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Folgore Paratroopers Division.

Posted by Jaques on 20 Feb 2020, 00:08

Hi friends.

I always wanted to have this troop in 1/72.
Waterloo has two sets, but the size of the figures, especially the heads, in my opinion, are not compatible with the Airfix and Esci / Italeri figures that I use for my desert troops. So I started conversions, some simple, others more complex. I hope you like it.

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 20 Feb 2020, 01:34

Where did you get the heads?
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Posted by Peter on 20 Feb 2020, 13:26

Nice figures again Jaques! :thumbup:
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Posted by Mai Strac on 20 Feb 2020, 22:13

:love: Great figures!!! Thank you from a former folgore parà! :thumbup:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 21 Feb 2020, 08:56

Nice conversions.

I personally believe that having a proper face rather than a blob with a nose on brings our troops to ‘life’.

Excellent stuff.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Jaques on 12 Mar 2020, 14:10

Hi , friends.

Many thanks for the comments and likes.

Bluefalchion wrote:Where did you get the heads?


The heads were made by reducing the size and sculpting in resin. hard work as there are several attempts to get some in the right size.

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Posted by Jaques on 12 Mar 2020, 14:16

Hi.

Mai Strac wrote::love: Great figures!!! Thank you from a former folgore parà! :thumbup:


It is very good to know that there is a veteran “Folgore” in our forum. The history of struggle, heroism and desperate defense Folgore in the desert, is legendary.

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Posted by Jaques on 12 Mar 2020, 14:58

Hi.

As I said before, the idea of this work was to convert and transform the parachutists to be more compatible with their opponents from the Airfix British Eighth Army, Esci / Italeri and Strelets.

The work and they went to my long line of figures awaiting painting.
I hope you like it.

Infantry with Beretta M38A.

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Support.

47 mm.
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Breda M37 Mg, with more compatible size and correct ammunition mode.
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Fiat-Revelli M35.
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Breda M30.
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Commanders.
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Molotov cocktail. a symbol of defense.
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“Rambo” Folgore.
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Nembo Brothers on the Italian Front.
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Regards. :thumbup:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 12 Mar 2020, 19:58

You did a really nice job with those conversions.
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Posted by Mai Strac on 12 Mar 2020, 21:37

:shock: Superb conversions, If I can a suggestion, more rifles and less submachine guns.
Unfortunately, the royal Italian army was not famous for the equipment given to its soldiers.
And the paratroopers of theFolgore division were not treated better in terms of equipment and weapons.
However very, very beautiful conversions! :love: :notworthy:
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 12 Mar 2020, 22:44

Your getting there, slowly but surely!
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Posted by MABO on 12 Mar 2020, 23:54

Fantastic conversions again, Jaques! These figures are really needed. The existing plastic figs are not as good as yours.
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Posted by GWR on 13 Mar 2020, 05:34

Very impressive, and it is very nice to see some of the more odd design choices by Waterloo 1815 being corrected by you. I hope to see more of your excellent work, Jaques.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 22 Mar 2020, 01:08

I agree with everybody, Jaques. Your conversions are amazing. :notworthy:

Very well done. :thumbup:

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