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Posted by lobo on 16 Dec 2019, 15:39

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Posted by Rich W on 17 Dec 2019, 23:36

Great stuff again! Keep them coming!
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Posted by lobo on 30 Dec 2019, 18:11

Hello everybody¡
I think this will be my last unit in this year¡¡
Another American unit, this time wearing a dark blue uniform coat with buff as facing color.
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More pics, as usual, in the blog…
http://www.modellingawi.blogspot.com/2019/12/172-american-regiment-dark-blue-facing.html

I hope you enjoy it, and with a little smile...

I Wish you all a Happy new year¡
Peace (war only in wargames) and love for all over the world¡
Antonio.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 30 Dec 2019, 23:32

Another great addition to your amazing AWI collection, Antonio. :love:

My very best congratulations and wishes for the new year. :thumbup:

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Posted by Graeme on 31 Dec 2019, 03:45

Fabulous painting and composition on this unit, I really like the not quite uniform look of them.
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Posted by lobo on 02 Jan 2020, 07:15

Thank you Santi and Grame, it's increasingly difficult to find variations with the same figures! :-D
Antonio!
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Posted by MABO on 04 Jan 2020, 01:04

I follow your posts with interest and it will be a pleasure to look at all the units assembled on one table.
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Posted by Rich W on 04 Jan 2020, 10:57

MABO wrote:I follow your posts with interest and it will be a pleasure to look at all the units assembled on one table.


I agree, a photo with all units together would be great!
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Posted by lobo on 07 Jan 2020, 07:09

I´m very pleased because your interest in this range¡
I have planned to do it; but I have some units about to finish (artillery and wagons) that would give a better feeling in a matt with all infantry units (I Think…)
Although this task would not take me a lot of time (I hope , but always more that we plan ¡) this mouth I have exams in the University ( I´m studying History) so I haven´t a lot of time…I´ll try¡
Thank you very much¡
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Posted by lobo on 01 Feb 2020, 14:12

Hello again,
The project is a little paused…I have just finished my first exam week, in ten days I have the next bunch…
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I have received a box from Chicago…my Christmas present¡¡¡ It was not expensive (13 Euros with shipment), but it maintains the price it had…in the seventies¡?…58 cents¡
It´s the first time I touch them…they have never been commercialized in Spain.
I feel a little guilty using them, but…I think they were made for being used…don´t you think so?
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They have a strange proportion, in comparison with the accurate figures; short, and with a big head, and bigger hat¡¡…but I will feel more guilty transforming them¡¡¡
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Posted by MABO on 02 Feb 2020, 08:51

lobo wrote:I feel a little guilty using them, but…I think they were made for being used…don´t you think so?


Yes, but maybe when they are still on the sprue, the collector's value will continue to rise. But I do not know if you are interested in this. ;-)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 09 Feb 2020, 20:34

lobo wrote:...I have received a box from Chicago…my Christmas present¡¡¡ It was not expensive (13 Euros with shipment), but it maintains the price it had…in the seventies¡?…58 cents¡ It´s the first time I touch them…they have never been commercialized in Spain...They have a strange proportion, in comparison with the accurate figures; short, and with a big head, and bigger hat¡¡…but I will feel more guilty transforming them¡¡¡Antonio


Antonio, I think I'm considerably older than you and yes, these figures were commercialized in Spain in the seventies and eighties, as well as all sets from Airfix. I bought them in one of the many toy stores that existed then, at least in Madrid. What a wonderful times! :(

Not among the best works from Airfix, light years from the French Imperial Guard or the Afrika Korps, for example.

Best regards and go on converting and painting these interesting figures. :yeah:

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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Feb 2020, 10:46

I definitely think you should use them! They were avaible in Sweden early 70s and I still remember the smell when I opened the box! Yes, I was addicted! :-D And there were definitely worse smelly stuff you could get addicted to in the 70s! :mrgreen: And I already look forward to see them painted by you!
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Posted by lobo on 11 Feb 2020, 07:52

Santy, by your photo…I sure than I´m older¡¡ I studying…again¡
You are right; I remember playing with monta-plex figures; a spanish brand that made bad copies of the Airfix figures; I had hundreds of them, and when I was a little older…the real Airfix and Atlantic figures¡¡ Yes Susofrik, what a experience to open those pretty boxes, for us those figures were absolutely perfect and we used to play with them with a very basic rules… and we were very happy¡¡ Now we see a lot of inaccuracies in our much more advanced figures and the rules are so complicated that is practically impossible to finish a game¡¡
The question is that when I was a child I didn´t know anything about the AWI, only the 2WW, so I didn´t remember the Airfix AWI references…
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Posted by lobo on 04 Mar 2020, 10:09

Hello everyone¡

Well after a long pause, I decided to use the Airfix figures…for an American regular unit?...nooooo; For German Jäger¡¡¡ :-D :-D :-D
I hope you find it interesting…

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More Pics and transformation process, as always, in the blog…

http://modellingawi.blogspot.com/2020/03/172-german-jagers.html

Thank you very much for watching¡
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Posted by despertaferro on 04 Mar 2020, 11:01

Love those Jägers!

Great idea and conversions.

Got my AWI stuff a bit abandoned now, see if I can find a gap to come back to them soon...

Cheers!

Joan
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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Mar 2020, 11:39

Agree with Joan! Really love your work on those figures! And they really look nice in green!
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Posted by Egbert on 04 Mar 2020, 12:30

Oh cool...
they look really great ! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 04 Mar 2020, 15:09

Interesting? Those look great! I love the basing, too - they really look like a Jager unit. Beautiful reds and greens...
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Posted by C M Dodson on 04 Mar 2020, 18:34

You have the hand of a magician transforming those Airfix classics to such a believable subject.

Brilliant.

Best wishes,

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