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PostSubject: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2019 6:26 pm

Remember getting one of these one Christmas - must have been early 70's

Picked this up a few years back, been boxed up for ages but managed to dig it out this afternoon.

Along with Action Man, Airfix was a staple toy for me. The thing I loved the most about Airfix was the ability to wage large scale war with two or three boxes of figures.


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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2019 6:50 pm

Oh wow that brings back memories...I had the gun emplacement too.

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2019 6:51 pm

Beatlefan wrote:
The thing I loved the most about Airfix was the ability to wage large scale war with two or three boxes of figures.

The small scale's appeal in a nutshell!

Never had this set but I remember the tank traps!

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2019 7:06 pm

Cool! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2019 8:32 pm

Thanks guys!

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeSat Feb 02, 2019 11:23 pm

Fantastic Rich cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2019 2:59 am

Wow, awesome set!!!

thanks for all the photos!

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeSun Feb 03, 2019 7:22 pm

I remember having this set as a kid, loved it then and looking at it now love to have one now affraid

I did sell off my Airfix sets a few years with bits of the pontoon bridge Mad

Very nice collection Richard
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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2019 12:23 am

Nice set!  I remember buying bags of highly detailed HO soldiers for 10¢.

This pretty much typifies why the smaller scales were so popular: something like this in 1:32 would be huge. Imagine the size and price of this in 1:6 scale!
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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2019 5:03 pm

Thanks for the comments guys cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2019 7:26 pm

Joe90 wrote:
Nice set!  I remember buying bags of highly detailed HO soldiers for 10¢.

This pretty much typifies why the smaller scales were so popular: something like this in 1:32 would be huge.  Imagine the size and price of this in 1:6 scale!

Thanks Doug!

Yeah I always preferred the 1/72 to 1/32, more figures per box and bigger battles in a smaller space.

Hours of fun! cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2019 8:57 pm

Great pics , I still have this set , and hundreds of soldiers , tanks , coastal sets , buildings ...
Love the 1/72

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2019 9:29 pm

..just noticed the Jerries are the exact same poses as the 1/32 ones!

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2019 10:00 pm

Thanks Dean!

Dig out those 1/72's cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2019 10:02 pm

somekindajoe wrote:
..just noticed the Jerries are the exact same poses as the 1/32 ones!

I'm pretty sure all the 1/32's were just larger scale versions of the 1/72 figures.

I do have a few 1/32 figures, I'll dig them out and check.

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2019 1:50 am

My son and I were into O gauge model trains like Lionel which translates to 1/48th scale. It's not a bad scale for size. A little on the large side, but allows for more detail. Tamiya started making some military kits in 1/48th. I had some plans to use some of these in our layout, but the kits are still on our shelves, the boy's at school and the layout is getting pretty dusty... Rolling Eyes

I do love your Airfix sets Richard!!! 1/72nd definitely allows for some pretty large dioramas.

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PostSubject: Re: Pontoon Bridge Assault Set   Pontoon Bridge Assault Set Icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2019 6:21 pm

Thanks Bri!

You've just reminded me of the lay outs I used to do with my Hornby train set and Airfix soldiers. I used to fill open back trucks/carriages with Germans and have allied forces waiting in ambush cheers

Hornby was the perfect scale for Airfix 1/72

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