Monday, 24 May 2021

Spotty Marines for sale anyone?

 I am continuing to work on my Airfix, Minitanks idea. I like the idea of painting up some Airfix 1/72 Marines in the spotty camouflage depicted in the photo from Battle ! Practical Wargaming below. Anyone got any to sell or trade?



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  1. Tradgardmastare,

    I wish that I could help, but I don’t have any Airfix Marines.

    That photograph inspired me to paint up a whole load of camouflaged figures for an imagi-nation, and like Charles Grant, I mixed and matched ROCO and Airfix vehicles. One of these was a cutdown Airfix StuG superstructure mounted on a ROCO Sherman chassis. It ended up looking like a Swedish IKV 103 assault gun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanterikanonvagn_72#/media/File:19-58-47-ikv-103-pt-sau.jpg).

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. No worries Bob. Your project sounds fascinating and Incan well imagine it provided excellent gaming.

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    1. Forty or so! Initially then perhaps more...

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    2. Do you have an email address that I can contact you on?

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  3. Hi
    I may be able to assist, I am in the process of sorting out a large storage shed.An Alladins Cave, of over 55 years of collecting, and very rarely disposing.lol.

    Super book btw, one of my favourites.

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    1. Thanks for looking, it’s version one that I am after. The ones in the photo.

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  4. I hope somebody comes up trumps as I didn't have any spare Version 1 US Marines , http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=355
    The few that survive from my childhood games are in the process of being rebased. I prefer them to the version 2 which are still available, many scaled down from the 1:32 US Infantry https://uk.airfix.com/products/wwii-us-marines-a00716v

    The Version 1s look suitable for Korea, Vietnam, early Cold War Europe and Tintinesque ImagiNations.

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    1. The version one were the ones from my youth and they are the ones with a nostalgia drenched draw for me.

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  5. These badly moulded copies of Version 2 Airfix US Infantry (and British Paras?) have their own cheap charms too https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2020/06/23/the-joy-of-pound-store-play-sets/

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  6. I bought some Hong Kong toy soldiers, around 1968, oo.ho size, nice little mouldings.They seem to be mini versions of Britain's khaki infantry.
    Moulded in the light blue and I think green.I hsven.t looked at them for some years, difficult to remember.Some were lost in the ssnd, I played with them on the besch, bought on holiday in Scotlsnd.

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    1. These are the newer ones, lm after the older ones in different poses.

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