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bridget midget the return04 Jan 2013 6:57 a.m. PST

Revell are to rerelease the old Matchbox set of NATO Paratroops labelled as British Paratroops (Falklands War) according to PSR (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/News.aspx).

Me thinks there will be more than a couple of boxes on order when they become available.

John D Salt04 Jan 2013 7:40 a.m. PST

Let joy be unconfined!

Not a perfect selection by any means, but the only set of plastics I've met in my life that had a bloke in combats and 58 webbing carrying his SLR at the ready (and not wearing a noddy suit).

All the best,

John.

Yesthatphil04 Jan 2013 8:58 a.m. PST
Personal logo Bob in Edmonton Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 11:38 a.m. PST

I had two boxes of these guys and the Falklands was what I did with them.

dglennjr04 Jan 2013 1:05 p.m. PST

I need some to add to my 20mm metals.

David G.

Griefbringer04 Jan 2013 1:07 p.m. PST

What would you use for the Argentineans in 20 mm?

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 3:50 p.m. PST

Fatcat Mini's and Liberation make them. Fatcat is now called something else. Platoon 20 may also do them.

I need these for my BAOR for Cold War battles in Europe. Maybe swap some heads.

Thanks,

John

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 7:04 p.m. PST

Yep, Platoon 20 do Argies, as well as SF in woolie caps (can't recall if those are British, or Argentine).

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2013 8:04 p.m. PST

I had this set as a kid. It's probably around the house somewhere still as I gave them all to my own son. I wonder where he put them, since that was years ago.

Norrins Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 9:13 a.m. PST

OMG, I used to have these. Used them as UNIT troops back in the day.

typhoon205 Jan 2013 12:42 p.m. PST

I still have my box set, painted up as the Wild Geese from the Richard Burton film. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't convert the SLRs to FN FALs…

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