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120mm - Lt. Colonel Colin Campbell Mitchell Aden 1967

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Grod, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. Grod A Fixture

    Hello Folks

    These are preliminary pics of a 3d sculpted project I have ongoing at the moment. It is the first of a pair which represents the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during the Aden Emergency in the 1960's. The first kit depicts 'Mad Mitch' commanding officer of the regiment at the time. A 'no - nonsense' military commander and quite a controversial character.

    Many thanks to Scotty Milroy for the advice and references for the figures.
    I will post further details once the second figure is available.
    This is the 120mm version but other scales may be added later.

    I should point out that although I have been accused of a similar mental condition in the past he is no relation to me.


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    1969, martin tabony, Reptor and 8 others like this.
  2. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Great likeness, looking forward to the second figure. Nice job.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Grod

    A period of history too often forgotten so it will please the figure model kerbs for sure

    As it should be with 3D likeness is really good especially from a side view

    I remember painting a bust of him that was released by Mitches

    Thanks for sharing

  4. newtonk Active Member

    Whilst I have no knowledge of the subject, I do appreciate a quality figure when I see one. Very well executed figure of a forgotten conflict. Painting the checkerboard may be challenging.
  5. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    The rendering of the '58 Pattern belt & pistol holster look perfect, excellent figure.
    Grod likes this.
  6. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    (y) Those of us whose memories can stretch back that far will probably remember the stirring sights and the skirl of the pipes as Mitchell ,at the forefront of the Argylls, rode his scout car into Aden and took back control without, I believe, firing a shot.
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  7. Scotty Well-Known Member

    I was happy to help mate, we can never have too many figures of the worlds finest infantry regiment.
    Good luck with these guys.
    Grod likes this.
  8. Cannonball A Fixture

    Nice one Gordon. Just need a Landrover wedgie and it’s the Crater District here we go.

    Grod likes this.
  9. Reptor A Fixture

    Great work, beautiful work, thank for the news! (y):D
    Grod likes this.
  10. John strachan Well-Known Member

    Looks a belter Gordon
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  11. chippy Well-Known Member

    A great character who cared more about the welfare of his men than what the politicians of the time wanted or expected from him .
    Scotty and Grod like this.
  12. Gellso A Fixture

    Really nice work. Lovely pose!
    Grod likes this.

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