I'm back! These are from CP Models, sculpted by Whiff Whaff.
|'Last man back doesn't get a publishing deal'|
The set consists of eight separate sculpts depicting the famous 'Bravo Two Zero' patrol of the 1991 Gulf War. They are armed as the actual SAS patrol was, with four M16/ M203s and four Minimis. One of the figures has a LAW, one is throwing a grenade, and one is bareheaded with a filthy Special Forces porno 'stache. The real selling point for me is the massive bergen each trooper is carrying.
I painted the figures based on the tailgate photo of B20, showing DPM trousers and a pale tan smock.
|Other SAS, showing smock|
This was my first attempt at DPM, and I'm not entirely happy with it. The boots don't look quite right either. I am, however, very happy with the way the weapons turned out. The figures have a pleasing bulk to them, and a creative painter could use them for arctic scenarios.
If you haven't read 'Bravo Two Zero', do yourself a favour and pick it up. It may play somewhat loose with the truth, but 'Andy McNab' is a great storyteller. The book's success heralded a tsunami of SAS books.
There is also a 1998 telemovie starring Sean Bean, which was actually better than I had anticipated.