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Micks Micks Piper Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1900

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by mick3272, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I am re-posting this thread as there appears a little confusion as to which is which in relation to the two kits.
    If you have already ordered and wish to confirm you have ordered the correct kit please contact me.

    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.

    ORDERS MAY BE PLACED NOW
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    Option No.1. Code MMF/910 .
    This is a 2/3rd Figure/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.

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

    PLEASE INDICATE IF FOR COLLECTION OR POSTED.

    After this time.

    Option No.1. Code MMF/910 .
    Priced at £38.00 plus Postage & Package. UK. £4.50 1st Class Signed. £8.50 Rest of the world Tracked & Signed.


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    Option No. 2. Code MM/910.
    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.

    PLEASE INDICATE IF FOR COLLECTION OR POSTED.

    After this time.

    Option No.2.Code MM/910 .

    Priced at £35.00 plus Postage & Package. UK. £4.50 1st Class Signed. £8.50 Rest of the world Tracked & Signed.


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    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.
    Dark Blue Tunic & Green Shawl.

    I have given this some thought and came up with the following. This is just a possible explanation so please dont take it as gospel without doing more research.

    I think it fair to assume they did exist, but in the early days were not so well known as their Scottish counter parts,

    The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were formed as a result of the reforms of 1881. The Regiments being.
    1st Battalion.
    The 27th Inniskilling Regiment of foot. Originally formed in 1688 do defend the town of Enniskillen from the forces of James II. Their original uniform was French Gray.
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    It is said that the Tunic and later the Regiments Gray Hackle go back to this uniform.

    2nd Battalion.
    108th Regiment of Foot (Madras Infantry) This regiment was originally raised in 1776 and was Part of the H E I C. with a few ups & downs the regiment was taken in to the service of the crown in 1862. Having spent all of its service in India they were sent to the UK in 1876. By the stroke of a pen in Whitehall they became the 2nd Btn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1881. Although the 108th had a large number of Irishmen in the Regiment they had no real links to Ireland. So would they have adopted the French Gray Pipers tunic or would the Btn even have pipers this early in their joint history.

    The Regiment was also assigned two Militia battalions. ( Reserve)

    3rd Battalion.
    The Fermanagh Light Infantry formed in 1793.
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    Being titled Light Infantry the Green Tunic seems to fit.

    4th Battalion.
    Formed in 1783 as the Royal Tyrone Militia and re named in 1855 as the Royal Tyrone Fusiliers.
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    Having the title Royal this would fit with the Blue Tunic.

    Although they seem to have some differences they do share other parts of the uniform. You can just imagine the in fighting about who would and would not change parts of their treasured uniform and traditions.

    So Please dont take this as gospel but it gives lots of scope.
    Mick.

  2. Mookie Active Member

    Saw this bust on Saturday at BMSS show in London.A stunning product whuch attracted lots of attention and many admirers.Think Micks onto a winner with this one.
    Rich.
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  3. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thank you Richard. Pleased you like it.
    Mick
  4. Barrie Harris Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Mike,
    Look' s a sure fire winner , just like all the others.
    Well thought out , and a choice of two .(n)

    Barrie(Newbee)
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  5. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Cheers Barrie.
    A little different & No tartan to paint which is always a +
    Thanks Mick
  6. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Greetings
    Although this picture is a lot later (1964) and the Badge is that of the then North Irish Brigade. It does show the French Gray Tunic & Shawl.

    Mick
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  7. Reptor A Fixture

    Hooooo! Very beautiful bust ! Great work and very realistic, thank for the news !:love:(y):D
    mick3272 likes this.

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