

They're all part of the same set, Winter British, Warlord metal figures.

https://store.warlordgames.com/products/british-infantry-section-winter?_pos=6&_sid=d9110685e&_ss=r

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #803 on: December 10, 2023, 08:55:11 PM »
Cheers! I was blithely unaware of those.

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #804 on: December 11, 2023, 07:58:45 AM »
They're pretty much straight out of the box, only thing I adjusted was the rather bulky front end of the rifles. Just filed down the bottom of the 'metal' bit under the foresight.

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #805 on: December 11, 2023, 09:06:48 AM »
I wonder who sculpted those? They look like a decent fit with the Empress Range. I often dismiss WG too readily, largely cos they are all over the place but forgetting there are some gems in there, like Paul Hicks old paras.

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #806 on: December 11, 2023, 05:41:56 PM »
Size wise, they should look the part next to the Empress late War Brits. I'll take some pics...

...and talking about Paul Hicks old Paras, after reading Louis Hagen's book 'Arnhem Lift' I thought it would be rude to not add at least one section of Polish Airborne.

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #807 on: December 12, 2023, 09:53:16 PM »
Here's the size comparison; pretty much bang on.



 Empress, Warlord, Empress, Warlord
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #808 on: December 12, 2023, 10:45:38 PM »
Cheers! Paras don't surprise me. Same sculptor.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: 28mm late war British & Germans
« Reply #809 on: December 16, 2023, 10:04:29 PM »
Those winter British look good.  And thanks for the comparison shot...
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