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Hell's Highway
montythefirst
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 08:10 PM UTC
Hi guys,

here is my first completed figure for ages having returned to the hobby following a long long period of serious illness, needless to say I've got a lot better not fully there yet but able to focus and get some modelling done so here is my latest project.
The figure is a 120mm 101st Airborne soldier at the time of Operation Market Garden. Now before everyone says it I know this kit is a recast but in my defense when I bought it about Two years ago I didn't know it was a recast till it turned up in the post with no box and had a Chinese post mark (listing had it as Australian) I reported it to Ebay who did nothing surprise surprise! but having paid with Paypal I was able to get my money back.

The kit was a lot of trouble though the helmet was really badly cast so replaced that with a metal one, had to scratch build one A strap as that was missing, added a holster from my spares which didn't have the U.S emboss on it so I made from wire, made from lead foil and wire the rifle sling and Scratch built Bayonet.

But hey got there in the end and i'm pretty chuffed with the results it took a while cos of hand tremors had to keep putting it down but I did it.













cheers

Simon
wildsgt
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 11:53 PM UTC
OUTSTANDING
montythefirst
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 12:49 AM UTC

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OUTSTANDING



thanks very much
hofpig
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 10:25 PM UTC
Nice work Simon,

Well done.

Paul
montythefirst
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 01:09 AM UTC

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Nice work Simon,

Well done.

Paul



Thanks Paul