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Garand27 Apr 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

So I want to start getting US infantry for FOW WWIII game, but I generally dislike BF sculpting or quality (at least of the metals). Does anyone else make an alternative US infantry in BDUs, M16A1s & M1 helmets? Usual suspects are not turning up what I want…

Damon.

Thortrains Inactive Member27 Apr 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

Here is an article about Airfix figures, Minitanks and making a hobby. Let's face it, if it wasn't for Airfix,small scale figures would have remained a niche hobby.

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Enjoy and please share!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Apr 2018 5:03 p.m. PST

Garand, like these?

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or these:
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Garand27 Apr 2018 5:34 p.m. PST

Are those just Vietnam era figures pained up in camo?

Damon.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member27 Apr 2018 6:00 p.m. PST

@Thortrains
Thanks for the post. I grew up in a small town that was fortunate to have two well stocked toy stores. One was four blocks from my house and the other was six blocks away. They were both full of Airfix, Minitanks, 6" MARX (soldiers and movie creatures), piles of models and my other odd favorite, kites. I grew up spoiled and in 7th Heaven. By the time I reached high school age, they were both closed and very much missed.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian27 Apr 2018 6:12 p.m. PST

Garand, in the Late Cold War line at Khurasan

Garand30 Apr 2018 11:38 a.m. PST

Forgot Khurasan does that range! I really like their figures, so putting in my order…

Damon.

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