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  • #57602
    GeoffQRF
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    http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/equipment/loadbearing/1982pattern.htm

    To be fair, it does state the gas mask case (Carrier, Mask, C4, NBC) although it doesn’t show it on the drawings. I have added it to the figures 🙂

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    #57633
    GeoffQRF
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    …Is there any way that you could change your business bank account name to ‘Marks and Spencer’, ‘QVC’, ‘The Body Shop’ or ‘Next’?…

    I shall put that to Chas – sounds like a good marketing opportunity… although we may have a few copyright/trademark issues

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    #57634
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Just change the spelling here and there, they won’t notice.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #57635
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    Always worked in Dubai:

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    #57726
    Jemima Fawr
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    I was just looking at my future Dutch and Belgian shopping lists and two things occurred to me:

    1. Could you do the Gepard with ‘bar’ radar antenna for the Dutch PRTL Cheetah version?
    2. Could you include an FN MAG in the Leopard 1A1 and Kanonenjagdpanzer packs for the Dutch and Belgians, in lieu of the MG3 normally supplied?  The Dutch also fitted Browning .50s to their Leopard 2A4s.

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    #57728
    GeoffQRF
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    I was just looking at my future Dutch and Belgian shopping lists and two things occurred to me:

    1. Could you do the Gepard with ‘bar’ radar antenna for the Dutch PRTL Cheetah version?
    2. Could you include an FN MAG in the Leopard 1A1 and Kanonenjagdpanzer packs for the Dutch and Belgians, in lieu of the MG3 normally supplied? The Dutch also fitted Browning .50s to their Leopard 2A4s.

    PRTL is already under way.

    I will highlight the FN MAG to Chas, I was just thinking that with the 1A5 turret I just sent him, so it may be worth us including both weapons as standard with all the Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 tanks so you can choose which you prefer, depending on the nationality.

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    #57733
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Cheers.  Yes, that seems like a very sensible solution.  I notice the Leopard C1 (and presumably the C2?) also had FN MAG in lieu of MG3.

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    #57745
    GeoffQRF
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    The 1A1 (cast turret), 1A3 (welded turret) and 1A5 were used by a variety of nations, some of which had the MG3, some the FN MAG, so we will probably look to supply both.

    The C1 and C2 were specific to Canada so will probably come with just the FN MAG

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    #57750
    GeoffQRF
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    Yes the loaders MG on top, the FN MAG, often known as the GPMG, designated M240 by the US and C6 by the Canadians.

    I have made the infantry with both C5 and C6. And while I was at it C9, so you can make up your infantry sections to suit.

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    #57753
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Wow, awesome stuff but I am sticking to 3mm for modern historical figures so I will admire from a distance.

    #57885
    GeoffQRF
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    #57892
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Tidy! 🙂

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    #58220
    GeoffQRF
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    YPR765 and YP408 variants off to Chas next week.

    I’m in Doorn at the weekend, so will be checking out the Dutch Marines as they drive their ‘tanks’ up and down the road. We are going to see if we can get a look on the base (as it’s closing in a few years), and see if I can get a look at their 1/2 ton lightweights, as the Dutch lightweight had some minor differences from the British one.

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    #58454
    GeoffQRF
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    Well the flight to Doorn didn’t happen, after Storm Doris forced Flybe to cancel all four of the Amsterdam flights (not to mention the engine shutdown and landing gear failure they also had).

    However the good news is that the first of the Canadian infantry are now moulded, photographed and listed.

    http://totalsystemscenic.com/product-category/qrf/qrf-qrf-1900-onwards-postwar-1945/qrf-qrf-1900-onwards-postwar-1945-1990-canadian/canadian-infantry/

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    #58455
    Iain Fuller
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    Why are you doing this to us, why!

    I was quite happy ignoring all the fuss about Team Yankee and 15mm Cold War kit but now I’m sorely tempted (still not by Team Yankee though), and those new/planned releases are making it harder to resist. If a Cold War version of Chain of Command comes out then that’ll be it! (Don’t worry JF, was planning on 6mm for having a bash at Modern Battlefront)

    I’m even tempted to do a 15mm version of my Alt-History Poles soon as the Cougar/Grizzlies are finished.

    Any plans on making any Austrian kit? I know they would be way down the priority list but both the APC’s and especially the Kurassier were/are used by quite a few nations.

    #58458
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    Must admit it’s more the modern Battlefront (F&F) variant that’s got us inspired 😉

    Admittedly I was looking at the Austrian list yesterday…..

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    #58461
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I’m old and Team Yankee is stupid simple, like I am now.

    #59716
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    I’ve just noticed that all the necessary Canadian infantry and support weapon codes are up on the QRF webstore!

    I do especially like the ground surveillance radar pack!

    Also Canadian variant Centurion, Leopard C1 and remodelled M113.

    God I’ve waited a long time for these… Thanks Geoff!

    Roll on payday… And for my wife to be looking the other way…

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #59725
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    He only told me this morning that he’s finally found time to get them moulded and photographed, but he broke his tripod so they are a little fuzzy!

    We have been doing quite a bit of research on the Leopard turrets recently, as there are subtle differences between the 1A1, 1A5, C1 and 1-V other than just the addon armour 😉

    Hes been working on the Canadian Centurion too… after he got told by an ex Canadian tank commander that they never had the 5, they had the 6!

    Im still working on some fine detail amends to the full YPR range and M113 C&V (found loads of differences from the Canadian Lynx, not just the turret!) but hopefully will have those over shortly.

    I just purchased the Sabresquadron lists too so I’m working through those as well as yours to make sure we have everything covered (or at least know what we need to do!)

    Grizzly, Cougar and LAV III soon Rod 😉

    Oh and the Leopard 2A5 turret is well on the way.

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    #59726
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    ZB298 GSR coming too Jemima, both vehicle mounted and ground mounted…

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    #59727
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Joy!

    #59728
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    I know Rod..real 15mm Canadians !!!!

     

    #59729
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    I am actually just applying the finishing touches to the Belgian AIFV-Milan

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    #59730
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    And Belgian’s too !!! We live in a golden age !!!

    #59736
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    I was at the Dutch Cavalry Museum in Amersfoort recently: http://www.cavaleriemuseum.nl/Engels/index.html

    This is on an active base, and they had several trucks of Belgian troops turn up for a joint training exercise. The most notable thing about them was the very distinctive (and quite bright) pattern of the uniform.

     

    Image result for belgian uniform nato

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    #59748
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Belgian camo is quite definitely the most foul, gopping uniform in NATO.  Thankfully however, they wore sensible plain OD in the 1980s. 🙂

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #59758
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    So other than changing a few support weapons out, you could paint the infantry in OD and swap than out interchangeably?

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    #59877
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Yup.  Both the Dutch and Belgians also tended to use hessian sacking as helmet covers as well, so they’re very similar aside from national flags on the shoulders.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #60290
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    Woohoo!  Pay day is here at last!  Ordered!

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    #60291
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    He’s sending me some to paint so I can do a proper news announcement,  but you will probably get yours faster.

    I hope you didn’t spend it all – the Dutch vehicles are just on the way to Chas.

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    #60292
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    The Cloggies will have to wait…

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    #60321
    GeoffQRF
    Participant

    So you don’t want me to rush on the Cougar and Grizzly then… next month.

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    #60329
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    I’ve been busted… OC Domestic Flt has set the internet banking up to text her when ‘unusual activity’ occurs… I imagine that she uses ‘models’, ‘miniatures’ and ‘games’ as keywords… I was trying to keep the orders small, to slip through the radar like stealth fighters, but she’s clearly upgraded her radar…

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #60330
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    You do have an unerring knack of bringing out new models when we’re trying to pay off some large expense or other…

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #60333
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Umm! Grizzlys and Cougars! …. and LAVIII’s?

    Geoff, keep up the great work and thank you for your effort, hard work and skilful craft. All this Dutch stuff is so tempting but I cannot afford it and still go to town on my beloved Cold War and more modern Canucks, so I must resist but you’re making it so hard! I feel a Captain Kirk speech rising in me so n’uff said.

    Jemima Fawr:

    It is always tragic when a devoted gamer finds himself fighting a two-front war with his foes on the one side and his better-half on the other. I wish you good fortune on “les champs de Mars” but I fear you will fall before She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed if Hera and Aphroditie have any say in the matter of Pax Domestica. Good luck and may the gods grant you victory, brave warrior! You who are about to die, I salute thee!

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

    #60340
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    I’ve had a good innings…

    If I’m spared, I might be able to get some expenses paid to me as a cash advance and then give it to a mate to order with his credit card…

    This must be what it’s like to have an affair…  She did think I was having one with a bloke named ‘Ian Fighting 15s’ during the run-up to the Waterloo 200th anniversary…

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