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Airfix A02718 WWII British Infantry 1:32 Scale Series 2 Plastic Figures

by Airfix

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  • 1:32 scale
  • Requires painting: yes, paints need to be purchased separately
  • Skill level: 1 (where 1 is for the beginner and 4 is for the more experienced modeller)
  • Plastic scale figures
  • Number of parts: 14
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight127 g
Product Dimensions17.8 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 - 3 years
Item model numberA02718
Number of Puzzle Pieces14
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:32
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0021L9BTM
Best Sellers Rank 52,949 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight181 g
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Date First Available27 Mar. 2009
  
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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Product Description

The British Infantry fought with courage and distinction in many theatres, but the freeing of occupied Europe was it's biggest triumph

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  • 1 x set of figures

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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ciafish2 on 6 May 2012
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    I bought these out of nostagia having had these as a child and also to add to my model soldier collection; the biggest problem for me is that the new version is made of much harder brittle plastic than the originals and due to being packaged in a bag inside a box, the figures get naturally rattled around together and I had three tip breakages as received (which by percentage vs. 14 contents and considering the relatively high price is not good). On the other hand, the positives are that the poses are great with good moulding with very little flash. Sort of mixed feelings on the 'new' Airfix 1/32 range.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe Lee on 19 Jun. 2013
    Airfix kits like these are classics, and most of the moulds have changed little since they littered previous generation's bedroom floor or dining table.

    However, Airfix have changed their previous polythene plastic- a bendy, durable sort like their smaller figures, much-maligned by modellers- for the brilliant new K-Resin. This is much harder and sturdier than polythene, and more importantly, can be painted! The hardness of K-Resin allows paint to stick to it easily; a thorough scrub in warm, soapy water, an undercoat or spray, and then all you'll need is one quick coat and you're done.

    So, the kit. Britain's professional army had the finest reputation in the world at the beginning of World War 2. However, a crushing defeat in continental Europe quickly proved that it was sorely outdated for this new kind of warfare. This kit depicts British infantry at around this stage up until around the D-Day landings, though anybody but the very severe modeller would happily use them post-Normandy. This is shown by the lack of jerkins, berets, Sten guns, and other items only accesible to infantrymen during the late war.

    They wear battledress, an innovative and practical uniform later copied by the American and German army, with webbing and the turtle helmet. The officer wears a peaked cap instead. Weapons include the Lee-Enfield rifle, Thompson SMGs, Bren guns, the officer's Webley revolver, mortars and grenades.

    Poses are very lifelike and useful for wargaming in particular. There are several standing aiming riflemen, riflemen charging or running, riflemen throwing grenades, several firing Thompsons from the hip, a man firing a mortar, a man firing a Bren gun from the hip, and an officer leaning to fire with a revolver.
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    Back in the late-1970s I had hundreds of these I used to carry around in a big box, along with my Britains (1971) toys, those already painted with the green stands for those who are new to collecting toy soldiers. Granddad used to buy me one box of my choice each week from the local model shop - sadly, it's closed down. There's a lack of traditional model, record, and book shops these days, but they do exist if you search long and hard for them.

    I used to love painting these, getting all the colours as perfect as possible , then arranging them into battle formation. Usually whilst a WWII film was playing in the background on TV. The Battle of the Bulge (1965). The Eagle Has Landed (1976). The Longest Day (1962). Where Eagles Dare (1968) and more. The details on the 1:32 figure as extremely detailed and this makes them fairly easy to paint; Airfix also provide the paint, each box have the relevant paint code on for each uniform.

    I'm glad they are still producing these, as I thought about purchasing some again as a hobby now and then. There are also vehicles available and most model shops - even Hobby Craft - sell accessories like trees and landscapes, pretty much anything you need for different scenarios from the desert war with the 8th Army and the Africa Korps, to the paratroopers and the bombed-out buildings of France, even the mountain troops. I'm sure a lot of you out there will share the same memories of staging battles as a child.

    * I have to agree with other reviewers here, that the quality of these are not as good at the ones I had circa late 1970s, early 1980s, but they are not really bad
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    A good range of poses with nice details. But as with all the newer Airfix plastic soldiers; they are made of a brittle shinny plastic and not the more durable material used in the 1970s. But as these particular soldiers were never available in the 1970's, this is something you have to put up with. Overall a good addition to the Airfix Army.
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    Bought them for my god son for Christmas. He loves them and its great that they can bring joy to a boy used to electric or digital toys
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