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Drum Major 9th ligne 1809

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by blaster, May 11, 2008.

  1. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi all,

    Another foot figure. References are from Bucquoy. This is a conversion based on marrying the body (Airfix grenadier) to Historex legs. About 5mm had to be removed from the legs to make it work. The head is Preiser with Historex busby.

    The tree stump serves two purposes - background and to protect that drum mace from accidental breakage.

    Rgds Victor

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Victor,

    Another great piece mate. You must have quite a collection built up over many years. Please keep posting us your pics.

    Cheers
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good conversion.
    I like it. But i don't like the base with the tree .
    I suppose that a drummajor was not in the field of war. But that he is in this dress at a parade. So a field "base" seems rare.

    Marc
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I like this conversion Victor, but I'm with Marc on this one. A drum major in all his finery looks a bit out of place doing his thing in the woods. :)

    Jay H.
    OKC
  5. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Reply to all

    Hi all,

    thanks for comments.
    This Drum Major is dressed for a campaign. They usually led the head of a column. Thus he is humping a knapsack. The ref also shows him and another soldier in a "field" with white fencing. The ref shows white leggings (as opposed to black leggings). The proximity of the tree stump is pragmatic (I did break the mace before I finished the piece).

    Rgds Victor
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    What are your references Victor.
    Osprey is not always right. :confused:

    Marc
  7. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Reply

    Hi Marc,

    Main reference is Bucquoy vol on Infanterie and Elting's Knotel's Vol 1.
    I dont' have it on hand. I dont have specific ref to this unit on Osprey.

    Rgds Victor
  8. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    30th Line Regt

    Hi Marc,

    the figure should be titled 30th Line regt, not 9th Line regt.

    rgds Victor

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