WIP Tumbledown. 1982. Scots Guards v Argentine Marine

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  1. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Scots Guards LCpl, bayonet fixed, engaging with Argentine opponent. 120mm resin by Moz C.

    Resin cap badge from spares box. Great piece. 20200628_185433.jpg 20200628_185137.jpg 20200628_185119.jpg
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  2. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    England
    That’s an excellent piece of paintwork, especially the DPM & the face paint camo.
  3. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice work on the DPM and the addition of the badge on the base is a nice touch.
    Gordon
  4. JonH Active Member

    Excellent.
    Any problems,apart from cap badge,in portraying him as a Royal Marine on Two Sisters? I think they too wore their berets during the attack.
    Jon.
  5. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    None at all, quick green stuff for the cap badge. The figure could represent any Regiment involved in the conflict.
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  6. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent representation of the DPM scheme.
    Gary
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi there

    Great to see you posting a piece

    Really good work on that camo , both wearing and on the face

    Can you post a rear view if poss ?

    Why not enter something in FOTM and also in the Vignette & Diorama one as well

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    What about the Argentinian ?
  8. Mookie Active Member

    Nice job,Maurice has depicted the Cold weather Parka as worn by Guards in Falklands.The paras and Royal marines wore the arctic windproof smocks.The parkas are quite bulky in size and in famous photos of guards during the campaign some parkas look like they hang right down towards the knees.
    Nice one.
    Rich.
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  10. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    My old comrade was attached 2SG during the conflict and has verified all aspects of the figure. The only challenge will be trying to liven up the mass of olive and green on the Argentine soldier.
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  11. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Nap, the Argentine is enroute. No FOTM for this call sign. Be like playing 5 a side against a Premier league team.
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  12. JonH Active Member

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Argentinian marine.
    Jon.
  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Me too !

    Nap
  14. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Rich,

    I can verify your comment re. the DPM parkas, I was issued with one whilst serving with 20 Armd Bde in Germany in 1980, & they were one of the best bits of kit I ever had. Kept me nice & toasty warm during quite a few cold night stags in the woods on Spearpoint/Crusader 80. We were never issued the matching trousers & quilted liners the troops had in the Falklands though, there must have been a shortage of them at the time.

    They were far superior to the old Olive Green ones we previously had (which had been around since Korea!), & the thing most guys liked about them was they still had the wire stiffener cowl around the hood, so when you were bored on stag you could fold them into all kinds of interesting shapes - I remember seeing quite a few folded into star shapes, triangles etc. first thing in the morning! Looked like some of the masks Peter Gabriel used to wear in his Genesis days........:)
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  15. Trep Active Member

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    United-States
    very nice work
  16. Jed Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great painting,looking forward to the completed job
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