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#1 01-02-2015 23:00:54

NZMark
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British Airborne Figure

Great to see the forum expanding and the contributions by varied members growing.
Here's a figure I have at work, set up in a corner. The smock is 1942 dated, while the field equipment is all wartime dated, no later than 44. I'm adding small pieces to this figure as I find them, right down to the tin cup hanging on the small pack. The Bakelite binoculars are wee sweeties - associated with Airborne units and seen in period photos. These are also broad-arrow marked.
The helmet is, unfortunately, 1952 dated. If anyone has a 1944 example for sale at a rational price...?
The beret is a reproduction (gasp!!) but a very good one.
Cheers!
Mark
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#2 02-02-2015 13:35:09

RRA227
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Re: British Airborne Figure

Nice. Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 02-02-2015 14:01:19

Sebastian.V
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Re: British Airborne Figure

The Elite of the Britich army here ! very nice Mark...have you other allied guys in your collection ?

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#4 02-02-2015 16:31:06

don_kihotis7
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Re: British Airborne Figure

The known Webster face in another outfit. Unusual to see that cool

Very nice set up Mark.


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#5 03-02-2015 00:58:23

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Thanks Guys:)
I've helped out with other Allied displays - here's one I did for a memorial to veterans who defended Crete.
Regards,
Mark
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/3_c5.jpg
And his opponent -
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/3_c2.jpg
The mp40 and mg34 are live - the smock, m38 helmet and gasmask pouch are all original.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/3_c6.jpg
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#6 03-02-2015 01:07:01

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Hi Mark! Where was that display? Awesome tongue !!! In California we are stuck with only DeWats but in the states of Arizona or Nevada next door you can have whatever you want if you have the money. At least we are still allowed to have most other firearms big_smile
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#7 03-02-2015 05:05:59

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Hi Barron,
We set this up in a local aerodrome for a Sunday afternoon, with three Crete veterans attending, including several Cretan civilians. The veterans really appreciated the display, small as it was. It was very interesting talking to the civilians about the invasion, and their time under occupation.
There are some very big firearm collections here in New Zealand...cool
Mark


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#8 03-02-2015 06:57:46

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Awesome! big_smile We hear all the bad gun stories about confiscation in Australia and only about the sheepherders and earthquakes in New Zealand:) Great to hear that you are well armed!!! We are still well armed even here in California at the moment!!! If our state politicians have their way, we may not be for long.? sad Just saw a nice article on a lend lease S&W Victory pistol type I had picked up an example of a while back and was wondering in what category it should be posted? It is an early one with Australian broad arrow but has been refinished in 1955 by Australian government. A lot of history covered up! hmm     
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#9 03-02-2015 11:05:59

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Re: British Airborne Figure

A Bridge Too Far,...nice displays Mark.

Yes unfortunately Barron we have been sold down the river here in Australia by our stupid politicians mad
I don't know how a handful can make decisions for millions, if I had my way most of them would be thrown in prison for treason.
But the thing that upsets me the most is that our grandfathers etc fought for freedom, well that's what they tell us but day by day these fools are taking it away from us, making their sacrifice worthless mad

Plus there are still drive-by shootings and murders with guns so it didn't stop a damn thing, it's probably worse now than when they banned them roll
I know lets start a revolution, who's with me sadyikesbig_smile


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#10 03-02-2015 11:46:44

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Wonderful Duel.... look the English soldier weaponry and uniform are obsolete VS the german paratrooper...

Ha....all firearms are forbidden in France....but not for the terrorists....

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#11 03-02-2015 13:29:48

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Outstanding displays Mark.
I am sure the vets were excited to see these set ups. The FJ looks magnificent.

Seeing the repainted head again i wanted to ask you about the facial hair. You mentioned in the "Painting Mannequins" thread that you used static grass.

I found 2 different kinds. One that is like granules and the other which is in flock format.

Which one do you use?

Here they are:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STATIC-GRASS...item58b2ce17e6

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Javis-Summer...item3f3e93d603


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#12 04-02-2015 07:40:28

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Great to see a Commonwealth Forces Display Mark
Crete soldier display outstanding
To think I sold 25 WW11 British Para helmets to a chap in the States for $30 a piece!, some 20 years ago
All of them ex Australian Army, given to us by the Poms after WW2
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#13 28-08-2015 06:29:36

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Instead of starting a new thread I'll just add this figure I did for our ANZAC day here. All pieces early war dated.
Take Care, All.
Mark
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http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/3_studio.jpg


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#14 28-08-2015 12:44:16

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Great display


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#15 29-08-2015 10:27:36

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Re: British Airborne Figure

just wonderful my friend... that soldier was in a showroom in your country ?

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#16 31-08-2015 02:52:31

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Hi Sebastien,
Good to see you back!
I set this up in the entrance to my workshop/studio. (I'm a signwriter and designed/printed the banner seen behind the figure). At least it got some people interested and asking questions.
Take Care,
Mark


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#17 31-08-2015 10:30:42

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Re: British Airborne Figure

nice work my Friend ! the paint is a other job in your collection...

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#18 09-10-2015 13:06:47

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Re: British Airborne Figure

Hi Mark
To complete your fantastic displays here are other two actors of the Greta campaign.
A gebirgsjäger  , 100° rgt, 5° gebirgs division and an Italian infantry officer , 9° rgt, 50°Divisione "Regina".
Few people know that Italian units of the 50° infantry division took part in the final stages of the Battle of Crete, forming the backbone of the Tactical Group "Caffaro". Specifically it provided two infantry battalions (the 9th and 10th), the 50th Company antitank guns and 3rd tank company of the CCCXII Battalion.
The group departed from Rhodes to land in the bay of Seteia, then advancing to 50 km to join the Germans to Ierapetra on June 1.

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