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That's because the Tommy gunner is a FFL soldier (Bir Hakheim), see the sash.
It is well established knowledge that Popeye served some time with he FFL.
I agree about the proportions of that figure. Might be just the photo angle.
More fine Friday figs from the 'free that formed the focus for Friday f'eighth.
Thanks Strelets. More smiles on a Friday evening. Always a pleasure to view.
The weekly mail has been delivered by Mr strelets & like the real mail there is going to be a large bill to pay some time before xmas bring it on.
Great figures Mr strelets I cant wait to get my hands on them thanks.:heart_eyes:
Wonderful, but a minor observation , our 8th army guy may be a bit chunky, they were lean and fit.
While waiting for some Russian infantry in overcoat marching as winter is coming, I can predict a fantastic FFL ww2 heavy weapons set.
Carry on team Strelets.
Some reel eye candy here. Before you are through I am going to have a 1:1 representation for EVERY Highland regiment in service during the Napoleonic Period. What a problem to have...
The Thompson gunner does seem a bit top-heavy; at the same time I wonder if that might be exaggerated by the angle of the camera just a bit? And the thought occurred to me firing a Thompson at full "Rock n' Roll" (our term for full auto) after awhile might bulk a fellow up. They kick like a mule. Even an AK or M16/M4 buck a bit - but the Thompson is like riding a wild mare on steroids in comparison. :wink:
Does anyone have an idea of what's confirmed to be in the next batch of 12 or so new sets timed for Christmas?
Hannants have only 5 sets listed at the moment (all WoSS), and PSR have a large futures page list containing many old/abandoned sets, but not the possible new sets such as for WWII, I'm anticipating:
WWII FFL ("in attack and/or Heavy Weapons"?)
WWII 8th Army ("in attack?")
WWII Italian Arty
WWII DAK ("in attack?")...
Looking forward to the next North African WW2 Commonwealth set but am keen to know - will there be a prone 2 inch mortar team in there ? There was not in the 8th Army Heavy Weapons' set and this platoon staple support weapon is sorely missing in Aurfix/Revell/Esci and Italeri plastic for this theatre. I am about to start a large conversion exercise (12 trams) using de-gunned Airfix bren gunners - do I need to do this Mr Strelets, or are you about to save me from this necessary chore ?