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I’m putting small 4 man team of 1er REP together - 1st Foreign Parachute Regiment - in Algeria. Had them previously but shifted and put uniforms etc in storage for everything. Putting them back together and updating with newer bodies and heads etc. figures mostly used with DID/LFA Henri parts with new dam bodies, real leather boots, custom Kepi and rank and AA52 made from a resin kit I bought couple years back. I have another to build yet :) I know the Kepi wouldn’t really have been worn as the FFL preferred to wear berets but I wanted to show it off lol

The 1st Foreign Parachute Regiment (1er REP) was an airborne unit of the French Foreign Legion. Formed as a battalion in Algeria in 1948, the unit participated in the First Indochina War (1946-54), where it was two times annihilated in action. In 1955, the battalion returned to North Africa to become a regiment and to take part in the Algerian War (1954-62). In the late 1950’s, the 1er REP was called the most elite regiment of the French Army. The history of that prestigious unit of the Legion prematurely ended in April 1961, due to its active participation in the Generals’ putsch of Algiers.

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1er REP gunner, Algeria with AA52













Sgt Chef, 1er REP, Algeria










 

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Awesome stuff Chris. I saw the Sgt on FB.

The AA-52 Gunner looks great too. Is the machine gun a resin piece? I've never seen one of those before in 1:6.
cheers. Yes, its a resin kit. I can’t remember the maker. pretty sure they were member here way back. There were 2 versions….I have couple of the first kit which was nice but bit brittle. This was the 2nd version and also includes thin metal type parts like the pins, bipod, etc. much better. Got another of those to build up too. They also have the rear handle/stabilising stand too which sits on the butt behind the pistol grip.
 

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Chris, i'm pretty sad you forget about me ! LOL

the AA-52 isn't available anymore...
it was a model done by my friend Raymond, he sells all his copies to machine Gun.

I only had one full resin model in hand, first model produce, no metal parts.
I think making one in 3D, resin, next year...
 

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Haha that’s right! It was through you and Raymond I got them. I have the all resin ones and also 2 with the metal parts. A 3D printed one would be excellent
 

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