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Offline General Roos

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Falklands war 28mm?
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:15:46 PM »
Does anyone know of any 28mm soldiers from the Falklands conflict?

I found the Gripping Beast miniatures but they looks rather crude.
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Offline voltan

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 05:25:46 PM »
I quite like the beasts figures myself, look a lot better painted, but for brits there's the mongrel minis http://newlinedesigns.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=481_486&zenid=8d85d4518d833e8b4f083db04cf32c78 and that's the limit of my knowledge, till the request for any info from long term memorey comes back.
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Offline General Roos

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 05:41:06 PM »
Thanks Voltan!

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 06:15:20 PM »
Try Eureka, they have a lot of modern stuff. Maybe you can use something...
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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 06:39:49 PM »
I am pretty sure that the Gripping Beast (Mo-Fo) Falklands War figures and the Mongrel BOAR British figures were sculpted by the same person so they will mix. I also reckon both ranges capture the look if the British soldier or marine of that era, right down to the way they are holding their weapons, absolutely perfectly.

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 06:48:57 PM »
I have both MO-FO and Mongrel Brits, the Mo-Fo ones are quite chunky but nice, they offer a range of options for a deal from Marine berets to helmets. The Mongrel brits are all in helmets. Both ranges were indeed sculpted by Soapy, seems strange but they do not match one another. For me, the Mo-Fo ones are 'right' for the Falklands, kit, weapons and attitudes (plus moustaches). The Mongrel ones are good for the What If? Third World War in Germany, match what I want and they have a great range of Russians and East Germans
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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 06:57:07 PM »
I have both MO-FO and Mongrel Brits, the Mo-Fo ones are quite chunky but nice, they offer a range of options for a deal from Marine berets to helmets. The Mongrel brits are all in helmets. Both ranges were indeed sculpted by Soapy, seems strange but they do not match one another. For me, the Mo-Fo ones are 'right' for the Falklands, kit, weapons and attitudes (plus moustaches). The Mongrel ones are good for the What If? Third World War in Germany, match what I want and they have a great range of Russians and East Germans

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Offline voltan

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 07:02:19 PM »
I'm also sure that it was hicksy who did the mongrel stuff

Offline Col.Stone

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 10:07:20 PM »
aren't they mixed between them?
SAS soapy & the rest Hicks?

Offline Arlequín

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2010, 11:14:19 PM »
The Mo-Fo ones look about the best for the Falklands. The figures might appear stocky, but if you check out photos from the war, they do look like that when wearing DPM over the Chinese fighting suit. Certainly the choice of heads was inspired, including 'Dangerous Brians', just a shame there aren't any DILAC caps to complete the range. The poses mostly seem natural too.

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 09:46:17 AM »
It was the Mo-Fo poses that made me buy them. Absolutely spot on.

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 05:22:40 PM »
The MOFO are nice sculpts TBH I have their Brits and they fit in well with mongrel (The Mongtrel SAS are also Hicks I think - the MOFO ones are soapy combining gives a nice little sabre team :D)

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2010, 01:38:42 AM »
The Mo-Fo ones do look nice and yes I agree the posing looks about right. In a perfect world someone would do Chileans to match their Argentines. Then I could game the war that nearly happened betwen the two in 1978.

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If you were to think 20mm instead of 28mm Combat Miniatures did a brilliant little range for the Falklands, and it makes it a damn sight easier getting the supporting weapons. Still it would be nice to see someone do Grytviken and model a 28mm scale Argentine Corvette.
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Offline fantail

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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010, 10:01:11 AM »
Hey Carlos, there is a very good film about that conflict between Argentina and Chile. The film is a joint Chilean/Argentine production call Mi mejor enemigo(My Best enemy). I saw it at a Latin American film festival some years back after a Chilean friend recommended it. If you haven't already seen it try to find a copy if you can.
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Re: Falklands war 28mm?
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2010, 07:48:44 PM »
Many thanks, I've not seen that one although I do see some naughty individual has posted  what looks like the whole film on youtube.

 I did pick up a copy of Iluminados por el fuego in BsAs a few years ago, very good little film about the Falklands/ Malvinas War from an Argentine perspective. If you've seen that wonderful scam film by Bielensky  Nuevas reinas/ Nine Queens you'll recognise the lead actor Gaston Pauls.

 

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