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Posted by dugzmodels on 16 Jul 2021, 22:44

Hi MABO,

The red figures are all Italian WWII (not Japanese or German).

- WWII Japanese artillery or support weapons? (Italian WWII Desert Officer with Binoculars)
- WWII Afrika Korps reconnaisance or tank troops? (Italian WWII Desert refilling water - he is wearing the Sun Helmet with the crest at the front)

Looks like the Italians get a desert group to support the released DAK sets.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 17 Jul 2021, 01:31

dugzmodels wrote:Hi MABO,
The red figures are all Italian WWII (not Japanese or German).
Looks like the Italians get a desert group to support the released DAK sets.


In fact, these were some hasty interpretation attempts by me, not MABO.
Partly pure wishful thinking on my part.
However, you may well be right. :yeah:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 23 Jul 2021, 20:46

This friday we get 3 previews again. :thumbup:

WWII Italian?
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WWII Afrika Korps? radio operator
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WWII 2,8cm schwere Panzerbüchse 41? with incredibly disproportionate gun shields
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Jul 2021, 00:43

WWII Italian has his sleeves rolled up and his collar open.
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Posted by MABO on 24 Jul 2021, 11:18

Bluefalchion wrote:WWII Italian has his sleeves rolled up and his collar open.


It is hot in the desert!
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 24 Jul 2021, 18:23

If only Strelets had better quality production...as the masters are usually good but the plastic output hit and miss...
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 24 Jul 2021, 19:17

I think production quality has improved lately , if we go back a few years to the ACW sets they were poor compared to the masters, the WSS sets on the other hand are wonderful as are most others I have bought since the ACW range. There are some limitations I suspect with process that don`t help, ie the mould not being steel ,I assume this lessens the amount of pressure on the liquid plastic and accounts for the chunky sprues etc .
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Posted by Peter on 25 Jul 2021, 13:35

I say, let us be happy Strelets is still producing figures. If I look at PSR the figure production isn't high!

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 30 Jul 2021, 20:29

Another sweeping friday preview. :thumbup:

WSS french cavalry?
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WWII Italian?
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WWI German camp?
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Posted by Fire at Will on 30 Jul 2021, 21:37

It would only be fair to have a WW1 German field kitchen too!
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Posted by Peter on 30 Jul 2021, 23:03

Fire at Will wrote:It would only be fair to have a WW1 German field kitchen too!

Yes! :-D
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Posted by Flambeau on 31 Jul 2021, 09:18

WSS French Cavalry?
Probably not, unless it's supposed to be a high ranking officer. The French at this time had but a single regiment equipped with a cuirass, viz. the cuirassiers du Roi, which didn't see action during the WSS, at least to the best of my knowledge. But given the rather generic look of cavalry for the period, whether they label it as French cavalry or not doesn't matter that much, it can be used for a number of other nations (Danes, Dutch, German States or even Imperial Austrian), so a very useful figure. I just hope they make them with front plate only as that was the most common type.
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Posted by Minuteman on 31 Jul 2021, 11:36

AS Strelets continue to expand their excellent WoSS range, an increasing number of figures - especially amongst the cavalry sets - may be considered as 'generic' for the early 18th century period; or indeed for a little later in the 1700s. Given that officers of the time had some leeway in 'uniform', the officer shown here in dashing pose, with pistol and standard, may be used for a variety of different units/armies. The pose itself is one that can only be used here and there, but as part of a diorama is nonetheless an eye-catching pose.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing at present is that Strelets keep showing us these wonderful new figures, but we as eager buyers may have to wait quite a number of months, maybe half a year, before being able to buy them!
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Posted by Flambeau on 31 Jul 2021, 13:00

Minuteman,

I absolutely agree. I'm waiting and waiting to see the French Musketeers of the Guard and the Garde du Corps sets released which were shown to us back in September 2020 and are still not released. Quite frustrating! No idea what may have delayed the production.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 31 Jul 2021, 14:03

Covid has contributed to a plastics shortage. That could be one reason for the delay.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Aug 2021, 22:32

259 - WSS Dutch Cuirassiers

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 06 Aug 2021, 08:53

Another rich friday preview. :thumbup:

WSS cavalry?
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WWII Italian Bersaglieri in tropical theatre?
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WWI german camp?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 09 Aug 2021, 00:14

Another great looking WSS preview. :thumbup:

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 13 Aug 2021, 00:54

An quite opulent preview again. :thumbup:

WWII British/Commonwealth infantry mediterranean/far east?
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WWII Italian infantry mediterranean?
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WSS drummer?
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Kettle for a further camp set?
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Posted by Peter on 13 Aug 2021, 14:16

Someone didn't like his music! He's hit! :mrgreen:

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Or it's a carnaval figure? :eh:

Looking forward to those 8th army and other desert figures. ;-)
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