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1/35 figures in denison smocks
Gypsy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 09:23 PM UTC
I've PMd Tarok and he suggested that I post here. I'm planning a dio with Royal Marine & Royal Navy commandos in spring of '45. All the pics I have of the unit in question (30AU) at that time has them in denison smocks.

I've found some good figures from Hornet & Resicast (I don't want 'action' poses) - do you have any suggestions?

(I realise that they will almost certainly be paras & need to be kit bashed in some way).

Thanks for your help
beachbum
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 06:42 AM UTC
A Warm Welcome to HF Gypsy.

If you don't mind using styrene sets the one by Masterbox reviewed by Jim Rae here is a fair set for the poses you need. Here's the review:
http://www.hfmodeling.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=1259

The other styrene set that comes to mind is DML's SAS set. Depending on how particular you are on uniform detail they are fairly close. They may not fit your requirement as there are in a semi-action pose. Here's a link to a review done by Ian Sadler:
http://www.hfmodeling.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=427

The styrene sets are a bit soft as far as details go versus resin ones but there are significantly cheaper and generally value for money.
MrMox
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 11:51 AM UTC
DML allso has an older set with Paras from Arnhem that you might be able to use
Gypsy
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 12:36 PM UTC
Thanks for the suggestions so far guys!

I've already discounted these as all the photos of 30AU (the unit involved) at that time show them in denisons not windproofs.

The particular poses I have in mind are a jeep driver (sitting) (the Resicast one is already earmarked) and a guy climbing a ladder/dismounting a scout car.

Resicast - has anyone used these? The poses look good, but on the the website pics the detail looks a bit heavy handed. Any thoughts?
sparky8609
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2006 - 10:45 PM UTC
John in the late 90's there was a company called comrades in arm's, they were a scottish based firm, and produced a line of resin paras in various casual type poses, at the time they retailed for £6.50. Not sure if the company still exist's but it's worth a try.
exer
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 04:29 AM UTC

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I've already discounted these as all the photos of 30AU (the unit involved) at that time show them in denisons not windproofs.


Only one of the figures in Dragon's SAS set is wearing the windproof smock.
Two of the others are wearing the Denison smock
Gypsy
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2006 - 12:52 PM UTC

Quoted Text

John in the late 90's there was a company called comrades in arm's, they were a scottish based firm, and produced a line of resin paras in various casual type poses, at the time they retailed for £6.50. Not sure if the company still exist's but it's worth a try.



I've just spent half an hour on Google and can't find anything. Can anyone else help here?


Quoted Text

Only one of the figures in Dragon's SAS set is wearing the windproof smock. Two of the others are wearing the Denison smock.



Cheers I've found a pic of the actual figures rather than the artwork and there's definitely some scope there.