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Resicast Airborne Stretcher Set
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2009 - 05:36 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Well this summer seems to have turned into a figure one. To go with my Airborne Mortar Crew I'll be adding this set as the retreating troops.



More later.

Al

Edit: Apologies I put this in the wrong forum, could someone move it to the Figures Forum if possible, my mind was on Shermans!!!
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 01:28 AM UTC
Hi Guys,


Well I amde a bit of a start on these chaps, not as much done this week as I would like but...

The figures









Progress so far



















Might use a bandaged head on one of the bearers for a bit more variety.
Apologies for the pics a bit dark.


Al
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 01:57 AM UTC
alan!

yet again im caught by your inspiring work
great models as usual and this set looks great
the bearer with a bandaged head will look great and standout

im keeping my eye onthis and waiting for the final finish!!

tony
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 02:07 AM UTC
Hi Tony,

Thanks, a bit inactive at the moment, should be further on but these are the retreating chaps I'm going to use with the mortar crew.

You can find a full review of the set here

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=4538

Cheers

Al
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 02:19 AM UTC
It was these two pictures that got me interested in the sets.





Al
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 02:26 AM UTC
hi alan

that review is great im still looking for a job still!! haha
but hopefully get a christmas job and i plan on getting alot of paratroopers
this set will be 1 of them!

them pictures are great are they on the imperial war museum site???

tony
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 04:13 AM UTC
Hi Tony,

Good luck with the job hunting, I hope something comes off. It is a difficult time.

Yip, IWM. Look under Operation Market Garden or Arnhem. There is quite a lot of footage of the landings.

Remember to wait for a good exchaneg rate lol, lol, which alwasy helps.

If you are interested in the campaign then there are two cracking books from the Then and Now Series simpley entitled Operation Market Garden. They are expensive 24/30 pounds but if you are going down the airbiorne road then they are brillient.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 01:03 AM UTC
Hi folks,

This is where I've got to at the moment.







Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 02:46 AM UTC
Hi Al, Great job on these figs Really wish that Resicast would be easy to get over here. Or maybe not, could go broke buying all their stuff

Randy
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 08:34 AM UTC
Hi Randy,

Thanks, almost finished the 3rd bearer. I may replace part of the stretcher handles with brass rod for extra strength but there is time enough for that yet.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 10:08 AM UTC
Good stuff Alan. Ive only got a few resicast figures, and if these are simialr in quality, they should be a treat to paint. Details are nicely defined. Are these for a small project or are all these recent models still for your huge dio?
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 10:29 AM UTC
Hi Frank,

Thanks. These are for a small project, I thought I could combine the stretcher team retreating under covering fire of the mortat crew, a bit of both pics above.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 01:58 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Latest progress on the set. I'm almost finished the 3rd bearer. I decided to add 4 small metal rods to the stretcher and drill into the bearers hands so that when the set gets fixed to the dio it will have more strength. This also allows a bit more flexibility when coming to position the fgures.

As you can see there is a slight issue with the 3rd bearer, and I have his foot on a bit of raised ground to even him out. Whether this is my building, the use of the brass rods for the stretcher handles or whatever, sitting on the flat wasn't really working. It's not a major problem, on the dio they will be crossing a muddy track so they will be plenty of time to get the setting correct, but again another reason for using brass handles on the stratcher.

A bit more painting and finishing off do do, the the results so far are pretty good - I think?







Al