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    'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Hi guys, something a little different from the 'romantic' days in Africa...















    Sorry the badge is photoshopped, and I just couldn't make out the ranks on the shoulder boards! Thanks for viewing & comments.
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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    Awesome figure. I really like it.

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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    what can I say

    you are a mad genius

    and I am your biggest fan!

    do you keep your bashes, or do they go back into the bin for new fodder?
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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    Looks good!
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    I love it! 50s-60s era Brits just don't get enough attention, so I'm always glad to see 'em.
    OK, so where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?

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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    Nice job.

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    Very nice, great bash and super poses!
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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    Cpl Ho, it is always a pleasure to see what comes next from you. Great subject.

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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    excellent... my father corresponded with Col.Hoare's wife, Phyllis while the Col. was in prison... he has some interesting letters from her.. also has one of those 5 commando patches in his collection.... great subject matter !
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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    Really captures the feeling of the time. Love to see these types of figures.

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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    Fantastic figure!

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    Re: The Wild Geese: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964)

    Thanx everyone! They go back to the bin, Mr. Petey...

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!


















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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Inspired by this bash, I watched my DVD copy of "The Wild Geese" again last night. Colonel Hoare was actually the military advisor to the producers/director, something I did not know. Awesome figure indeed.

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    is the first hs the DML Mike Kirby?

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    A great change of pace. Nice job!

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Thanks guys... the HS is from BBI, but I'm not sure which figure...

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    thanks, and both bashes are great!

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Thanks!

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Great stuff!

    Just out of interest, does anyone know what they actually wore? I mean what pattern uniform and boots etc., etc.

    All I can find is that it was Belgian stock and Khaki and green.

    There must be some surplus out there somewhere.

    Help!!!

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Unique choice of subject, Ho! Really well done too! I was just thinking that you are really my portal to the somewhat obscure military subjects.
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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Thanks, bro!

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    The figure/headscuplt is the BBI Red Parker

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Great subject, love your figures and very well photographed. My grandfather served in the Irish Army and was in the Congo under the U.N. so this subject has some personal connections for me. Someday I will make a figure of him, possibly during his time in the Congo or in Cyprus.

    Thanks for posting your pics.

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    I completely missed this one the first time around. Must be kismet, as TCM showed Dark of the Sun early this morning. They made a good attempt at replicating the merc's uniforms and gear, including patches.
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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Cracking job Cpl. Ho.

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    Re: 'Mad' Mike Hoare's 5 Commando (Stanleyville, Congo 1964) NEW PICS ADDED!

    Thanks guys! I'll check out the movie, PKDog!

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