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    This figure is a young platoon leader of the United States Expeditionary Force sent to stem the tide of the Federation of Democratic Socialist Republics. This is the first military conflict the United States has been involved in since the final withdrawal of the remaining allied forces in the Middle East in 2013.

    Due to the conflict in the Middle East and a string of devastating natural disasters that landed on her own soil the United States had driven herself to near bankruptcy. The United States had withdrawn to face it's second Great Depression. During the intervening years the United States took on an extremely isolationist view while it rebuilt and it left the world to it's own devices.

    The war in the Middle East did not end with the withdrawal of the Western Nations, localised conflicts between the various religious sects soon became full scale war across the whole of the Middle East. The areas oil production soon ground to a halt. The earlier wars in the Middle East had already taken their toll upon the worlds fuel supply, but as the cost of oil spiraled out of control the world was caught in the grip of a hyperinflation never before seen. Riots over food shortages, job loss, and fuel supply popped up all over the world. No country was immune to them. The West was able to suppress all but the worst of the rioting, but the third world was in total chaos. This unrest soon grew into all out war that ran from the western Coast of Africa to the Eastern coast of Asia. Africa was covered in tribal and racial wars, the Middle East was caught up in holy wars, and Asia found itself in a mixture of conflicts from religious fundamentalism to colonial feuding.

    During this time period the world's first Atomic Exchange occured. Long standing rivalries between Pakistan and India boiled over into full scale nuclear war. Although it was only a small limited exchange the resulting fallout left most of southern Asia in ruins. Almost all exportation of goods and food halted from the East.

    There was no longer a United Nations to halt this turmoil. They had disbanded after a movement lead by Germany, France, and Russia because of the growing rift over the United States war in Iraq. These three nations had long sat back while the United States and her remaining allies battled themselves to the brink of bankruptcy. When the new wars first broke out they proposed a new league of western nations called the Federation of Democratic Socialist Republics. England was the only European nation to openly oppose the formation. Soon most of Europe had joined whether willingly or through fear of economic blockade.

    What began as a peaceful movement among Europe had finally cast off the mask of peace as it sent troops to the devastated parts of the world to "restore order" after 10 years of war. Although the third world was their intended target it was not long before other nations felt their wrath. England, long opposed to the federation, had been left with economic embargoes forced upon it. All of Englands former colonial countries, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand were dealt with in the same manner.

    With the Federation forcing it's will upon the rest of the world, England and her former allies reverted back to methods it had employed during the reign of the Axis in the mid 20th century. They had secretly began giving aid and training guerrila forces throughout the third world. It was not long before the Federation declared war upon England as well and began it's air offensive upon her and her allies. An unlikely ally was gained as the Federation moved into China while spreading throughout Asia. Although China was still fairly stable, the Federation became involved in border disputes as it gave chase to guerrilas fleeing India.

    Although the United States had withdrawn from the world militarily, she had continued to strengthen economic ties to China and Japan. So that when the atomic disaster occured the United States had become the two nations benefactor providing humanitarian aid. So much like the Second World War, the United States was pulling itself out of a depression through the use of her production and agricultural abilities and was providing aid to countries when she herself became a target. With China and England now at war with the Federation the freighters of the US began to be caught in the crosshairs of the Federation. These attacks coupled with cries of help from the rest of the world forced the hand of the US after nearly 20 years of isolationism to enter into what would later be known as the Third World War.



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    Don't see anything dude,sorry. Sounds interesting enough though.

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    He R87 don't ya know nuthin? Wow! his invisibility cloak is one of the best I've ever seen/not seen. Nice.......uhhh.... bash?

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    Hey Clay, this one's for you.
    PS. I got your package, man you are the best. The 2 rifles you threw in made my day. I'm especially proud of everything you sent me man. Thank you so much man. You ever come to anywhere in the midwest again I will meet you at the airport.
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    great stuff bonzo. i especially like the custom armor!
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    That is so cool

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    Damn Jeffro, you come back in with style. That's just all-around too fine, and has a decent, streamlined look to it. The weapon's very badass.
    You're right about Clay, he's as generous as he is insane.
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    Very Cool!
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    Nice Job I Like it all Around

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    Very thumbs up! I'm loving that camo and armor! Dude needs a veil to cover his face, doncha think? A veil would make him invisible in natural settings. Everything else is tres modern and up-to-date!
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    Excellent looking guy, love the armor, reminds me a bit of the USCM Armor.

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    Superb work jeff, a truely super figure all the way around. Your paint job on the armour is fantastic as is the fn2000. do more, show more!

    And you're welcome for the stuff. My pleasure.

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    OUTSTANDING figure Jeff!

    I love the futuristic look.

    Well done!
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    very cool.....


    awesome figure...

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    The figure is a US Army 1st Lt. His armor is a combination of hard and soft protection. Hard armor covers most areas save the waist and around knees and elbows which use a soft ballistic armor to allow for flexibility. The helmet uses 3 layers of protection a soft semi rigid inner liner, a hard outer shell, and a front blast plate. The biceps and thighs are unarmored to help movement, keep the wearer from not being too heavily encumbered, allow access to uniform pockets, and finally those parts of the body are larger and able to withstand more damage than the lower legs or arms are able too. The stomach armor incorporates front ammunition pouches with rear mounted general purpose pouches.
    The main weapon is a particle beam emitter with an attached front magazine fed grenade launcher. The main gun fires an energy beam propelling a solid round while the grenade launcher is a traditional 10mm cased ammunition.
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    Wow. That's fantastic all round.
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    I completely luvv the speculative history based on the world's current events!!! Absolutely! Do you have anything about what happened to North Korea?

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    WOW!!!

    Jeff, I love this storyline.

    What a great use of imagination and mixture of cool parts.

    Simply superb!
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    Thanks for all the kind words guys.
    RD, I actually have thought about Korea and a possible nuclear catastrophe or even detonation. I've wondered about advancing the overall chaos with dirty bombs and chemical warfare during the intervening years before the Federation begins it's Operation Restore so that the environment is really unsuitable for life and decimated in some areas.

    Because the figures take so much time to do this will be slow, but I have the parts to do 2 more US forces(wait til you see Animal Mother 2031), and I plan to do 2 Federation guys as well as soon as I get the 2 uniforms I need and 1 MORE set of armor. Without saying too much there is 5 or 6 more "Mechanized" figures that I have the stuff to do.

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    Simply Awesome!!!

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    awesome-o-matic

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    HOLY SCHMOKES !

    Awesome !
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    Very refreshing. Excellent storyline and a fig to make it real. Too cool.

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    'First time I came across this thread.

    Superb. Just superb.

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    Yeah, I somehow missed this thread too. It's a cool figure.
    The storyline would make a great basis for a group bash.

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    I think it deserves another go on the first page, its a thoroughly fantastic figure and backstory, as well as a stylish yet sleek looking vision of a future trooper.
    Quite a foreboding future, I look forward to it :P
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    This is one of those fantastic looking figures!! Great job!!! BTW, where do you live, anywhere near Peoria or Bloomington, Illinois?

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    Cool futuristic warrior! What kind of weapon is that?

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    Man, amazing future soldier! Looks like something stright out of Ghost Recon: AW!

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    Jeez Jeff, I really don't hate to say this :


    YOU SUCK!!
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