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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
ICM RAF Ground Crew to RFC?
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 04:20 AM UTC
Hello,

So I was looking around for some 1/32 RFC ground crew and while I wasn't finding much, I did spot ICM's RAF set.
These look to be pre or early war and intended to go with their Gladiator.
So my question is, could these pass for RFC? Maybe with a little work and khaki overalls rather than blue.
Thinking of using them with the WNW Snipe or other another late war type.


http://www.icm.com.ua/news/662-wwii-british-ground-personnel-1939-1945-3-figures.html

Thanks
Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 08:42 AM UTC
Unless they have any personal equipment which is clearly 1940s, I think that they can easily be made to appear as Great War ground crews. This page has a pretty good look at some typical ground crew clothing. Especially this photo:


EDIT: These ones appear to be exactly what you're after, and you can see that the ICM figures wouldn't look terribly much out of place.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 09:50 AM UTC
Thanks Jessie, the photo confirms what I was thinking.
Some of the sets I did see had figures with ankle puttees. Didn't strike me as being very practical or necessary for grease monkeys.

I think the ICM set just has the figures and not much else. Certainly nothing that seems WW2 specific. Would have to look in my armour accessory bits for some tools.
I'll see if I can pick up a set and give them a go.

That site has some interesting stuff. Think I'll book mark it.

Cheers

Stephen

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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 02:19 AM UTC
RFC ground crews in 1/32? Enjoy:

https://www.copperstatemodels.com/page/product_info/175/WzIsIls2XSJd
https://www.copperstatemodels.com/page/product_info/174/WzIsIls2XSJd
https://www.copperstatemodels.com/page/product_info/165/WzIsIls2XSJd
https://www.copperstatemodels.com/page/product_info/173/WzIsIls2XSJd
https://www.copperstatemodels.com/page/product_info/172/WzIsIls2XSJd
https://www.kellerkind-miniaturen.com/RFC-Mechaniker-an-der-Werkbank.html
https://www.kellerkind-miniaturen.com/Junger-RFC-Mechaniker.html
https://www.kellerkind-miniaturen.com/Mechaniker-des-RFC-mit-MG.html
https://www.kellerkind-miniaturen.com/rfc-mechaniker-mit-hammer.html
https://www.kellerkind-miniaturen.com/rfc-mechaniker-im-overall.html

But all resin, that is: More expensive than a plastic set by ICM...

phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 08:01 AM UTC
Thanks Richard.
Hadn't seen any of those in my searches. I like the bombing up set. Could certainly see myself using those.
rhwinter
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 08:43 AM UTC
Welcome, Stephen!