I am looking for decent modern British Army figures in 1/72 scale.
Although I have white-metal items from Friendship Models, and a
vinyl (polythene) set from Revell, these are not equipped with the
current Osprey armour or latest-pattern helmet.
What I need is a couple of standing figures (not combat action poses),
that would be appropriate for manning a vehicle checkpoint in Afghanistan
(similar to the ones in the attached image).
Not that it’s any help but osprey is not the current body armour system…osprey ran unit 2015/16 currently it’s virtus
Paul, have a look at Plastic Soldier Review (below); you can then perhaps devise figures for whatever it is you want. Don’t just focus on what’s available Brit-wise but look at others perhaps. PVA glue will “harden” off polyethene figures and minor conversions are easy enough these days with Superglue and mediums like Mr Dissolved Putty.
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(I sometimes can’t help but recall this scene for The Great Escape when I use that remark):
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Perhaps I should change such a sentiment?
Thanks for that correction … I hadn’t heard of ‘Virtus’, and wrongly assumed the current name was ‘Osprey 4’.
Yes, I am looking at conversion possiblities … just a case of finding a suitable base figure.
1/35-scale fans are blessed with a whole host of subjects, while we Braille Scalers have to
search that bit further for what we want. Certainly a challenge, but that’s what makes it so