free French figures?

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free French figures?

Joined: May 9th, 2005, 8:39 pm

April 14th, 2012, 12:38 pm #1

I am currently building the new hobbyboss GMC with bofors as used by free French forces during WW2 and am looking for suitable figures. I plan a simple base with maybe a couple of figures in a relaxed pose around the vehicle. However I am struggling to find anything suitable Any ideas?
many thanks
Pete

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Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 8:23 am

April 14th, 2012, 12:56 pm #2

it was my understanding that the Free French were equipped entirely from U.S. stocks,baring headgear and badges of rank.Maybe Hornet have the heads you're looking for???
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

April 16th, 2012, 12:42 am #3

I am currently building the new hobbyboss GMC with bofors as used by free French forces during WW2 and am looking for suitable figures. I plan a simple base with maybe a couple of figures in a relaxed pose around the vehicle. However I am struggling to find anything suitable Any ideas?
many thanks
Pete

http://petesmodelworld.blogspot.com/
They had a mix of US and French uniform gear
DAVID NICKELS
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 4:20 am

April 16th, 2012, 1:41 am #4

G'day Pete - as David said you could use Heller figures or their arms and equipment set which had some sailors caps (for some Fusillers Marin) and also some suitable weapons. The GMC/Bofors was also used in IndoChina. In the early years French forces were dressed in a bewildering array of French (pre and post-WWII) kit and surplus US and British gear. Just plonk an M1 helmet on their head and you could use just about dress them in just about any baggy/tropical kit. - Ronan

Pic link:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... _id=190547


Ebay link for Heller set (no contection to seller)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Heller-Envir ... 4844062204



Regards - Ronan
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Joined: May 9th, 2005, 8:39 pm

April 17th, 2012, 3:27 pm #5

I am currently building the new hobbyboss GMC with bofors as used by free French forces during WW2 and am looking for suitable figures. I plan a simple base with maybe a couple of figures in a relaxed pose around the vehicle. However I am struggling to find anything suitable Any ideas?
many thanks
Pete

http://petesmodelworld.blogspot.com/
thanks for your answers chaps most helpful.
Pete

http://petesmodelworld.blogspot.com/
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