RHODESIAN ARMY HELMETS

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I have just made up a small batch of RAR 28mm Eureka figures as helmeted figures.

RAR wore helmets on a number of occasions during the bush war also when covering infiltration routes of SAS units on vehicle mounted externals.

The three main types of helmet were the NATO/OTAN helmet of French design probably provided by SA. M1 helmet made in Taiwan (American design) and the British Para helmet.

The Selous Scouts wore the British Para helmet during op Vodka to release detainees in a ZIPRA prison camp at Mboroma.. My figures have still not had the bergen pack attached but they all wore British para helmets and were armed with AK 47. RPDs and RPG7.

I have made a number of these figures but intend making more as there were about 47 Selouts Scouts on the op.

I have removed FNs and replaced with AK47s , RPDs and RPG7s.

Operation Miracle saw all troops wearing helmets in different configurations. With nets and skrim, some with just camouflage covers and others clean with painted camouflage.

I used Humbrol 30 dark green on the helmets with blotches of Humbrol mid stone 225.

IMG_3818 IMG_3819 IMG_3821 IMG_3822 IMG_3823 IMG_3824 IMG_3825 IMG_3826 IMG_2603 IMG_2604 IMG_2605 216372_1816898816188_7208810_n[1] Lt Chomps Fleetwood, Lurlers Ridge, Entumbane. WP_20141125_001 WP_20141125_005 scouts op miracle scouts op vodka

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