Wednesday, 8 February 2012

6mm Argentine Infantry

As far as I am aware, no one makes a 6mm Argentine infantry figure, so I was always destined to be substituting and converting figures for these.
I figure that at this scale, the most important thing was to get the head gear about right, which meant figures with the US M1 helmet.
To kick things off, I picked up a pack of USR1 - WW2 US Infantry, as pictured below.

There are five of these strips per code. 
To be honest, I'm a little disappointed with these figures, as they lack the animation of the modern UK figures I showed a couple of days ago.
I think I'm going to have to insert some M1 - Modern US Infantry figures that I have from my Vietnam project, to get some battlefield variety.
The only issue here is the packs.  Based on my reading to date, only Argentine special forces had packs, the regular infantry regiments were mainly using kit bags for transport of equipment.
We'll see how it goes.....


  1. Hello,

    You might want to pick up a pack of H&R's modern Germans and Israelis. Both have a similiar style of helmet and rifle in 6mm. I had seen both packs, but that has been over 15 yrs ago andI am not sure if they would work. But the price for a single pack of each is not bad if they don't work out.

    Also consider using the British w/helmets because they are close too. Also if you are really crazy, use WWII British for the Falklands Islands Defense Force. They were real low priority for equipment and I have seen a photo of an Argentine soldier with an early WWII style British helmet that he got from their stock after the surrender.



  2. Thanks for the advice Joe!
    Even though they're very cheap, I don't have any loose cash at the moment, so I'll just have to wait.
    Once I have a few Pennies scraped together, I'll definitely pick up some of the Germans and Israelis. They certainly won't go to waste!
    I might have to focus on the british though in the meantime...