MODERN BRITISH INFANTRY
   

 

 

 

 

This is the first of the "Modern" sets to be added to the range. It consisted of 29 figures in seven poses (there would be no more fourteen poses sets or accessory sets for the last of the 32nd scale figures!) and was moulded in olive green. Please note that there are three different box variations for 1976 alone (and that's over-and-above the artwork illustrated in the 1976 catalogue which, like others, showed the 1973 style and stated "29 32ND SCALE PIECES"). I sometimes wonder if there was some prankster working in the Airfix factories adding these touches for future collectors to dribble over!!

              

1976 TARGET BOX - all three of them!  The reverse is the same for the three.

         

1977 STANDARD PACK

                   

1980 AND 1981 STANDARD PACK  Note here no less than FOUR alternative reverses for this box, including the black marker treatment for the French importer's details and the Made in France sticker covering the dated Made in England text on the 1980 box, as well as the Made in England details removed and a CPG sticker in place.

              

1986 HUMBROL BOX

    

Seven poses.                                 Two officers with mould lugs in different positions.

This is the artwork as it appeared in the 1977 catalogue with the 1973 box style.

 

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