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SirFjodin Inactive Member21 May 2012 10:39 p.m. PST

Is is possible to use 15mm Peter Pig peterpig.co.uk/range17.htm French FOreign Legion as 15mm Modern Australians with some greenstuffing?

french FAMAS

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Australian/Austian AUG STEYR

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FFL:

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Auzies
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Kev134021 May 2012 11:00 p.m. PST

If you are happy with it why not? Peter Pig figs are nice and shouldn't be too hard to convert.

Cheers,

Kev

Gunner Dunbar21 May 2012 11:08 p.m. PST

Yeah, I think so, paint can do a lot to change a figure, the weapon is your main problem, the Aussies in these pics (all except the first) all carry the Styer S, with a rail for mounting differant sights, and the first pic is the standard Styer with a fixed sight, the rail across the top of the Famas doesn't really look like the fixed sight of the Styer but if you change it a bit it might do, I don't really like the barrel either, its to thick and short, there is a carbine version of the Styre, but when I served it was only issued to 3RAR Para, and crew serving in armoured vehicles.

nsolomon9921 May 2012 11:35 p.m. PST

For me, technically, those figures have the wrong shaped helmets and their weapons are wrong. Both helmets and weapons are quite prominent.

BUT … they're your figures so the question is really " are you happy with them?" and if the answer is yes then go ahead. If you and whoever you play with are happy with them painted as Australians then isn't that what counts?

GeoffQRF Inactive Member22 May 2012 1:51 a.m. PST

Not sure ours would be much better, as the FAMAS is pretty distinctive:

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Perhaps I'll have to get around to making a couple of packs with Steyr.

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They appear to use the Minimi and FN MAG, with M72, Carl Gustav and Javelin for anti tank.

ArmiesArmy22 May 2012 2:28 a.m. PST

Id use the PP us marines and green stuff the weapons.

AA

SirFjodin Inactive Member22 May 2012 2:55 a.m. PST

Thanx for replies. I know that I need to make changes to models, but for now these are closes models to modern Australians I found, because nobody makes modern australians in 15mm.

SirFjodin Inactive Member22 May 2012 2:57 a.m. PST

2 GeoffQRF
It'll be great if you make 15mm Australians!

Pat Ripley Fezian22 May 2012 3:03 a.m. PST

Yes that would be correct Geoff. with a sprinkling of m4a1 for SAS and possibly commando units?

GeoffQRF Inactive Member22 May 2012 3:30 a.m. PST

Our US already have M4 carbines – could you use those?

Yesthatphil22 May 2012 7:00 a.m. PST

Taking off the front down piece on the rail would be a 2 second conversion and would probably adjust the look.

The chunky barrels are a PP style feature some love, some hate. They don't look anything like that big in actual 15mm.

PP do plenty of headgear options, so that shouldn't be a problem.

The figures have a padded collar and a para type harness, I'd say.

Barks1 Inactive Member22 May 2012 9:21 a.m. PST

You'd need to modify only the sight on those PP weapons, but the helmets would also need work.

Eureka has a 300 club going for 15mm Aussies- please sign up!

Redroom Inactive Member22 May 2012 3:52 p.m. PST

Nice looking minis GeoffQRF.

GeoffQRF Inactive Member23 May 2012 1:42 a.m. PST

Thank you – I like to think I'm getting better.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2012 2:50 a.m. PST

Try cutting off the Famas overbarrel unit front and back, shorten the PP barrel by about 1mm , then drill and fit a new slimmer barrel in the top/front of the PP one. Should do it (roughly)

GeoffQRF Inactive Member23 May 2012 3:30 a.m. PST

The standard Steyr AUG is slightly longer than the FAMAS (7.9mm compared to 7.5mm)

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(pictures not to scale, as Steyr is 40mm longer)

Of course this one only has a stubby barrel:

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jeffbird16 Feb 2013 3:57 p.m. PST

"Perhaps I'll have to get around to making a couple of packs with Steyr."

"Thanx for replies. I know that I need to make changes to models, but for now these are closes models to modern Australians I found, because nobody makes modern australians in 15mm."

Thats abig thumbs up from me, Geoff, if you make a few figure packs with the Steyr.

jeffbird17 Feb 2013 3:31 a.m. PST

As a side note, you could use Peter Pigs FFL and QRF's modern French as Modern Croatian. They use a bullpup rifle very similar the FAMAS, called the VHS. Would just need head swaps.

VHS rifle.

Jeff

Risaldar Singh17 Feb 2013 12:24 p.m. PST

The Peter Pig French figures are nice but they are modelled on French troops of the 1991 Gulf War and, as such, they wear steel helmets, old flak jackets, NBC suits and gas mask bag.

Photo from Fjodin's 15mm World (15mmworld.blogspot.com):

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Photos of Daguet troops from French MinDef:

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QRF modern French would be a better starting for conversion if you want to try converting.

von pumpernickel17 Feb 2013 9:57 p.m. PST

put the PP US fritz helmeted heads on the PP french and I'm sure they'd be quite serviceable; that would also allow subtle reposing

daddyslittlemen Inactive Member18 Feb 2013 9:40 a.m. PST

put the PP US fritz helmeted heads on the PP french and I'm sure they'd be quite serviceable; that would also allow subtle reposing

This is the route I'd go. Sure, some of the kit wouldn't be entirely accurate, but they'd be great as Modern FFL and Australians. Headswaps aren't as hard as people make them out to be. Of course this all depends on who their OPFOR is, if it will be other PP figs then definately yes as the QRF figures will be a bit bigger than the true 15's of PP.

Chatticus Finch Inactive Member19 Jul 2013 2:20 a.m. PST

I know this one's a bit old, and apologies for the threadomancy. However, did anything come from this? Looking at the model I'd suggest removing a small piece of site from the rear of the sight to make it sit on the two front rails, change to a slightly longer front barrel, and a headswap.

Otherwise, guess we're still waiting on the 300 club :(

Buckeye AKA Darryl28 Jan 2018 3:56 p.m. PST

Go with Eureka Australians. Closer to what you seek.

Some blog posts on this very topic:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 6:20 p.m. PST

So … Austrians or Australians? ‘Cause I think they're 2 different countries. :)

Dan

Tgunner18 Feb 2018 5:00 p.m. PST

Nope, they are the same dudes. They sing in the mountains and put shrimp on the barbie. Plus they put up a fence along the Slovenian border too! CNN says so!

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