1/6th Corporal, Lancashire Fusiliers, Gallipoli 1915 .

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Tony Barton, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Tony Barton Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Just finished this chap , the culmination of quite a lot of work getting the necessary parts together. The figure is mostly of interest because of the rather unusual kit. The 8th Battalion were a Territiorial unit sent first to Egypt, then to Gallipoli as reinforcements in May 1915.They had second line equipment compared with the Regulars .

    He wears the Wolseley helmet, and the 1903 Bandolier equipment , and carries a Charger-Loading Long Lee-Enfield.
    I got the buckles done as lost-wax castings in Birmingham, and the rifle and helmet are resin copies of my own originals. The uniform is a heavily improved commercial one from Sideshow.

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    He appears exactly as on the boat just before landing , from some photos taken on board the lighter taking them ashore.

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    One of the greatest pleasure of 1/6th figures is that you don't get stuck with one pose !
  2. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi,

    that's very interesting ! Obviously you take your time to do some good research on the subject, this shows in all the details of uniform and accessories.

    Very nice !(y)
  3. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Really unusual choice of figure I like it,nice
    Steve
  4. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb work Tony!

    You should have your own little section in York museum! It would certainly bring in a whole new crowd.

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent work Tony. Very impressive.
  6. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nicely done: the Lancashire Fusiliers 'won' 6 V.C.s before breakfast, probably a greater feat than the 24th Foot at Rorke's Drift (I think that the only medals awarded in 1879 were the V.C. and D.C.M.).

    Mike
  7. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Brilliant stuff, Tony!!!

    All the best,
    Dan

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