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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Army Reforms 2 - 8th Army

Continuing to reorganise my old Airfix soldiers, it is the turn of the 8th Army.  I really like these figures as there is so much potential for conversion jobs, to upgrade existing and create new weapons that are not included in the set.  I have used a few matchbox figures, especially their mortar teams. I have also scratch built some 2 pdr anti tank guns:

The tanks are by EKO, similar to ROCO minitanks:
Artillery consists of 25 pdr field guns, 5.5" medium gun, 6 pdr anti-tank gun and 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns:



Then, best of all, we have the infantry. I just love these advancing figures:
Support weapons are the 2 pdr anti-tank gun, Boys anti-tank rifle, Vickers machine gun and 3" mortar:



In addition there is a motorised battalion, with mostly Matchbox figures:
And last but not least some sappers:







4 comments:

  1. A wonderful Airfix 8th Army force you have there.

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    1. Thanks, some of those items must be around 60 years old!

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  2. Very nice toy soldiers Bob...
    You’ve managed to take me back 50 years just looking at them... :-)

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Yes those early Airfix had a very unique style,

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