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Groupe Tabor Armée Française
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 06:51 PM UTC
We examine the old Heller set "Groupe Tabor", a 1/35 set of two Moroccan Goumiers and a pack animal. It features great molding.

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Wien, Austria
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - 09:08 PM UTC

Thanks for the review Frédéric!
Back in the 70s I was quite fond of Heller figures and kits. In fact, I still own most of the sets and use parts for my conversions.

Back then I built and painted the Goumiers for a good friend and I was -just like you- impressed by the overall quality of the set. The donkey is still of the best around IMHO.

Some of the Goumiers ended up in Austria in 1945 (and some Spahis for good measure)...and the french occupation forces in Vienna ("die 4 im Jeep") up to 1955 were garrisoned in barracks very near to where I live now.