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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2016 4:59 p.m. PST

All,

Back to modern troops! Continuing my fascination with, and desire to get them on the table, I proudly present some QRF 15mm Modern French infantry in temperate camo. I bought five packs: command, rifles firing, rifles advancing, rifles with AT-4s, and rifles with FELIN gear. I also bought a 4 x 4 VAB armored car, though it's not finished yet. I painted up half the troops from the five packs (presented here), and the other half I'll paint up in desert colors.

I ordered direct from QRF (in the UK) and received them in about two weeks; so the price and the speed of receipt were both things I was pleasantly surprised by. Regarding the sculpts themselves: size and heft-wise they are a bit slighter than Battlefront, fitting in nicely with Peter Pig. The sculpts themselves can be just a little soft on detail, but you buy them in packs of 8 figures and there are three different poses in each, so a good deal there, and the poses themselves are pretty damn cool. Pretty dynamic, pretty distinct, good proportions, and it's easy to see what the weapon is and what the guy is doing, so overall I'm very happy with this purchase.

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The whole force, twenty guys. Again, I did them up in temperate camo, something I've struggled with for the French. I think I finally got the colors right; the pattern has been tough for me to pull off for some reason, I think I did an okay job with it. They're all based using static grass, on US pennies, as I find myself doing purely skirmish fights in 15mm.

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First up are two guys from the command group, an officer/NCO type on left, and an RTO on the right. The leader has a pistol holster on his chest (little hard to make out in the photo, but looks good in real life). You get a good look at the camo, which looks decent; I did the gear and body armor in Italian Green, which I think looks okay, used khaki, dark green, Italian Dark Brown, and black on the camo. Both guys are armed with the FAMAS rifle, which looks good, and I really like the poses themselves.

To see a bunch more closeups, please check the blog at:
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Well, that's the next force added to my modern skirmish collection, already got a plan for an operation (5 or 6 fights) to get them on the table. I've got more modern forces to show ya, so stay tuned.

V/R,
Jack

per ardua15 Sep 2016 1:03 p.m. PST

I think you have cornered that French camouflage pattern with the colours and application, nice one!

Navy Fower Wun Seven15 Sep 2016 2:11 p.m. PST

a little soft on detail

Tres diplomatique!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2016 2:16 p.m. PST

Per Ardua – Thanks man, I appreciate it. I'm about 90% satisfied with it, looks good but not great.

Sparker – Aww, come on man! Yeah, a little 'soft,' but I'm not taking a shot, just being honest, and that's balanced (for me) by pricing, great service, the amount of poses, and the fact I really like the poses and proportions. I'm happy to have them, and will now look at other QRF lines to see if I need some stuff.

V/R,
Jack

Navy Fower Wun Seven17 Sep 2016 1:39 a.m. PST

Good for you mate, you've done a great job with them!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2016 1:24 p.m. PST

Thanks Sparker.

V/R,
Jack

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