Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby dadlamassu » 10 Jun 2017

We were clearing out a lot of stuff while redecorating. I found a lot of plastic WW1 and a few metal WW2 French some AFVs and artillery so I resurrected an old project.

The Infantry (transport to follow):
Regimental HQ
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Battalion HQ (I made 2 of these)
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Infantry Companies
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Cyclist Company
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Support Weapons
MMG - Miltra and Airfix
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81mm Mortars
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37mm Infantry guns (Airfix and scratchbuilt guns)
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Close up
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25mm Antitank (Reiver guns)
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47mm Antitank (Reiver guns)
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75mm Artillery
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Miltra metal infantry - Does anyone know if they are still available?
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby 7dot62mm » 10 Jun 2017

That's quite an army! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby Taylor » 10 Jun 2017

Lovely collection and entry :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good: :good:
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby Fire at Will » 10 Jun 2017

Lovely :hello: :hello:
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby Richard B. » 10 Jun 2017

Excellent Alan - loads of stuff there - you`ve been working pretty hard :yahoo:
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby dadlamassu » 10 Jun 2017

Richard B. wrote:Excellent Alan - loads of stuff there - you`ve been working pretty hard :yahoo:


Thanks. It has taken a long time to do. They were painted in groups between redecorating sessions.
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby tinned fruit » 11 Jun 2017

Great looking army - really like the old Airfix WW1 French set which was the best by far of a pretty ropey selection.
It's not big and it's not clever.

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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby Bluewillow » 19 Jun 2017

Good sized collection Alan! Not heard of miltra brand :scratch: need some more guns myself for my french!

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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby clive2 » 19 Jun 2017

Mike from Trux says the moulds were shot when he came into them. He only cast up some French and German figures to go with the Trux vehicles. The moulds were binned so all you can do really is keep an eye out for them on eBay, bring and buys etc.
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby dadlamassu » 19 Jun 2017

clive2 wrote:Mike from Trux says the moulds were shot when he came into them. He only cast up some French and German figures to go with the Trux vehicles. The moulds were binned so all you can do really is keep an eye out for them on eBay, bring and buys etc.


What a pity - they were really nice figures.
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French (Armoured engineers)

Postby dadlamassu » 26 Jun 2017

I decided that the forces needed to have a bit more élan. So I hunted the interweb to see if the French, despite their defensive doctrine had any armoured engineers. Could not find any but I did find a number of (experimental?) engineer tanks were produced so I simplified and modified some to start an armoured engineer company.

So now I have the beginnings of a company of (probably fictitious) Les Ingénieurs Blindé

Chars Renault FT deminueur
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Chars FT poseur du pont
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby Richard B. » 26 Jun 2017

Cool stuff Alan :yahoo:
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby patrokles » 27 Jun 2017

Impressive project :hello: And a very nice idea :good: By the way ... famous Airfix set "WWI French Infantry" was my first set of figures in my live ! It was in late of the 70's of the 20th Century ... Some memories come back ... :cray:
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Re: Dadlamassu's Task 2 - WW2 French

Postby cuckoo » 05 Jul 2017

Shame on photobucket.
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