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"The Desert Fox" Forthcoming release 25/6

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Nap, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Just ordered one as my late father was a Desert Rat, so with a little alteration, I'll base it on him.

    Malc
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  2. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    Gotta love that facial expression, Bravo!
  3. Wally Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Ordered mine
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  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Yep Nap - primary reference is this one of Sgt Ian Thomas, NZEF
    https://natlib.govt.nz/records/22893645

    If I’d paint it would aim to bring back closer to this NZer depicted ready for El Alamein
    MikeTheKiwi
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Respect to Sgt Thomas

    Hope we see your version Mike ?

    Happy Benchtine

    Nap
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  6. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    Mine arrived today, and apart from the errors already pointed out, its very well cast and the detail is good.
    I can see it being very popular even though it requires some additional work.

    Fingers crossed a little more care is taken on their next release and I look forward to seeing it.

    Malc
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Look forward to seeing your modelling on it

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  8. NOSAJ19 Member

    What sort of 37 pouches are those with a unique closure? If that a Kiwi design? Cool bust, I like
  9. Wally Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    No. Just another little change to make
  10. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I have to admit that although I like the kit, I'm very disappointed with all the errors.
    I've sanded down, the helmet, but it still doesn't look right. ( I'm not an expert on this era)
    Going to leave the rifle off, may just paint it as it is, rather than spend so much time correcting all the mistakes.

    Shame it could've been a really good kit.

    Malc
  11. Wally Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Got my bust today. Rather nice.
    My spare netted helmet from the Legion Gurkha will fit a treat. Just have to make the headband. Adjustable of course. Not!

    Rifle sling, pouch closures and the most obvious error, pack shoulder straps. I will add the small attachment fittings when the 37 pattern small pack was slung over the shoulder.
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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Wally

    Sounds like your looking forward to this benchtime , do share here on PF in V Bench

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  13. Wally Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Thanks Nap
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  14. Ferris A Fixture

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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
  16. nig-g Active Member

    I would just like to add to the above comments.
    I purchased mine from AK direct and it arrived safely (apart from a little drama with a missing piece commented on in the Lounge).
    Notwithstanding the errors in sculpting mentioned above (the unusual way of carrying the rifle, the rifle sling, helmet, webbing and that twee fox in the pouch etc) there is no doubt that this is a quality product, as exemplified by the quality of the box, the quality of the casting and the resin used, and parts that fit together perfectly, and the work required to correct the mistakes shouldn’t be beyond the capabilities of most modellers.
    There’s no doubt that it’s a good figure but with a little more thought at the design stage it could have been one of the all time greats.

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