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British Infantryman Somme 1916 Young Miniatures

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Tarracus, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sorry to mislead you Geoff. I got it out of a book on the Somme that they were in 31st Div,
    I took it as read that was the uniform insignia too.:cry:
    Carl.(y)
  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
  3. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike, looks like this has already been covererd now,
    I will just sand off the stripes on both arms & start again to make it less of a sharp "V" dead easy enough for anybody to do with a bit of magi-sculpt or similar, so I wouldn't advise anybody to be put off of this bust just because of the incorrect stipe design, this is a great looking bust right up my street & he really looks like a right hard B*****rd....this is a must buy for me.
    Also glad to see the helmet is the correct issue for 1916 ..Brodie Mk1 rough edged with no turned metal rim,as per the later issue Brodie Mk11 issued later in the war and of course into WW11..seen too many British & Commonwealth WW1 models with the wrong issue helmet in the past.
    Cheers(y)
    Jimbo
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Will it be growing legs Jimbo?
    Carl.;)
  5. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    I just checked back & I realised I entered the wrong numbers re men involved & casualties. On the day some 700 men advanced, 234 were killed & 350 wounded. No wonder the residents of Accrington marched on the Town Hall to demand the truth.

    Geoff
  6. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Carl....Legs...Mmmmm!... Now there's an idea!
    Cheers
    Jimbo
  7. carl reid A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    This is a beauty!

    Young has a made a great job of capturing the essence of the Tommi!

    Carl
  8. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I really want this bust to commemorate my Great Uncle Walter who was in the 2nd Btn, Grenadier Guards and died at the Battle of the Aisne on 16th September 1914. My good friend, Housecarl, has already said he will make me a service cap as Walter didnt have the luxury of a tin hat. What I need to know is - did a British soldier of 1914 have a spade issued to him? I have read that these soldiers of the Aisne were the first to make trenches in WW1 but the articles say that they looked all over for items to use as spades. Is the webbing right for 1914? I really hope I can utilise this bust as it will be just right for want I want. I have no photo of Uncle Walter, I am just using my imagination. Any comments are welcome as always.
  9. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Jazz at a guess I'd say the spade is an easy remove and looks like it's probably separate anyway

    Steve
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hiya John. That's 1908 webbing.
    http://www.karkeeweb.com/patterns/1908/set_displays.html
    I'll check my books re the shovel.
    Carl.(y)
  11. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    There were changes to Po8 webbing during the war, the fastenings was one of them if I remember but Karkeeweb has it covered. (In great detail) :)

    Roger.
  12. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Carl, Thanks for the link. I have added it to my favourites so I can use it for reference when I get this bust hopefully next month.
    Cheers, John.
  13. Stevethefusilier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    He is Correct with carrying the Shovel in this way also the Pick was carried in the same manner also this is a Wonderful Piece Steve WARRILOW

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