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Re: 8th Army heavy weapons set.

For clarity, four identical sprue`s, two Bren gunners removed prior to packing at the factory presumably. They could have cut off two piat guys that would have made more sense, but hay ho.

Re: 8th Army heavy weapons set.

Alan Buckingham
For clarity, four identical sprue`s, two Bren gunners removed prior to packing at the factory presumably. They could have cut off two piat guys that would have made more sense, but hay ho.
That's very odd indeed, and the PSR page showing those figures clearly shows they received 1 gunner, with the total figures in the box being 45 implying they lost 3! But I noticed the photo of the box cover shows a total figure count of 45 - so all are/were present and accounted for? My order from Hannants should be arriving in a week or so (I'm in sunny Canada) so I'll report back with how many of my chaps made it.

Re: 8th Army heavy weapons set.

Alan Buckingham
For clarity, four identical sprue`s, two Bren gunners removed prior to packing at the factory presumably. They could have cut off two piat guys that would have made more sense, but hay ho.
Seems odd to me that any would be removed at all considering the position on the sprue...?

:wink:

Re: 8th Army heavy weapons set.

Well, I'm rather sad to report only 2 of my Bren machine gunners made it through, just like Alan's box. And like Alan previously mentioned, it appears the other 2 chaps were cut off from their sprues (with a rather noticeable and odd gap). Also, those two "cut" sprues appeared to be in a different orientation in the box compared to the 2 "uncut" sprues suggesting to me that whoever filled the box may have grabbed sprues from two different batches?

Re: 8th Army heavy weapons set.

Dear Alan,

The mould was damaged beyond repairs right on the place where this specific figure was, hence we had to cut it out.
As a result, this set was issued with a very limited production run. We will try to go round this problem in some way but it may well be, that no subsequent re-releades will be made.
Please, be guided accordingly.

Best regards,

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