Monday, January 8, 2018

Micro Armor Work Part 3: GHQ Infantry

I got the GHQ infantry because TMP-ers said that they were the best - and they are very nice sculpts, crisp and made with pretty hard metal. The packs under consideration are TW-12 and TW-13, so-called "3rd World Regulars":

TW-12 Individual Third World Regulars

m-images/tw12.jpg
http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/tw12.html

GHQ states there are 60+ in a pack, mine had 77.


60+ armed locals per pack: 

2 x standing pointing officer / NCO w/ slung rifle and binoculars [got 3]
2 x kneeling officer / NCO / FOO w/ G3 and talking on radio handset  [got 3]
3 x prone officer / NCO / FOO looking through binoculars [got 4]
16 x advancing EM w/ G3 rifle at the hip [got 20]
9 x kneeling firing EM w/ G3 rifle [got 20]
12 x advancing EM w/ G3 at ready and LAW rocket slung on shoulder [got 15]
9 x advancing EM w/ G3 at ready and PRG slung on shoulder [got 12]

And mine look like this:
Top are the Officer officer poses, standing kneeling and prone. 
Next down are the PRG [left] and LAW [right] poses.


Below are the kneeling and advancing poses.



TW-13 Individual Third World Regulars Heavy Infantry
m-images/tw13.jpg
http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/tw13.html

GHQ says there are 50 per pack, mine have 87 figs on 63 bases.


50+ per pack: 

2 x standing pointing officer / NCO w/ slung rifle and binoculars [got 3]
2 x kneeling officer / NCO / FOO w/ G3 and talking on radio handset [got 3]
3 x prone officer / NCO / FOO looking through binoculars [got 4]
10 x L19 81mm mortar w/ 2 man team [got 12]
9 x tripod-mounted PKM MMGs w/ 2 man teams [got 12]
12 x prone MG3 (LMG) gunners [got 14]
4 x prone snipers [got 4]
4 x prone MilanATGM gunners [got 6]
4 x seated Mistral AA missle gunners [got 4]

And mine look like this:

Top are the Mortars, below Sniper, Prone Milan/ATGM, seated Mistral AA.


Below, tripod PKM MMG, prone MG3, same sprue of "officers" / leaders as above.



Prep and cleaning requires:



  • Filing the mold line that cuts thru the helmet,
  • Numerous tiny flash bits are on them, all need to be trimmed off with a blade.
  • They have a base and are attached to the sprue by it, so one cut needed there. 

Leaving them on the sprues until I have finished spray-painting them - they are easier to handle. That being said, several of the MG3 figs have already fallen off and I suspect filing the helmets will make more do the same.

I have to say, they almost look like 15mm figs - in fact, they're nicer than some! Looking forward to painting them, which is a pleasant surprise.

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