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bison126
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Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2005 - 05:47 AM UTC
Hi all,
this is my seconf entry for TT. Another ATGM but this time, it is not a vehicle mounted one.
This is the Italeri Milan missile on its tripod. The team members are from various origin : the gunner and the team leader are modified Italeri US WW2 paratroopers, the kneeling loader is an ADV figure.





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SgtWilhite
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 01:42 PM UTC
Sorry I missed your post on your model..It turned out very good. Looks great. I'm glad you were able to get it done for our campaign. Thank you very much for particapting.
bison126
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 06:57 PM UTC
Don't worry with your missing it. I was glad to take part in this campaign too.
I just want to add some precision about that kit/dio.
As not a lot of French modern figures are available, I had to convert the one standing and the gunner from old Italeri US Paratrooper set.
The main problem was the scratchbuilding of the FAMAS and the F1 helmet cover which I did from tissue paper soaked with white glue. When nearly dry, I made scratches in it to figure the "salad leaf " look of the real one.
The Milan is built out of the box even if it seems to slim. Revell did a set on their Bundeswehr Marder but it is even slimer
mondo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 09:21 PM UTC
Hey good job in the conversion. I thought that guy pointing out was a bit fishy.
bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 05:24 AM UTC

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Hey good job in the conversion. I thought that guy pointing out was a bit fishy.



Hi Mondo, thanks for the comment.
Could you just make it clear to me what you mean by "bit fishy". Keep in mind I'm not a native English speaker.


olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 07:12 AM UTC
You scratch-built those FAMAS? Good job! I thought you stole them from DML/Dragon's French Foreign Legion kit.
bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 08:55 AM UTC

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You scratch-built those FAMAS? Good job! I thought you stole them from DML/Dragon's French Foreign Legion kit.



Thanks for the comment but no wonder there. The FAMAS is pretty square shaped so it's easy to build with Evergreen or whatever plastic strip you have. You just need patience, and that's all the secret of this hobby :-)
mondo
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Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 04:21 AM UTC

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Hey good job in the conversion. I thought that guy pointing out was a bit fishy.



Hi Mondo, thanks for the comment.
Could you just make it clear to me what you mean by "bit fishy". Keep in mind I'm not a native English speaker.


olivier



Fishy. I was suspicious. I didn't know if Dragon had this figure.

bison126
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Posted: Friday, February 18, 2005 - 05:56 AM UTC

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Fishy. I was suspicious. I didn't know if Dragon had this figure.



Oh it's clearer now. This figure is from an old Italeri set of US Paratrooper. The guy has the Iroquois haircut and is pointing at something with the .45 Thompson SMG for his weapon.
I erased all the details of the fatigues as well as the webbing and carved the French ones instead. The top of the head was cut away to enable the fit of the helmet. I slightly altered the general attitude of the figure, so it was quite an easy conversion.

As far as the Dragon Foreign legion figures are concerned they are good for Desert Storm / Daguet operation but not for anything else as they wear the NBC suit and the body armor issued at this time. The current body armor is completely different and the helmet looks like the US Fritz one, at last when in operation. But the weapon are quite good, the FAMAS come with separate bipods which is interesting to have the weapon laid on the ground, but the sniper rifle is of the old model (FRF1) which has been no more in service since the early 90's.
robby249
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 11:44 PM UTC
nice done