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ICM: Delta Force Fighter
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at and assembles the Delta Force Fighter Mogadishu 1993 from ICM in 1/16th scale.

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Taeuss
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 09:09 AM UTC
Another great addition to the 1/16 scale group. A partial shell of a Blackhawk as a backdrop for a dio is all that is still needed!
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 11:48 AM UTC
Plastic modern guns and gear are pretty rare in 1/16th scale. This figure can provide these for kitbashing also.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 07:28 AM UTC
Not a bad figure, although to my eyes the hands may be a tad small.

My issue is with the shotgun. It's either a Mossberg 500 or a 590A1, so that would be correct. I used a 500 in SF for breaching quite a bit. I even purchased an identical one for myself, as I did all my issue weapons, to keep that "muscle memory".



As you can see, the one supplied with the figure has a shorter magazine, which I've never seen. Minor point. However...

What's holding that shotgun in place? Usually the breacher carries it on a bungie cord attached to a carabiner, so it can be swung out of the way before entering the room with his primary weapon up. That detail seems to be missing.
There should also be a keeper of some sort - a semi rigid bendable one, or what my team used - the U shaped keeper found on chain link fence gates, taped to our gun belts.
Below is a photo of a guy with the carabiner. Strangely, I"ve seen other dudes with a carabiner on their kit, with no explanation for it other than "I might need to hook up to something." I'm still trying to figure that one out.


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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 07:46 AM UTC
There is a strap under the right arm and over the left shoulder that attaches randomly to the shotguns stock.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 01:14 PM UTC

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Not a bad figure, although to my eyes the hands may be a tad small.

My issue is with the shotgun. It's either a Mossberg 500 or a 590A1, so that would be correct. I used a 500 in SF for breaching quite a bit. I even purchased an identical one for myself, as I did all my issue weapons, to keep that "muscle memory".



As you can see, the one supplied with the figure has a shorter magazine, which I've never seen. Minor point. However...

What's holding that shotgun in place? Usually the breacher carries it on a bungie cord attached to a carabiner, so it can be swung out of the way before entering the room with his primary weapon up. That detail seems to be missing.
There should also be a keeper of some sort - a semi rigid bendable one, or what my team used - the U shaped keeper found on chain link fence gates, taped to our gun belts.
Below is a photo of a guy with the carabiner. Strangely, I"ve seen other dudes with a carabiner on their kit, with no explanation for it other than "I might need to hook up to something." I'm still trying to figure that one out.





The Mossberg 500/590 with 18.5 inch barrel came with a 5 shot tube. The molding of it is accurate. The problem is that Delta didn't use it in Somalia, nor the fat handguard M4 that comes in this kit. I've also never seen a Delta operator from that era wearing that model of tac vest.