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Micks Micks Piper 1st Btn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1900.

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by mick3272, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Piper 1st Btn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1900.

    Mick’s Mick’s is pleased to announce our next release
    Available at Euro Miniature Expo 2019.

    Piper 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 1900.

    Sculpt by Pavol (Offo) Ovecka.
    Cast in Resin.
    This kit is 1/9th Scale. You have the choice of two options.


    Option No.1. Full bust showing a large portion of the kilt & sporran
    Pre paid orders.
    From today until midnight (24.00hrs BST)Sunday 12th May 2019. £35.00 + Postage & Package. UK. £4.50 1st Class Signed. £8.50 Rest of the world Tracked & Signed.

    Option No.2 Full bust, which finishes at the tunic hem taking in the top part of the sporran
    Pre paid orders.
    From today until midnight (24.00hrs BST)Sunday 12th May 2019. £32.00 + Postage & Package. UK. £4.50 1st Class Signed. £8.50 Rest of the world Tracked & Signed.

    The Kits will be available for collection at Euro Miniature Expo ( Folkestone) OR posted via Royal Mail after Monday 13th May 2019.


    After this time.

    Option No.1.
    Priced at £38.00 plus Postage & Package. UK. £4.50 1st Class Signed. £8.50 Rest of the world Tracked & Signed.

    Option No.2.
    Priced at £35.00 plus Postage & Package. UK. £4.50 1st Class Signed. £8.50 Rest of the world Tracked & Signed.

    The kit is available NOW by contacting me on Facebook Mick’s Mick’s or Planet figures PM (mick3272 ) or via email at mick3272@hotmail.co.uk Payment via Paypal . It will also be available via Stuart Hale at Stormtroopers after Euro at the same price.

    The Kit / Subject.
    This was a very difficult subject to research as there is very little information about. I would like to thank Ruth Evans and the rest of the staff at the Regiments Museum for all the help & assistance in producing this piece.

    This Bust is based on the R Simkin print of a Piper of the 3rd Battalion (Tyrone Militia ) Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1900. The Tyrone Militia was one of the two Militia battalions that made up the reserve for the Inniskilling Fusiliers. As The Tyrone Militia did not fall in with the remit of Mick’s Mick’s . Enquiries were made with the museum and I was informed that the 1st Btn, ( 27th Foot prior to 1881) Did have traditional Irish Pipers as far back as the late 1700 s. But it is my understanding that they remained in Ireland. It is my belief that they were on the books in either the corps of Drums or the Band and wore the traditional Irish Pipers dress for Officers Mess functions and high days & holidays. They first appeared in England at Bournemouth in 1910. Where they wore a normal Bandsman uniform.

    As stated above This Bust is based on the best information to hand and a little best guessing.

    In relation to the Tunic & Shawl colour I have received differing accounts.
    The Museum stated.
    French Gray Tunic & Shawl.
    Other reliable sources have said a combination of:-
    French Gray Tunic, Dark Green Shawl.
    Dark Green Tunic, French Gray Shawl.
    Dark Green Tunic & Shawl.

    OPTION No.1 ( Showing kilt 2/3 rds)

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    OPTION No2. ( Cut Down Full Bust)

    Note although these photos only show the torso the Arms head & Pipes are the same as above.

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    Any questions please contact me.
    Thanks for looking
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    That's a cracking bust mate, I wish you all the best with this one.
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  3. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Bob.
    Nice of you to comment
    Thank you
    Grod and Viking Bob like this.
  4. Grod A Fixture

    Nice sculpt from Pavol and an unusual subject Mick.
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  5. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Gordon. Yes I think it is one of his best, a wee bit different & a kilt with No tartan to paint:).
  6. Fatboy-66 New Member

    The figure looks great but the model bagpipes have a number of major problems.
    I am a piper & would urge the sculptor to check any the many sources on the internet to rectify these.
    MCPWilk likes this.
  7. Reptor A Fixture

    Wow ! Very beautiful bust !The sculpt si just fantastic and two options is the must ! Great work :) (y)
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  8. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Reptor for your very kind comments.
    Pavol did a great job on this.
    Pleased you like it.
  9. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

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  10. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Evidence your comment please.
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator


    Congratulations on this and the options offered ..look forward to seeing the painted version

    I agree with VB ...your best to date

    I am like you interested in details about the bagpipes

    Have a great Euro ..it's a great show offer as well

    mick3272 likes this.
  12. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Kev.
    Pleased you like it. I will do my very best to enjoy Euro.
    Nap likes this.
  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Congratulations Mick, looks like Tommi’s done a great job of the casting. Can’t wait to get stuck into this.

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  14. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Yes he has worked like a little Trojan on this and he also did a great job in cutting it down to make the full bust.
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  15. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Excellent release Mick.


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  16. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thanks Huw.
    Have a great long weekend
  17. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Happy Easter to you too.


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  18. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    ???? Bagpipes have a number of major problems.????

    Re Fatboy-66 Post on this thread. Quote “The figure looks great but the model bagpipes have a number of major problems.I am a piper & would urge the sculptor to check any the many sources on the internet to rectify these.”
    I asked Fatboy-66 to Evidence his comment. Todate we have not received any comment from him although he has logged into PF several times and this thread in particular.

    It is a matter of fact that the Irish Regiments during this period of time and upto I believe the 1960s Played the Irish War Pipes that had two drones. One base & one tenor. Unlike the Highland Pipes played by Scottish Regiments who had three drones one base & two tenors.

    Please see the four pictures that give an example of Irish Pipes.
    2564db98f8fb550d2a8697ca2fe53f65.jpg oldfusepiper.jpg.w560h997.jpg Royal-Tyrone-piper-c-1910.jpg large_000000.jpg
    As for the makeup of the pipes please see the picture of the set of Irish Pipes given to Offo to work from. The only difference being I requested an older style chanter which has a round flat base. I think you will agree Offo has sculpted the pipes to a ‘T’


    In conclusion I feel that this is just another example of a self proclaimed expert that knows little or nothing about the subject he is trying to talk about.


  19. Fatboy-66 New Member

    Hi Mick,
    Sorry but I didn't see your comment until today.
    Very interested to learn about the single tenor drone on the great irish warpipes.

    However my chief concerns were not the drones but were about -
    1. Bagpipe size - To my eyes the pipes look too small for the figure. See notes below.
    2. Drone cords - There are no drone cords & tassels as shown in your references.

    The dimensions & construction of the warpipes & highland pipes look very similar from all the reference photos I was able to find.
    Therefore the actual dimensions of highland bagpipes may be of use to compare against the 1/9 model scale.
    Blow stick ~360mm Chanter ~360mm
    Tenor Drone ~420mm Base Drone ~900mm diameter at base ~35mm
    Bag (deflated) roughly 480 x 180mm

    As a modeller who has played the pipes for 20 year I intended my comments to be constructive.
    I leave them with you & will not be entering into further correspondence.

    Best wishes ... Ian

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