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Completed Critique Australian Digger & Flutterby

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gilbertmoreno, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. gilbertmoreno Member

    This started as New World Miniatures kit.
    Changed the head to a Hornet head.
    Hollowed out the helmet and added a chin strap.
    Added the rifle sling.
    Added a strap and lanyard to the canteen.
    The figure is for sale if anyone is interested.
    Gilbert
    AUSTRAILIAN DIGGER.jpg
  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Gilbert

    Lovely paint job on this conversion, however Australian soldiers in WW2 wore brown leather boots.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great paintwork

    Marc
  4. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Tony's dead right about the boots. They also tended to wear closer fitted "shorter" shorts and not the bombay bloomer type of the British at the time.
  5. gilbertmoreno Member

    You fellas are probably right.
    I'm no expert when it comes to this part of history.
    Thanks for your comments.
    I was kind of going by this picture:
    digger outfit alamein.jpg
    NickM likes this.
  6. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice painting, Gilbert. I'm pretty certain I've seen photos of Aussie soldiers in the Singapore garrison wearing those baggier style of shorts - earlier in the war.
    Whatever the case, great work mate.
  7. Pilgrim_uk Active Member

    Maybe he swapped his boots for a better pair. :happy:

    Lurvly paintjob very clean looking.
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice conversion.
    Cheers
    John
  9. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nicely done.

    Mike

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