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bracken Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 9:44 a.m. PST

I've completed up a box of Warlord Games 28mm plastic US Airborne, only acouple of small niggles with the set but I'm real happy with the end results


The prone MG is a nice touch


Some of the arms seem to be a tad long but that could just be me. The choice of heads is pretty good, but that's one thing you get with Warlord Games plastics. Great choice of equipment and the fact you can mix and match parts from the other plastic sets is a definite plus.




I'm now working on a couple of squads of US infantry so I will be posting more soon.

So thanks for looking
Cheers for now Russ

Checkout my blog for more photos link

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 10:52 a.m. PST

You can do eyes in 28mm and get it right….much respect.

If you can do that (I cannot) were you not tempted to do Divisional shoulder badges and even a US flag (was it only 82nd used that on D Day, or was it even the other way around, the 101)?

As one more comfortable with 1815, I recognise US airborne, from late war US Infantry, by their cupped chin straps, shoulder decorations and boots (which until very recently I thought had the wrap over strap with two buckles, because I had a pair once. No that was the poor bl. infantry)

Great work.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 11:02 a.m. PST

….the 82nd did – I still have my dad's shoulder flag too.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 1:43 p.m. PST

That was my thought. 82nd did from the start, 101 at D Day just had the shoulder divisional badge, the screaming eagle…..I think. Equally I am sure they added the flag later eg for Market Garden or Bastogne. But this is my usual conviction, based on absolutely no evidence

But you still have your dad's flag….

I would look after that and not expose it to too much daylight. That is one to treasure.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 2:20 p.m. PST

It's in the German compass box he liberated during the war, that has served for his keepsakes these past 75 years.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 6:46 p.m. PST

thumbs up!!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2020 8:49 a.m. PST

Thanks Guys
deadhead thank you, once I make my mind up which to go for and get the time to put the transfers on I will finish these guys off. I'm still torn between the two! Both 82nd and 101st both deserve recognition.

FlyXwire, it's fantastic you still have your fathers flag and the compass box. The history and connection must be a real buzz, and a true link to your families past.

Zeelow thank you it's much appreciated

Thanks Guys for the comments.
Takecare, stay safe
Cheers Russ

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2020 2:48 p.m. PST

I did not even know one could get Transfers/decals for US Airborne!

They will look even better then. I am sure you know about "decal setting solution" to get them settled in and a coat of a decent matt varnish makes them indestructible. (There may be better than Windsor and Newton Galleria Acrylic Matt varnish, but, if so, I have not found it)

You must post the end result!

FlyXwire……..A photo of your dad's flag would be…..well some might say cool, or awesome, but, at my age, I would just say humbling.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2020 7:00 a.m. PST

Russ and Deadhead, absolutely! (it'll be a two-for too)

Left flag the cheese cloth style used from Normandy, and the right one a brassard style 'plastic/paint-impregnated fabric' version that they pinned on their field jacket sleeve from Holland.

Also, a swatch of glider canvas (lower-left of pic), that he cut from one of the CG4A assault gliders (from which campaign I'm not sure of).

Legion 407 Jun 2020 7:14 a.m. PST

thumbs up AIRBORNE !!!!!

And yes I've got decals for both the 82d & 101 and a number of US and other units. They are out there.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2020 12:02 a.m. PST

Absolutely made my day that picture above. That is simply terrific. Thanks so much (to you and your dad for his service)

Must Contain Minis14 Jun 2020 7:43 a.m. PST

Looks great! Nice work.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2020 1:59 a.m. PST

Thanks guys,
FlyXwire thanks for sharing, sometimes you forget about the personal connection people have. They all deserve a "Thank You" and a debt we can can never repay.

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