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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Apr 2020, 21:39

Peter wrote:And they look also usefull for the LRDP. I just hope they aren't to big in comparison with the matchbox figures.


In most of the photos of LRDP, the soldiers have long beards and baggy clothing and head covers similar to Arabs. So these clean cut guys in shorts and berets will be perfect for that?
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Posted by Peter on 19 Apr 2020, 21:49

Bluefalchion wrote:
In most of the photos of LRDP, the soldiers have long beards and baggy clothing and head covers similar to Arabs. So these clean cut guys in shorts and berets will be perfect for that?

Aaron, I think it's a yes for me. When they started their raids they were clean. When they came back is something else.

Have a look at this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Range_Desert_Group

And they worked very good together with the SAS. ;-)
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 04 May 2020, 19:59

I agree perfect conversion material for the LRDG , most photo`s show them in assorted head gear usually from the parent unit (the one they volunteered from to join the LRDG ) ,so berets are fine , but a head swap is an easy conversion. My use is for the Dragon kit , so 1/72 should be perfect.
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Posted by zirrian on 12 Jun 2020, 15:51

On the Strelets forum they confirmed a Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army for 'nam, and LRDG for WW2 which is nice.
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Posted by zirrian on 19 Jun 2020, 16:16

https://www.facebook.com/zirrianfest/posts/545404482796061

As the three new Orion Vietnam boxes arrived, I took some closeup pics of them. Hopefully they will be useful.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 25 Nov 2020, 19:07

Haron has just unveiled the next batch of Orion sets. :thumbup:

72058 - WWII German Panzer Soldiers 1939-1940
72059 - Viet Cong
72060 - North Vietnamese Army (NVA)
72061 - WWII British Tank Crew (winter dress)
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Posted by MABO on 25 Nov 2020, 22:38

I am looking forward to the British Winter Tank Crew. Any pictures anywhere, already?
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Posted by zirrian on 26 Nov 2020, 22:09

Hooray! Now only the ANZACs are missing from the lineup :P
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 29 Dec 2020, 16:40

The boxes are now shown on Hannants future release page, but unusually no second picture showing the contents and poses.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 09 Jan 2021, 19:58

72058 - WWII German Panzer Soldiers 1939-1940
48 figures in 12 poses
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72059 - Viet Cong
52 figures in 13 poses
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72060 - North Vietnamese Army (NVA)
52 figures in 13 poses
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72061 - WWII British Tank Crew (winter dress)
48 figures in 12 poses
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Will order all 4 sets as soon as they become available. :xd:
At least 2 each of the Vietnam and 1939/40 figures, and a single box of 1944/45 Brits.
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Posted by Fire at Will on 09 Jan 2021, 20:55

They all look very tempting. I'll have to mix the VC/NVA in with my old Esci figures.
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 10 Jan 2021, 17:28

They all look very good.
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 10 Jan 2021, 18:21

Now we need, Africa Korps tank crews and British tank crews for Normandy 44 .
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Posted by zirrian on 10 Jan 2021, 18:28

Holy poop, those Vietnamese figures look great. Super poses, good mix of weapons, and you can make proper sappers from the VC. Straight improvement over the old Esci figures, and a must buy.

Now really the only glaring ommission are the ANZACs :D
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Posted by MABO on 10 Jan 2021, 18:40

zirrian wrote:Now really the only glaring ommission are the ANZACs :D


:thumbup: Would be great, yes!
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Posted by Ochoin on 11 Jan 2021, 00:05

zirrian wrote:Hooray! Now only the ANZACs are missing from the lineup :P



"The uniform is a key element of the Australian Army's identity," the Defence Department says.

"It represents our organisation, our culture and our people."

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Posted by zirrian on 11 Jan 2021, 12:19

Ochoin wrote:

"The uniform is a key element of the Australian Army's identity," the Defence Department says.

"It represents our organisation, our culture and our people."

donald


And the SLR, don't forget the SLR!
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Posted by Ben Bob on 11 Jan 2021, 12:57

It seems like with some headswaps and clever painting the Vietnamese could pass for some Warsaw Pact and Middle East armies.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 11 Jan 2021, 14:01

Ben Bob wrote:It seems like with some headswaps and clever painting the Vietnamese could pass for some Warsaw Pact and Middle East armies.

Agreed, at least with the NVA figures this could very well be the case. One of the reasons why I'm going to purchase several boxes of this particular set.

It has been almost 35 years since the back then adequate Esci sets, a contemporary extension of the topic was long overdue imho.
Orion does the job with reasonable quality and unimagined scope. :thumbup:

Although the corresponding Pegasus set is top-notch, a further expansion of the US side would also be desirable. ;-)
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Posted by Wiking on 11 Jan 2021, 17:11

All I can say is that I am quite happy that my main focus is on WWII.
Because I would lost all my pocket money, immediately.

SOOO many nice sets.
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