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5.0 out of 5 stars Cor, Nobby's Copped It, Sarge!
A great set of figures, well posed and detailed, representing the legendary 8th Army - they could be British, South African, Australian or New Zealanders. Riflemen, machin guns and a stiff-upper lipped officer to lead them. Just the sort of fine, upstanding, square-jawed chaps to put a stop to the sausage-munching squareheads of Airfix's Afrika Korps set. Take that, Fritz!
Published on 18 Aug 2009 by Emilio Mestiga

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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs re-modelling
I hadn't bought any 1:72 figures in a set before because I had shyed away from painting all the detail. I had had fun wi painting pilots of aircraft of the same scale so decided to go for something more adventurous that would help with a diorama. You can use these for a desert diorama but the only difference between them and European soldiers is that they have their...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cor, Nobby's Copped It, Sarge!, 18 Aug 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Airfix A01709 WWII British 8th Army 1:72 Scale Series 1 Plastic Figures (Toy)
A great set of figures, well posed and detailed, representing the legendary 8th Army - they could be British, South African, Australian or New Zealanders. Riflemen, machin guns and a stiff-upper lipped officer to lead them. Just the sort of fine, upstanding, square-jawed chaps to put a stop to the sausage-munching squareheads of Airfix's Afrika Korps set. Take that, Fritz!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs re-modelling, 9 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Airfix A01709 WWII British 8th Army 1:72 Scale Series 1 Plastic Figures (Toy)
I hadn't bought any 1:72 figures in a set before because I had shyed away from painting all the detail. I had had fun wi painting pilots of aircraft of the same scale so decided to go for something more adventurous that would help with a diorama. You can use these for a desert diorama but the only difference between them and European soldiers is that they have their sleeves rolled up. These can be sanded down and have textures engraved unto the arms, not actually to hard. The kit comes with lots of figures that are carbon copies of previous figures. The only figure that doesn't copy is the Sargent which Is dissapointing as he is actually quite good. The problem I have is that paint does not adhere to the polished surface and especially acrylic paints just bubble and shrink into small patches. I began to use a thicker paint by leaving a paint out to thicken, this had results but maybe not as thin a coat as I would have liked. I experimented with primer but that didn't work as it just shrouded the detail. For the price its a good enough kit, you need patience and determination to get the best out of them but if you like a challenge it's a good kit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 25 Oct 2014
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A good selection of figures and well moulded
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2.0 out of 5 stars review, 4 April 2013
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These figures are dated, made with soft plastic, contains no mortars, no PIAT.s or A.T.Rs too many Bren-guns, too many Vickers heavy machine guns and silly poses.
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