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1:76 Airfix Guards Sets

Posted by Santi Pérez on 17 May 2024, 19:53

Today I received an email from Hannants informing me that the Airfix Guards Colour Party and Guards Band sets are now available in their online shop. :lol:

Great news, at least for me. :winky:

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Posted by MABO on 26 May 2024, 07:45

Santi Pérez wrote:Today I received an email from Hannants informing me that the Airfix Guards Colour Party and Guards Band sets are now available in their online shop. :lol:

Great news, at least for me. :winky:

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I am waiting for them as well,
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 27 May 2024, 18:30

MABO wrote:...I am waiting for them as well,

I will have to wait for both sets to be received by online shops in other European countries to make it cost-effective for me to order them by post. ;-)

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Posted by Beano Boy on 03 Jun 2024, 00:53

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Here they all are...

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... i remember seeing them in my sleep when i was painting hundreds of these little fellows. BB
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 03 Jun 2024, 19:33

I think that in the new reissue the figures have been made in red colour, right? :shock:

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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 07 Jun 2024, 09:02

Santi Pérez wrote:Today I received an email from Hannants informing me that the Airfix Guards Colour Party and Guards Band sets are now available in their online shop. :lol:

Great news, at least for me. :winky:

Santi.


Haha, hopefully that will mean we see another entry in the project log!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 08 Jun 2024, 19:13

CliosPaintingBench wrote:...Haha, hopefully that will mean we see another entry in the project log!

You got it right, Owen. Although, for a change, the figures will first have to go through a conversion process before the final painting. :mrgreen:

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 04 Jul 2024, 12:42

I finally received my Airfix Guards sets yesterday. :winky:

And the first thing I did was to check the quality of the plastic, thinking about possible figure conversions involving cutting. Fortunately, it passed the test quite decently. :drool:

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Posted by C M Dodson on 07 Jul 2024, 07:44

They do look very basic but I was wondering about using them as ‘dollies’ for an Austrian military band.

We shall see.

Childhood memories come flooding back.

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 07 Jul 2024, 20:19

C M Dodson wrote:They do look very basic but I was wondering about using them as ‘dollies’ for an Austrian military band...

That's my same intention, Chris, but in my case representing the music unit of the Spanish Royal Guard together with a small infantry unit of the same corps. I think a good painting can help to improve the very basic level of modelling of these figures. :lol:

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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 15 Jul 2024, 12:11

I think I can see some detail in the hats and heads, I suppose the flat clothing is fine, they're just neatly iron and pressed. We're going to see a Santi update soon...
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