When Steve [Reedees Miniatures] made the Hotchkiss light machine gun in 1/16th scale I immediately had a number of projects in mind - most in some way based on the US Army use of it ca. 1916. The one I decided would be fun to do is simple - it's a soldier walking home from a summer day at the firing range training on his weapon. I gave him a summer uniform - what will be a white tee shirt with sweat stains, khaki trousers, boots and leggings, topped off with a Montana hat. Montana hats are usually portrayed as pristine, but his hat is going to look dirty and sweaty and battered. I may add a service coat hanging from the Hotchkiss barrel by two sleeves buttoned together at the cuffs. That may be a bit over the top - what do you think? He's going to look sweaty and tired but pleased with himself - and he's got the targets as bragging rights for when he gets back to barracks. The targets are examples of rifle targets used ca. 1900 that I found on the web. I photoshopped them to scale. His waist looks very slender in the photos, but I haven't added the belt or belt loops, which should work out right. The Montana hat doesn't have cords on it. I intend to give him a canteen from the parts box and the Hotchkiss still needs the tripod fitted. Several other bits here and there to finish. This is very much a WIP. I look forward to your comments.