Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Twilight 2000 Figures

I've been meaning to post these for a couple of weeks now - recently Steve gave me some Twilight 2000 figures, so I thought I would post a couple of pictures of them before they hit the Simple Green vats outside!

In the eighties it was mandatory to have the pig gunner bare chested.
 These figures are all on the small side of the 20mm range making them closer to 1/76 scale rather than 1/72 scale. The Twilight 2000 range of figures were made by Grenadier, and I can remember seeing some for sale in Christchurch in the early 1990s. I kick myself for not getting them at the time.

Multipart 20mm metal figures - clever but fiddly- note that for five  figures I have only four weapons. Something will have to be produced from the depths of my bits box.......

The Twilight 2000 range featured neat figures like Polish AK-47 armed cavalry, and cool stuff like US and Soviet support weapons. I believe these figures to be a mix of the US Infantry pack and the US Assault pack (click here for more info on the range)

Close up on the weapons - a broader mix than you would expect from 1980s US Troops.
I am quite looking forward to painting these figures up and putting them on a table sometime in the near future!

6 comments:

  1. I've got two or three from that range if you want them? I must have bought them back in my own T:2000 days.

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    1. Yeah, I am definitely interested - what do you want for them?

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  2. Nah, don't need any money for them. They're only going to sit on the "unfinished" pile for forever, so I'd rather see them go somewhere they'll be appreciated - and painted. Email me an address to post them to. parke-chris at usa dot net

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    1. Thank you! Email has been sent from evilunclebrian at gmail dot com.

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  3. great work mate... never heard of these before! I hope that you find some good bits from the spares box.

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    1. Hi Gowan, Twilght 2000 was a role playing game - check this link for more details:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_2000

      And not having heard of a niche product from a small company that went bust before you were born is not unreasonable! As to the spares box, I plan to cut the pistol and hand off a Nitto/Fujimi hard plastic German officer figure, and use that for the figure in the beret.

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