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Joined: April 30th, 2005, 2:20 am

November 6th, 2009, 8:24 pm #1

Check out the writing on the side of the M72A5:

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/ne ... log=photos

I love it! That would be rather hard to do in 1:35 though.

Cheers - Dan
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Joined: August 25th, 2004, 1:33 am

November 6th, 2009, 9:44 pm #2

Seems the current roto has relaxed the rules about non-standard badging. Did you notice the arabic script above her name tag?

There was a Bison Amb photo in Roto 5, where someone had written "honk if you love Jesus" in the dirt over the rear ramp.

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Joined: April 30th, 2005, 2:20 am

November 7th, 2009, 1:25 am #3

In a country where a guy is on death row for being Christian, don't you think that was treading on thin ice? Then again, I guess it's different when it's on an ISAF vehicle and not some penniless student from Kabul.
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Joined: August 25th, 2004, 1:33 am

November 7th, 2009, 1:30 am #4

especially since the photo appeared in the National Post. I've got the photo somewhere...



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Joined: November 7th, 2009, 4:15 am

November 7th, 2009, 4:15 am #5

Check out the writing on the side of the M72A5:

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/ne ... log=photos

I love it! That would be rather hard to do in 1:35 though.

Cheers - Dan
The best way to model this in 1/35th scale is to write the wording on paper, scan it into your computer, scale it, and print it to clear decal film. Testers make the film for inkjet printers.
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Joined: February 11th, 2009, 7:18 pm

November 7th, 2009, 4:54 am #6

American influence
Last edited by c2jerrett on January 28th, 2010, 8:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Graeme Davidson
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November 7th, 2009, 5:02 am #7

Check out the writing on the side of the M72A5:

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/ne ... log=photos

I love it! That would be rather hard to do in 1:35 though.

Cheers - Dan
That doesn't look like a Browning HP. Maybe that's an MP working with the KPRT?
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Joined: August 25th, 2004, 1:33 am

November 7th, 2009, 5:05 am #8

maybe that is what's throwing me.. they look like rubber grips, with some skateboard tape on the back of the grip?
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 7th, 2009, 1:38 pm #9

That doesn't look like a Browning HP. Maybe that's an MP working with the KPRT?
The 2 big grip screws and the curve of the pistol grip give it away.

The Sig-Sauers (P220/225/226/etc) were issued to specialized trades and/or units, but these things change (the widespread issue of C8 carbines is a good example), and weren't they also issued for other reasons, such as to those with smaller hands? Miss Long doesn't seem to be the biggest woman in the CF...

Badges! Geez, they'll soon need to velcro the entire sleeve. Is it really necessary to have a big honking badge saying PRT on it? Has the literacy rate in Afghanistan improved so much that they now read English too? . I wonder what she's got on her other arm?
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 3:05 pm

November 7th, 2009, 4:38 pm #10

American influence
It's not an American thing, it's a soldier thing. Troops of all nations come up with stuff like this. As far as PC thinking and practices go in a military, if you want an example of where that can get you, look at the events at Ft. Hood the other day. That guy should have been booted out long ago, but because he was in a "protected" group, well.......13 dead, 31 wounded.
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