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Lawrence of Arabia foot figures

Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 29 Mar 2017, 22:39

The full set is now up and on show on Strelets site.
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Posted by MABO on 30 Mar 2017, 06:56

zulu`s 1000`s of em wrote:The full set is now up and on show on Strelets site.



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http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=289&M=M :yeah:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Mar 2017, 07:49

Thank you Jan,for placing the picture!
It is on the Strelets Mini Section for those interested in looking. BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Mar 2017, 08:28

Those into fantasy figures for games,or just presenting oddities,the heavy machine gun team could certainly cut down to ancient dust size,those creepy Edyptian Mummies. Lets call it The Walking Dead Shredder! :-D BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Mar 2017, 15:21

please can you put a G in for me? ;-)
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Posted by Jesse on 31 Mar 2017, 14:13

I have a question concerning the rifles since my knowledge in British rifles are very limited. Are they the SMLE Mk III?
They look more like No.4 Mk I introduced during WWII, with a different look around the barrel end where the barrrel protrudes from the stock, not the blunt end as on the earlier Mk III:s.
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 31 Mar 2017, 14:38

It doe`s indeed look like the sculptor has got the rifles wrong, but an easy fix, he has also chosen not to use a water container and hose for the vickers, both errors are hard to understand given that the are right on some other recent Strelets sets, still I will be buying them and doing a few minor tweaks to get them right,
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Posted by Jesse on 31 Mar 2017, 14:50

Yes easy to fix with some putty :)
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Posted by Koppi on 01 Apr 2017, 12:01

Here my 50 Cent to the topic.
Today a review about two new sets in 1/72. Let's go to the desert. But not only to the time of Lawrence of Arabia. Maybe there is a opponent for my beloved Foreign Legion in 1/72.
Have fun with the report.
Report in german and english.

http://thrifles.blogspot.de/2017/04/str ... a-und.html

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Posted by David O'Brien on 02 Apr 2017, 21:45

Alan doesn't call them rebels which is correct. The Sharifian army was composed of regulars and irregulars and these of course are the irregulars. They did have a lot of Turkish weapons and as time went on more so and many of the regulars were erstwhile members of the Ottoman army.
Cutting off the protruding muzzle of the No 4 would make it a bit short as the difference was about 3mm (reality) longer with the MkIII in other words almost identical lengths in our scale and the barrels were identical lengths. The Vickers water jacket looks a bit under scale in diameter though I would reserve judgement until I see it in the "flesh" as often a coat or two of paint can make a difference. The rubber hose and collecting vessel ( a flimsie) were not essential to firing but in the Middle East water conservation would be an issue . BTW the sights on a Vickers are offset to the left looking from trigger end and the sights were a an aperture not a dove tail so the gunners head was a bit closer and the rear sight had a bar that lifted up for long range shots which is what this gunner seems to be doing.
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Posted by Wiking on 03 Apr 2017, 04:14

Nice report in your blog about Strelets Arab Koppi.
You describe well my experience about Strelets too.
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Posted by Peter on 25 Apr 2017, 20:45

Looking forward to that infantry! They look great! :thumbup:
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