Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Blowpipe teams

I painted these months ago but for some reason the photos weren't posted.  These are 1980s BAOR AAGW teams armed with 'Blowpipe'.  An expensive* combination of drainpipe and firework, Blowpipe seems not to have been a great operational success
The figures are GHQ, painted last year.  The Series Three Landrovers are Heroics & Ros models, painted c1983, making them real Cold War veterans!
(* in 1994 the unit cost per missile was USD55k, the firing unit USD94k)

4 comments:

Mike Lewis said...

When I saw the headline I was imagining lots of jungle and some natives....

I have seen one South American army DBA made from jungle foliage and a load of blowpipes without any figures actually being used!

Tim Gow said...

Mike Lewis
That sounds like a pleasingly cheap army!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Small but beautifully formed

Pete. said...

Very nice Tim- shame they were so poor in real life....

Cheers,

Pete.