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Fettster Inactive Member26 Oct 2012 4:35 a.m. PST

I want to recreate this picture


Any suggestions for a suitable source for Monty?

Bill Armintrout Inactive Member26 Oct 2012 4:58 a.m. PST

You could try ?

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2012 5:03 a.m. PST

I believe this tank, or a copy, is in the tank museum at Bovington

Monophagos Inactive Member26 Oct 2012 6:20 a.m. PST

If 20mm, Matchbox did a soft plastic Monty in their 8th Army and hard plastic in their Stuart and Monty's caravan sets. I believe these have all been re-released by Revell…..

Personal logo Martin Rapier Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2012 6:32 a.m. PST

Yes, the Matcbox/Revell Monty figure would do fine, (it is even wearing the same pullover) but you'd need to arm swap in the arms and binos from another figure.

Lewisgunner26 Oct 2012 8:12 a.m. PST

Is this 15mm?? I'd be inclined to use a Peter Pig crew figure (they do a separate pack) one or two have berets and they are slighter than the BF ones and Monty was a shorty!

Fettster Inactive Member26 Oct 2012 8:28 a.m. PST

Yes 15mm, sorry, I posted in FOW and assumed that as said!

I'll take a look at a hybrid of Pip Roberts and PP crews

VonBurge26 Oct 2012 8:35 a.m. PST

BF has a specific "Monty" figure for Early war. Maybe that would be suitable for conversion.

Bill Armintrout Inactive Member26 Oct 2012 9:57 a.m. PST

BF has a specific "Monty" figure for Early war. Maybe that would be suitable for conversion.

He has a european uniform and peak cap,so probably won't work.

freerangeegg27 Oct 2012 5:04 a.m. PST

They used to (and may still, I don't know)Have a Monty figure in cords, woolly pully and beret c/w 2 badges which came with the Dorchester ACV which would fit a Grant if you chopped him off at the waist.

Fettster Inactive Member27 Oct 2012 8:26 a.m. PST

Freerangeegg, that's sounds perfect, but they don't seem to do him anymore. Anyone have one they would be prepared to part with?

Fettster Inactive Member29 Oct 2012 1:47 p.m. PST

Continuing this theme, I think I might do one on foot witha Dorchester ACV too. So now I need a suitable foot figure (15mm again).

Any suggestions, Ideally I would like that traditional arms behind back pose of montys with jumper or shirtsleeves. I've looked but can't find anything, I will head swop or sculpt some anyway but would like a good starting point. (And doesn't even have to be WW2 of course, any range that pepole might know)

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