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Posted by Harry Faversham on 09 Oct 2022, 11:07

An inquiry on the Lead Adventure Forum as to which diecast vehicles would work best with 28mm figures, led to this!
I finished up with both the Liedo and Corgi Dad's Army trucks. Contrary to, much appreciated information, I've plumped for the Corgi models. Too big, yes, but the Lledo's look a tad too small, in my 'umble opinion. Jonesy's battlewagon could carry the entire Platoon, that's wot swung it. That, and the fact some of 1st Corps cartoony looking figures will be finding their way into Walmington-on-Sea!

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Posted by Dad's Army on 09 Oct 2022, 13:28

Fantastic, I love these (but I guess you already knew :P)
Got the same figures in stock, but because of bad painting skills never started.
Love Mr. Jones his van as well, don't got hat one, still on my wishlist.
Thanks for sharing, you made my day!
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Posted by Xantippos on 09 Oct 2022, 15:09

Very appropriate indeed ;) . There are good wealth of classic trucks, in various scales ranging from 1/43 to 1/72, many times basically impossible to judge their actual size if you don't buy them!

So, who produces these Dads army figures? would they be by any stretch of imagination compatible with 1/72 scale?
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 09 Oct 2022, 16:01

Xantippos wrote:So, who produces these Dads army figures? would they be by any stretch of imagination compatible with 1/72 scale?


Sadly not, they're produced by 'Warlord Games', in 28mm scale.

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 09 Oct 2022, 16:03

Dad's Army wrote:Thanks for sharing, you made my day!


You're welcome, Captain Mainwaring, Sir!

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Posted by MABO on 09 Oct 2022, 23:32

Super figs and cool paintjob. I can feel good vibes from Remco!
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Posted by Minuteman on 10 Oct 2022, 10:06

Harry Faversham wrote:
Sadly not, they're produced by 'Warlord Games', in 28mm scale.

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The figures certainly capture some of the character of the famous BBC TV series characters, not an easy thing to do in such a small scale.

Amongst the civvie characters, Mainwaring in his bank manager suit stands out, as does the Butcher Jack Jones (Corporal Jones). Private Pike (in his famous scarf that his Mum always made him wear), does look more aggressive with his Cricket bat than he ever did in the original TV series. :yeah: :-D

Great stuff, let's see some more!
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Posted by Peter on 13 Oct 2022, 10:43

Fantastic painted "Remco" and crew! :P

Real nice range of figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 14 Oct 2022, 09:36

Really nice! The family sat glued to the TV when this was on. Well, there was only two channels so A LOT was seen. But this was really good! Would have been fun if you could have stuck a Remco in among them!
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Posted by Peter on 14 Oct 2022, 15:08

Susofrick wrote:Really nice! The family sat glued to the TV when this was on. Well, there was only two channels so A LOT was seen. But this was really good! Would have been fun if you could have stuck a Remco in among them!

With an icecream in his hand! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 26 Oct 2022, 15:20

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Platoon have been hard at it. Captain Mainwaring having assured his lads, that once completed and fortified, the Novelty Rock Emporium would be equal to anything in the Siegfried Line! Lance Corporal Jones' Section were busy camouflaging the Emporium's roof when a Parachutist alarm was sounded. Downing brushes the Section sallied fourth, bayonets fixed to their P14s.
Lance Corporal Jones draws first blood, capturing a very dodgy looking Nun in gleaming Jackboots!

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 30 Oct 2022, 17:28

"By Jove Wilson, if we can get this thing up and running, it'll certainly give the enemy something to think about!"

"Do you really think that's wise, Sir?"


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Posted by Kekso on 31 Oct 2022, 16:03

I would like to see an ice cream truck here :xd:
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Posted by Susofrick on 01 Nov 2022, 08:58

Kekso wrote:I would like to see an ice cream truck here :xd:


It will not be safe! :xd:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 14 Nov 2022, 14:24

Dad's Army isn't part of my heritage, but these figures and associated flotsam are great. Wonderful paint jobs, love the half-camouflaged Novelty Rock Emporium. Is that scratch built? It's fantastic.
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 15 Nov 2022, 12:28

Thanks for the kind words Bill. The building is an MDF kit, it's a sentry post/guardhouse,
By 1940, the Novelty Rock Emporium was beginning to look a tad tired. That the Emporium was saved at all is down to one man, Captain George Mainwaring...
his genius for strategy, tactics and field-craft, immediately identifying the building's importance in the defence of Walmington-on-Sea!

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Posted by Minuteman on 17 Nov 2022, 11:58

Harry Faversham wrote:Thanks for the kind words Bill. The building is an MDF kit, it's a sentry post/guardhouse,
By 1940, the Novelty Rock Emporium was beginning to look a tad tired. That the Emporium was saved at all is down to one man, Captain George Mainwaring...
his genius for strategy, tactics and field-craft, immediately identifying the building's importance in the defence of Walmington-on-Sea!

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If there is anyone who will get things done, it is Captain G Mainwaring...his promotion to Colonel is surely overdue!

As for union-jack adorned metal object/pillbox/dalek? Well, that should give the panzers a thing or two to think about. That 'ray gun' has an armour-piercing capability quite sufficient to disable any armoured vehicle of 1940 vintage.
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