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ADV Vosper MTB Crew in 1/35 Scale
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 07:05 PM UTC
Hi folks,

I see ADV have produced a 4 figure crew set for the Vopser. Good to have some more RN Chaps in 1/35 scale.

http://perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/adv.html

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 08:46 PM UTC
Excellent news & they do look very nice, especially with optional heads and headgear.

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 10:55 PM UTC
Hi Simon,

They are also to be available as separate figures but I'm not clear whether the set comes with alternative heads/arms of just the individual figures.

Either way some good news for RN builders in this scale.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 04:16 AM UTC
The set arrived the other day. Haven't had a good look at them yet but they do come with the alternative arms etc.

Al
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 09:19 PM UTC
Hi Al,

Any chance of some pics?

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 09:41 PM UTC
Hi Simon,

Yes, if I get the time today or this weekend I'll post some up. I was going to do a review on them for Shipwrights. I'd never head or ADV before so want to checkout who they are.

There are alternative poses for some of them which is nice.

ADV also offer a set of separate heads.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 11:33 PM UTC
Thanks Al

will look forward to the review.


Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:39 AM UTC
Hi Simon,

Probably won't get to the review until this weekend or next week. In the mean time a couple of pics.







Al
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 03:00 PM UTC
Hello Alan, I have a question. Wearing those heavy duffle coats, would these figures be suitable for a Malta based boat? I admit to being pretty clueless on conditions in the 'Med'. Al
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 05:50 PM UTC

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Hello Alan, I have a question. Wearing those heavy duffle coats, would these figures be suitable for a Malta based boat? I admit to being pretty clueless on conditions in the 'Med'. Al



I spent about two years of my time at sea in different parts of the Med Al. It can be pretty cold at night there and the weather can be appalling A duffel coat would be just the trick.
Julian
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 09:10 PM UTC

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Quoted Text

Hello Alan, I have a question. Wearing those heavy duffle coats, would these figures be suitable for a Malta based boat? I admit to being pretty clueless on conditions in the 'Med'. Al



I spent about two years of my time at sea in different parts of the Med Al. It can be pretty cold at night there and the weather can be appalling A duffel coat would be just the trick.
Julian



Hi Al,

It can be cold at night but if you want some sunny crew have a look at the MiniArt German Tank Crew here:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=10697&mode=thread&order=0

I thought that with new heads these would possibly work well on a Med Boat. Both Hornet and ADV have some head sets. U Models also have a French Captain sitting in a chair that could possible be easily adopted for the Med!

Alan
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 05:21 AM UTC
Thanks for the info. I figured it probably did get cold, wet, and stormy in the Med, but I just wanted some confirmation. Those Mini-art figures are interesting, lots of possibilities there. Al
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012 - 09:27 PM UTC
Thanks for the Pics Al

does look a cracking figure. very tempted to get one just to paint as a stand alone.

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2012 - 04:33 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Would anyone have a reference for the 'Captains' jacket, 2nd picture down. With a closed collar and 5 single buttons I can't see a WW2 match suitable.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2012 - 09:34 PM UTC
Hi Al

Can't remember the correct name for the uniform, but could be "dress whites" often called the "Ice cream suit" , white high collared single breasted jacket and long white trousers. Not exactly MTB rig I know, but I can't think of another uniform that matches that..

Si
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Posted: Monday, April 09, 2012 - 10:01 PM UTC
Hi Simon,

The only thing I can find that is similar is White No 10 Officers Undress which is a Med type summer uniform worn by high ranking types!

It has the look of something possibly from WW1!

Not sure where they referenced it from but I can't find anything similar for WW2 and MTB crews.

Thanks

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 08:33 PM UTC
I think that is the uniform Al, said I couldn't remember the correct name.

googled images of Admiral Cunningham, found several on the 1st page, White uniform, high collar. 5 buttons, it appears in one of them most of his staff are wearing the same kit.

Might do for base staff officer in a diorama of the boat alongside the jetty, but can't see MTB types putting up with that rig though.

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 03:19 AM UTC
Hi Simon,

Sould be possible to turn the upturned collar in to a jumper and add a collar for the jacket and a new set of buttons with maybe some wellie boots!

Cheers

Al