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German SW Afrika Camel Scout

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Earlier I posted a NZ Camelier and camel. When I decided to the New Zealander about the same time I came across an illustration of a 1911 German SW Afrika Camel Scout patrol. SO - I bought another Verlinden kit camel and here we are. I've been working for over a month on the camels, adding the saddle, blankets, rifle bucket and other field equipment, etc. He'll be posed with an open map and compass on his lap, kinda looking off into the distance and holding some binoculars. Some of the camel equipment includes a tent half, two rolled blanket, a back pack and mess tin, various rugs, bayonet and shovel. You can see the butt of a Gewehr 1898 sticking out of the rifle bucket. There are two leather cavalry saddle bags on either side of the cantle of the saddle. The saddle itself is buried under rugs. I'll add a piece of chain connected to the bit in the camel's mouth and then some reins, which will be held by the figure in his left hand.

    The grey cylindrical gizmos on both sides of this camel and the NZ Camelier are for carrying water. I know very little about them except they are in nearly every photo and illustration of Great War camels.

    The head and boots and hands are Verlinden. The canteen, mess tin and binoculars are Model Cellar. The Gewehr rifle is from DJ Parkins. All the rest is me...

    I've barely started the soldier figure, but he'll be wearing a lightweight no collar white cotton shirt and khaki trousers with putties. The distinctive grey German colonial Sudwester hat has a large German imperial cocarde. I'll put a German pre-1900 (Don't know the exact date!) leather ammo containers and harness on the chest.

    Hope you like it!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Now you have my attention, the Schutztruppen (SP?) are my fave WWI subject
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks Matthew!

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    Very Nice, Dan !

    Hey Dan :) !
    VERY NICE start to an interesting subject matter :D:D:D !!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the progression of this one, my friend ! Cheers !
    Kenneth :p.
  5. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Have you got a painter for this one?
  6. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Kenneth - many thanks! I worked on trousers for both figures this afternoon, so slow progress.

    All the best,
    Dan
  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Matthew - See my PM.

    All the best,
    Dan
  8. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Unique subject,looking forwd to see it finished!!!
    chris
  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks Chris!

    All the best,
    Dan
  10. blaster Active Member

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    United-States
    Dan,

    You've been busy!!! I like this. Rgds Vic
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Victor - Many thanks!! A little interlude over the weekend, alas. We're having new tile and carpet put in and I won't be able to get to my hobby basement room. Should be back in business on Sunday.

    All the best,
    Dan
  12. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    nice work so far Dan, i like it mate.

    Steve
  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Steve! More to come!

    All the best,
    Dan
  14. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    I liked it very much.
    Great work!

     Mitsutaka
  15. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you Mitsutaka! It's coming along. This weekend I'm revising some of the camel gear to be more historically accurate.

    All the best,
    Dan

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