Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by swralph, May 19, 2017 at 11:24 AM.
Hello my Friends.
I'm working on this kit and wondered what colour the badge is on his right arm.
The badge I believe denotes the 9th Division
He's an original version think there may be other colours , I have other details ..some where !
I have circular thistle pattern.
It is the rectangular patch on his right arm I'm unsure of,I think it may be red white and blue.
Sorry didn't look!!! ..it could be a tartan patch ..will have a dig around
The badge on the figure is completely wrong Ralph.
So is yours Kev.
The badge on both sleeves should be the red rise on kahki circle of the 55th West Lancs Division as in the picture below.
The one cast on the sculpt it is an assault identifying patch actually worn below the collar at the rear of the jacket as two black stripes with the kahki of the jacket between.This should be replaced with a dulpicate of that on the left sleeve.
Whoever did the box art has painted the left arm patch the same colours as a tiny sweetheart enamelled lapel badge given to a lady by a chap in the Loyals, a sister regt in the division.
In addition the cap badge rosette is set both too high and too far forward.
The diced banding is modelled too deep on the figure.
this means the ribbons you fit will be completely wrong altogether and too thick
The rear of the cap is not a glengarry shape at all and is sculpted as a sidecap
To make corrections is easy.first brush some vaseline onto the left arm badge, using a soft lump of putty press it onto the badge and allow to set..making a simple press mould.
paintbrush some vas into the mould and use a small press of putty to cast a new badge.
The dimensions for a gengarry cap diced border slthe same as the hanging ribbon width.
I have corrected three of these so far, it takes me about half an hour.
Pm me if you want me to do this for you mate.
I am about to do one for Red Tom.
The divisional memorial and motto.
they lived up to it sadly in August 1916
in an ill fated attack that led to a slaughter.
Thanks for coming in on this excellent details
Thanks for info useful for Ralph as well
What do you think the badge is I posted so I can update my info
Its such a shame that the sculptor refused to make the changes after the mistakes were pointed out.
I am not attacking anyone here.
Darren was informed quietly behind the scenes but couldn't getbthe changes made.
I will post pics of a finished one tomorrow.
Well Done Paul.
I knew you had your uses apart from eating cake.
Cant get much better info than that above,
This is some great info.
The problem I have now is I've painted around the badges.
If I start to mess about trying to correct the mistake,everything is going to end up a mess.
Though I know it to be wrong(and wanting to get on with the bust)could I just paint the rectangular badge as a patch of Tartan(as shown in the pic with all the badges)?.
Nope, not at all mate, tartan patches were not usd even to back a badge on a tam o shanter till after the conflict.
It is just too wrong Ralph.
both the cap and the badges.
Post it to me.
Have it back in a couple of days.
The tartan backed badges are from 1937 onwards.
the small ones are epaulette slides from the 1970's
I'm gonna have a think Paul.
I don't want to stress myself out.
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