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What was your first set of 1/72 figures?

Posted by rubenvanginkel on 04 Jun 2008, 09:17

I thought 'greenhorn' was an American term describing new immigrants, like Europeans, Asians and the like, in the old Wild West time. Lucky Luke has a book about it.
What's a greyhorn, if I may ask? :P

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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Jun 2008, 11:22

You are right, Ruben. They were also called Tenderfoot. (The Swedish version of that Lucky Luke album is called Ömfotingen (=Tenderfoot). Greyhorns are maybe those of us whose hair/horns are slowly/rapidly turning to grey? :-D
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Posted by Peter on 04 Jun 2008, 18:38

The right word is grey-haired. But we aren't that old! I've got hair with a strong will, it's not grey and it doesn't fall out! :lol:

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Posted by rubenvanginkel on 04 Jun 2008, 22:11

hehe, I'm 18 and saw a grey hair last week or so. Never thought Midlife-crisis would knock on my door thát soon! :P

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Posted by Peter on 05 Jun 2008, 19:05

Go and wash your hair Ruben! That was paint! :-D

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Posted by ModernKiwi on 26 Jun 2008, 21:31

My first set would have had to have been Airfix, most likely either the 8th Army or the Africa Korps set. This was back in the late 70's or early 80's. I have no idea what would have happened to them, but we moved around a lot as a kid so I image they were thrown out at some point.

Since I started again in 2001, the first set I bought were Italeri Roman's, which are to this day still in a largely unpainted state.
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Posted by Fenton on 28 Jun 2008, 01:23

Airfix 1/32 Napoleonic British and French that my Dad painted for me for Christmas when I was about 5 or 6
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Posted by rpardo on 28 Jun 2008, 09:55

Hi
My first were Airfix Waterloo British infantry..... in 1980 :roll:
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Posted by Martin on 30 Jun 2008, 22:15

HI all,

Ruben:
What's a greyhorn, if I may ask?


Just playing with some words.
Hope you are not offended.
I met you in Kampen and I am sure that the grey in your hair was paint as Peter suggested.
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Posted by rubenvanginkel on 01 Jul 2008, 20:41

Martin, I wasn't offended! Really just goofing around with you all. :P
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Posted by kit95 on 03 Nov 2008, 13:02

A box of Italeri French Cuirassier in 2007
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Posted by elfieucho on 03 Nov 2008, 21:26

Apache's camp of Atlantic. It was gift from my mummy. Little indians for little boy :-D
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Posted by atlock on 03 Nov 2008, 23:06

matchbox british commandos .......it was a perfect joy

pillows and a blanket was used to make a terrain, legos and wooden blocks for buildings and fortifications....
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Posted by Taphouse on 03 Nov 2008, 23:15

Another slang term is blue hair. My first was an Airfix box.
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 03 Nov 2008, 23:23

I am not really sure. Either it was Waterloo-British Artillery from Airfix or German Afrika Korps from Esci. The Year was about 1985.

In this time our neighbour had built his house. So there was an excellent battlefield next to our house. Some brave plasticsoldiers (mostly 1/32) never returned from that field. They still lie under our neighbours basement. May they rest in pieces....

In some cold and silent winter nights you can still hear their screams.....muah haha.... :shock:
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Posted by atlock on 03 Nov 2008, 23:25

"May they rest in pieces.... "

magnificient.......
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Posted by vellek on 19 Aug 2013, 17:04

My first set was Airfix British Paratroops, around 1973. They were sold by MPC as part of a model kit called 'Battle of the Bulge!' containing a half-track model and a vacu-form base. I was too young to question whether British Paratroops could pass as American Airborne, but the best part was the pictures of the other kits on the side of the box, which I learned later on were all Airfix first-edition soldiers. Those lead me to 'D-Day!' (Germans) 'Gaudalcanal!" (Japanese) and 'Pearl Harbor!' (USA). Ironically the latter contained the British Combat Group as US GIs, so that made things even more confusing later on. The only painting I did was to bloody up the casualty figures.

Then came the discovery of true Airfix in the blue and/or white boxes...at $0.85 each!
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Posted by Kekso on 19 Aug 2013, 18:46

My first was:

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some 20 years ago (still got empty box and some awfully painted figures). But then I didn't paint much and I made big break from figures. I started 2 years ago and first I bought this one:

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Posted by west1871 on 19 Aug 2013, 19:21

I believe the year was 1981 and it was the airfix second edition commados :-D
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Posted by Ben Bob on 20 Aug 2013, 00:01

Mine were the Hat Hoplites. I was disappointed because they had no weapons: this would not be the last time I was puzzled over the odd designing decisions of soldier makers
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