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Special Forces A-Stan 2.0 by MarcWasHere Special Forces A-Stan 2.0 by MarcWasHere
Army Special Forces, Afghanistan, circa 2002.

Touched up the paintjob on the face and bits of the figure since the first time it was completed some time back.

1:35 White metal figure is made by a Korean company, Infinity Shape, which has since gone bust I believe sadly. I really loved this figure, and was hoping to pick up one more. While im not too sure about accuracy of the equipment in terms of the vest and stuff, the detail on this little guy is really crisp and amazing.
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TheFreeSketcher Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Is it just me... or does this look like ALOT like the american engineer on battlefield 3?
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Alpha-Rcon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Can you use your mind as a weapon?
Can you go several days without sleep?
Can you march across continents with only a meal every 2 days?
Do you love your country?
Do you want to become a legend?

IF YES:
The Special Forces want to talk

IF NO:
Welcome to the club
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hawkins006 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
PS - are those hearing protectors that amplify vocal sounds and kill out 556 & 762? If so, that shit is cool - not practical for regular day to day patrols A-Stan, but cool.
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hawkins006 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Why SF types wear a ball-cap or hockey helmet is beyond me (but it looks and feels cool as shit) - I'd stick with my kevlar, my desert painted kevlar, but my kevlar all the same.
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MarcWasHere Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
No idea...personally I prefer my boonie hat to the kevlar. But then, we still have to lug th helmets along on the rucksack anyway.
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Primarily because even MICH-based helmets like the ACH are heavy and get in the way. SpecOps and PMC operators all wear lighter gear than battlefield forces because, frankly, we're more focused on mobility and asymmetrical warfare operations than bunkering down and exchanging fire with the enemy to force an advance down their throats. Likewise, both SF and private sector operators wind up in a LOT more CQB than reg. infantry and the like, whether doing room-clearing or a PSD op, and bulk gets you killed fast. What weight we DO carry is going to be the absolute necessities, hence why plate carriers replace IBAs, ammo becomes more important than helmets, and the weapons are cut down to the shortest version possible.
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ghostnineone Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they wear them because theyre supposed to look different from conventional forces, and most special forces teams are allowed to pretty much wear whatever as long as they get the job done (theyre required to have at least one standard issue uniform item and a flag on though) alot of the special forces' job in iraq and afghanistan is interacting with the locals and thats why they are allowed to have beards because it gets them respect in the middle east
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Speaking from personal experience, the beard thing is more because we get tired of trying to shave when we have access to a shower maybe once a week IF we're lucky :D (though my last contract last year was cushy, had a shower CHU right across from me. Ah, the good life...)
Though, true, the respect-the-beard thing helps, but most of us just grew Talibeards because dry shaving in an environment where medical care consists of CATs and Israeli bandages is not an ideal situation ;)
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ghostnineone Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha! are you a contractor?
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Writer
against my wife's wishes, yes :D
Her view is that I am nearing 40, have been banged up so badly that I have more reconstructive surgeries than a 60-year-old, and a five-inch-thick medical file... it's time to move into being an instructor and stop going OCONUS. With our baby girl, I am starting to agree with her. Probably going to do one more WPS contract next year, and then I am done for good, time to focus on family and other careers. Like writing :D
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