Sunday, 13 May 2012

Airfix WWII British infantry

After a long pause I´ve finally got back to my quest of painting every set of bods that Airfix has ever produced using only original figures.
63 sets, of which 3 feature mainly  animals so don´t count (ok, the Zoo animals set 1 has a bod in it) and the SAS set which is listed but was only ever made in 1/32nd. 5 sets are repeated..they have an earlier version and if I ever get through the PSR list I´ll paint them as well. 59 sets of which I´ve got 31 finished !!!! :-)
I won´t make any comment, the review at PSR says it all.
Narnia - The Invasion Begins!!!!!
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21 comments:

  1. Nice work Paul. I know it's not a particularly well received set, but I quite like some of these Bods. Specially that chap with the rifle about to enthusiastically charge down the door...LET ME AT 'EM!

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  2. I don't know what PSR think, but for my eyes it's looks good!
    More than a half of the sets are painted now...
    Great!

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  3. Great paint job, quite a challenge that you've set yourself there!

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    1. Thanks :-D
      It is a bit of a challenge...with the sets listed at PSR..it makes in total;
      713 bod poses
      49 horse poses (some get painted more than once due to there being less horse poses than bod poses)
      3 boats
      1 wagon
      2 gun limbers
      2 Camels
      2 chariots
      4 guns to be painted
      Cheers
      paul

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  4. Ahh memories. This set was my brother's pride and joy when I was about 8 and he was 10.

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  5. Fantastic to see these bods painted so nicely. I remember them well.

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  6. These look good. Much better in fact than I had imagined they could possibly look when I was playing with the unpainted figs.

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  7. I know this set has it's faults but it was always one of my favourite sets.

    I really liked the kneeling figure with the bren gun!

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  8. Superb work Paul on these tight clothed Tommies.

    A lick of paint really improves the look of this maligned set.

    Well done!

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  9. Great that you picked up this challenge again Paul! They're very good painted, and they were one of the best sculpted sets of that time.

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  10. Nice work, I'm always amazed by how good airfix look painted up.

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  11. Great as always but I'm afraid the invasion will end up in disaster. I don't think those uniforms are for "winter warfare" :)

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  12. great wotk paul. love the narnia invasion scene... who will win???

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  13. Great set Paul and I'm still chuckling at the caption in the last photograph! :D

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  14. Great job Paul and a good idea and a big challenge...takes me back...so many happy memories as a kid painting and playing with these i had every set they ever produced, apart from the S.A.S Keep it up

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  15. I read the review and I think these look much better painted up than the review would have you think. And you've challenged yourself to do all 713 poses, which I think is pretty impressive. I really want to see the figures with the stretchers painted up.

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  16. Brings back memories and they look so much better painted.

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  17. To NARNIA!!!! Nice painting.. can't say I am familiar in this line of models.. but your doing a cracking good job on them all the same! Good luck with your challenge!

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