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Stepson of France
Posted by jackball74 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:01 PM



French Foreign Legionnaire, Cochinchina, 1948

One of the guys from Academy's 1/35 scale FFL set. 

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Posted by captfue on Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:27 PM

Nice figure work

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Posted by jackball74 on Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:59 PM

Thanks! Only time I've been able to do decent eyebrows!

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:13 PM

All he needs is a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth... Wink

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, January 29, 2017 6:18 PM

It's great to see first Indochina war stuff. It's an interesting subject matter. Good job!

Cat whiskers cut to the proper length make perfect 1/35 cigarettes.I'm just putting that out there. 

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Posted by jackball74 on Monday, January 30, 2017 8:40 AM

Thanks! Very interesting about the cat whiskers!

Always been interested in the First Indochina War - realy wish there were more figures for the conflict.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:17 AM

Bravo6 from Russia have some great resin Indochina war 1/35 figures. 

http://bravo6.diorama.ru/

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 30, 2017 5:18 PM

There are a few out there from various makers in resin. You can also modify some older Heller/Testors figures with new heads. They are in French uniforms and have French weapons as well as the US types. The main thing is they need new heads, and perhaps hands...

 

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Posted by jackball74 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:06 AM

Good point with the Heller sets. Painted a TSSD US infantryman up as a FFL paratrooper a few years back (US jungle jacket, British pants) but couldn't get the camo right.

I believe there was a company a few years back that had resin figures kitted out in bush hats, but I cannot remember who it was.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:45 AM

I think Warriors did some Legionaire figures awhile back. And of course there are always Hornet head sets with their various types of headgear.

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:20 PM

I did the Warriors figure last year. I traded the Bren gun for a FM 24/29 and gave him a beard. 

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Posted by jackball74 on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:32 PM

Very nice - that's a good beard!

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