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Posted by paul haring on 03 May 2020, 14:33

Can anyone tell me how I can make a soldier of the Dutch army of the cold war time. (54mm) what figure can be used. No doubt I have to rework on the model, but I don’t know if there is a basic figure I can use.
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Posted by Peter on 03 May 2020, 17:33

Do you have a picture Paul! I have some Airfix German and British modern figures 54 mm.
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Posted by Kekso on 03 May 2020, 17:56

koninklijke - is that a real word ? :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by paul haring on 03 May 2020, 19:07

I mean Royal Dutch army. I want to make a dutch soldier of the seventies. You know, the long hair and all that
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Posted by Peter on 03 May 2020, 19:54

paul haring wrote:I mean Royal Dutch army. I want to make a dutch soldier of the seventies. You know, the long hair and all that

And the big earrings! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Taipeh on 04 May 2020, 09:00

Hi Paul send me a photo / drawing and I could help
Ciao Michael

http://www.germania-figuren.eu
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Posted by mickey mouse on 04 May 2020, 11:31

paul haring wrote:I mean Royal Dutch army. I want to make a dutch soldier of the seventies. You know, the long hair and all that

Hi Paul, I believe the Dutch army had US uniforms, although i'm not certain of it, since it is not the era that i'm intrested in. They also might have the uzi as weapon.
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Posted by Ben Bob on 04 May 2020, 13:46

Hi,
there are some options.
As Peter suggested, the Airfix Bundeswehr could work. You will need to modify the gun and helmet (add netting and a rubber band).
You can also start with a Vietnam Australian and add an M1 helmet.
Or a Vietnam US soldier (without a vest) and add an appropriate weapon and helmet.
Finally, more expensive but less work, is to use an early IDF soldier, which is almost identical to a Dutch soldier of the same period (e.g. http://figurines-et-collections.com/en/the-six-day-war-261/idf018-moving-forward-8736.html).
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Posted by paul haring on 04 May 2020, 15:21

Thank you, your suggestion of an airfix bundeswehr is a good one. As most of you will know I like to build from almost scratch and existing figures.
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Posted by Peter on 18 May 2020, 20:32

paul haring wrote:Thank you, your suggestion of an airfix bundeswehr is a good one. As most of you will know I like to build from almost scratch and existing figures.

And do you have one or do you need help?
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Posted by paul haring on 18 May 2020, 22:07

I don’t have a bundeswehrfigure and i’m not in a hurry to make a dutch nato soldier. So, maybe I’ ll find a figure somewhere and then I can get on with it
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Posted by Peter on 19 May 2020, 08:31

And if you don't find that figure, you can allways contact me. ;-)
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Posted by paul haring on 19 May 2020, 09:59

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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