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Imprint Models 1:50th Bradley Fighting Vehicle | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Thursday, 17 April 2008

Imprint Bradley Model primed only. Image is compliments of Imprint Models because we didn't get one with just primer

 

While I was out looking for a 28mm HMMWV for my nephew, I discovered Imprint Models, who makes a large line of 1:50th “ultra-modern” vehicles. I have a personal history with the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and I happened to see the Bradley on their site, and fell in love.

I don’t generally do moderns – I don’t yet have a ruleset that I want to play, for example, but this model took my breath away from the pictures on the website.

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Nick: Painting up HLBS 40mm Moderns. | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Monday, 26 November 2007

Regulars on the site will remember that in early summer my nephew was hit by an IED, and though there was a lot of blood, it turned out that he had a very minor wound�a piece of shrapnel in his chin.


The figure, in the case. The case distorts images.

Because he was barely touched by the device, his platoon started calling him "Nick." Nearly every member of my family for several generation has served in the military (mostly U.S.), and he's the first Purple Heart recipient. I decided to build him a figure to commemorate his close call.

I shopped around for larger-scale figures and decided that I would run with either the very large Dragon miniatures or a 40mm Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company (HLBS) figure. Because I needed only a single figure, either would work just fine. After looking closely at the available Dragon offerings at a local modeling store, I opted for the HLBS Modern range, specifically set US1 � Infantry.

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