Action Man in Afghanistan
Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:21 AM
This time, I've gone for something a little different.
In honour of our boys out in Afghanistan, I'm going to kitbash a current British soldier based out there. Not sure of the regiment yet. Maybe the Grenadier Guards, or Blues and Royals, but it will sit nicely with the ceremonial outfits I have of both.
I've chosen a non-Action Man body this time, as you can get them to pose better.
Current DPM gear, Osprey and Camelbak from Barrack Sergeant, L85A2 from Dragon, the body is a BBI G3.5, and the head is a vintage fuzzy Action Man.
Still waiting for his boots, helmet and a bunch of other stuff to arrive.
More to follow, and thanks for looking.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:56 AM
There's nothing wrong with using the desert DPM though, as it was used for years out there, but for bang up to date ops, a lot of the guys now have the MC. There's also a lot of the new front handguards going around for the L85 too. RIS rails & a front grippod, in a dull grey colour. My info is a bit wobbly down to my memory, but HTH
Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:07 PM
Edited by dylan the rabbit, 20 January 2012 - 12:24 PM.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:26 PM
Action Man's head is a little big for 1/6 helmets I have found! I tend to resort to a beanie hat or something like that!!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:38 AM
Those boots look real!!
Paul, they are a real pair of boots. Just a load smaller. Amazing workmanship.
Pat, I used a BBI G3.5 body. The neck post wont fit an AM, but if you pop a washer over the BBI neck post (in this case I used some cut up foam rubber), pop the AM head off it's neck post, and then slip it over the washer, it fits a treat.
The AM heads are a little too big for most 1/6 helmets (especially the EE's), but the fuzzies tend to fit into them. Most Dragon helmets have inserts in them that you can remove anyway.
Edited by dylan the rabbit, 25 January 2012 - 11:39 AM.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:44 PM
Body: I G3.5
Head: Vintage Action Man fuzzy
DPM: Barrack Sergeant
Osprey & Camelbak: Barrack Sergeant
Boots: Barrack Sergeant PMC
Helmet, rifle, PRR: Dragon
Kneepads, smoke grenades, scarf, watch & ESS glasses: Unknown
Marlboro packet, mags & shoulder flashes: home made
Thanks for looking.