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Offline midismirnoff

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2010, 09:02:44 PM »
 :-X
Being North-Italian and semi-German myself, as much as I definitely love Germany, I find frog-eaters, pizza-eaters, ragazzi, yanks, and so on, just a touch of retro-talking. However, sorry to anybody concerned with that (by the way, if it were outrageous it would be bad even if posted on Frothers or anywhere else).

That said, we will be able to make our own "weird" stuff with that kit. Just immagine maxminis' wolf heads on those models, simple and effective way of doing some Werewolves SS!
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Offline Arlequín

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2010, 09:14:32 AM »
I didn't think any harm was meant, I'm just aware that some internet folk get a might more touchy than they would in real life. It's refreshing that our squarehead German members don't feel that way. I certainly don't object to being a Limey, unless it's coupled with other adjectives.  ;)

Your point though is a good one. Plastic lends itself to conversion and if they follow up with other nationalities too, more's the better.

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2010, 09:17:19 AM »
would be interesting to know to what other soldiers they could be converted

uniform specialists, any ideas?

Offline Arlequín

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2010, 09:20:01 AM »
1950's Argentinians? Or indeed many South American countries. Low boots seem to have been worn in the field too  :?

« Last Edit: August 30, 2010, 09:31:19 AM by Jim Hale »

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2010, 09:27:24 AM »
nothing earlier?

I mean without helmets and weapons, just the basic figure
don't know, interwar, SCW, late colonials?

Offline Arlequín

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2010, 09:36:40 AM »
I think the 'late war' look does fix them a little and the German tunic is quite distinctive in any case. Having said that plastic will be easier to carve away the detailing, so I guess it depends on your skill and imagination.

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2010, 09:52:45 AM »
it's the loose pants, right?
hmm

italian colonial uniform?
british colonial uniform?

Offline white knight

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2010, 11:41:51 AM »
I think the mistake with the weapons is they wanted to take advantage of the possibilities of plastic to do them in scale, forgetting that this is not a stand-alone range but is supposed to go with and be compatible with the BAM metal range they already sell. So they should have kept the weaponsize consistent.

Either way, the conversion potential is great and I will take advantage of the open hands to build some looting germans, stealing art and the like.  :D

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2010, 12:06:44 PM »
WK best idea for these i've heard  lol

as for conversions i'm looking at turning a few of mine into 70s-80s east german NVA, they had a uniform cut that looked a lot like old wehrmacht uniforms, AK74's from TAG and forage cap heads from anglian/empress and ivan's your uncle  8)

trying to figure out if the backpacks are useable for that aswell, i think the czechs used similar equipment late on but no idea about the NVA..

Offline midismirnoff

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2010, 12:58:23 PM »
I think the mistake with the weapons is they wanted to take advantage of the possibilities of plastic to do them in scale, forgetting that this is not a stand-alone range but is supposed to go with and be compatible with the BAM metal range they already sell. So they should have kept the weaponsize consistent.

Either way, the conversion potential is great and I will take advantage of the open hands to build some looting germans, stealing art and the like.  :D

Agree. However there's a lot of loose ww2 metal weapons out there, with the usual tabletop proportions.

Offline axabrax

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2010, 03:05:51 PM »
I know it's a their attempt, but the pics of these did not impress me at all. The poses are very unnatural looking in my opinion, and the sculpts are medicore at best, especially copmared to how nice the metal BAM stuff is. Maybe they look better in person?

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2010, 03:11:59 PM »
would be interesting to know to what other soldiers they could be converted

Modern day SS reenactor that attend wargame/comic conventions...

that would be a nice wargaming set... that, or the SS reenactors fight "The Sound of music" fans in the Von Trap Mansion

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010, 05:08:20 PM »
Agree. However there's a lot of loose ww2 metal weapons out there, with the usual tabletop proportions.

BAM themselves producing some of them! Would be interesting to see some together.

Offline midismirnoff

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2010, 03:07:27 PM »

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Re: Warlord Games Plastic Wehrmacht Infantry
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2010, 06:35:07 PM »
is it only me or does the metal head with the garrison cap look weird?

 

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