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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2013 19:39 pm 
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My favorites were the German lying down machine gun team. One with a bi-pod and the other feeding the gun.
For the Americans it was always the flamethrower.
British Commando set. Canoe with the paddlers, the man throwing the hand grenade and the crawling sneaky guy with the knife.
Waterloo was the Bagpiper and Drummer.
I also had a soft spot for Mounted Red Indians especially with the big headdresses.

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2013 23:29 pm 
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I fondly remember the HO/OO Eighth Army Vickers MG crew and the German grenade thrower from the later Airfix set. In 1/32, I always really liked the Japanese soldier firing a mortar - the one US Marines erroneously called a 'knee mortar', leading to a few accidents with captured mortars and broken legs.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Mar 2017 07:56 am 
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HO/OO Astronauts, but why were they moulded in yellow!

My favourite pairing (for standing up and using marbles to roll then down, last one standing, the winner - a scenario my friends and I used to play quite a lot. Our WW1 battles were a right mixture of allies against picklehaubed Germans) were Foreign Legion and Arabs.

I think the firm 'HaT' still produce them using Airfix moulds(?).


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Mar 2017 16:59 pm 
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The Foreign Legion and Bedouins ? HäT still make them

My favourite set? Difficult to pick just one but the 1/32nd Airfix Afrika Korps was definately high on the list.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Mar 2017 18:05 pm 
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I can remember being not very impressed with the first tool German Infantry, by comparison the British Commandos were wonderful, but I think (sentimentally) my favourites were Robin Hood. IIRC my nan bought them when we went on a trip (Nottingham :?: ) I don't think I painted them for a long time because I always played with them :dummy:

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar 2017 23:10 pm 
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I loved all the H0/00 Airfix figure sets that went with forts/castles etc. Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham, with Nottingham Castle; Romans and Ancient Britons with the Roman Fort but especially the French Foreign Legion and Arabs with Fort Sahara. Hours of fun, sigh...

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I have got to say that in my youth it was always the Napoleonic sets I used to take ages to set them up then 5 minutes to put them away .

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Gosh, a challenging question. Though as often as not it was World War II or Napoleonics on the table, I veered between all periods and had favourites in each. I suppose I warmed most to individual figures that were sculpted that little bit better and looked like they really meant it - the submachine-gunners in the Afrika Korps and the Commandos (first tooling), the lunging swordsman in both the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood sets, several of the Ancient Britons, George Washington, one or two among the US Marines (first tooling) and WWI French and German Infantry... it's a long list!

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Mar 2017 22:24 pm 
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My all-time favourite was the French napoleonic artillery. Particularly the marching gunner with his shouldered musket. I was heavily into napoleonic wargaming in the late 60s early seventies, particularly the small germanic states with their very colourful uniforms and that particular figure was turned into many companies of Hess darmstadt, Bavarians, Prussians etc. I used to swap cannons, limbers, "action" gunners for endless marching figures! Regards, Walter.


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