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Mbrien1988 Inactive Member20 Sep 2015 1:56 a.m. PST

Hi everyone!

I am wondering if anyone has information on what miniatures are available for the Swedish during the Cold War.

I want to find miniatures in 28mm.

Any Suggestions?

Thanks

Mark

Krieger20 Sep 2015 2:38 a.m. PST

The only Swedes in 28mm i know of is the "very swedish civil war" guys at adalen.historifigs.com
That's pretty far from the cold war however :P

28mm isn't really my scale any more, sadly.
I would probably convert west germans if you can find any, finding MAG 58s elsewhere. (Hopefully you get the Charlie G with the germans). The SMG would have to be ignored or scratch built I believe. Good luck, and please keep us updated if your project progresses!

PS. 1/72 seems the best right now, with 15mm taking the obvious lead, when QRF and/or ArmiesArmy releases something.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2015 2:52 a.m. PST

I fear the best suggestion anyone will have is "want something different"…. Cold War in 28mm has never taken off in a really big way, and what ranges there are / were cater to the obvious players.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2015 7:54 p.m. PST

If you have some disposable income you could always hire a sculptor to do some figures for you. Otherwise you are likely going to have to kitbash your own.

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member20 Sep 2015 10:55 p.m. PST

What is distinctive about Swedes in terms of weapons and uniform? I'll let you know if we have anything 'close enough' on the drawing board.

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member20 Sep 2015 11:04 p.m. PST

west Germans -> Under Fire Miniatures I think

Thomas Nissvik22 Sep 2015 1:40 a.m. PST

The helmet cover "hjälmdok" is a distincive feature.
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Up:
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The webbing:

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Krieger22 Sep 2015 6:55 a.m. PST

Indeed, the helmet cover would be the most distinctive about the Swedish soldier. After the 60's it would usually be used in the "up" position, since the fear of nuclear attack went down a bit, and the fact that perception went down along with the cover.
In the up position it could be folded, rolled, spun, folded up inside the helmet etc. Meaning there is a fair bit of variety when looking at pictures from the war. Fashion changed between years of service and different units.

Regarding weapons it really depends on what time and what unit you are looking at. Typically a normal rifle squad would see the G3 or "AK-4" as it was known. One rifleman per platoon was a designated marksman using the AK-4OR with a scope. Leaders, Recoilless Rifle gunners and every one else not primarily using the G3 for fighting would be using the "k-pist m/45b" SMG, also known as the "swedish-k". There would also be FN MAG-58 "Ksp-58" machineguns, and "GRG m/48" charlie G recoilless rifles. On top of this the platoon had some 24 "pskott m/68" LAWs, and a bunch of mines.
Going further back than the 70's or further along than -86 changes this. The same goes for looking at homeguard units or specialists.

Mike Bravo Miniatures Inactive Member23 Sep 2015 1:34 p.m. PST

ah, they're quite distinctive aren't they? i dont have anything that close planned, and I don't think we'll have any dollies that would fit unless something could be done from a US OG107 base.

One for the possible list though.

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