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Sunray
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« on: 30 December 2018, 01:04:15 PM »

Yes, over the holidays we streamed Red Dawn.  The 1980s original (remember watching it on a VHS player- older readers will recall the Video hire shops with VHS on one isle and Beta on the other).

Two images stuck with me: First the Soviet paras floating down into that school yard in Colorado.  The authentic kit, the distinctive jump helmets, the blue berets. Secondly the very real looking replica T-72 and other AVFs.  The film makers used an M8 (M41) chassis to fabricate the Soviet tank.


Soviet paras.   A big and vital part of the WP battle plans. NATO's worse nightmare. Nobody makes them in 10mm .....yet.  Smiley
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Techno
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« Reply #1 on: 31 December 2018, 07:40:17 AM »

Well.... there's a subtle hint.  Wink Grin Grin Grin

Cheers - Phil
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Aksu
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« Reply #2 on: 31 December 2018, 08:31:48 AM »

"Starshina, any word on our 10mm reinforcements?" Sandsmodels 20mm soviet paras are wondering...

(From my "Enduring oppression" Afghan-Soviet campaign...)
Cheers,
Aksu
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Sunray
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« Reply #3 on: 31 December 2018, 05:06:00 PM »

OMG ! FSN has found an understudy !

Techno and I just mention the potential figure range, and images appear on screen. 
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ianrs54
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« Reply #4 on: 01 January 2019, 10:35:51 AM »

Phil - WORK FASTER  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: 01 January 2019, 03:52:19 PM »

OMG ! FSN has found an understudy !

Techno and I just mention the potential figure range, and images appear on screen. 

And donít forget Grumpy Old Man whose picture inventory must put Wikipedia to shame.  Smiley
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Techno
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« Reply #6 on: 01 January 2019, 08:36:09 PM »

Phil - WORK FASTER  Wink

I DID take Christmas day off....But that's all.

Cheers - Phil
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bigjackmac
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« Reply #7 on: 28 May 2020, 04:46:23 AM »

It sounds like a good idea to me Wink

V/R,
Jack
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pierre the shy
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« Reply #8 on: 28 May 2020, 06:19:41 AM »

Wolverines!!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REKLC3s30Mw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REKLC3s30Mw</a>
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« Reply #9 on: 28 May 2020, 08:27:00 AM »

Yes, over the holidays we streamed Red Dawn.  The 1980s original

I remember the furore about this when it came out, about how violent it was. Bet it looks really tame now.
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