Thursday 9 June 2016

20mm Falklands Paras

I've been looking for some suitable 20mm figures to represent Airborne Forces during the Falklands campaign for some time. Regular readers of this blog will know that I've painted Liberation, Britannia, Elhiem,  and a few other manufacturers but these have always generally represented  BAOR types with the old 44 pattern helmet or a very heavily scrimmed helmet that is accurate for the North German plain but doesn't have the Airborne Ally look that I was after. There's a photo here that illustrates what I'm describing.
I recently put an order into RH Models who produce Liberation and I came across a new pack of figures, code FalksquV helmet variant to Falk1, I ordered a pack and my view that, although not described as such, Rolf has modelled the Airborne helmet on these figures. There's a close up of one of the pack figures below. So another order will be going in with some extras to cover head swops for other packs and my long planned Longdon project can get underway. Thanks Rolf !