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Suitable tank crew circa 1989
Catsrcool
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 07:27 PM UTC
I have just got a Takom Chieftain Mk10 and wanted to have a suitable crew aboard so it looked something like this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chieftain_(tank)#/media/File:British_Chieftain_tanks.JPEG
Suggestions please for appropriate figures.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 07:45 PM UTC
Valkyrie has this set for the 70s-80s era with the older style helmets. In case they're not correct for '89, you can always use the heads with the berets:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/valkyrie-miniature-vm35031-british-army-tank-crew-70-s-80-s-era--1160740
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 12:57 AM UTC
Hi Colin,

I think these figures might be too early for your requirements?

http://www.skminiatures.co.uk/chieftain-crew-baor-135/4593641383

Happy hunting, cheers, ,

G
Johnnych01
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 02:24 AM UTC
You could ask on a few of the forums or make a new thread and ask people if they have an unused figure from the Tamiya Challenger 1 kit as that has the correct helmet for 1989.

it also wasnt unheard of for some people to use a PRB or older headsets and use them under a Mk6 helmet, I did.
Catsrcool
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 09:07 PM UTC
Thank you.
I think I might go for this:
https://accurate-armour.com/aa-products/135th-figures/fs08
Johnnych01
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 10:18 PM UTC
They seem like the right option, correct helmet for that time, and to most crews in the field would be in a DPM jacket/smock or parka over denims unless they were in full combats. For instance, when in Germany on MBT, we would wear denims on exercise or normal tank park routine in camp, but on exercise, as I said above , we would have a smock or jacket on over the top - whereas when we moved back to UK and went to full Recce, we would only wear denims in camp and on exercise, it was full DPM until endex.