Sdkfz Famo

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Roy Morton
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Thinking of this guy for my famo what do you think.
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Hi Roy,

A Knight´s Cross holder on a Famo???
That is more a job for a sergant or so...

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Peter
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HI Peter thanks for your reply never bought any figures in this scale just looking for ideas but liked the look of the figure need a driver for my famo if you have any ideas where to buy. Cheers Roy,.

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Hi Roy,

Have a look on the web for 1/6 action figurrines. There are a bunch of retailors and also privatly sold ones on ebay. Good brands are Dragon or DID, just to name a few.
For the Famo you should look for a guy in regular uniform, not Panzer black. Camo is also good. Depending on your vehicle either from Luftwaffe, Wehrmacht or Waffen SS. There are several figurines on the market.
In case of more questions, just ask.
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Hi Peter what do you think of this chap.
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Staggeringly expensive 😳.

Keep looking - you should find an appropriate figure for around £80 on eBay (other auction sites may be available 🤣).
Mark IV (Liesel, Abteilung 14, France 1918)
M3 Lee (25 Dragoons, Burma 1944)
Universal Carrier (2/Wiltshires, Italy 1944)
Panther (Deserter, 145 RAC, Italy 1944)
Centurion Mk 3 (8KRIH, Korea 1950/51)
Morris Quad, 25-pdr & limber (45RA, Korea 1951)

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Roy Morton wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:34 pm
Hi Peter what do you think of this chap.
Hi Roy,

This one would fitt much better!
But like Chris said, very expensive...

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Hello,

I did buy some guys for my famo about 5 and 2 for my sdkfz 251
And these dolls cost a lot today :( :( :( also hard to find some of them.

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Re: Sdkfz Famo

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Roy -

I'm not pretending to be an expert on German uniforms :). But, based on my limited knowledge and Peter's comments, a quick flit around eBay offers up the following, which I think would fit the bill:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/156168964401

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/364105199593

It's not the accoutrements you're after, it's the basic uniform. And, if it doesn't quite work for your chosen unit, you can always 'kit bash' - there are loads of single bits out there, hats, tunics, badges etc.

The reason some of these figures are outrageosly expensive is that they were designed to be collectors' items, to be kept pristine in their boxes, not to be driven around in a model tank ! So rarity, desirability and release date becomes a factor. You want to find one that's relatively common, and ticks as many of the boxes as possible. Then you can amend it to be unique to you and your ideas.

Good luck !

Chris
Mark IV (Liesel, Abteilung 14, France 1918)
M3 Lee (25 Dragoons, Burma 1944)
Universal Carrier (2/Wiltshires, Italy 1944)
Panther (Deserter, 145 RAC, Italy 1944)
Centurion Mk 3 (8KRIH, Korea 1950/51)
Morris Quad, 25-pdr & limber (45RA, Korea 1951)

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