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Tango0123 Jun 2017 8:12 p.m. PST

…of ISIS fighter

" Canadian sniper set what appears to be a record, picking off an ISIS fighter from some 2.2 miles away, and disrupting a potentially deadly operation by the terror group in Iraq.

Shooting experts say the fatal shot at a world-record distance of 11,316 feet underscores how stunningly sophisticated military snipers are becoming. The feat, pulled off by a special forces sniper from Canada's Joint Task Force 2, smashed the previous distance record for successful sniper shots by some 3,280 feet, a record set by a British sniper.

" … the true challenge here was being able to calculate the actual wind speed and direction all the way to the target." (Ryan Cleckner, former U.S. Army Ranger sniper…"


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Black Cavalier26 Jun 2017 9:21 p.m. PST

Are the PSC British Khaki and US Olive Drab really almost identical? I thought the U.S. uniforms were much more green.

Heisler27 Jun 2017 8:28 a.m. PST

I have been working more on terrain than anything else and this is a bit of an unusual terrain feature. This is a British Horsa Glider used during the Normandy landings, Market Garden and Operation Varsity. Primarily used by the British it was also used, to a limited extent, by the American glider forces as well as it was big enough to transport small vehicles like jeeps and pack howitzers. This is a 1/56th scale (more or less) kit from Sarissa Precission out of the UK.

Here are a few pictures, it has yet to go through the painting booth. I have also included the links to the blog postings if you want to see the trails and tribulations of this little lasercut MDF kit.


boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

Wow, new record, four threads combined into one?

Nice looking Horsa though!

SBminisguy27 Jun 2017 11:37 a.m. PST

Wow, new record, four threads combined into one?

Nice looking Horsa though!


JSchutt27 Jun 2017 11:59 a.m. PST


troopwo Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

That is amazing.
Thanks for letting us in on Sarissa.

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 5:31 p.m. PST

good info. I have the triple pack to build. Are you going to airbrush or traditional paint?

Heisler28 Jun 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

The plan right now is to do a skim coat of filler, since the surface should really be smooth, and then go in with the airbrush. Since I'm primarily gaming Normandy I'll add the invasion stripes but I'll have to find some British roundels somewhere. Probably need to hit the local hobby shop for those.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Three Horsas on the floor at once!
That's a lot of space.

What are you gaming on a fotball pitch?

Heisler28 Jun 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

LOL, no there is only one Horsa on the bench and that's all I intend to own. There is no intent to try and recreate the landing for Pegasus Bridge.

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