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Posted by Ben Bob on 29 May 2020, 17:23

marc zijp wrote:‘And for those preferring hardware’.
What’s that again? Not Japanese?
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It looks like a Finnish AT rifle. I'm not an expert though.

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Posted by marc zijp on 29 May 2020, 17:34

@Ben Bob: you look like an expert though. ;-)
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Posted by Jesse on 29 May 2020, 20:25

Looks like a nice set. Is the one firing a light machine gun with top magazine carrying a Madsen? Were used by the finnish army but don't know how many were in service by 1939. Still, nice to see it represented in the hobby. Perhaps even be used as a Norwegian??? (I dont know Norwegian uniforms).
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Posted by marc zijp on 01 Jun 2020, 20:31

Bavarian infantry at ease, figures and sprue.
Other news on this first day of June : ‘all going well, the next lot will be released later this month’.
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Posted by Zed1 on 01 Jun 2020, 20:34

Can't wait to get these Bavarians for painting... August is going to be a really expensive month.
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Posted by kos on 02 Jun 2020, 13:10

Tell me. What kits should howl in June.
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Posted by marc zijp on 02 Jun 2020, 15:33

@kos: one can never tell that for sure what the next lot will be until Strelets gives the full list.
Probably quite some sets from this list: three Napoleonic Prussian cavalry sets, some bavarians, Russian infantry some Austrian, French Line.
Some ww2 Finnish, ww2 American anti tank squad.
Highlanders in attack 1899-1902.
WW1 Austrian Light artillery.
Arabs in skirmish (early 19th century), French foreign Legion light gun.
Perhaps some WoSS?
And otherwise you can make a guess when scrolling back on these pages. Those who have most progress may occur soon.
And sometimes Strelets got some pleasant surprises.
Hope this helps?
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Posted by Bessiere on 02 Jun 2020, 22:14

Thank you Strelets and thank you Marc! My dream Bavarians are coming and they look fantastic. I may have to build a bigger Bavarian army than I originally thought. Anyone know a good source for 1/72 scale Bavarian cavalry aside from the HaT set? Thanks!
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 04 Jun 2020, 21:10

Latest Strelets previews.

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20th century North African/Arabian topic again. Really like the tea-pouring pose. :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 04 Jun 2020, 22:01

I think the tea drinker can be uused up to WWII. Very nice to see these individual poses.
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 05 Jun 2020, 00:13

The webbing and SMLE ought to be a give away, they are Long Range Desert Group WW2 British , Western Desert 1940/43 , the webbing and Bren pouches would have been very rare , but making tea happened quite a lot.
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Posted by marc zijp on 05 Jun 2020, 04:00

It might be wise to purchase some of the two Dragon lrdg patrol cars, one with lewis gun and one with the 2cm canon.
And don’t know if it’s completely correct, but perhaps the SAS 4x raider Jeep too, with one Bren and two double vickers k guns. The old matchbox sets were good fun in its time, but those dragon sets are better and always tempted me.
Strelets couldn’t ignore the requests and long time lobbying, but good to see they listened!
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 05 Jun 2020, 09:27

Marc, I have plenty of both Dragon kits, in fact the truck is on the table now, I was going to convert a few of Orion`s Brtish tank crew to man it, and probably still will unless Strelets show us some seated figures.
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Posted by marc zijp on 06 Jun 2020, 02:19

@zulu’s: what other cars are suitable for a future dio with lrdg and some other 8th army troops? Let’s say a Daimler armoured car ‘dingo’ for example?
Dio I have in mind (and really in far far future) might be a bit fantasy scenario, like the old movies. Some kind of adventurous raid.
Thanks in advance for some suggestions!
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 06 Jun 2020, 07:38

Marc, it depends on how historically accurate you want to be, from early 1942 the Chevrolet and Jeep are all you need. Prior to March 1942 there were other trucks used, all modified by the LRDG, fuel consumption was the big factor, so all vehicles used were soft skin, nothing with armour plate. Other trucks used were Ford 8cwt and 01 v8`s, chevrolet 15cwt`s ,but no one makes them in 1/72 ,so it`s a compromise 20mm/1/76 or use something that looks the part but my not be correct. But if you are doing 1942/43 you can do a patrol with 100% accuracy as the Dragon trucks work and one jeep as the pilot /command car.
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 06 Jun 2020, 07:39

Black dog do some resin sets to upgrade the Dragon chevrolets and the jeep, they are excellent and make both look far more authentic .
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Posted by MABO on 07 Jun 2020, 08:29

Did someone posted this already...? :read: :coffee: :camera:

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Posted by marc zijp on 07 Jun 2020, 08:48

No Mabo. Seems I oversaw that.
(am I not a human? :oops: )
The masters were posted though.
I must say I like this kind of sets very much! Advancing/skirmishing or otherwise in more or less the same kind of pose.
Would be a wise policy of Strelets made more of this sets too.
(not complaining, just a bit jealous about those advancing Bavarians with even some dead & wounded poses too; they all look sharp and usefull)

Have a nice sunday!
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Posted by Michael Robert on 08 Jun 2020, 18:51

Hello,
I must make amends and kind of accuse myself of blindness. When I showed the pictures of French pikeneers commenting the new Streletz set, I did not see that I had a picture of a pikeneer with tricorn - just as the Streletz guys - nearby. Below the picture - the guy at the left.
The source is the very large and well illustrated book of Auguste Racinet. He wrote an anthology of costume history in the middle of the 19th century, so not so far away as we are today. Unfortunately, he does not give any precise timing and he was not an expert of military costumes as such. So, other than this picture of a Garde Française in "new" blue uniform - adapted in 1685. So the debate about WSS and potential presence of pikes is certainly not closed with this picture.
Greetings Michael

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Posted by MABO on 08 Jun 2020, 19:00

But thank you for posting again and tell us that there might be another option.
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