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brodiebear

1/10 SBS Fanning Head, Falklands War 82

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A crucial phase of the British campaign to retake the Falkland Islands from their Argentinean invaders was about to get under way. An amphibious landing force was preparing to deliver troops into San Carlos Bay, which would become the bridgehead via which the Islands would be retaken.

Of concern to the British planners was an Argentine position placed atop Fanning Head, a high ridge that overlooked San Carlos Waters. Radio transmissions had been detected, from an Argentine call sign of 'EC Hermes'. Believed to be half-company sized and covering the approaches to the landing areas with heavy weapons, the Argentine presence was a significant threat to the landings.

The task of clearing Fanning Head fell to 3 SBS, supported by HMS Antrim. The Argentine position was located by using a thermal imaging device attached to Antrim's Wessex helicopter. An SBS assault force of some 25 men, many armed with GPMGs, was delivered into the vicinity, piecemeal, by Wessex helicopter. Full Article can be seen here

 

I have been working on this 1/10 bust from Mookies Miniatures for a couple of months, now on the home straight. All painting has been done with Acrlyics - Mainly Vallejo and a few tamiya ones thrown in for good measure. Flesh tones by Andrea;

 

Dry Fit

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Hands painted

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Head

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As it was a night raid i decided to camo up his face

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Pouches - all same 'base colour' some lightened and some darkened

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Bergan - The SBS self sourced their bergan / backpacks - this is a norway version

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Webbing and backpack straps

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58 Pattern webbing belt

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58 DPM painted - Head blue tacked

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Nicely done, especially the mis matched pouches. I see he has been smart enough to dump the kidney pouches and add in an extra water bottle pouch.

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12 hours ago, John_W said:

Nicely done, especially the mis matched pouches. I see he has been smart enough to dump the kidney pouches and add in an extra water bottle pouch.

Thankyou and yep, thirsty work

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