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Modern 1/35 scale british soldiers
18Bravo
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 01:04 AM UTC
Accurate-Armour offer several modern British soldiers.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:34 AM UTC
Black Dog makes a set of British Faulklands Soldiers that may be helpful. They would need some new heads and other mods, but could be a good starting point.
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:29 AM UTC
Thomas,

There may well all sorts of books and websites but you might give this book a go:

Security Forces in Northern Ireland 1969-92 (Elite) - part of Osprey publishing; 'should be fairly easy to come by.

Or, get hold of the Firing Line figure and use that as a model (literally) for adapting other figures, but quite a bit of work. Hornet Heads will give you some very good heads wearing berets and steel helmets; I imagine the big problem will be sculpting the flak jacket. Ammo pouches and water bottles can all be found from accessory sets and modified or made from Milliput. The SLR can be made from the Italeri Modern Light Weapons set, once again available, but I recall needs some mods but I can't quite remember what. The respirator case is a candidate for further Milliput I should think, but if you've cracked the flak jacket by the time you get around to belt equipment it shouldn't be a problem(!)

Good luck.

Brian
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:15 AM UTC
I am new to this game started when i retired are there any books or web pages that could show me how to convert these soldiers to modern ones
Thankyou
BootsDMS
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:34 PM UTC
Sadly, not a chance - or at least not much of one.

DJ Parkins within his Firing Line range does 1 x figure depicting a Fusilier (though you can always change the head to the unit of your choice or even add a steel helmet with a clear plastic visor if you so wish)

See:

https://www.djparkins.com/home.php?cat=292

Other than that I think that's about it. If you're up to wrestling with Milliput, the excellent Hornet Heads and a weapons set, you might be able to convert other figures such as WW2 ones but as for dedicated Cold War figures for the 70s/80, there's a bit of a dearth.

Brian
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:11 PM UTC
Would anybody know where i can get 1/35 british army soldiers with slr rifels for northern ireland diorama please
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