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Call to Arms - New 1970s British Infantry Figures

Posted by zulus 1000s of em on 02 May 2013, 18:56

Model hobbies have a new set of 1/72 A Call To Arms figures, 1970s British infantry, its the set on PSR as British Paras, nice to see ACTAs active again, maybe they will do their ECW cavalry in 1/72 finally as well.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 02 May 2013, 19:23

First, I love your username. Second, those british paras look pretty good. They would go well with the Matchbox set for depicting Falklands/Malvinas.
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Posted by Peter on 02 May 2013, 19:29

You're talking about this set?

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If yes, they look nice indeed.

@Bluefalchion: there might be a size problem ;-)
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 02 May 2013, 19:38

You might be correct. Only way to tell is to buy some and put them side by side. Those Matchbox guys are actually pretty big.
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 02 May 2013, 20:02

Cool, nice figs. Remembers me of the film "The Wild Geese".
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Posted by west1871 on 02 May 2013, 21:11

I would love it if it was true, I think these are copies of a larger set of Britians figures I had when I was younger! However I have not seen anything on PSR or anywhere else but I really hope it is true though :thumbup:
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Posted by KenzoSato on 02 May 2013, 21:39

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Posted by Peter on 02 May 2013, 21:46

west1871 wrote:I would love it if it was true, I think these are copies of a larger set of Britians figures I had when I was younger! However I have not seen anything on PSR or anywhere else but I really hope it is true though :thumbup:

The picture is from PSR ;-)
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Posted by west1871 on 02 May 2013, 21:57

I more than happily stand corrected sir :lol: :lol: :lol: I will be getting my hands on these then, I also hope they expand there ECW range as well :thumbup:
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Posted by Ben Bob on 03 May 2013, 03:18

they do look nice
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Posted by Goonerbob on 03 May 2013, 17:41

Reasonable price.ordered 5 packs last Monday.They may have fight the spetsnaz. :-D
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Posted by Tantallon2 on 04 May 2013, 16:32

They would also make good UNIT troops for Jon Pertwee era Dr Who games.
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Posted by praga on 05 May 2013, 11:56

:thumbup: :thumbup: Yes they are really beautiful. - And I can take them as Israelis :-D

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Posted by David O'Brien on 07 May 2013, 22:28

The jackets look more like the standard issue rather than the windproof as per Falklands but they could be modified. They remind me of Northern Ireland service esp UDR before body armour or for low intensity patrolling though the grenade throwers are not really suitable. They could be any regiment just change the beret colour. BW and Airfix do some Pigs and Saracens (Airfix/JB), Bedford MKs etc so Northern Ireland is a possibility. The other miniaturised Britains ACTA set (WWII in name but not) could provide helmet heads but they may be too small.
They are scaled down ( hopefully :-) ) Britains Deetail Modern British Paratroops and these usually came with red berets (like MPs) rather than maroon.

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Posted by shadrach on 14 Jul 2013, 05:51

OT—I'd love to see all the Britains Deetail figures scaled to 1/72. The six WW2 (NWE Theatre) British figures are some of the best Tommies ever done!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 14 Jul 2013, 12:56

Will you post a link?
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Posted by Combat_Jack on 04 Aug 2013, 10:36

I have had the old Matchbox UK paras for a while but was overjoyed when I saw Revell was re-releasing these. I've just picked up a set, as well as the new A Call to Arms figures. These look to me like the old figures that used to come with Matchbox toys.

Anyway, there's a bit of flash on the revell and they're moulded in Revell's really soft dark green plastic. Not ideal. The only issue with the ACTA set are the SLR barrels of the crouching shooters are malformed.

But the main thing is IMO the two sets are actually quite compatible in size. Please judge for your self...

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 04 Aug 2013, 14:29

Thanks for posting those pics. Looks like these two sets will work quite well with one another.
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Posted by Mai Strac on 04 Aug 2013, 19:07

Thank you very much for sharing! :thumbup: I see the revell parà much better than the first matchbox, good!!! :love: :thumbup:
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