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Could the Artwork Miniatures Bust of the Coldstream Guards Egypt 1882 be painted as a member of the

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Von Bock, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Von Bock Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I was wonder if this Bust as is could be painted as a member of the Camel Corps? Or would he require major changes? Thank you for any help. Regards, Brock. Also would anyone know where this bust might be purchased in the USA.
  2. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    A picture might help mate :whistle:
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  3. poch mahone PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Scotland
    If I remember correctly the Guards were part of the Camel Corps

    Regards

    Brian
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Agree there Brian

    So my reply would've yes !

    Nap
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Presume it's this one

    image.jpeg

    Nap
  6. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    If it is that bust, then yes, it can be painted up as Camel Corps, but would need the collar badges removing, as they werent worn with the blue grey drill tunic. Different regiments often had coloured cloth ID stitched to the upper arms of the tunic. (y)
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  7. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
  8. Von Bock Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Thanks for posting the photo. I have a new computer and haven't gotten it all figured out just yet. Thats him. Thanks for the Info. Any one know of a source in the US that carries them? Regards. Brock
  9. prhayes68 Active Member

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    United-States
    The former curator of the Guards Museum told me that the coloured cloth ID badges were often cut from the scarlet tunics that had been packed away for the duration of the campaign.

    Pete
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  10. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    So I believe, too, Pete. There are also reports of regiments who were returning to the UK swapping grey tunics for newer red ones with other regiments!!(y)
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  11. Von Bock Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I have been informed by an e-mail. That the bust has the wrong web belts for a Camel Corp trooper. Is this true? Thanks. again guys for all the responses and help. Regards, Brock
  12. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Its a bit of a minefield, tbh. The Camel Corps was formed as a type of Mounted Infantry unit, from several different regiments, both infantry and cavalry. They were equipped with a mix of cavalry and infantry equipment and, technically, the leather braces are specifically infantry issue. The Cavalry versions crossed over the chest. But, as none of us were there and regulations were seldom adhered to, especially on campaign, who's to say, with any certainty, Id take the risk......!!(y)
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  13. Von Bock Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Thank you Valiant. Good info and thoughts. Regards, Brock
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  14. winfield Active Member

    Bock, the only hope for finding that bust on this side of the pond might be Michigan Toy Soldiers. Don't know, but also do not know of any other possible source.
  15. Von Bock Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you winfield. Had to get one from up North Canada. hope it gets here ok. Thanks I looked at MTS no luck. Regards, Brock

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