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300mm Falklands Para with GPMG

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Grod, Aug 3, 2022.

  1. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello Folks
    Working on my next 300mm project which is a monster of a kit from Moz Corry depicting a Parachute Regiment GPMG gunner Falklands.
    I've just assembled one which took me some time especially the link ammunition which is cast in strips and quite delicate. Anyway Ive taken some pics and will be casting some next week. I'm taking pre orders for the kit which weighs over a kilo and is back heavy once assembled due to the big rucksack. Bear this in mind when ordering a plinth.
    The soldier is wearing the old style steel helmet which offered a bit more protection than the newer issue paratrooper helmet. I'll be looking to produce some alternate heads with berets to represent other regiments of the 1970/80's. I'm also looking to make an SLR version available.
    The price is £110.00 + postage
    UK £4.50 signed for or £10.00 special delivery
    Everywhere else £30.00 International tracked.
    To pre order please email ONLY to gordonmi@hotmail.com
    This is a multi part resin model kit which requires modelling skills.
    If anyone wants a painted version I can put you in contact with modellers willing to undertake commissions.
    It's only available in 1/6th scale (300mm)
    Moz will be producing this in a coldcast bronze edition which makes an ideal presentation piece. Please contact him for details.
    Cheers
    Gordon

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  2. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    That is going to be huge! Almost as tall as me in real scale....

    Steve
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  3. Sgt. Red Active Member

    This is very interesting......
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  4. newtonk Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    This will be the only time I say it, but it's too big for me. A fantastic figure otherwise.

    In this scale, how difficult/ expensive would it be to do photoetch link and turned brass ammo?
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  5. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Now he's a big boy!...Superb looking figure, looks really nicely sculpted,
    I'm not sure though how he has the spade stowed inside the bedroll, think I'd attach it to his pack somewhere, (just my personal opinion) it's a great looking Falklands piece with loads to paint, should look very impressive once painted(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  6. Tannvargur Member

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    Sweden
    That is impressive!!

    Is it just me, but i have the feeling that painting a big figure like this is more difficult, since its so obvoius if the paint isnt right. More chance for
    failure, but maybe also more reward if you can pull it off masterly. I would like to try it, but it is also a bit intimidating. :)
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  7. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gordon,
    Lovely piece mate.

    Hi Jim,
    You could always stick the shovel in the bergen straps and add a bit for the shaft and redo the straps.;)

    cheers
    Richie
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  8. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium


    What ! What ! It's made for busts lovers ... with legs ;)
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  9. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Especially when it comes to highlights and shading, which must be much more subtle than in the smaller scales.

    Mike
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  10. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Normally stowed like this, but YMMV.
    Steve
    [IMG]
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  11. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    PMJI You mean AFAIK normally stowed like this, HTH, but YMMV .
    TTFN
    :ROFLMAO:
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  12. Henk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice. That's huge, and very tempting.
    Can the figure be build without the bergen? When I painted my 200mm Para by Maurice, I got a lot of comment (most from Paras) that the paras didn't really carry their bergens in the Falklands. I would deffo reposition the spade.
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  13. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Don't see why it would be needed, if you want perfection go for 1/1
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  14. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Bergens ?
    Trolls who escaped Bergen town
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  15. newtonk Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Paras, Falklands, Bergens. Nuff sed
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  16. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Don't get the link with RAP
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  17. newtonk Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    ;)
    Got da album
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  18. Henk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Yes, I guess I didn't word my query very well..
    I didn't mean that the Paras never wore their Bergens, they certainly did when they landed of course. I wanted to know if the option was there to leave the bergen off.
    It would give an option to paint a relatively clean and "fresh" Para just landed, or a filthy Para taking a breather after a battle.
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi

    Obviously Gordon knows his target market , big yes but will certainly be very impressive painted up ....or you could always bronze effect it if you didn't want the coldcast version from Moz

    Wonder if it's based on a actual picture ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  20. Grod A Fixture

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