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Tango0117 Oct 2018 9:29 p.m. PST



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Glengarry517 Oct 2018 10:26 p.m. PST

The infantry figures look like British parachuters, were they dressed like that in 1940?

jdginaz17 Oct 2018 11:10 p.m. PST

Nope. In my experience armor modelers know little about infantry.

Griefbringer18 Oct 2018 1:12 a.m. PST

To my knowledge, the British Army did not even have any paras in May 1940. The parachute regiment was only established the next month, and then it took a while to get actual field formations ready.

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2018 2:10 a.m. PST

i thought the inf were not bef types as well!
the denison smock only entered service in 1942, long after the a9.

deephorse18 Oct 2018 4:21 a.m. PST

The camouflage pattern on the tank is not ‘by the book' either.

Tango0118 Oct 2018 12:01 p.m. PST

Double Glup!!….


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2018 9:03 a.m. PST

Actually the camou scheme on the tank is right for BEF 1940 (well colours anyway, pattern I could not say), but almost nothing else is. The CO seems to be wearing the pixie suit, which was seen in NE Europe sure, but not until 1944. The paras here is an incredible error for 1940 and their smocks are very unconvincing for any era.

deephorse29 Nov 2018 3:02 p.m. PST

It's the pattern that's wrong, as I said.

Legion 429 Nov 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

Nice model … but yes those UK para smocks are a few years too early …

Uncle Goblin30 Nov 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

"Nope. In my experience armor modelers know little about infantry."

And many times also about tanks. I've seen several Afrika Korps Tigers and Panthers and many more other wrong colours and patterns in several vehicles.

Keith Talent30 Nov 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

Beautifully executed, but very weird diorama…

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa01 Dec 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

They also do beautiful weathering jobs on the vehicles and yet the people all appear in laundry fresh fatigues/overalls!

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